Going To Vegas

CityCenter Las Vegas

Tue, Jul 30, 2013

CityCenter is the largest privately funded development in the world. Boasting some of the most modern and Earth-friendly architecture and design anywhere with thousands of hotel rooms, apartments, and all types of entertainment spread across five properties, it is located right at the heart of the world famous Strip.

Though CityCenter is on the Strip, it is really a city within itself with private drives and access directly from the freeway. CityCenter is quickly becoming one of Vegas’s main attractions.


Aria is the soul of CityCenter. The beautifully designed building rises sixty stories, and includes 4,004 guestrooms with 568 suites, 16 restaurants, and 10 bars and lounges. For the summer months (or winter if you’re used to the cold) Aria has 3 separate stunning sparkling pools including Liquid, which is an adults-only pool. While every resort up and down the strip has a Spa and Salon, Aria sets itself apart in this regard offering a huge menu of therapies and treatments in a unique and relaxing environment.

For some entertainment you may want to get your tickets for Viva Elvis – a Cirque du Soleil production. Aria is also US Green Building Council LEED Gold Certified.

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Mandarin Oriental is synonymous with luxury the world over, and is now for the first time part of the Las Vegas experience at CityCenter. This beautiful structure rises 47 stories at the center of CityCenter with 392 guest rooms and 225 residence. Not many get to say they live on Las Vegas Boulevard. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is a non-gaming tower, but features a beautiful Spa focusing on a holistic approach to treatments, an exclusive outdoor swimming pool, 6 restaurants and bars including Twit by Pierre Gagnaire and the Sky Lobby on the 23rd floor. If you are looking for a luxurious experience in Las Vegas, Mandarin Oriental is the place to go.


Vdara’s stately outward appearance reflects the sophisticated all-suite interior. Vdara is non-gaming and smoke-free with 1,495 suites, all luxurious and modern. It features a full-service wellness spa, fitness center, and salon. Vdara Pool & Lunge has a bar, cabanas, and is available for events. Silk Road is an innovative restaurant by the famous Chef Martin Heierling. Vdara is perfect for conventions or meetings with 10,000 sq ft of meeting space. Vdara is also LEED Gold Certified by the US Green Building Council.

The Harmon Hotel

The Harmon was designed by Foster + Partners and is a tribute to architectural ingenuity. The beautiful structure is slated to be completed in full in 2010 – and much of it is currently open to the public. The luxurious and exclusive boutique hotel is run by Light Group, who is well known around Vegas for operating some of the most popular clubs in town. The Harmon Hotel will feature a non-gaming hotel with 400 guestroom suites, MR CHOW which is currently well known in New York, London, Miami, and Beverly Hills, Hair Salon by the world famous Frdric Fekkai, butler service available 24/7 for whatever your needs may be, and 17,500 sq ft of advanced event space.

Crystals Retail and Entertainment

Designed by renowned architects Daniel Libeskind and David Rockwell, Crystals Retail and Entertainment contains an incredible collection of some of the world’s most famous retailers, and boasts some of the most amazing restaurants and entertainment anywhere. Crystals has over 500,000 sq ft of shopping, dining, and entertainment. You can find an array of the top high-end brands and couture unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Some of the restaurants include Eva Longoria Parker’s BESO VEGAS by Wolfgang Puck, Mastro’s Ocean Club, and an English Pub concept by Todd English.