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!
There are many things that former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss isn’t. (Though, we’ll just save those for a rainy day article.) However, there are many things she is: quirky and unpredictable are words that immediately come to mind. But Fleiss is also a consummate businesswoman. Testimonial to that fact, her Pahrump, Nevada “Dirty Laundry” coin-operated laundromat that started a year and a half ago continues to be very successful. In fact, she plans to open another, perhaps many of them.
She also can intuitively sense when her karma isn’t right. In 2005 she concocted a unique plan to open a Nye County brothel on 60 acres of land, close to tiny town of Crystal, Nevada to exclusively cater to women. Planning to feature a stable of peck-endowed hunks, Heidi’s Stud Farm would have been the first bordello of its kind. She was featured in many newspaper and magazine articles and even did a HBO documentary espousing the virtues of being unvirtuous.
Only one problem about her plans: Fleiss failed to take the first step of submitting an application for a brothel license.
Now it appears she never will. “I think I’m going to put all my property up for sale in Crystal,” Fleiss said. “I don’t want to work so hard . . . and deal with all the nonsense of the sex business.”
But she’s definitely not into retiring and watching sunrises and sunsets either. Plans, although not elaborated on, are for the colorful and controversial Fleiss to embark on a new Nevada alternative energy project.
She also plans to build her dream house somewhere- it’s just she’s just not sure where yet.
However, one thing is for certain- her lifelong steadfast commitment to her 25 pet parrots that freely roam inside and outside of her home- a double-wide trailer atop her hillside property in Pahrump. “My birds come first,” she said. “I’ll live wherever’s best for them.”