Luxury Retailers Plan Move Into CityCenter
MGM Mirage has announced a list of retailers that will be joining Crystals, the massive 500,000-square-foot complex in the new CityCenter development. The Crystals facility is set to open on December 3 and will include most of the major luxury brands which already have at least one outlet on the Las Vegas Strip like Prada, Christian Dior, Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Hermes, Roberto Cavalli, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Ermengildo Zegna and Versace. The center will also mark the debut of other stores in Las Vegas such as Tom Ford, Assouline, Kiton, Miu Miu, Paul Smith and Porsche Design. Other previously announced retailers are H. Stern, de Grisogono, Marni, Boutique Tourbillon and Mikimoto. Wolfgang Puck and Todd English will also have restaurants at the complex. This line-up puts CityCenter in direct competition with other shopping areas on the Strip including the Wynn and the Forum Shop. As 2009 rumbles on it is hoped that more and more luxury shoppers will return to Las Vegas; the city has experienced a sharp decrease in tourism. Figures released last month show that the rate of decline in tourism has slowed in recent months. The $8.5 billion CityCenter project has faced a variety of troubles during the construction process but when it opens it will be the biggest development Las Vegas has ever seen.