LAS VEGAS, Sept. 21, 2009 - Today, CityCenter embarks on the single
largest hiring effort in the nation as it begins to fill 12,000 permanent
positions. The spectacular urban resort destination will open on the Las
Vegas Strip this December.
"We're proud to celebrate this significant milestone as we begin to
extend job offers to 12,000 deserving individuals. Rich in diversity, intelligence
and passion, this team will form the foundation of the extraordinary experience
that CityCenter will deliver," said Bobby Baldwin, president and CEO, CityCenter.
"Since breaking ground in 2006, CityCenter has employed more than 9,000
construction workers who have helped bring this vision to reality. When
we open this December, demand created by CityCenter will result in thousands
of additional jobs at outside companies. This is more than a collection
of resorts; we see it as a beacon of hope for a future of renewed economic
vitality in Las Vegas."
Jobs will be filled at ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara Hotel and Crystals
retail district. Positions cover all departments including food and beverage,
hotel operations, casino operations, entertainment, finance, human resources,
facilities, security and more. Crystals' retail and restaurant partners
each will hire their employees independently. The Harmon, a luxury 400-room
boutique hotel, is slated to open at CityCenter in late 2010 and will announce
hiring plans at a later date.
CityCenter's Opening Dates
• December 1 - Vdara Hotel
• December 3 - Crystals
• December 4 - Mandarin Oriental
• December 16 - ARIA Resort & Casino
EMPLOYMENT FUN FACTS
Delivering unprecedented experiences and amenities within a spectacular
architectural setting, CityCenter will be the new international destination
for resorts, entertainment, dining, nightlife, retail, art and design.
Nearly 4,280 food and beverage employees - including 165 master cooks,
15 sommeliers, 255 bartenders, 60 bakers, 10 shabu shabu cooks, and numerous
ice cream and crepe makers - will guide guests on delectable culinary journeys
at ARIA and Vdara's restaurants
Approximately 130 employees - handling lighting and props to wigs and make-up
- will be behind the scenes to bring ARIA's spectacular Cirque du Soleil
production to life
More than 1,300 table game dealers, floor supervisors, slot operators and
guest service representatives will work in ARIA's casino
Guests may indulge in soothing treatments from more than 160 massage therapists,
aestheticians and manicurists at ARIA and Vdara's spas
Approximately 1,200 guestroom staff will work at ARIA and Vdara combined
Additional unique jobs at CityCenter include running the electric CityCenter
Tram, which connects CityCenter to Monte Carlo and Bellagio; and operating
the development's 8.5 megawatt co-generation plant, representing the first
energy generation on The Strip.
In just three short months, the world will be introduced to CityCenter.
An extraordinary urban resort destination brought to life by eight world-renowned
architects, CityCenter will debut a new era of resort experiences with
an ambition to refine and redefine Las Vegas.
Conceived to bring a true center to The Strip, CityCenter will be much
more than a collection of resorts and residences; it's a community – a
welcoming environment for people to gather, relax and enjoy. Great pedestrian
corridors, dynamic public spaces, authentic richness and diversity of experiences
will evoke the energy of the world's most exciting places. CityCenter's
public Fine Art Collection will enliven the street and engage passersby.
As if in a strolling gallery, guests will happen upon works by world-renowned
artists such as Maya Lin or Nancy Rubins as they wander through CityCenter's
walkways, hotels and residences.
A true community also has regard for its surroundings. Upon opening,
CityCenter will be one of the largest sustainable developments in existence,
bringing a new level of environmental consciousness to the world-famous
Strip. The U.S. Green Building Council already has awarded Gold LEED®
certification to ARIA's hotel tower, convention center and theater; as
well as Vdara Hotel. CityCenter's remaining venues are poised to receive
a combination of Silver and Gold LEED® ratings.
"CityCenter bridges the vitality of Las Vegas with the experiences travelers
seek when they visit great cities around the world, whether London, Hong
Kong or San Francisco – spectacular architecture, culturally significant
art, great public spaces, sophisticated hotels, unique restaurants and
incredible amenities," said Bobby Baldwin, president and CEO, CityCenter.
"It is an evolutionary destination that aims to transform Las Vegas as
a new symbol at its core, like the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Pompidou in
Paris or the SONY Center in Berlin."
CITYCENTER'S GRAND OPENING SCHEDULE:
• Vdara Hotel – December 1, 2009
• Crystals retail and entertainment district – December 3, 2009
• Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas – December 4, 2009
• ARIA Resort & Casino – December 16, 2009
• The Harmon – Late 2010
• Residential occupancies slated to begin mid-January 2010
ARIA Resort & Casino – December 16, 2009
Resort & Casino will be a fusion of energy, inspiration and vision,
featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable
design, high-end service and spectacular amenities. Even in a city such
as Las Vegas, with its extraordinary history of dynamic cutting-edge developments,
ARIA will be demonstrably different than anything that has preceded it.
Architecture. 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.
Dining. 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.
Entertainment. 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.
Art. At ARIA, famed artist Maya Lin is creating an approximately 84-foot
silver cast of the Colorado River, which will be her first work of art
displayed in Las Vegas; Jenny Holzer will display a thought-provoking LED
sign spanning more than 280 feet; Tony Cragg has commissioned three sculptures
that examine the relationship between nature and the man-made world: Bolt,
2007, Bent of Mind, 2008, and Untitled (tall column), 2008; and Antony
Gormley will display Feeling Material XXVII, 2007, an 8-foot sculpture
that uses spiraling steel to depict the silhouette of a human body at the
center of an orbiting energy field.
Accommodations. Within ARIA's 4,004 guestrooms, including 568 suites, panoramic
floor-to-ceiling windows will offer magnificent views of Las Vegas' striking
skyline. Modern décor, lavish amenities, cutting-edge entertainment
and next-generation technology will be the hallmark of these plush retreats.
Guestroom Technology. ARIA will feature the most technologicallyadvanced
guestrooms in the country. As guests first enter, they are "greeted" as
curtains open, lights turn on and the TV displays a menu of preferences.
Guests can wake up through controlled temperature, preferred music or TV
channels and the opening of curtains. One touch can make-over the entire
room: the "good night" button turns everything off – from TV and music
to lights – as the privacy notification turns on.
Spa. In ARIA's 80,000-square-foot spa, nature's healing properties take
center stage. Salt, stone, earth, fire and water join to create a spa experience
that will elevate guests to a meditative state. The two-level Spa will
feature 62 treatment rooms, a full-service salon, an advanced fitness center
and Las Vegas' first co-ed spa balcony, featuring an outdoor therapy pool
and views of ARIA's spectacular poolscape.
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
100 feet across on a performance structure where impromptu acts by world-renowned
artists will regularly take place.
Meetings and Conventions. ARIA will provide a premium meeting experience
with 300,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting and convention
space. A spectacular glass curtain wall will span the entire north façade
of the three-level meeting facility, allowing guests the ability to enjoy
the brilliance of natural light that streams in from ARIA's lush poolscape.
Pools. 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.
Casino. 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
Reservations. Nightly room rates range from $179 to $799; suites range
from $500 to $7,500. Reservations can be made for Dec. 17 and beyond via
www.arialasvegas.com or 866-359-7757; concierge service and reservations
for spa, salon and restaurants will be available beginning November 9.
Vdara Hotel – December 1, 2009
Hotel is an internationally inspired all-suite hotel and spa designed for
those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an
exclusive, non-gaming and smoke-free environment. Physically connected
to Bellagio and directly adjacent to ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara offers
access to all of the entertainment, gaming, shopping, dining and nightlife
at CityCenter and in Las Vegas, while also providing a retreat from it
Architecture. 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.
Dining. 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.
Art. For Vdara, Nancy Rubins has created one of the most visually stunning
commissions at CityCenter with Big Edge. Measuring approximately 57 feet
wide and 75 feet long, Big Edge is a colorful composition of numerous aluminum
rowboats, canoes and other small river and ocean vessels finessed into
a gravity-defying form that Rubins calls "a blooming flower." Peter Wegner
has commissioned a solar-themed wall piece entitled Sun, 2009, and a lunar-themed
piece entitledMoon, 2009. Sun soars to approximately 45 feet and Moon reaches
approximately 34 feet high. Vdara also acquired Frank Stella'sDamascus
Gate Variation I, 1969, which features a design of interlaced semicircles
made of fluorescent alkyd resin on a 96 x 384 inch shaped canvas.
Accommodations. Soaring 57 stories, Vdara will host 1,495 modernhotel suites,
including 250 corner-end units, ranging from approximately 500 to 1,650
square feet. Each will feature a gourmet kitchen; many suites also will
include a washer and dryer as an added convenience. Characterized by open
floor plans and panoramic windows, the rooms will deliver expansive views
of the city and mountains creating a relaxed and harmonious environment
infused with an urban rhythm.
Spa. Vdara Health & Beauty, an 18,000-square-foot, two-level spa, salon
and advanced fitness facility, is a sensuous spa sanctuary that spotlights
holistic health and wellbeing in an intimate environment. Comprised of
11 treatment rooms and three distinct relaxation lounges, it will offer
a selection of signature treatments that use quality ingredients derived
from organic herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and essential oils. Vdara
Health & Beauty is the first Las Vegas spa recognized by the Green
Spa Network for its commitment to the environment and guest health.
Bar and Lounge. 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.
Meeting and Social Event Space. Vdara's conference facilities will welcome
guests to a world of sophistication as rich in design as it is in technological
and culinary offerings. Vdara will be the premier choice in Las Vegas for
customized executive meetings, corporate, social and banquet functions
for 10-400 guests in an upscale boutique hotel setting. Vdara's beautiful
pool also will be available for private events and provide the dynamic
backdrop of CityCenter and the Las Vegas Strip.
Pool. Rising above Harmon Circle, Vdara's luxurious Sky Pool & Loungewill
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.
Residences. Vdara also will be home to sophisticated condo-hotel units,
including studios, deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom residences as well
as studio, one- and two-bedroom penthouses (single and two story).
Reservations. Nightly rates range from $159 to $2,000. Reservations can
be made for Dec. 1 and beyond via www.vdara.com or 866-745-7767.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas – December 4, 2009
Oriental, Las Vegas will be a sophisticated sanctuary of modern elegance.
The 47-story, non-gaming hotel and residences will deliver spectacular
accommodations, superlative dining, an unparalleled spa, and the legendary
service of the renowned hotel group to Las Vegas for the first time.
Architecture. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with contemporary interiors
by Adam D. Tihany, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas acts as a gateway to CityCenter,
while simultaneously conveying a sense of intimacy and seclusion for guests
and residents. The interlocking glass and metal elements of the façade
draw inspiration from traditional Chinese motifs and serve to create a
level of transparency that invites a flow of natural light within.
Dining. Situated on the 23rd floor will be the first U.S. restaurant by
world-renowned, three-star Michelin Chef Pierre Gagnaire. Twist by Pierre
Gagnaire will infuse the simplicity of classic French cuisine with a modern
spin, relying on a pairing of flavors and textures for which Gagnaire is
renowned. Guests also can enjoy small bites and high tea rituals at the
Tea Lounge; fresh preparations of world-class cuisine at MOzen Bistro;
and gourmet pastries, sandwiches and more at Amore Patisserie, located
directly on Las Vegas Blvd.
Art. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will display Claes Oldenburg and Coosje
van Bruggen's Typewriter Eraser, Scale X, 1998-1999, a 19-foot stainless
steel and fiberglass sculpture that depicts a giant blue and red typewriter
eraser with the bristles of the brush turned upward in a graceful gesture.
In its lobby, the hotel will feature sculptures soaring as high as 11 feet
by Jun Kaneko: Untitled, Triangle Dango, 1996; Untitled, Dango, 2002; and
Untitled, Dango, 1992. Jack Goldstein's Untitled (Volcano), 1983, depicting
an explosive and vibrant image of an erupting volcano, also will be featured
in the lobby. The property's exterior will display Masatoshi Izumi's sculpture
Untitled, 2007-2008, made of large pieces of intricately carved basalt,
a form of lava that has cooled on the surface of the volcano.
Accommodations. Spacious and welcoming, 392 rooms and luxurious suites
and 227 residences will provide ultimate comfort in a sophisticated setting.
Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, surrounding mountains
and glittering lights of The Strip, these well-appointed rooms will combine
contemporary elegance with subtle Oriental design. State-of-the-art environmentally
conscious technology and cutting-edge entertainment systems, a Mandarin
Oriental hallmark, will be found in every guestroom and suite.
Spa. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will be a 27,000-square-foot
oasis for serenity and rejuvenation. This 1930s Shanghai-design inspired
spa was developed to reflect the glamour and fusion from that era. This
two-level relaxation haven will feature a menu based on Eastern methodologies
with Western applications. The Spa includes 17 treatment rooms, including
seven Couple's Suites, multiple relaxation and water experiences, a Rhassoul
for women and a co-ed Hammam. An expansive Fitness Center with a Yoga and
Pilates Studio and Technogym cardiovascular and strength equipment also
will be available.
Bar and Lounge. Also located on the 23rd floor with windows overlooking
the spectacular Vegas skyline, the 82-seat Mandarin Bar will provide an
elegant respite from the bustling bars of the Las Vegas Strip. Decorated
with plush furnishings, the boutique Mandarin Bar will offer creative snacks
and an extensive cocktail menu. A team of molecular mixologists will be
available to develop customized concoctions upon request, and there also
will be a separate VIP room, available by reservation.
Meetings and Social Event Space. More than 12,000 square feet of versatile
space, state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled service will make Mandarin
Oriental, Las Vegas an ideal venue to present a variety of events, from
a grand-scale conference to a glamorous wedding. The meeting space will
be situated on the hotel's third level, flooded with natural light through
floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook The Strip.
Pool. Guests and residents will enjoy a magnificent pool facility featuring
20 cabanas and a Pool Café, serving seasonal market-fresh fare.
The property's two lap pools are in the shape of long blades, symbolic
of blades on the Mandarin's signature Fan logo.
Residences. One of Las Vegas' most desirable addresses, The Residences
at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will have a private residential entrance.
Owners of these 227 luxury condominiums will enjoy full access to Mandarin
Oriental, Las Vegas' amenities – including housekeeping, in-room dining,
concierge, access to The Spa & Fitness Center and other personalized
services to complement their lifestyles.
Reservations. Call (702) 590-8881 or visitwww.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas
Towers, CityCenter's most unique residential development, will be a masterful
translation of energy and excitement into physical form; its two 37-story
glass towers will shimmer day and night. Inclined at five-degree angles
– a feature celebrated by the development's name – the towers will seem
to dance with each other.
Crystals retail and entertainment district – December 3, 2009
Architecture. Architect Helmut Jahn conceived Veer Towers to symbolize
spirit and optimism with a strong iconic value; by leaning them they became
a sculpture. Lobbies and public spaces will be developed by notable designer
Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido** to showcase impressive works of glass and metal
with plenty of natural light.
Residences. Each tower will house approximately 335 modern condominium
residences ranging from 500 to nearly 3,300 square feet available in studios;
deluxe studios; one, two and three-bedroom flats and penthouses. Open floor
plans will feature floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows that capture
spectacular views of Las Vegas and the surrounding CityCenter. Light-filled
rooms, natural textures and a range of whites will infuse streamlined interiors
with openness. Modern kitchens, living and dining areas will be ideal for
entertaining and spacious spa-styled bathrooms will invite retreat. High-end
appliances and fixtures will provide efficiency and sleekness as floor-to-ceiling
windows showcase the Las Vegas vistas. Residences will be filled with contemporary,
European-style features and designer-selected fixtures.
Amenities. Atop each striking tower, residents will enjoy an amenities
floor featuring an unequaled view of Las Vegas complemented by an infinity
edge pool,, hot tub, a sun deck and a patio for outdoor entertaining. Within,
Veer will feature recreation rooms for special events or casual celebrations,
private media rooms with panoramic windows, a fitness center with men's
and women's steam rooms, and a business center.
Art. On display at Veer Towers will be two large-scale commissioned works
by Richard Long. Entitled Circle of Life and Earth, Long's two mud wall
drawings each will measure approximately 80 feet high by 50 feet wide.
Entertainment. Veer will rise from Crystals, CityCenter's spectacular retail
and entertainment district, giving residents unprecedented access to the
best of stylish, big city living. Upscale dining, lavish shopping, electric
nightlife and entertainment will be just steps away.
Crystals will house more than 500,000 square feet of sophisticated retail
and dining. 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.
Architecture. 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
Atmosphere. Within, Rockwell was inspired to create an abstracted 21st
century park that will reintroduce and celebrate nature and seasons. A
central element of this design is the three-story sculptural tree house
that reaches 70 feet from the ground level to frame an oculus in the roof.
Visible throughout Crystals, the tree house will serve as a meeting point
for guests and unfold on the second level to surround the terrace seating
at Mastro's Ocean Club. Crystals also will feature "changeable artwork"
in the way of abstract hanging gardens, flower carpet and more. As the
seasons change, so will the artwork, and all will be offset by intriguing
murals and water features.
Retailers. 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 Boutique Tourbillon.
Dining. 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.
Art. In The Park between ARIA and Crystals, guests will find Henry Moore's
Reclining Connected Forms, 1969-1974, a sculpture inspired by the fundamentals
of the human experience. Measuring approximately 10 feet tall and 17 feet
long by 7 feet deep, the abstract work of art displays a baby wrapped in
its mother's embrace. On The Strip near Crystals, CityCenter has acquired
works by French designer-sculptor François-Xavier Lalanne. CityCenter
will showcase three of Lalanne's edition of Tourterelle, 1997, a large-scale
turtledove crafted from aluminum and wood with a seat carved into its body
*Consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.
**Consultant to Helmut Jahn
For more information, please visit www.citycenter.com. For additional
information regarding residential opportunities at Vdara, Veer Towers and
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, please call (702) 590-5999 or toll-free (866)
CityCenter is an unprecedented urban metropolis opening in December
2009 on 67 acres between Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas
Strip. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) and
Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. CityCenter
will feature ARIA, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; luxury non-gaming
hotels including Las Vegas' first Mandarin Oriental and Vdara Hotel; Veer
Towers, the development's only strictly residential buildings; and Crystals,
a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. Vdara, Mandarin
Oriental, Las Vegas and Veer Towers will include approximately 2,400residences
total. Additionally, The Harmon, a 400-room luxury boutique hotel, is slated
to open at CityCenter in late 2010. CityCenter also will feature a resident
Cirque du Soleil production celebrating the timeless musical legacy of
Elvis Presley; and an unparalleled Fine Art Collection with works by acclaimed
artists including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg
and Coosje van Bruggen, among others. CityCenter is a design collaboration
between MGM MIRAGE and eight internationally acclaimed architectural firms
including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Helmut Jahn, RV Architecture
LLC led by Rafael Vinoly, Foster + Partners*, Studio Daniel Libeskind*,
David Rockwell and Rockwell Group, and Gensler. At the forefront of sustainability,
CityCenter will be one of the world's largest green developments. ARIA
and Vdara are the first Las Vegas hotels to achieve LEED(R) Gold certification
by the U.S. Green Building Council. CityCenter's remaining venues are poised
to receive a combination of LEED Silver and Gold ratings. For more information
about CityCenter, please visit www.citycenter.com.
* As a consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.