Sunset Station

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Sunset Station
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Location Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Address 1301 West Sunset Road
Opening date June 10, 1997; 19 years ago (June 10, 1997)
Theme Spanish Empire
Number of rooms 448
Total gaming space 162,173 sq ft (15,066.4 m2)
Signature attractions Gaudí Bar
Strike Zone Bowling Center
Notable restaurants Sonoma Cellar
Casino type Land-based
Owner Station Casinos
Website Official website

Sunset Station is a hotel and casino. It is owned and operated by Station Casinos on 98 acres (40 ha) located in Henderson, Nevada. Sunset Station is an off-strip locals casino located on Sunset Road near Interstate 515, across from the Galleria at Sunset shopping center.[1]

The resort includes a 21-story hotel tower with 448 rooms, 13,000 sq ft (1,200 m2) of meeting space, slot machines, table games, a 13-screen movie theater, a 542-seat bingo hall, a 72-lane bowling alley open 24 hours a day, a 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater and nine restaurants.

Features[edit]

Gaudí Bar[edit]

The central feature of the 140-seat Gaudí Bar is a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) stained glass ceiling composed of thousands of glass pieces and weighing 12 tons. The design of the Gaudí Bar is said to have been inspired by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí.[2]

Strike Zone Bowling Center[edit]

Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center opened in April 2005. At the time of its opening, the 77,000-square-foot (7,200 m2), 72-lane bowling alley was the largest in Las Vegas and at a cost of $26 million, was also the most expensive in the country.[3] In 2007, the alley hosted the PBA Tour's Motel 6 Classic.[4]

History[edit]

Sunset Station opened on June 10, 1997. While Station Casinos had successful openings with Boulder Station and Texas Station in the mid-1990s, Sunset Station was considered a demonstration of the company's ability to develop and market a locals casino that was upscale.[5] Following the success of Sunset Station, Station Casinos continued to open locals casinos that were more upscale, such as Green Valley Ranch (2001) and Red Rock Resort (2006).

Expansions[edit]

In 1999, Sunset Station underwent a $34 million expansion project that included a new parking structure, increased casino floor and meeting space and the Sonoma Cellar Restaurant.

In 2005, a multimillion-dollar expansion added The Strike Zone Bowling Center as well as additional gaming space.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listing of Financial Statements Square Footage". Nevada Gaming Control Board. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Waterjet Cutting Adds Splash to Vegas Casino". Flow International Corporation. Archived from the original on December 2, 2007. Retrieved October 28, 2007. [dead link]
  3. ^ Benston, Liz (May 2, 2005). "Bowlers strike it rich with Sunset center". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved October 28, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Motel 6 Classic". Professional Bowlers Association. Retrieved October 28, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Sunset Station". Strictly Slots. Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved October 28, 2007. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 36°3′39″N 115°2′24″W / 36.06083°N 115.04000°W / 36.06083; -115.04000