Las Vegas' CityCenter Reveals Retailers

Aug. 15, 2008

CityCenter revealed the first of the luxury retailers and dining establishments that will have coveted locations inside The Crystals, its 500,000-square-foot retail, entertainment, and dining district. When it opens in late 2009, The Crystals will combine dramatic architecture and design with exclusive offerings from the world's most elite brands. 

"At The Crystals, we've joined two pre-eminent architects - Studio Daniel Libeskind [as a consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.] and David Rockwell - to create an international gathering place that combines art, design, and experience," says Bobby Baldwin, president and CEO of CityCenter. "Our incredible array of luxury retailers and dining destinations, coupled with a spectacular design, will make The Crystals a must-see shopping destination."

The Crystals retailers include luxury brand Louis Vuitton, whose two-level store in the center of the development will be one of the largest Louis Vuitton locations in North America. Others include de Grisogono, Ermenegildo Zegna, H. Stern, Marni,         Mikimoto, Roberto Coin, Rolex, TIFFANY & CO., and Tourbillon.

Visitors to The Crystals also will enjoy two new dining concepts from master chef Wolfgang Puck as well as the energy and excitement of Innovative Dining Group's gourmet Robatayaki and sushi bar Katana.  

"These extraordinary brands will be joined by many others in the months to come," says Baldwin. "The final details of this project are coming together as we progress toward our opening at the end of next year."

CityCenter is an urban metropolis that will open in late 2009 on 67 acres between Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. A joint venture between MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) and Dubai World, CityCenter is valued at more than $9 billion and will feature ARIA, a 61-story, 4,000-room gaming resort; three luxury non-gaming hotels including Las Vegas' first Mandarin Oriental, The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences, and Vdara Condo Hotel; Veer Towers, the development's only strictly residential buildings; approximately 2,600 condominium residences; and The Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district.

CityCenter also will feature a $40 million public fine art program with works by acclaimed artists including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg, and Coosje van Bruggen. CityCenter is a design collaboration between MGM MIRAGE and eight internationally acclaimed architectural firms including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Kohn Pederson Fox, Helmut Jahn, RV Architecture LLC led by Rafael Viñoly, Foster + Partners (as a consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.), Studio Daniel Libeskind (as a consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.), Rockwell Group, and Gensler. MGM MIRAGE is pursuing the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification at CityCenter. 

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