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CITYCENTER DRIVES SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS WITH WORLD’S FIRST STRETCH-LIMO FLEET POWERED BY CLEAN-BURNING COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG)

LAS VEGAS – Keeping with its commitment to sustainability, CityCenter has commissioned the world’s first stretch-limo fleet powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Developed by Krystal Enterprises, the world’s largest manufacturer of stretch limousines, in collaboration with Clean Energy Fuels, BAF Technologies and Ford engineers, the 26 silver, 24-foot Lincoln Town Cars are 100 percent dedicated to utilizing CNG and service CityCenter’s ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa.

“Commissioning the first CNG stretch-limo fleet is a demonstration of CityCenter’s commitment to environmental responsibility, while never sacrificing guest experience,” said Bill McBeath, president and COO of ARIA Resort & Casino. “Just as with every element of CityCenter’s design and construction, we’re determined to employ the most innovative solutions possible to grow responsibly, while continuing to raise the bar on service, comfort and experience.”

Compressed natural gas was selected for the limo fleet because of the abundant U.S. natural gas reserves; it also is one of the cleanest burning alternative fuels available and is generally less expensive than either gasoline or diesel with greater price stability.

Compared with vehicles fueled with conventional diesel and gasoline, natural gas vehicles produce significantly lower amounts of harmful emissions such as nitrogen oxides (35-60 percent less), particulate matter (90-97 percent less), carcinogenic and toxic pollutants such as carbon monoxide (90-97 percent less) as well as the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (25 percent less). Source: U.S. Department of Energy

“As the leader in stretch-limo development, Krystal Enterprises worked closely with CityCenter and BAF Technologies to ensure this custom fleet provided the highest level of CNG practices without compromising the quality experience CityCenter guests expect,” said Ed Grech, president and CEO of Krystal Enterprises.

Every element of CityCenter has been masterfully woven together with the greatest of consideration for our environment and future. At the forefront of sustainability, CityCenter is one of the world’s largest green developments. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED® Gold certification to ARIA, Vdara, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Veer Towers and Crystals retail and entertainment district. The 18-million-square-foot, multi-use project incorporates a variety of elements – from the use of reclaimed water to on-site power generation and sustainable materials selection to indoor environmental quality.

In addition to CityCenter’s CNG limo fleet, guests are greeted with preferred parking for green cars and carpoolers, and are offered bicycle valet service; residents have bicycle storage, rideshare options and dedicated carpool pickup lanes; and employees are presented with a full range of transit, bicycle, green car and carpool options.

About CityCenter
CityCenter is an unprecedented urban metropolis on 67 acres between Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. CityCenter features 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. Vdara, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Veer Towers include approximately 2,400 residences total. CityCenter also features a resident Cirque du Soleil production celebrating the timeless musical legacy of Elvis Presley; and an unparalleled Fine Art Collection with works by acclaimed artists including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, among others. CityCenter is a design collaboration between MGM Resorts International and eight internationally acclaimed architectural firms including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Helmut Jahn, RV Architecture LLC led by Rafael Viñoly, Foster + Partners*, Studio Daniel Libeskind*, David Rockwell and Rockwell Group, and Gensler. At the forefront of sustainability, CityCenter is the world’s largest private green development. ARIA, Vdara, Crystals, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Veer Towers all have received LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This marks the highest LEED achievement for any hotel, retail district or residential development in Las Vegas. The Harmon Hotel has been postponed until such time as CityCenter determines to proceed with its completion. For more information about CityCenter, please visit www.citycenter.com.

*Consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.

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** For press materials, video and images visit www.citycenter.com

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MGM Resorts International
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