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Developer: MGM Resorts International
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CityCenter Opening Dates:
• Vdara Hotel & Spa – December 1, 2009
• Crystals retail and entertainment district – December 3, 2009
• Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas – December 4, 2009
• ARIA Resort & Casino – December 16, 2009
• Residential occupancies began January 2010

Fast Facts:
• Located on 67 acres between Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts
• Joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World
• CityCenter includes ARIA, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; luxury non-gaming hotels including Las Vegas’ first Mandarin Oriental and Vdara Hotel & Spa; Veer Towers, the development’s only strictly residential buildings; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district
• Approximately 2,400 residences total between Veer Towers, Vdara and Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
• CityCenter is one of the largest sustainable developments in the world, with six Gold LEED certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council
• An unparalleled Fine Art Collection showcases works by acclaimed artists including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, among others
• CityCenter has approximately 12,000 permanent employees, making it the single largest hiring effort in the country in 2009

CityCenter’s Primary Elements:
ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino features an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service and spectacular amenities
• Architect. Pelli Clarke Pelli
• Dining. ARIA features 16 restaurants by acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs
• Entertainment. Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil® celebrates the life and music of Elvis Presley
• Featured Artists. Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Tony Cragg and Antony Gormley
• Accommodations. ARIA boasts 4,004 high-tech guestrooms and suites, including 568 suites, ranging from 520 – 2,000 square feet

• Spa. ARIA’s two-level, 80,000-square-foot spa features 62 treatment rooms, a Shio Salt Room, the country’s first Japanese Ganbanyoku Stone Beds, a Fire Lounge and a co-ed balcony with an infinity edge pool, as well as a full-service salon, barber shop and advanced fitness center
• Nightclubs, Lounges and Bars. ARIA features 10 chic bars and lounges
• Meetings and Conventions. ARIA provides a premium meeting experience with 300,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting and convention space
• Pools. ARIA’s vast 215,000-square-foot pool deck features three primary pools and Liquid, an adults-only pool
• Casino. 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art gaming
• Sustainability. ARIA’s hotel tower, convention center and theater have received LEED® Gold certification, making ARIA the world’s largest LEED Gold certified building
• Awards. ARIA and ARIA’s Sky Suites both have earned the AAA Five Diamond Award

Vdara Hotel & Spa
Vdara is an internationally inspired 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
• Architect. RV Architecture, LLC, led by Rafael Viñoly
• Featured Artists. Nancy Rubins, Peter Wegner, Frank Stella and Robert Rauschenberg
• Accommodations. Vdara offers 1,495 contemporary hotel suites, including 250 corner-end units, ranging from approximately 500 to 1,650 square feet
• Spa. Spa & Salon Vdara is an 18,000-square-foot, two-level spa, salon and fitness facility that spotlights holistic health and well-being in an intimate environment
• Bar and Lounge. Bar Vdara is a sophisticated lobby lounge
• Meeting and Social Event Space. More than 10,000 square feet of versatile space for gatherings of 10-400 guests
• Pool. Pool & Lounge Vdara will feature 19 cabanas, one primary pool, semi-secluded plunge pools and a high-energy bar and lounge
• Residences. Vdara is home to sophisticated condo-hotel units, including studios, deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom residences as well as studio, one- and two-bedroom penthouses (single and two story)
• Sustainability. Vdara has received LEED® Gold certification
• Awards. Vdara is a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four Diamond Award winner

Crystals retail and entertainment district
Crystals’ 500,000-square-foot experiential environment is a journey through couture, cuisine and entertainment
• Architect. Exterior: Studio Daniel Libeskind*; Interior: David Rockwell and Rockwell Group
• Atmosphere. Crystals celebrates nature and seasons with hanging gardens, a lush flower carpet and a three-story sculptural Tree House
• Retailers. Unique-to-the-market retailers that opened their first locations in Las Vegas include TOM FORD, Miu Miu, Paul Smith, Kiton, Marni, ASSOULINE, H.Stern, Tourbillon, Porsche Design and de Grisogono
• Dining. Unique dining concepts including Eva Longoria’s Beso Steakhouse, Mastro’s Ocean Club, Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina, The Pods by Wolfgang Puck and Todd English P.U.B.
• Featured Artists. Henry Moore
• Sustainability. Crystals has received LEED® Gold certification

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is a 47-story, non-gaming hotel and residences, delivering spectacular accommodations, superlative dining, an unparalleled spa, and the legendary service of the renowned hotel group to Las Vegas
• Architect. Kohn Pedersen Fox
• Dining. First U.S. restaurant, Twist, by three-star Michelin Chef Pierre Gagnaire as well as casual dining experiences
• Featured Artists. Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Jun Kaneko, Jack Goldstein and Masatoshi Izumi
• Accommodations. 392 rooms and luxurious suites starting at 500 square feet
• Spa. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is a two-level, 27,000-square-foot oasis with 17 treatment rooms inspired by 1930’s Shanghai and reflecting the glamour and fusion of that era
• Bar and Lounge. Located on the 23rd floor is the Mandarin Bar and Tea Lounge
• Meetings and Social Event Space. More than 12,000 square feet of versatile space
• Pool. The magnificent pool facility features 20 cabanas, two lap pools and the Pool Café
• Residences. The top floors of the hotel are occupied by 225 luxury condominiums
• Sustainability. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas has received LEED® Gold certification
• Awards. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is the first hotel in Las Vegas and one of only four in the world to earn the coveted Forbes Five-Stars in all three categories – Hotel, Restaurant and Spa (2012); AAA Five Diamond Award winner for Hotel

Veer Towers
Veer Towers, CityCenter’s most unique residential development, is comprised of two 37-story glass towers inclined at five-degree angles, a feature celebrated by the development’s name
• Architect. Helmut Jahn
• Residences. Each tower houses approximately 335 modern condominium residences ranging from 500 to nearly 3,300 square feet available in studios, deluxe studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and penthouses
• Amenities. Infinity-edge pool, hot tub, sun deck, recreation rooms, private media rooms, fitness center with men’s and women’s steam rooms, business center
• Featured Artist. Richard Long
• Sustainability. Veer Towers have received LEED® Gold certification

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