Black Meetings and Tourism

Sep/Oct 2011

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SITE REVIEW #1 RAVELLA AT LAKE VEGAS BEYOND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE STRIP By BRIENNE HERBERT Las Vegas scattered throughout the desert, there is no need to lookmuch further for the next hottest meetings and convention site.Ravella opened February 11, 2011 and offers unmatched recreation, relaxation, entertainment and meetings facilities. With nearly 39,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, Ravella can accommodate gatherings of up to 1,000 guests. Its meeting space features an 11,841-sq. ft. ballroomwith 7,423 sq. ft. of pre-function area, a smaller 4,700-sq. ft. junior ballroom, 10 function rooms and a lakeside climate-controlled pavil- ion. C Located on the shores of Lake Las Vegas, this 349-room property is a true escape from the mun- ontrary to popular belief,"Sin City" goesmuch deep- er than the surface level of bright lights and night- clubs.With hidden gems such as the Ravella at Lake dane.Hidden away in the dessert, Ravella atLakeLasVegas is a mere 30-minute drive from The Strip offer- ing guests the ability to enjoy the excite- ment of Las Vegas nightlife while relax- ing in the plush com- forts of this lakeside getaway. A Dolce Hotel, Ravella Las Vegas sets the stan- dard for affordable luxury in hotels and resorts. Dolce Hotels and Resorts is a pri- vately held operator of 27 upscale hotels, resorts and confer- ence hotels in North America and Europe. The company's vision is to create inspiring environments that bring people togeth- er, challenge its associates, and serve as a role model in its communities. A Dolce Hotel and Resort, Ravella Las Vegas sets the standard for affordable luxury in hotels and resorts. One of the most distinguishing factors of The Ravella are its Mediterranean influ- ences. The Tuscan-inspired architecture is serene enough to transport guests to a col- orful waterside town in Italy. Ravella's 349 rooms offer sweeping views of the moun- tains, desert and lake. Attention to detail in the European-style furnishings cre- ates a spa-like atmosphere in each room. High ceilings, long corridors, cast iron chandeliers and open air spaces are anything but typical of a Las Vegas casino. The crown jewel of Ravella's landscaping is the iconic three-story bridge reminis- cent of Florence's famed Ponte Vecchio Bridge, which features exclusive hotel rooms with unmatched Lake views. The bridge spans 375 ft. long, tall enough for a 21-ft. sail boat to pass through. With a wide array of activities at Ravella, guests will never experience a dull moment. The full service mari- na offers guests the ability to explore secluded coves 14 Black Meetings & Tourism September/October 2011:

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