First property in prestigious hotel group to receive LEED Certification
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, a sophisticated sanctuary of modern elegance at CityCenter in Las Vegas, has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the first hotel in the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to receive a LEED rating, and marks the sixth LEED Gold certification for CityCenter, which will be one of the world’s largest sustainable developments upon opening this December.
“Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is known for demonstrating its leadership in the hotel industry. With our Las Vegas opening just weeks away, we are honoured to be the Group’s first LEED Gold certified hotel,” said Rajesh Jhingon, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas’ Sustainable Highlights:
• Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will achieve approximately 34% more energy efficiency than required by local and national regulations
• High performance building façade and light-colored rooftops deflect intense desert sunlight before it can enter the building, substantially reducing the amount of energy required to cool indoor spaces.
• Water conservation technology and programs will save an estimated 4.1 million gallons annually, equating to a 34% reduction in portable water use within the building through efficient showers, faucets and waterclosets
• Floor-to-ceiling windows will enhance the guest experience by providing abundant natural light and impressive views, while reducing the need for artificial lighting
• Non-toxic paints, sealants, adhesives, carpet and composite wood products have been used in Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
• Energy Star appliances will be installed in each residential unit
• Preferred parking will be available for employees and guests using alternative-fuel vehicles such as hybrids and electric cars; preferred parking also will be available for employees that carpool to work
The advanced architecture of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas’ exterior was designed by the award-winning firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. One of the key aims when designing Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas was to achieve a building design that was as durable and energy efficient as possible within the taxing Las Vegas climate. Based atop a podium made of zinc, titanium, granite and limestone, the building rises vertically into a façade that draws inspiration from traditional Chinese motifs. Interiors have been designed by Adam D. Tihany with the infusion of contemporary elegance and delicate artful Asian influences.
As part of CityCenter, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas brings a new level of environmental consciousness to the world-famous Strip. CityCenter will be one of the world’s largest sustainable developments upon opening this December, from design and construction to operations and guest amenities. An extraordinary urban resort destination brought to life by eight world-renowned architects, CityCenter has already achieved LEED® Gold certifications for Aria Resort’s hotel tower, ARIA’s convention center and theater, Vdara Hotel & Spa, Crystals retail and entertainment district and the residential Veer Towers.