City Center, Las Vegas
In a previous post, I focused on what impressed me during our most recent visit to Vegas (the amazing culinary offerings, the creative architecture of the theme hotels, the Classic Car Show at the Imperial Palace, Hoover Dam, the chocolate creations and more.)
city centre vegas
The ARIA Resort & Casino alone has 4,004 hotel rooms and is home to the new Viva ELVIS show by Cirque du Soleil. Can’t wait to see that one, as I am a huge Elvis fan and lover of Cirque du Soleil. It always amazing me how creative the Cirque shows are — the brilliant colours of their costumes, the facial expressions, the moves, the music. I’ve never been disappointed by any of their shows.
The Vdara Hotel & Spa is a non-gaming facility (meaning no slot machines or game tables!) and has a strong focus on health and wellness. The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is also a non-gaming hotel and residences and plans to deliver the legendary level of service in its spa and restaurants that the chain is known for in other destinations around the world.
Crystals Retail & Entertainment offers an astounding 500,000 square feet of “sophisticated retail” including the likes of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior and other chic designers.
City Center provides a whole new high-end personality to Las Vegas that has elevated itself above the traditional glitz, sex, and gaming temptations that have always been associated with The Strip. It will be interesting to see how it fares.
There’s absolutely never a dull moment in Vegas. Click this link for more on City Center, and for an awesome video offering some amazing views. Looking forward to my next trip to Vegas. It is one destination that keep re-inventing itself–very successfully.