ARIA Will Forever Change the Las Vegas
VEGAS – May 19, 2008 – CityCenter has revealed that its stunning resort
casino, scheduled to open in late 2009, will be named ARIA. With
an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design,
high-end service and spectacular amenities, ARIA Resort & Casino will
immediately become the focal point not only of the Las Vegas skyline but
of the hospitality industry.
“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
Impeccable hospitality and creative personalized attention will join
with an incredible array of amenities to provide each guest an unmatched
journey through ARIA. 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 ARIA’s 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
ARIA will form the core of CityCenter, a more than $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 (NYSE: MGM) and Dubai World.
A GLIMPSE INTO ARIA
The contemporary architecture of the ARIA tower will be complemented
by the resort’s lavish accommodations. ARIA’s 4,004 guest rooms,
including 568 suites, will incorporate integrated technologies never before
used in the hospitality industry. Guest room corridors streaming
with natural light will open to areas of enclosed glass, delivering spectacular
city or mountain views. Guests also can enjoy these breathtaking
panoramas from the privacy of their rooms; all will feature expansive floor-to-ceiling
windows. ARIA’s modern tower is uniquely designed to deliver corner-window
views from every guest room.
ARIA’s rooms and suites will imbue a melodic composition of dramatic
color tones, expressive artwork and a lyrical balance of textures and materials
that convey calm and elegance. Each room will be complemented by
dark woods, impeccable décor and sumptuous amenities.
As the entertainment centerpiece of ARIA, 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. The show will bring Elvis back to Las Vegas
for millions of his existing fans and create a buzz that will enable the
persona of Elvis to attract untold numbers of new followers. The
creative combination of live musicians and singers, projections, dance
and the latest in multimedia sound and lighting technology will aim to
create an emotional bond with the audience.
Meetings & Convention Facilities
ARIA will provide a premium meeting experience with a unique blend
of modern architecture, distinctive décor, and 300,000 square feet
of technologically advanced meeting and convention space. Four ballrooms
will offer the flexibility to accommodate gatherings of all sizes from
10 to 5,000 attendees, and three will feature fully functioning theatrical
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 beautiful
pool providing a lush, landscaped backdrop and the warmth of natural light.
Throughout CityCenter’s grounds, visitors will enjoy access to an extensive
$40 million public Fine Art Program encompassing a multitude of styles
and media – ranging from sculptures and paintings to large-scale installations
– engaging visitors on both a visual and intellectual level. The
CityCenter Fine Art Program is designed to become a benchmark for enlightened
corporate involvement with the arts on a global level and will be one of
the world’s largest and most ambitious corporate art programs.
One of the program’s highlights will be featured within ARIA’s reception
area. Famed artist Maya Lin is creating an approximately 133-foot
silver cast of the Colorado River, which will be her first work of art
displayed in Las Vegas. Lin is incorporating reclaimed silver in
the spirit of CityCenter’s commitment to sustainability and in light of
Nevada’s standing as the “Silver State.”
The work of Jenny Holzer will be on display as guests approach the resort’s
north valet, where they will be welcomed by one of the artist’s insightful
LED signs spanning more than 250 feet.
Additional artists represented in the Fine Art Program will include
Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Frank Stella, Henry
Moore and Richard Long, among others.
Retail at CityCenter
Just outside ARIA’s lobby doors, The Crystals, CityCenter's retail
and entertainment district, will house more than 500,000 square feet of
sophisticated retail and deliver exclusive offerings from the world’s most
Sustainability at CityCenter
Currently, CityCenter is the largest privately financed development
in the history of North America. Charting a new course for responsible
growth in Las Vegas, CityCenter is pursuing the U.S. Green Building Council’s
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
As planned, the 18-million-square foot, multi-use project will become one
of the world’s largest environmentally sustainable urban communities.
The resort casino’s design incorporates sustainable features including
the extensive use of natural light, dramatically reducing lighting power
requirements in guest rooms and water-saving fixtures throughout.
For more information about CityCenter, visit www.citycenter.com.