December 5, 2010 |
Trying to promote a Vegas hotel? That's heavy, man. Or more correctly, the Heavy ? a British rock band whose TV commercial featuring Aria, the 4,004-room anchor hotel at CityCenter ? is coming soon to a TV screen near you. "It's a high-energy, fun commercial that we think accurately displays the excitement of Aria," said Jim Murren, chief executive of parent company MGM Resorts International. Here's what's behind the commercial: Fewer than half of Southern Californians ?
March 21, 2012 |
This is the stuff spring breaks are made of: super-cheap air-hotel packages to Las Vegas. Yes, most Angelenos drive to Vegas, but with the high price of gas and the low cost of these packages, flying might be a no-brainer -- and a spring break windfall. JetBlue Airways : The airline extended its one-day Madness-in-March sale that started Tuesday until tonight (Wednesday). As I was checking out the sale fares, I stumbled upon an incredible discounted Las Vegas package: $110 per person based on double occupancy from April 8 to 10 that includes two nights at Circus Circus and round-trip airfare from Long Beach.
July 26, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - Just admit it: How many times have you gazed up at a crew of window washers and had your blood turn to water and told yourself, "No way, no how, would I do that job”? You could fall, or have something else bad happen up there. On Wednesday, something else bad did happen here to four window washers: They got stranded on their platform for several hours, dangling over the Strip outside the - Yowsa! - 35th floor of a high-rise hotel until they were rescued by firefighters who rapelled to their aid. Nobody was hurt, but some egos were no doubt bruised.
January 3, 2010 |
Packed into 67 acres between the Monte Carlo and the Bellagio casino hotels, CityCenter is billed not just as the Las Vegas Strip's next evolutionary phase, but also as a spectacle capable of pulling the region's tourism from its death spiral. Yet with nearly 5,900 new luxury hotel rooms to fill, that spiral may be intensifying. Between Dec. 1 and 16, the developers unveiled the 1,495-guest room Vdara, the 392-guest room Mandarin Oriental, and the 4,004-guest room Aria Resort & Casino and its 17 restaurants and cafes.
March 11, 2010
In the Aria casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas; restaurant reservations, (877) 230-2742; http://www.arialasvegas.com. Bar Masa, (877) 230-2742. Chilled dishes, $26 to $89; salads, $15 to $18; braised dishes, $34 to $68; hibachi grilled items, $18 to $120; sushi items, $18 to $240; seasonal sushi or sashimi tasting, $98; omakase , $100 per person and up. Shaboo (the adjoining shabu-shabu restaurant), $500 per person. Open 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday to Monday.
April 25, 2010 |
Several resorts will be upping the poolside ante this summer. At Aria, the biggest hotel at recently opened CityCenter, guests have their choice of three large whirlpools and three even larger pools. The cabanas include 42-inch LCD TVs and iPod docks. There's also Liquid, an adults-only venue with dipping pools featuring underwater speakers; (866) 359-7757, http://www.arialasvegas.com . At the neighboring Mandarin Oriental, butlers attend to guests on the eighth-floor pool deck.