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Father’s Day the Vegas way

Step away from the grill, this will NOT be another typical day with your dad. Vegas has just about anything you could ever want to try, see, or eat. So on this Father’s Day, you should treat dad like the man he was before he had to change diapers and…

Vegas Weekender: Food, fun and Foster the People

This weekend in Vegas, it’s all about a good time. The fun starts at 5 o’clock–just make sure your fins can go to the left and to the right at the Jimmy Buffett concert. Continue the weekend and sing along to Motown favorites with Human Nature. Finally, eat and drink ’til…

The Suite Life

Sometimes we get the urge to splurge. Maybe it’s for a birthday weekend. Maybe for an anniversary or one last “hurrah” before walking down the aisle. Whatever the occasion, in Las Vegas, we’ve got you covered with sweet suites for your stay. We’ve scoured the city for 10 of the…

Going Greek: Fresh imports, served here

There are few restaurateurs gutsy enough to come to a city dripping with over-the-top ostentation and try to succeed by keeping it simple. But Costas Spiliadis is determined to wade through the sometimes overly-complicated menus of Las Vegas and stick with his Greek roots—a formula that has worked in his other restaurants in Greece,…

Vegas Weekender: Vegas is home to great tunes and big laughs

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Vegas has been setting up to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year next week, with ornate displays throughout some of the city’s nicest resorts, most of which are already on display. Make it a point to take in some of these Chinese-inspired sights during…

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…

Guide to Vegas: City has something for everyone

One of the best things about Las Vegas is that there is something for everyone to enjoy no matter what your interests are. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Vegas regular, or you’ve never been here, there’s always something new to check out and probably something you haven’t tried yet.…

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…

Hot off the presses: New clubs!

And so it begins. A new era in Sin City nightlife has taken hold, with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new nightclubs open or opening within a month of each other. In a city with so many clubs, this may seem like a drop in the bucket,…

Water features make a splash at CityCenter

WET, the design firm that created the fountains at Bellagio and the Mirage Volcano, now has another prescence in Vegas with the opening of CityCenter. The company has created five water features for the proptery, all designed to complement the development’s sophistication. Visitors who pull up to Aria’s porte-cochère will…

Aria opens with a boom and a bang

Fireworks will kick off the public opening of Aria Resort & Casino tonight, marking the official grand opening of CityCenter. Aria brings 4,004 guestrooms, 150,000 square feet of gaming, 15 restaurants, a nightclub, a spa, a Cirque show and more to the Las Vegas Strip. Aria is the fourth building on the CityCenter campus…

At Mandarin Oriental the attention is in the drink coasters

Anywhere else, a coaster is just a coaster. Not on the 23rd floor of CityCenter’s Mandarin Oriental. Individually the small black squares may seem like nothing special — just your typical drink coaster, sitting dutifully underneath your beverage, protecting the table from condensation and leakage. But put the four unique coasters…

Tour the Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas opened Dec. 4 with Asian-inspired festivities including a Feng Shui ceremony and a traditional lion dance. The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is a 47-story, non-gaming hotel inside of CityCenter, a 67-acre urban metropolis and one of the world’s largest green developments. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas…

Breakfast at Tiffany

This morning I searched everywhere for my Tiffany & Co. bracelet. Any other day, I usually don’t wear jewelry. But since today was the grand opening of the two-story Tiffany & Co. store inside Crystals, I wanted to don my jewelry for this very special occasion. From an official ribbon cutting to models…

Your culinary journey begins on a Silk Road

There’s a carefully carved path inside CityCenter’s Vdara. The Silk Road lets you journey in its colorful modern dining room through breakfast, past lunch and on to dinner. Here’s a first look at the restaurant’s cuisine created by über Chef Martin Heierling (also of Sensi). From perfectly cooked John Dory…

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…

Viva Elvis!

Cirque du Soleil hasn’t revealed much about its Elvis-themed show that will be staged at the new Aria hotel at CityCenter, but today the company unveiled the name of the production: “Viva ELVIS.” The show, billed as “a tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley,” will be staged…

A green CityCenter goes for the gold

We build ’em. They get old. We implode ’em. Sure, it sounds super wasteful. But now the waste from one hotel is aiding in the construction of several others. Ninety-seven percent of the construction waste from the former Boardwalk hotel, imploded in 2006, was reused or recycled during the construction of…