CityCenter unveils details of development’s resort casino

ARIA will forever change the Las Vegas skyline

CityCenter has revealed that its stunning resort casino, scheduled to open in late 2009, will be named ARIA Resort & Casino. It will immediately become the focal point not only of the Las Vegas skyline but of the hospitality industry.

Opening late 2009, ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter will deliver an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service and spectacular amenities.

„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.“

Designed by the world-renowned firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, ARIA’s architectural expression will reveal itself at every turn, from its two breathtaking curvilinear glass towers to the clean use of natural elements including lush foliage, wood and stone. Soaring open spaces, ranging from ARIA’s three-story lobby and casino to its guest rooms, will fill with natural light and evoke breadth and freedom. Art and interior design will envelop guests in warm, comforting surroundings and provide a sense of human scale.

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. Guests also will enjoy its dynamic collection of lounges, bars and nightclubs.

For a day of relaxation, ARIA’s luxurious spa will offer a complete menu of skincare, massage and hydrotherapy treatments to be enjoyed in its 62 individual treatment rooms or three spa suites, designed to accommodate couples’ treatments, bachelorette parties or small group events. Guests also may savor a quiet moment on the spa’s co-ed balcony overlooking the resort’s beautiful pool. The spa will be complemented by the resort’s full-service salon, barbershop, deluxe fitness room and group exercise studio.

ARIA will form the core of CityCenter, a more than USD 8 billion dazzling vertical city underway between Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.

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.