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Vdara One of Only 177 Four-Star Hotels to Receive 2012 Honors

LAS VEGAS (November 16, 2011) – Vdara Hotel & Spa is one of only 177 hotels to receive the 2012 Four-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide. The all-suite, non-gaming hotel made its debut in December 2009, and the designation marks the hotel’s first Forbes rating.

“The Four-Star distinction from the respected Forbes Travel Guide speaks to the quality and service level we are committed to providing at Vdara each and every day,” said Mary Giuliano, general manager of Vdara. “Our guests expect and deserve the best, and our employees deliver. I’m very proud of this team accomplishment.”

Shane O’Flaherty, President, Inspections & Ratings, Forbes Travel Guide, said, “Our annual ratings represent the best of the best in hotels, restaurants and spas. They serve as guideposts for consumers who are looking for exceptional travel experiences. This year, we are thrilled to be able to provide rich new content for each of our Five-Star and Four-Star honorees on our just-launched travel-planning platform, Startle. It’s a whole new way to explore which of these select properties is right for you.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit For more information about Vdara, visit, call toll free at (866) 745-7767 or follow Vdara on Facebook and Twitter.

About Vdara Hotel & Spa
Vdara is an all-suite hotel and spa designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming and smoke-free environment. Internationally-inspired, the chic boutique resort offers a holistic spa, luxurious pool, intimate meeting space and the sophisticated and convenient Bar Vdara and Market Café Vdara. Ideally situated between ARIA Resort & Casino and Bellagio Resort & Casino, Vdara offers access to all of the entertainment, gaming, shopping, dining and nightlife at CityCenter and throughout Las Vegas, while also providing a retreat from it all.

About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide, originator of the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Star ratings and certifications, has provided the most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. In October 2009, Mobil Travel Guide announced a strategic partnership with Forbes Media LLC. This exclusive licensing agreement between two industry leaders with more than 140 years of combined experience transfers the hospitality industry's premier star rating and travel guide brand from ExxonMobil to Forbes. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective proprietary standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.

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