The ambitious CityCenter development in Las Vegas will begin to open its doors to visitors from December 1, offering a world-class hotel, entertainment and shopping destination for travellers.
USA Today reports that the $8.5 billion project is aimed at expanding the appeal of the popular destination to provide luxury holidays for high-end travellers, with CityCenter CEO Bobby Baldwin calling it “the next step in the evolution of Vegas.”
Mr Baldwin explained: “The idea was to be different and leading-edge.” He revealed that his team travelled the world to find inspiration for something radically different from the usual Vegas fare, stating: “If I had seen it [in Vegas], I didn’t want it.”
The 67-acre CityCenter development will open in stages, beginning in December, and promises to be a major attraction for visitors. Its distinctive architecture features two high-rise hotels that lean at a five degree angle, while the interior features a $40 million collection of unique artworks – including an 84 foot sculpture representing the course of the Colorado River.
With only one casino, the city-within-a-city is being viewed as a major gamble by the famous gaming city, and hopes to win over tourists with its impressive range of entertainments and opportunities. In addition to 2,400 luxury apartments, CityCenter will boast a 75,000 square foot retail and entertainment complex with some of the largest designer stores in the USA. The complex, which incorporates innovative energy-saving measures into its design, will also host three extravagant spas and 300,000 feet of meeting space.