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Hotels in Vegas are generating a greener future

When you think of Vegas, saving precious resources isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Drinking to the point of passing out. Oh yeah. Partying until the wee hours. Naturally. Pigging out at the buffets. Of course. Wagering next month’s rent at the blackjack tables. Uh, really you should…

Vegas gambles on public art

By Jorge Labrador VEGAS.com There is a new wave of headliners in Las Vegas. You won’t see their names on the Las Vegas Strip’s big marquees, even though some of them are known around the world. You won’t find them in the city’s showrooms, theaters or lounges. Instead, you can…

Go green with organic spa treatments

Organic. Whether it’s fruit, vegetables, condiments and even shampoo, organic (or all-natural, pesticide-free) products are virtually everywhere. I know first-hand that fruits and vegetables actually taste better. But besides this, going organic is ultimately better for you and for the environment as well. If you’re going to treat yourself to a day at…

Center of attention: CityCenter marks an “evolution” of the Las Vegas landscape

By Aleza Freeman (aleza.freeman@vegas.com) Vegas.com There are Vegas resorts. There are mega Vegas resorts. Then there’s CityCenter: The urban development opened last month on 67 acres bringing Aria, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental hotel and Vdara Hotel & Spa; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail district to…

Tour Vegas’ newest resorts at CityCenter

CityCenter is a 67-acre urban metropolis and one of the world’s largest green developments. The property includes Aria, a 61-story, 4004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental, Vdara Hotel & Spa and Veer Towers; and Crystals, a 50,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. The Harmon boutique hotel will open in 2010. Enjoy…

Ribbon cut on CityCenter’s Vdara

When it came to CityCenter, MGM Mirage didn’t want to build “just another resort.” Instead, the hotel group wanted to take their game to a different level and create “an environment,” said MGM Mirage CEO Jim Murren at a ribbon cutting ceremony today for Vdara, the first of the CityCenter properties to open…

Sneak peek at CityCenter’s exterior

CityCenter opens to the public next month, bringing a 67-acre urban metropolis and one of the world’s largest green developments to the Las Vegas Strip. The property includes Aria, a 61-story, 4004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental, Vdara Hotel & Spa and Veer Towers; and Crystals, a 50,000-square-foot retail…

New limo fleet has Vegas visitors seeing green

When you come to Vegas, you see green all around. There’s the green you win in the casinos. And lots of putting greens. Now there are green limousines. Well, really they’re silver. But the 26, 72-inch Lincoln Town Cars are powered by compressed natural gas, one of the cleanest burning alternative fuels available. Natural gas…