48 Hour Getaway
A City Redefined
By Diane Sukiennik and Michael Reiss
Las Vegas is on a perpetual roll, reinventing itself faster than you can say “blackjack.”
Whether it’s a first time visit or another quick getaway on “the strip that never sleeps,” there’s plenty to seduce your senses. Besides being the gaming capital of the world, Las Vegas now competes for world-class status in architecture, lodging, entertainment, spas, shopping, dining, and late night clubbing. Although true high roller status must be conferred, a discerning visitor can experience luxury in plush surroundings and experience a service level formerly reserved for royalty. All this is part of the new value proposition that is Las Vegas. Besides the buzz of Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas (with it’s ultimate nightclub XS), get ready to explore the newly-opened CityCenter, an urban community destined to refine and redefine Las Vegas.
“CityCenter bridges the vitality of Las Vegas with what the experienced travelers seek when they visit great cities around the world, whether it be London, Hong Kong, or San Francisco – spectacular architecture, culturally significant art, great public spaces, sophisticated hotels, unique restaurants, and incredible amenities,” says Bobby Baldwin, president and CEO of CityCenter. “It is an evolutionary destination that aims to transform Las Vegas as a new symbol at its core, like the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Pompidou in Paris, or the Sony Center in Berlin.”
Settle into ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning architectural masterpiece which features the most technologically advanced guestrooms in the country. Upon entering you are “greeted,” as curtains open, lights turn on, and the television displays a menu of preferences. Wake up to controlled temperature, preferred music, or TV channels and the opening of curtains. One touch can make-over the entire room; the “good night” button turns everything off – from TV and music to lights – as the privacy notification turns on.
Or check into Vdara, an all-suite hotel and spa designed for those who prefer to enjoy Las Vegas in an exclusive, non-gaming, and smoke-free environment. Physically connected to the Bellagio Hotel and directly adjacent to ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara affords access to all of the amenities of CityCenter and Las Vegas, while offering an oasis of cool, contemporary chic.
After exploring your sleek, sensual digs, allow your concierge to book spa, dining, golf, or entertainment to fit between your shopping and gaming.
Catch a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s latest extravaganza, a tribute to the music and mystique of Elvis Presley, permanently housed in the specially designed theater at Aria Resort and Casino.
Plan time for admiring the monumental sculpture, people watching, shopping, and savoring the succulent tastes of the culinary masters including Beso, an authentic Latin steakhouse – all located at The Crystals – a 500,000 square foot exclusive shopping enclave that is part of CityCenter.
Before you bid adieu to the city on The Strip, catch a cab or stroll by some of the iconic structures that make Las Vegas one of a kind, stop to watch the waterworks at Bellagio, and look up at the cranes, because, sure enough, the next time you visit, Las Vegas will have introduced a new addition to dazzle and delight.
For more infomration visit www.citycenter.com