At the center of a 3,600-acre master-planned community in Henderson, Nev., Ravella, A Dolce Hotel And Resort, opened in the former Ritz-Carlton, which was closed in May 2010. With 349 guest rooms and suites, the Mediterranean-style resort sits on the shores of the largest privately owned man-made lake in the country.

Located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, the resort offers kayaking, boating, fly-fishing, a nearby Jack Nicklaus golf course, and hiking and jogging trails. Ravella has 39,000 square feet of meeting and event space, as well as a 30,000-square-foot spa. Working together with the 493-room Loews Lake Las Vegas, the resort offers two marinas and a European-style village with shops and restaurants.