From catching a big-name band live on stage and testing your luck on an 80,000-square-foot casino floor to dining out at one of more than 10 restaurants and unwinding in a spacious spa, there are few places that bring together the diverse options for fun you'll find at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
Now, with more than $100 million invested in the resort in the past three years alone, the list of fun-filled options has been upgraded and expanded to create an even more impressive guest experience.
For starters, the Grand Theatre has received a stunning $10 million remodel, which was completed in August. A longtime regional hub for world-class entertainment, the new Grand Theatre features luxury seating, cutting-edge lighting and sound, clear views of the stage from seats throughout the venue and a gorgeous enclosed lobby with a huge floor-to-ceiling glass wall, an elegant spiral staircase and its own bar and merchandise areas.
"Our Grand Theatre has always been a great place to see a show, but this remodel takes the concert experience to a whole new level," said Kerin Rowe, director of advertising for Grand Sierra Resort. "For music lovers and performers alike, the Grand Theatre has become one of the premier concert venues on the West Coast."
To meet the increased demand for large live shows in this region, the new Grand Theatre has an expanded seating capacity of more than 2,700. The recent remodel also increased the venue's comfort with the addition of wider aisles and seats, and the new seats feature full backs and are positioned to provide plenty of legroom.
Enhancing the entertainment experience even further, Grand Sierra Resort has formed a new partnership with Live Nation, one of the top entertainment promoters on the planet. The alliance aims to bring elite artists to the Grand Theatre week after week.
Coming up on Monday, Sept. 28, venue will feature Grammy-nominated indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie. On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Grand Theatre will host Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, who won the 2015 Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Artist and also Top Rock Song for the track "Take Me to Church," which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards as well. Concerts in November include Melissa Etheridge and Godsmack.
"This is only a small sampling of the stars who will be performing at the Grand Theatre this fall," Rowe said. "Be sure to check our online entertainment calendar for all the details on these and other upcoming shows."
Along with top-quality concerts that take place in one of the best music venues around, guests at Grand Sierra Resort also have access to all the excitement of the lush $15 million nightclub LEX, which opened last summer. Sprawling 25,000 square feet, this opulent adult playground comprises three full bars and more than 30 plush VIP booths, along with a $2 million lighting and sound system fit for legendary DJs such as past headliners Tiësto and Paul Oakenfold.
Of course, Grand Sierra Resort is home to another form of famous entertainment as well. For guests who love to gamble, this massive casino features a dazzling selection of slot machines and table games, along with a 12,000-square-foot William Hill Race and Sports Book. With more than 70 high-definition televisiions, a full bar and plenty of seating, this is the place for luxury sports viewing and betting.
Before you head out for your favorite kind of fun — whether it's gambling, dancing, catching a concert or a combination of all of the above — fuel up with delicious dining options at Grand Sierra Resort. The long list of restaurants located inside the resort could be considered a form of entertainment all their own, especially when it comes to the creative fine dining found on Restaurant Row.
"Restaurant Row is where our guests will find six stellar dining options right next to one another, including Charlie Palmer Steak and Charlie Palmer's signature Italian restaurant, Briscola," Rowe said.
Other options on Restaurant Row are the Pan-Asian bistro Rim and the Mexican eatery Cantina, along with the 24-hour Grand Café and the abundant Elements buffet — winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. For a more casual snack, pick from spots such as Johnny Rockets, Roundtable Pizza, Port of Subs, Yogurt Beach and Starbucks.
Besides the chance to take a break from the kitchen and dine out at an array of mouthwatering restaurants, guests at Grand Sierra Resort can take their time off to the next level with an appointment at the large and luxurious new spa. The menu of services at Spa includes massages, facials and couples treatments, and the facility features amenities ranging from steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools to a state-of-the-art fitness center with regular group fitness classes.
According to Rowe, Grand Sierra Resort also boasts the largest wedding chapel in Reno, with space for up to 125 people, upscale bride and groom lounges, and a cake and champagne lounge, as well as a full garden for wedding and cake ceremonies.
For guests who have children, Grand Sierra Resort serves as the perfect place for a fall trip the whole family can enjoy. Within this gigantic 2,000-room resort, there's a 50-lane bowling center, a two-screen cinema, indoor simulated golf and a 40,000-square-foot FunQuest Arcade. Outside, on the property that surrounds Grand Sierra Resort, guests will find an aqua driving range and Grand Adventure Land, an on-site amusement park that features go-karts, miniature golf and Ultimate Rush, a thrill ride that blends mixes the adrenaline rush of both skydiving and hang gliding.
Whether you're considering a stay at Grand Sierra Resort to see your favorite band in the outstanding Grand Theatre or simply to take a break from the daily grind and spend time with the whole family, the extensive upgrades, remodels and additions to this always popular resort are sure to make for an unforgettable fall getaway.