ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Text credits:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aria_Resort_and_Casino
Location Las Vegas Strip, Paradise, Nevada
Address 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date December 16, 2009
Number of rooms 4,004
Total gaming space 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2)
Permanent shows Zarkana
Notable restaurants Sage, Julian Serrano, Bar Masa, Jean Georges, Sirio, Tetsu
Owner MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development
Architect Pelli Clarke Pelli[1]
Website aria.com
Aria Resort and Casino is a luxury resort and casino, part of the CityCenter complex on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Aria consists of two curved glass and steel highrise towers adjoined at the center. It opened on December 16, 2009 as a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development. At 4,000,000 sq ft (370,000 m2) and 600 ft (180 m) in height, it is the largest and tallest structure at CityCenter.
The resort’s 61 and 51-story towers contain an American Automobile Association five diamond hotel with 4,004 guest rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, 10 bars and nightclubs, and a casino with 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2) of gaming space. It also has a 215,000 sq ft (20,000 m2) pool area with 50 cabanas, an 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2) salon and spa, a 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) convention center and a 1,800-seat theater which is hosting Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil.

Among the most notable aspects of Aria is its incorporation of technology in the exterior and interior design of the hotel, specifically for the reduction of energy consumption. It is the largest hotel in the world to have earned LEED Gold certification. On account of its smart rooms which automatically adjust curtains, turn off unused lights and electronics, and regulate the temperature when a guest enters or leaves a room, Aria was described in Popular Mechanics as possibly “the most technologically advanced hotel ever built”.

Aria was conceived by MGM Mirage (now MGM Resorts International) as part of the broader CityCenter development project, which was announced on November 10, 2004. The architectural design of Aria was conducted by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and construction began in early 2006 on a plot of land located between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo. This site was previously occupied by the former Boardwalk Hotel and Casino, retail stores, and a large parking lot, all of which were excavated beginning in April 2006. Following excavation, Aria’s foundation was poured in June 2006. Vertical progression commenced in September 2007, at which point construction workers built upwards at a rate of one floor every seven days until reaching the final height of 61 floors.

Amid ongoing construction in 2007, Infinity World Development, a subsidiary of Dubai World, invested about $2.7 billion to acquire a 50-percent stake in the CityCenter project. From this point on, Aria was jointly owned by MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development, with MGM solely responsible for operations and management. The economic downturn and its ripple effects – including litigation – threatened to halt construction of Aria at one point in early 2009, but an additional funding arrangement was made, allowing construction to continue on schedule. The resort opened on December 16, 2009, in the same month as several other CityCenter properties such as The Crystals, an attached retail shopping complex.

Design, facilities
The completed structure comprises two curvilinear glass towers, measuring 61 stories tall. At the base of the connected high-rise towers is a casino and a three-story lobby that incorporates natural materials including foliage, flowers, glass, wood, and stone. Aria’s design is described as not adhering to an overarching theme, in contrast to themed resorts prevalent on the Las Vegas Strip. It was named Aria due to its placement as the central feature of CityCenter, as arias are focal points in operas.

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Arquitecto Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects1
Dirección 3730 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Nº. de habitaciones 4 0041
Espacio de juegos 150 000 pies cuadrados (14 000 metros cuadrados)
ARIA Resort & Casino es un proyecto diseñado por César Pelli y Asociados. El hotel de 183 m, el casino y el centro de convenciones son la parte central más importante del CityCenter. Con un total de 10 345 000 pies cuadrados (961 100 m²), la estructura incluye un hotel de 4 000 habitaciones con 4 000 000 pies cuadrados (400 000 m²) espacio de hotel, 155 000 pies cuadrados (14 400 m²) de área de casino, un centro de convenciones de 3 pisos con 565 000 pie cuadrado (52 500 m²), oficinas y dos estacionamientos, uno de ellos será una estructura de 13 pisos y el otro estacionamiento será subterráneo localizado debajo del casino.
En su base hay 150 000 pies cuadrados de área de casino (el primero en Las Vegas que permite gran cantidad de luz natural) y un lobby de 3 niveles que usa materiales naturales.

El ARIA Resort & Casino abrió el 16 de diciembre de 2009
Datos
El resort tiene una gran variedad de restaurantes de lujos, incluyendo New York’s Masa, salones, bares y discotecas.
En el teatro de 2 000 asientos, el Cirque du Soleil en consorcio con CKX, Inc. y su subsidiaria Elvis Presley Enterprises tienen un show permanente para darle tributo a Elvis Presley llamado Viva Elvis.
Todas las habitaciones y suites tienen ventanas grandes, así como ventanales en las esquinas (los primeros en Las Vegas), e incorporan tecnologías nunca usadas en la industria de hoteles. Los corredores permiten la entrada a la luz natural.
El spa de ARIA de 70 000 pies cuadrados incluye 62 salones de tratamiento, tres suites spa (para tratamientos en parejas, fiestas de despedidas de solteros o pequeños eventos en grupo) con balcones con vistas a la piscina. Adyacente al spa hay un salón con todo tipo de servicios, barbería, gimnasio y un estudio para ejercicio en grupo.
Hay también un centro de convenciones de tres pisos con 300 000 pies cuadrados.
En un extremo, cerca de la zona de estacionamiento, hay un rotulo LED de Jenny Holzer de 250 pies dándole la bienvenida a los huéspedes.
El hotel tiene 900 000 pies cuadrados para oficinas y estacionamiento subterráneo. Fue el primer hotel en manejar su energía con el sistema de automatización ‘Control’. El sistema recuerda sus preferencias y cuando pasa su tarjeta de la habitación, restablece las preferencias para la temperatura, las luces, persianas y lo saluda por su nombre.
Conservación
El 14 de septiembre de 2009 Aria se convirtió en el edificio más grande del mundo con el premio en energías renovables Leed.

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