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Vdara: Views from the Inside (12-1-09)

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MGM Mirage and Dubai World executives unveiled the first phase of the CityCenter project on Dec. 1, 2009. We take you on a tour of Vdara's new Silk Road restaurant, its 18,000-square-foot spa, and some of its 1,495 rooms.

Vdara has implanted the use of their robot butlers Fetch and Jett, who deliver snacks, sundries, and spa products. Robots are becoming a very real part of the hospitality world.
Robots, humans working together on Las Vegas Strip
Monday, August 6, 2018
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Vdara has added a pair of autonomous robots — named Fetch and Jett — to help with the delivery of room-service items.
Vdara employs a pair of robots to deliver room service
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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Nancy Rubins' "Big Edge" at CityCenter
CityCenter is a walkable, drinkable art museum
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.
Coroner probing second EDC-related death
Monday, June 23, 2014
The Clark County Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a young man who was found unconscious at Vdara Saturday evening and later …
The spa Espa at Vdara.
Spa Espa, in 60 countries, opens at Vdara; CEO speaks of ‘a sensual experience’
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Espa CEO Sue Harmsworth told me: “With failing medical systems, an aging population and a greater awareness of wanting to live longer but only if we are healthy, the population is no longer seeing spas as just a luxury, but more of a lifestyle choice.”
Construction is nearing completion on the newest Starbucks on the Las Vegas Strip. It's set to open in early March in CityCenter, near Mandarin Oriental.
Ventis at Vdara: CityCenter adding a fourth Starbucks
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A fourth Starbucks shop is slated for CityCenter — this time at Vdara.
The Las Vegas skyline is seen from the top of the Bellagio.
How much does it cost to build a Strip resort?
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Genting Group got a steal on the Strip land it bought this week to build Resorts World Las Vegas, a 3,500-room Chinese-themed resort. The Malaysian company paid Boyd Gaming only $350 million for the 87-acre site of the imploded Stardust and failed Echelon. By comparison, Phil Ruffin sold the 36-acre New Frontier property in 2007 for $1.24 billion, a Las Vegas record.
A firefighter lowers a stranded window washer down the side of Vdara on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Stranded CityCenter window washers all safely on solid footing
public safety:
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The four window washers who were trapped outside the 35th floor of the Vdara Hotel at CityCenter are safely on solid ground after their rescue by Clark County and Las Vegas firefighters. The rescues, once a plan was devised, took just over an hour and required the teamwork of more than two dozen firefighters, including Las Vegas Fire and Rescue's technical rescue team. Emergency workers responded shortly before noon Wednesday and developed a high-angle rescue plan, county spokesman Stacey Welling said.
Holly Madison at the grand opening of Lik Gallery at Mandalay Place on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
With her “Peepshow” co-star Josh Strickland by her side for support, Holly Madison began her day at Disneyland at 6 a.m. today and has to still be ...
The 2011 Battle of the Brushes hosted by Angel Porrino at Blush in the Wynn on Aug. 25, 2011.
Photos: Angel Porrino hosts Battle of the Brushes at Blush; Vdara wins
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Congratulations to Vdara Spa and Salon, the winner of Las Vegas-based Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes hosted by Absinthe star Angel Porrino ...
Guy Savoy's fifth-anniversary celebration at Caesars Palace on May 3, 2011.
Guy Savoy celebrates 5 years at Caesars; XS at night; Vdara wins award
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
How can it be five years of fine dining already since top French celebrity Chef Guy Savoy opened his self-named institution at Caesars Palace? ...
16 months later, CityCenter has yet to hit its stride
THE BIG STORY: As spectacular as CityCenter is, it has become Las Vegas’ Tower of Babel—serving as a symbol of what could go wrong.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Many had expected CityCenter to be the crowning achievement on the Vegas Strip that would reset the center of one of the most famous streets in the world. It was called a sign of what’s to come and the cherry on top of Las Vegas’ sundae in a community that thought the good times would never end.
Market Cafe, inside the lobby of Vdara and featuring grab-and-go sandwiches and pastries, as well as a market, is shown here on March 3, 2011.
Vdara market at CityCenter caters to guests’ evolving appetites
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The town that invented megaresorts and supersized nightclubs with beach parties can add another concept to its roster of capitalist surprises: the neighborhood hotel minimart. Market Cafe Vdara is a departure in a tourist zone where quick eats are typically found in fast-food courts, gift shops or gritty-looking minimarts.
A building wrap, starting at the base of the Harmon, points pedestrians to CityCenter and the Crystals mall Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.
CityCenter hopes new signage brings more traffic
MGM Resorts says changes continue in response to customer feedback
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
When Deutsche Bank opened the Cosmopolitan on the Strip in December, misinformed tourists and some Las Vegas residents mistakenly grouped the new resort with MGM Resorts International’s CityCenter complex next door. It was easy to see why.
A view of the Silk Road restaurant during the opening of Vdara on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009.
Silk Road restaurant to close, grocery store to open at CityCenter's Vdara
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Vdara hotel-condo tower at CityCenter is closing its only restaurant in light of a small grocery store opening at the property.