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January 19, 2007

Project CityCenter Sales Pavilion

Posted by Hunter

** I was originally scheduled to do a tour of the City Center Sales Pavilion this weekend. Unfortunately something has come up and I will be in California instead. Anyway, here's some info I got on PCC from MGM MIRAGE and I will re-schedule my tour. **

MGM MIRAGE opened the Project CityCenter Sales Pavilion in early January to showcase the various features of their $7 billion project. The center features models of several of the condo units, incorporating state-of-the-art technology to give prospective buyers an immersive experience.

The Pavilion is open daily, 10am - 7pm. Appointments are preferred but according to MGM MIRAGE staffers serious prospects can often be squeezed in. More info, direct from MGM MIRAGE, on the various units follows.

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Vdara Condo Hotel - Vdara Condo Hotel has the potential to transform the way people think about buying and living in Las Vegas. Designed by RV Architecture LLC led by Rafael Viñoly, Vdara will be the complex’s sole condo hotel. Vdara will deliver the ideal balance of access and escape, giving its residents and guests the ability to choose precisely how much “Las Vegas” he or she wants to experience. Located between two of the world’s finest casinos, Bellagio and CityCenter’s gaming resort, Vdara’s tower will host approximately 1,543 residential units including studios, deluxe studios, one-bedroom suites and one- and two-bedroom multi-level penthouse suites, ranging from 500 to 1,850 square feet. Amenities and services will include a luxurious spa and salon, pool with cabanas for added privacy, a fitness center, a destination restaurant, 24-hour concierge service, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, in-room dining, housekeeping and valet parking. Vdara will present its residents and guests with services and amenities that foster warmth, intimacy and a sense of familiar pleasures. In Vdara’s spa, salon and international-class restaurant, guests will have the opportunity to get to know their favorite chef and stylists personally, and to enjoy their artistry with every return visit. Residents may also have the option to participate in Vdara’s managed nightly rental program. Unit prices from $500,000s; Vdara is currently available for reservation.

Veer Towers - Designed by architect Helmut Jahn, Veer Towers will rise from CityCenter’s retail and entertainment district, giving residents unprecedented access to the best of stylish city living. Distinctively designed as two glass towers leaning in opposite directions (five degrees from center), Veer Towers represent a truly innovative architectural accomplishment. The 37-story towers will each house approximately 350 modern condominium residences ranging from 500 to 2,600 square feet and available in studio, one-and two-bedroom flats and penthouses. Atop each striking tower, residents will enjoy an amenities floor featuring an unequaled view of Las Vegas complemented by an “infinity edge” pool, fitness center, spa, cabanas and a patio for outdoor entertaining. Lobbies and public spaces have been developed by notable designer Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido and will showcase impressive works complemented by natural light. In the residences, the renowned team of Dianna Wong Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. has created living spaces that will impart a pure, simple aesthetic and sense of openness that will pick up where panoramas leave off. Interiors will be characterized by clean, minimal forms, natural textures and finishes. Each tower will feature a private valet and a fully staffed lobby to make smooth transitions, a business center and clubroom for managing the day’s business and social affairs, and a fitness center and steam room. Steps away, residents can partake in upscale dining, lavish shopping, exhilarating nightlife and entertainment that only Las Vegas can deliver. Unit prices from the low $500,000s; Veer is currently available for reservation.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences - Designed by KPF Architects, the Mandarin Oriental will mix the prestige of an internationally renowned resort brand and its matchless amenities with a world-class hotel and residential experience. Through the provision of bespoke benefits, residents are treated as permanent guests of Mandarin Oriental and enjoy privileged access to the exceptional services provided by the hotel. This will include gourmet cuisine via 24-hour room service; an array of concierge, doorman, housekeeping and valet services; as well as a wide range of dining, entertainment and well-being facilities. Residential interiors have been crafted with studied, meticulous care by the distinguished design and architecture firms of Kay Lang & Associates and Paige & Steele Interior Architects. Living spaces will be characterized by an artful, eastern approach, married with contemporary aesthetic splendor, in a decadent selection of color palettes, materials and finishes. The Residences at Mandarin Oriental will feature approximately 227 condominium residences situated on the upper floors of the 400-room hotel tower, with a private owner’s lobby and clubroom. Residences will be available in one-and two-bedroom plans, or two-and three-bedroom penthouses ranging from 1,000 to 3,900 square feet. Unit prices begin at $1.5 million; The Residences at the Mandarin are currently available for reservation.

The Harmon Hotel & Residences - Designed by Foster and Partners and operated by visionary Andrew Sasson’s The Light Group, The Harmon Hotel & Residences will define hip, exclusive living on the Strip and deliver luxurious services and amenities to its A-list residents and guests. The Harmon’s modern, highly reflective exterior will give way to a world of indefinable sophistication that delivers the precise mix of privacy and profile to make it a classified, unambiguously stylized haven. Marrying casually serious comfort with an insider's knowledge of what’s intuitively right, and right now, The Harmon Residences will rewrite the rules of hospitality. Passage into The Harmon comes with a sense of privilege. The atrium inspires silent awe, as does a laissez-faire sense that The Harmon’s beauty, from architecture to passersby, is simply standard to those who partake. The tower’s top 20 floors will be dedicated to its luxury residences, which will encapsulate The Harmon’s highly distilled atmosphere and deliver phenomenal views of the Las Vegas Strip. They will provide full access to the hotel’s stylish and supportive amenities, including a technologically advanced conference facility and erudite concierge along with a salon, fitness center, gourmet dining, luxurious spa with in-home services, pool deck, valet parking, housekeeping and the most elite retail offerings in Las Vegas. The hotel’s pool deck will be perched 100 feet above the Strip providing full views of the world’s most dynamic street below. The Harmon’s contemporary tower will boast 400 hotel rooms and approximately 228 condominium residences from 800 to 4,200 square feet available as one-and two-bedroom flats and penthouses. The Harmon Residences will be released for sale in mid-2007. Unit prices have not yet been announced.

So, all of the above info is directly from MGM MIRAGE, not my analysis. The photos are theirs as well. When I can get over there for the tour, I will give you my personal impressions.


Read archived comments (4 so far)
January 20, 2007 11:47 AM Posted by mike_ch

Good to hear, I'm going to have to wait a few more weeks myself.

I still can't understand why some people are so excited about this place, though. Yes, each firm involved has created some incredible things, but all together they're working on something that looks like a district of office buildings. The Harmon is the prettiest one of the bunch IMO but Foster & Partners have created some absolutely mind-blowing stuff in Europe. Likewise, I've said quite a bit about Veer already but Helmut Jahn has done some great things with the State of Illinois building and the Sony Center in Berlin.

January 21, 2007 8:29 AM Posted by detroit1051

Visiting snowbirds have put me out of touch with all you, but here are two interesting stories in today's LV Sun:

Vegas economy:

February 25, 2007 8:11 AM Posted by detroit1051

More good press on CityCenter's condos, especially Mandarin Oriental, and the Strip's evolution into a high-end residential enclave:

February 25, 2007 1:10 PM Posted by Mike P.

Amazing. The Veer towers are also reported to be about 90% sold already.

The City Center web site now has online versions of glossy brochures: