CityCenter Releases Details of New Las Vegas Resort Casino

MGM Mirage released details on its new CityCenter resort casino development in Las Vegas, scheduled to open in late 2009. The main focal point of the $8 billion "vertical city" under construction between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip will be named Aria and feature two curvilinear glass towers and a three-story lobby.

"Aria will be demonstrably different than any resort that has preceded it," said Bill McBeath, the resort's president and COO. "Even in a city such as Las Vegas, with its extraordinary history of dynamic cutting-edge development, Aria will introduce a new generation of resort experiences."

The 4,004-room property includes 568 suites and 300,000-sf of meeting and convention space. Four ballrooms accommodate groups from 10 to 5,000 attendees and three will feature fully functioning theatrical stages. The facility will encompass three levels and deliver a total of 38 meeting rooms ranging from 800 to 2,000 square feet. The north façade will feature a spectacular glass curtain wall that overlooks Aria's pool providing a lush, landscaped backdrop and the warmth of natural light.

The resort casino will feature a variety of dining experiences, from the casual comfort of bistros and cafes to culinary masterpieces from world-renowned chefs and restaurateurs. The property's spa will feature 62 treatment rooms and three spa suites appropriate for small groups.

CityCenter also will feature three luxurious non-gaming hotels, Las Vegas' first Mandarin Oriental, The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences and Vdara Condo Hotel; Veer Towers, the development's only strictly residential buildings; and The Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE and Dubai World.