The cost: $8.5 billion. The decision: Let it ride- open the doors to the public!
The much anticipated CityCenter project in Las Vegas- the largest construction project in the U.S. this year – is taking its opening public curtain calls this week.
Updated Public Opening Schedule:
Dec. 1 – Vdara Hotel & Spa opens
Dec. 3 – High-end retail shops, entertainment venues open, featuring Crystal
Dec. 4 – Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel opens
Dec. 16 – The project’s centerpiece, Aria Resort & Casino opens
Since March, Las Vegas Backstage Access has written extensively on the project, covering it from all angles. Please check out our articles on March 4 & 25; July 13, 16 & 28; Sept. 3, 17 & 25; Oct. 13 & 18; and Nov. 9, 14, 18 & 19.
C’mon over to Las Vegas and check it out!
Mandarin Oriental, prominently situated at the entrance of CityCenter in Las Vegas, will introduce the award-winning cuisine of three-star Michelin Chef Pierre Gagnaire at the luxury hotel’s signature restaurant, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.
Opening in December 2009, Twist will be Gagnaire’s first restaurant in the United States. The innovative menu will infuse the simplicity of classic French cuisine with a modern spin, relying on a pairing of flavors and textures for which Gagnaire is known.
In a distinguished career that spans more than 35 years, Gagnaire has gained the highest acclaim for his restaurants in Paris, London, Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai and his namesake restaurant, “Pierre” at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
Gagnaire is well-known for being at the forefront of the fusion movement. Beginning his career in St. Etienne, Gaganaire won three Michelin Stars and tore at the conventions of classic French cooking by introducing radical juxtapositions of tastes and textures. His influence on cooking has been recognized worldwide.
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