Las Vegas' CityCenter Announces Grand Opening Media Events

November 20, 2009

CityCenter Opens Doors to World's Most Spectacular Urban Resort Destination in

December 2009

WHAT: This December, the world will be introduced to CityCenter

        ( The extraordinary urban resort
        destination will debut a new era of resort experiences with an
        ambition to refine and redefine Las Vegas. CityCenter will
        celebrate openings throughout the month, culminating with our
        grand opening celebration, Dec. 16.

        As guests stand in 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

WHEN: Opening Schedule:

        ** The below events are not open to the public **

        Vdara ( is a chic all-suite boutique hotel
        with a sophisticated international flair for those who love the
        excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an
        exclusive, non-gaming and smoke-free environment. Located
        between Bellagio and ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara will
        deliver access to all of the entertainment, gaming,
        shopping, dining and nightlife at CityCenter and in Las
        Vegas, while also providing a retreat from it all.

        10 a.m. - Vdara Opening Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting
        ** Media tours will be offered after the ceremony

        Crystals ( is a fashion
        destination that will take guests on a journey through couture,
        cuisine and entertainment. The 500,000-square-foot retail
        district combines dramatic architecture with exclusive offerings
        from the world's most elite brands. Within, Crystals will
        celebrate nature and seasons, featuring "changeable artwork" in
        the way of abstract hanging gardens, a flower carpet and more.
        Guests will be intrigued by multiple landmarks such as a three-
        story sculptural tree house and a grand staircase inspired
        by Rome's Spanish Steps to illuminated ice sculptures that
        continually debut new shapes and patterns as they emerge
        from a pool of water.

        12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Private shopping event to benefit multiple
        local charities
        6 p.m. - Red carpet photo opportunity with Eva Longoria
        Parker outside of her restaurant BESO
        ** Media tours will be available throughout the day
        beginning at 10 a.m.

        With its ideal location as the gateway to CityCenter,
        Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
        ( is a sophisticated
        sanctuary of modern elegance in the midst of the glittering
        city. The chic 47-story, non-gaming hotel and residences will
        bring spectacular accommodations, superlative dining, an
        unparalleled spa, and the legendary service of the renowned
        hotel group to Las Vegas for the first time. The hotel
        boasts the 27,000-square-foot, two-level Spa at Mandarin
        Oriental inspired by the glamour and fusion of 1930s
        Shanghai. The signature Sky Lobby, Pierre Gagnaire's first
        U.S. restaurant, an intimate Tea Lounge and the energetic
        Mandarin Bar will have unmatched views of The Strip from
        the 23rd floor.

        11 a.m. - Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas Ribbon-Cutting
        Ceremony and Lion Dance

        ARIA Resort & Casino ( is a fusion
        of energy, inspiration and vision. Featuring an unprecedented
        combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-
        end service and spectacular amenities, ARIA is unlike anything
        Las Vegas, and more remarkably the world, has ever seen. Guests
        will be swept away by its breathtaking beauty, stunning
        innovation and the refreshing level of consciousness found
        in every detail. ARIA will feature Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du
        Soleil®, celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley;
        and dining experiences from world-renowned chefs and
        restaurateurs including Masayoshi Takayama, Shawn McClain,
        Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Jean-Georges Vongerichten,
        Sirio Maccioni, Jean-Philippe Maury and The Light Group.
        For a day of relaxation, ARIA's luxurious spa will offer a
        complete menu of skincare, massage and hydrotherapy
        treatments to be enjoyed in its 62 individual treatment
        rooms or three spa suites. ARIA will feature the most
        technologically advanced guestrooms in the country.

        11 a.m. - CityCenter Grand Opening Press Conference
        ** Media tours will be offered after the ceremony

MEDIA: Credential Requests. Media interested in covering

        CityCenter's opening events must submit a credential
        application ( for
        consideration. 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: Natalie Mounier, Kirvin Doak Communications; (702) 737-3100;

/PRNewswire -- Nov. 20/

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