MGM RESORTS International
CityCenter opened in December 2009 and revolutionized Las Vegas. A 67-acre visionary masterpiece illustrating the collaboration of the finest urban planners, eight internationally-renowned architects, and MGM Resorts International.
Across the country and throughout the world, people are rediscovering the excitement of the city. The city is where the people are, where the action is, and where all that's thrilling and new comes together --whoever you are. Las Vegas will soon have its own urban core --a 67-acre city-within-a-city that's destined to redefine the skyline. It will be an urban setting unlike any other in the United States. Or, really, anywhere.
Opened December 16th, 2009, ARIA Resort & Casino stands at the center of it all, the iconic sixty-one (61) story, 4,004-room resort-casino will set a new global standard in hospitality. Personalized attention will join a spectacular array of amenities; dining experiences from world-renowned chefs, an 80,000 square foot spa and salon, an Elvis inspired Cirque du Soleil performance and 300,000 square feet of exceptional meeting and function space. All designed with the environment in mind.
Vdara is a chic hotel that opened December 1, 2009, with a sophisticated international flair that appeals to guests who love the energy and excitement of Las Vegas, but choose to enjoy it from an exclusive, non-gaming environment. Ideally located between Bellagio and ARIA, Vdara boasts 1,495 rooms and suites featuring gourmet kitchens, a destination restaurant, Gourmet Grocer, Spa, Salon and Fitness, Sky Pool & Lounge, Bar Vdara, and meeting facilities for groups up to 400 people.
Martin Heierling, the acclaimed innovator behind Bellagio's renowned Sensi, will serve as executive chef for Vdara. Inspired by the ancient trade route spanning from Venice to the Far East, Silk Road will incorporate subtle spices and exotic ingredients to create modern trans-ethnic cuisine. Silk Road will transform as the day evolves, from fresh and lively at daybreak to chic and sexy at nightfall.
Restaurants opening their first Las Vegas locations at Crystals include Eva Longoria Parker's BESO and Mastro's Ocean Club, joining an exciting new pub concept by Todd English. Wolfgang Puck will open two innovative new restaurant concepts, including a contemporary interpretation of a traditional French brasserie with tastes of the Mediterranean region. Many more luxury brands and dining concepts will be announced at a later date.
ARIA has assembled many of the best and brightest chefs and restaurateurs from around the country, uniting a pair of remarkable Las Vegas newcomers with those who have played integral roles in the development of Las Vegas' culinary scene: Masayoshi Takayama, Shawn McClain, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Sirio Maccioni, Jean-Philippe Maury and The Light Group. Each will deliver a concept totally new to their repertoire.
Crystals opened December 3, 2009 and will house more than 500,000 square feet of sophisticated retail and entertainment district. Designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind with interior architecture by David Rockwell and Rockwell Group, Crystals will combine dramatic architecture with exclusive offerings from the world's most elite brands to become a preeminent shopping destination.
Large-format luxury retailers Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Christian Dior, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, TIFFANY & CO., Mikimoto and Ermenegildo Zegna will be among the exceptional brands presented under Crystals' multi-faceted canopy of unprecedented brilliance. Unique-to-the-market retailers opening their first locations in Las Vegas include Tom Ford, Assouline, Kiton, Miu Miu, Paul Smith, Porsche Design, de Grisogono, H. Stern, Marni and Tourbillon.
ARIA will take one of the most captivating, hip-swiveling forces of all time and re-create an old-school vibe in its intimate approximately 1,840-seat theatre. The visionary team at Cirque du Soleil has partnered with CKX, Inc. and its subsidiary Elvis Presley Enterprises to create a permanent production celebrating the timeless musical legacy of Elvis Presley. This production aims to pay tribute to Elvis' music and life, fusing dance and acrobatics, live music and iconic tracks, nostalgia and modernity, high technology and raw emotion. Extraordinary artistry, astonishing acrobatics, stunning special effects and The King will rev up vintage Vegas into a show like no other.
ARIA's casino approaches the gaming experience in a new light; natural light, to be specific, which streams onto the gaming floor in pools of illumination. Offering 150,000 square feet of gaming, ARIA's unique layout and design elements will allow guests to enjoy the energy and excitement of their favorite selections in a more personal and intimate setting. For high-end players, exclusive salons will offer high-limit slot and table games in private environments. Throughout the casino, never-before-seen technologies will allow ARIA to provide guests with unmatched customer service.
Nightclubs, lounges and bars
ARIA will feature 10 chic bars and lounges, including Haze Nightclub by The Light Group, a colossal cutting-edge space in which guests will be challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. Designed by award-winning interior design firm, ICRAVE, the nightclub will feature large hanging props over the entryway that will draw guests to a grand staircase transporting them to the mezzanine level where they will enjoy a bird's-eye view of the action below. The main dance floor will peer up at a wall of interactive projection screens stretching one hundred feet across on a performance structure where impromptu acts by world-renowned artists will regularly take place.
Bar Vdara an eclectic lobby lounge, will be a setting inspired by nature that works as well for a morning espresso as it does for a late-night cocktail. Bar Vdara will connect to an intimate outdoor space that creates the feeling of being in a secluded garden oasis where guests can lounge on spacious swings as the nearby reflecting pool creates a shimmering mirage of twinkling stars overhead.
ARIA's vast 215,000-square-foot pool deck is a tropical oasis in the heart of the desert. Shielded by lush plantings of oversized palm, acacia, pine and bottle trees, the soft and sensual paradise will feature three primary pools, Liquid - an adults-only pool - hot tubs and more.
Rising above Harmon Circle, Vdara's luxurious Sky Pool & Lounge will invite guests to relax and socialize in an interactive environment surrounded by cutting-edge design and phenomenal views. The Sky Pool & Lounge will feature fully appointed retreat and spa cabanas with semi-secluded plunge pools, and a high-energy bar and lounge open day and evening. Guests can enjoy made-to-order cocktails and gourmet tapas by Chef Heierling.
ARIA is designed by the world-renowned firm Pelli Clarke Pelli. ARIA's two breathtaking curvilinear steel and glass towers embody the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas in a 21st century building; a crystalline, undulating form gleaming in the desert light. Soaring open spaces, ranging from ARIA's three-story lobby to its guestrooms, will fill with natural light and evoke breadth and freedom.
Vdara is Designed by RV Architecture, LLC, led by Rafael Viñoly. Vdara's distinctive crescent shape and unique skin of patterned glass will create one of the most striking design statements in Las Vegas. The sleek, shimmering structure will afford guests some of the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Within, open spaces accented with materials and colors inspired by the warm desert landscape will fill with natural light to evoke a sense of peace and sophistication.
Libeskind conceived Crystals' exterior to be a dynamic sculpture that presents a work of art from every angle. The multi-faceted, brilliant glass canopy depicts the intricate beauty of a quartz crystal that welcomes an abundance of natural light into the stunning three-level experiential environment.