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Old Posted Oct 13, 2009, 1:18 PM
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2009, 1:33 PM
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A few pics of Aria's registration.

"Sculpture at CityCenter’s Aria designed to provoke thought about water"

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009...s-through-air/

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Old Posted Oct 13, 2009, 1:38 PM
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CityCenter's opening toned down

Well, at least there's still fireworks.

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In another economy, CityCenter might have opened with the kind of pageantry befitting royalty.

Instead, the $8.5 billion resort complex — billed as a redefinition of the resort experience for future generations of tourists — will open in December in a manner more appropriate for troubled times.

Managing partner MGM Mirage isn’t revealing its opening strategy for CityCenter, but it’s clear that the plan, finalized after much debate, will be a toned-down version of what could have been.

“We struggled to find the right tone,” MGM Mirage spokesman Alan Feldman said. “To do something grandiose doesn’t feel right with the economy.”

How to be extravagant without seeming wasteful?

One scenario the company rejected was put forth by a company that helped create the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics, for example. Not that the festivities will be solemn. There will be fireworks, thousands of invited guests, hors d’oeuvres and champagne. But the real money, Feldman said, will go into marketing rather than an over-the-top party.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009...grand-opening/
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2009, 1:54 PM
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Lied Library at UNLV. I like the views on the top floor but it's to much of a hike across campus from where I like to hang out.


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The overhang looks kinda cool, but considering the fact that it doesn't provide any shade... in Las Vegas... it isn't cool at all (literally).
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2009, 7:54 PM
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The Aria registration area with suspended artwork and the backdrop of Crystals is amazing!

Registration area looks like a 30 ft high ceiling? In any case, it looks pretty tall.
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2009, 10:01 PM
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Inside the Dormant Fontainebleau.. 7 minute video

http://vimeo.com/6532864

(Also available on Vimeo is the CityCenter vid that I posted a few months ago http://www.vimeo.com/3974163)

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Old Posted Oct 14, 2009, 1:03 AM
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Inside the Dormant Fontainebleau.. 7 minute video

http://vimeo.com/6532864

(Also available on Vimeo is the CityCenter vid that I posted a few months ago http://www.vimeo.com/3974163)
I did not expect this video to be so depressing. Also, the creepy Circus Circus clown looks like it's laughing at the building.
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2009, 4:50 AM
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That video is sad, the tallest building in the city, the state, the tallest built west of the Mississippi in the last decade, empty and just abandoned like that, wow.




here is an article I just found googling, from a few days ago, it is even sadder:

By ALEXANDRA BERZON

LAS VEGAS—The Fontainebleau the luxury hotel and casino development at the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip, sits more than half-finished after falling into bankruptcy in June.

But as potential suitors consider rescuing the project, they are facing a grim reality: It may not be worth the money it would cost to complete it. More than $2 billion has already been poured into construction.

"It is going to take $1.2 billion to $2 billion to finish Fontainebleau, and it's not worth that much," Penn National Gaming Chief Operating Officer Tim Wilmott said. Penn is currently negotiating to take it over from the project's creditors. The project's developer says other parties have shown interest in the project as well.

Penn, based in Wyomissing, Pa., operates 12 casinos in states around the country and Canada but none in Las Vegas.
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Inside the Dormant Fontainebleau.. 7 minute video

http://vimeo.com/6532864

(Also available on Vimeo is the CityCenter vid that I posted a few months ago http://www.vimeo.com/3974163)
Oh, my gosh. what a sad state!
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2009, 1:08 PM
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Aria Spa

There's two spa renderings on this Las Vegas Sun article
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009...s-largest-spa/
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I did not expect this video to be so depressing. Also, the creepy Circus Circus clown looks like it's laughing at the building.
The clown is laughing at FB and Echelon. What an abortion.
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I love the old Circus Circus clown! It so reminds me of the "old" Vegas, it would be a shame if it were ever to come down...

That being said, I do feel sorry for that poor hotel, with so many failed projects adjacent to it. Even though the Stardust and Frontier were kind of crappy, at least they gave visitors a REASON to walk to Circus Circus, as it is now, there's no way anyone would walk over there from the rest of The Strip...

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Old Posted Oct 14, 2009, 7:13 PM
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is it safe to say that the names, cosmopolitan and fountainebleau are in limbo?

who ever ends up buying either property will certainly change the name to their company's name (FB is another hotel chain - why would anyone want someone elses name under their belt?)
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is it safe to say that the names, cosmopolitan and fountainebleau are in limbo?

who ever ends up buying either property will certainly change the name to their company's name (FB is another hotel chain - why would anyone want someone elses name under their belt?)
I would have to agree.

In a dream senario, Boyd would sell off the Echelon parcel and use the cash to buy Cosmo and name it Stardust or Borgata.
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I would have to agree.

In a dream senario, Boyd would sell off the Echelon parcel and use the cash to buy Cosmo and name it Stardust or Borgata.
The blue lights that light up Cosmo at night would sure be an appropriate fit if it were to be renamed as the new Stardust.
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Is construction still in full swing at Cosmo or has it been scaled back recently? Seems to be taking awhile!
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Is construction still in full swing at Cosmo or has it been scaled back recently? Seems to be taking awhile!
The exterior is being completed at a steady pace, the interior is under redesign.
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(FB is another hotel chain - why would anyone want someone elses name under their belt?)
Unless the company gets the rights to the name. FB Las Vegas is a huge part of Fountainblue the company's holdings. I wouldn't be surprised if they took the name as part of the deal.
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a dream come true for citycenter

i took 3 years and know its a dream come true http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=11311658
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i took 3 years and know its a dream come true http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=11311658
How odd they will do one celebration after another instead of one extravagant grand opening? Sad to see the Harmon won't open until late 2010! I don't think they mentioned when the VEER towers will open?
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