ARIA Resort & Casino Revealed to the World December 16, Signifying Grand Opening of Las Vegas' CityCenter

December 15, 2009
  WHAT:        On December 16, Las Vegas will celebrate the opening of a
               groundbreaking development five years in the making. The
               spectacular ARIA Resort & Casino will open its doors,
               marking the official grand opening of CityCenter. In
               addition to ARIA, the shimmering $8.5 billion city-within-
               a-city includes Vdara Hotel & Spa (opened Dec. 1),
               Crystals retail and entertainment district (opened Dec. 3),
               Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas (opened Dec. 4), and 2,400
               residences (occupancies begin mid-January 2010). The
               Harmon, a 400-room luxury hotel, is slated to open late

               As guests stand on CityCenter Place, the development's grand
               boulevard spanning the width of New York's Park Avenue,
               they are instantly captivated by the energy of the city.
               The sheer power and ambition of CityCenter's stunning
               architecture, born from the imaginations of the world's
               foremost talents, leaves all who visit both awestruck and

               CityCenter Grand Opening Press Conference - 11 a.m.; ARIA's
               porte cochere
               For CityCenter, MGM MIRAGE sought partners with the passion
               and creativity to do what had never been done before in a
               city with a rich tradition of breaking all the rules. For
               this momentous occasion, it's only fitting to unite those
               visionaries whose efforts have created this extraordinary
               development. CityCenter's inspired architects, designers,
               builders, sustainability experts and creative partners will
               join MGM MIRAGE executives to commemorate this historic
               moment. Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of the U.S. Green
               Building Council, will recognize CityCenter's
               sustainability achievements, which have set a new standard
               not only in Las Vegas, but worldwide.

  Who:        Speakers will include:
              -- Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO, MGM MIRAGE
              -- Bobby Baldwin, President and CEO, CityCenter
              -- Bill Grounds, Infinity World Development Corp
              -- Cesar Pelli, Pelli Clarke Pelli.
              -- Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC.

              Fireworks and Public Opening - 11 p.m.
               Moments before opening ARIA's doors to the public,
               CityCenter will host a dazzling moment of visual
               stimulation with a fireworks display above ARIA Resort &
               Casino. With the 67-acre development serving as the perfect
               portrait, the explosion of colors will shower a magnificent
               canopy over CityCenter. Public opening to follow fireworks

  WHEN:       Wednesday, December 16, 2009

  WHERE:      ARIA Resort & Casino
              3730 Las Vegas Boulevard
              Las Vegas, NV 89109

  MEDIA:       Credential Requests. Media interested in covering
               CityCenter's opening events must request credentials by
               calling the media center at 702-590-1000. Credential
               requests will be considered only for authorized full-time
               salaried representatives of, or a representative who
               regularly and customarily performs services for, a media
               outlet. On-Site Satellite Services. Satellite services
               will be available Dec. 15-17, 2009 for crews requiring
               immediate feeds or for live shots.

  CONTACT:    CityCenter Media Center, (702) 590-1000

  /PRNewswire -- Dec. 15/

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