- Type: Boutique
NileGuide Expert tip:
A tram connects CityCenter to the Bellagio.
- CityCenter is a mixed-use complex on the Strip that includes a hotel casino, a shopping mall, a luxury non-gaming hotel, condo-hotel accommodations, restaurants, and bars. The 67-acre development is full of public art, and the glass and metal buildings are free of any type of theme. The complex is LEED certified, and all of its tenants strive to adhere to those standards. Las Vegas may not be known for being environmentally friendly, but CityCenter has done its best to be "green" in a city where green traditionally has only been the color of money.
Aria Hotel Casino is the centerpiece of the development. It's the only casino on the property, and has a very unusual feature for Las Vegas: windows. It also contains 16 restaurants, many from high caliber chefs: Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. You'll also find a pool club and nightclubs. Their showroom has its own Cirque du Soleil show, "Viva Elvis."
The Mandarin Oriental offers luxury rooms (and no casino), along with fine dining and even a tea room. Also non-gaming (and non-smoking), Vdara Hotel Condo is all suites. Veer offers residences for sale.
High-end amenities are available throughout CityCenter's properties: spas, concierge, upgraded linens, pools with cabanas, and similar features.
Crystals, CityCenter's shopping complex, is dedicated to the finest upper-crust retailers. If you're looking for Tiffany or Versace, this is the place to look. More restaurants are here—Wolfgang Puck and Eva Longoria have places here.
Aria's fountains, while not as well-known as those at Bellagio, were designed by the same company, WET. The art found throughout the entire complex represents the work of internationally recognized artists, including a piece by Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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