A Substantial Debut: In Its First Year, CityCenter Receives Two AAA Five Diamond Awards
Aria Hotel & Casino, CityCenter, Las Vegas
It seems hard to believe that CityCenter has been in operation only a year, but in that year it has received awards as noted below. The most recent and most unusual In its first year, is the AAA Five Diamond Award® for both ARIA Resort & Casino and Mandarin Oriental, The award is usually given to a few select properties deemed the finest in North America, but it is highly unusual for hotels to attain this rating within the first year of operation. The AAA Five Diamond Award winners make up just 0.27 percent of the rated venues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Bobby Baldwin, CityCenter's President and CEO, said, "From inception to operation, our goal with CityCenter was to create a resort destination that provides guests with services and amenities unmatched in the world. To receive this honor in our first year, reflects our commitment to this promise. It is a great first anniversary gift."
This is not the Aria's first significant award. ARIA is the largest LEED® Gold certified building in the world. In addition to the AAA Five Diamond Award, in its debut year, ARIA has received multiple accolades including: Travel + Leisure's Top 20 Up-and-Coming Hotels in the World, 2010 Global Vision Award; Conde Nast Traveler's 2010 Hot List; Elite Traveler's World's Top Hotel Suites; Esquire's Best New Restaurants for 2010, Top 11 Restaurants Not To Miss; Food & Wine's Las Vegas' Best Bets, Go List 2010, 100 Best New Food & Drink Experiences; MSN's Top 10 New Dining Destinations; Entrepreneur's Best Business Bars; US Airways Magazine's Top 15 Coolest Hotels in U.S.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel at dusk, Las Vegas, Nevada.
As regards The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, it is a non-gaming hotel with multiple wholly owned residences. Designed entirely by interior designer Adam D. Tihany and architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, this hotel has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler's World's Best Hotels 2010; Spa Magazine's Best New Eco-Friendly Spa and Best New Spa; Spa Finder's Best Spa Director, Top 10, Best Men's Spa, Best Interior Design, Best Getaway Spa, Best Luxury Spa and Best Accommodations and Top Hotel/Resort Spa;, Desert Companion's Chef of the Year 2010 – Pascal Sanchez.