WTTC Summit 2011 – inside Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

19th May 2011
WTTC Summit 2011 – inside Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

Opened in December 2009, Aria Resort & Casino is located at CityCenter, an unprecedented urban metropolis on the Las Vegas Strip.

The ground-breaking hotel is one of the first in Las Vegas to achieve LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, and is currently the largest building in the world with LEED Gold status.

In addition to Aria, CityCenter includes three luxurious non-gaming hotels including Vdara Hotel & Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and The Harmon Hotel; Veer Towers, the development’s only strictly residential buildings; Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district; and a public Fine Art Collection.

CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World

Designed by the world-renowned firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, natural beauty and innovative design reveals itself throughout Aria’s exterior from elegantly sweeping ripples of steel and glass to lavish natural elements indoors including lush foliage, wood and stone.

It boasts an incredible 4,004 guestrooms, including 568 suites, more than 150,000 square feet of gaming featuring 145 table games and 1,940 slot machines.

World-class conferencing

Aria Resort & Casino provides a premium meeting experience with a unique blend of stunning architecture, distinctive décor and 300,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting and convention space, transforming the everyday meeting into an unforgettable one. The spectacular 61-story, 4,004-room resort sets a new global standard in hospitality.

The north façade of the event space features a beautiful glass wall that overlooks Aria’s pool deck providing a dramatic desert-landscaped backdrop. The sloped garden on the wall’s exterior continues indoors; the 20-foot-long green wall is the largest of its kind in Nevada, featuring more than 14,000 plants, adding to the natural splendour of the space.

(Golf at Aria Resort & Casino)

… And convention centre
The facility encompasses three levels and delivers a total of four ballrooms and 38 meeting rooms, including two board rooms, allowing for maximum flexibility based on the needs and wants of each group. The ballrooms, three of which feature fully functioning theatrical stages, offer the flexibility to accommodate gatherings of all sizes from 10 to 5,000 attendees.

Sustainability Initiatives
Making a debut at Aria is the world’s first fleet of stretch limos powered by clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) and innovative slot machine bases that serve as floor air-conditioning displacement ventilation units, efficiently cooling public spaces from the ground up rather than wasting energy cooling empty space from the ceiling down.

Aria has been designed to achieve more than 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency and will save an estimated 31 million gallons of water each year. This equates to a 40 percent savings within the building and 60 percent in outdoor landscaping over existing building codes.

For meetings, conventions and events, Aria has incorporated environmentally responsible practices and services. In addition, all convention sales kits are made from recycled paper materials with the exception of the outside wrap, and uniforms for meeting and convention staff are woven from recycled polyester. For recycling, ARIA utilizes two docks for collection and separation of glass, paper, cardboard, metals, plastic, food waste and grease.

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