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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.

An exterior view of the Vdara and Aria hotel-casino Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.
Vdara luxury hotel at Aria reopening Thursday
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
MGM Resorts International’s Vdara Hotel and Spa will reopen Thursday. The hotel, a luxury brand at the Aria on the Strip, has been closed since mid-March because of the ...
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
Automated robots are slowly entering the Las Vegas workforce, bringing futuristic advancements that make certain tasks more convenient. But some technologies are raising concerns ...
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
When guests order an item to their room at one Las Vegas resort, a robot is likely to show up at their door ...
Nancy Rubins' "Big Edge" at CityCenter
CityCenter is a walkable, drinkable art museum
The Incidental Tourist:
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 …
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.
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.
Panelist: Region ignored too long on transportation issues
Friday, October 15, 2010
Scott Smith, the mayor of Mesa, Ariz., recalled the day when he and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper first saw the U.S. Department of Transportation’s map showing preferred high-speed rail corridors in the United States.
Transportation secretary envisions nation connected by high-speed rail
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told a Las Vegas gathering of transportation officials from western states that he expects 80 percent of American cities to be connected by high-speed rail in 25 years.
Vdara 'death ray' captures imagination of world's media
Vdara 'death ray' captures imagination of world's media
Saturday, October 2, 2010
On warm days, Vdara’s glass-sheathed curve focuses the sun into a beam capable of melting plastic and burning skin. MGM Resorts is examining the CityCenter hotel’s architectural flaw.