STEEP AND SOCIALIZE AT ARIA’S NEW AFTERNOON TEA

STEEP AND SOCIALIZE AT ARIA’S NEW
AFTERNOON TEA

Specialty teas, champagne and caviar come together to create an upscale mid-day delight with the all-new Afternoon Tea at ARIA Resort & Casino’s Lobby Bar. A modern take on a timeless European tradition, Afternoon Tea is an elegant social ritual of sophisticated sips and light bites available noon- 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Curated by ARIA Director of Beverage Daniel Molitor and award-winning tea importer Art of Tea, the experience delivers an eclectic selection of luxury tea options including the Sakura, a white tea blend with soft, sweet and floral notes; Immortal Nectar, a rare, premium and cave-aged Pu-erh black tea with a light sherry bouquet and a smooth, earthy flavor; and Eisai’s Choice Sencha, a prized green tea with a grassy flavor and vibrant hue, assembled to bring forth clarity and focus with every sip. Each serving of tea is presented in a delicate floral teapot and accompanied by traditional accoutrements of fresh lemon, cream and organic honey.

For a perfect pairing, guests are presented a wide selection of delectable miniature pastries, such as bite-size Hazelnut Financiers and Brittany Shortbread, and savory sandwiches, like the Smoked Salmon, topped with herb goat cheese and trout roe served on a soft shortbread; or Jamón Ibérico, with crispy brioche and frisée.

The luxurious options:

  • Afternoon Tea – Guests receive choice of tea, plus a selection of four savory accompaniments and four mini-desserts; priced at $45 per person.
  • The Royal Tea Tree – The ultimate indulgence, guests receive the Afternoon Tea experience plus one ounce of Osetra Caviar atop savory canapés – served upon a tableside multi-level sterling silver tree display – and a glass of Schramsberg, Blanc de Blancs, Brut; priced at $140 per person.
  • Elevated Beverages – Cocktails, champagne, non-alcoholic beverages and coffee selections by specialty coffee roaster LAMILL COFFEE are available a la carte.

Overlooking ARIA Lobby’s spectacular seasonal decor, Lobby Bar is located adjacent to the resort’s main lobby. Reservations are recommended and can be secured by calling 702-590-8593.

 

ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

ARIA AND WINE SPECTATOR HOST EXCLUSIVE WINE EVENTS AT SAGE AND JEAN GEORGES STEAKHOUSE

ARIA AND WINE SPECTATOR HOST EXCLUSIVE WINE EVENTS AT SAGE AND JEAN GEORGES STEAKHOUSE

Tickets now available for five-course pairing dinner and educational Pinot Noir seminar

 

 ARIA Resort & Casino and Wine Spectator will delight wine enthusiasts’ palates with exclusive events on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27,  hosted by ARIA Director of Wine William Moss and Wine Spectator Senior Editor Kim Marcus.

On Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Sage will host a once-in-a-lifetime wine dinner featuring a five-course meal masterfully prepared by Executive Chef Christopher Heisinger, along with elegant wine pairings from HALL, WALT, Clarice and Siduri wineries to complement each course.

On Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., education-seekers and wine devotees alike can deepen their knowledge of Pinot Noir as they taste and examine the finest varietals from WALT, Siduri and Clarice wineries during a private mid-day seminar at critically acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s namesake restaurant, Jean Georges Steakhouse.

Both events also will include special guests Adam Lee of Clarice and Siduri; Dianna Novy Lee of Flaunt and Megan Gunderson of HALL and WALT. Event details:

Wine Dinner: Elegance and Precision in Wine and Food
Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Sage Restaurant at ARIA

The exclusive dining experience will commence with a reception in Sage’s lounge where guests can enjoy a glass of Flaunt Brut sparkling wine and hor d’oeuvres, followed by a five-course pairing dinner that will include:

  • Hamachi Crudo Salad with ginger-soy vinaigrette, smoked coconut and radish; paired with 2017 WALT Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • Day Boat Scallops with braised oxtail, salted-caramel reduction and wild mushrooms paired with 2017 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
  • Rohan Duck Breast with salted turnips, leek purée, beech mushrooms and sweet and sour jus paired with 2017 Clarice Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Wagyu Filet with potato pave, maitake mushrooms, green peppercorn and bordelaise paired with two wines, 2015 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 HALL Kathryn Hall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Gorgonzola Custard with toasted almond and tomato confit.

Seminar: Pinot Noir Cabaletta
Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. at Jean Georges Steakhouse at ARIA

This interactive seminar, moderated by Wine Spectator Senior Editor Kim Marcus, will delve into the best of Pinot Noirs through a tasting of four wine flights featuring WALT, Siduri and Clarice selections from a variety of California’s wine regions. Flights include:

  • Flight One: Pore over the best of California’s Anderson Valley; tastings include:
    • 2017 WALT Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
    • 2017 Siduri Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
  • Flight Two: Contrast varietals from Sonoma County with Russian River Valley; tastings include:
    • 2016 WALT Bob’s Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
    • 2016 WALT La Brisa Pinot Noir
    • 2016 Siduri Barbieri Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Flight Three: Discover Santa Lucia Highlands and talk vintages; tastings include:
    • 2016 Siduri Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
    • 2017 Clarice Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Flight Four: Explore the art of blending vs. single-vineyards from Santa Barbara County; tastings include:
    • 2017 Siduri Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
    • 2017 WALT Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
    • 2017 WALT Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir

Tickets are priced at $295 per person for Sage’s wine pairing dinner and $95 per person (plus tax and gratuity for both events) for Jean George Steakhouse’s wine seminar. Both Sage and Jean Georges Steakhouse have been Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” winners since 2011. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call or email ARIA Concierge at 877-347-2742 or concierge@aria.com.

Aficionados looking for additional wine-centric events to round out that weekend are invited to experience an evening of exceptional wines from the world’s best-known regions during Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour. The three-city event will come to Las Vegas on Saturday, April 27 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at The Mirage. Tickets are priced at $200 for general admission and $325 for VIP with one-hour-early entry. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Grand Tour, visit Wine Spectator’s event page.

About ARIA Resort & Casino 
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning award-winning resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar AficionadoWhisky Advocate, Market WatchShanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

CATCH Las Vegas Makes Waves with Star-Studded Debut at ARIA Resort & Casino

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATCH LAS VEGAS MAKES WAVES WITH STAR-STUDDED DEBUT AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

New York and Los Angeles’ Buzziest Dining Destination Opens New Enclave on Vegas Strip

 

CATCH Las Vegas, the globally inspired, seafood-centric hotspot favorited by boldface names from NYC to LA, has officially opened doors to its new enclave at ARIA Resort & Casino.

True to form, CATCH Las Vegas’ weekend of opening celebrations drew star-stacked guest lists, culminating with Casamigos’ coveted annual Halloween party. George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Karolina Kurkova, Austin Stowell, Joey Fatone, J.B. Smoove and Marlon Wayans were among the elaborately costumed guests to enjoy celebrated CATCH dishes paired with Casamigos cocktails, a surprise DJ set by Kendall Jenner, and performances by Nas and DJ Cassidy. The Chainsmokers, Floyd Mayweather and Jermaine Dupri and other VIP guests attended Friday’s progressive event highlighting CATCH’s seamless transition from early evening to late night parties with special performances by Rudy Mancuso and Lexy Panterra.

The venue at ARIA amplifies CATCH’s signature experiences – from statement-making, photo-friendly visuals to decadent seafood and sushi combination towers – for The Strip. As guests traverse through the picturesque entryway – a surreal, 80-foot-long tunnel-like pergola, offset by twinkling trellises and colorful blooming walls, it almost feels like stepping into a secret garden or hidden world.

 

Statements by the CATCH Partners

CATCH Co-Founder Mark Birnbaum: “It has been a long-term goal of ours to bring CATCH to Las Vegas. It’s a dream come true to see our name in lights and we couldn’t think of a better resort than ARIA to bring the high-energy CATCH experience to life.”

CATCH Co-Founder Eugene Remm: “Las Vegas is the mecca. We’ve taken the great food, the great service, and the great vibe of our CATCH properties and transplanted it to one of the greatest markets in the world.”

CHG Partner Tilman Fertitta: “Everything we do at CATCH is so special in a new and modern way. We’re so excited to take CATCH to the next level in Las Vegas, one of the great destination cities in the world.”

Internationally Inspired Cuisine

In this setting of glitz and glamour, CATCH is steadfastly committed to delivering a globally inspired selection of dishes seen through modern perspective, innovative flavor combinations and spectacular presentations.

 

  • Seafood Sharables – Guests can dive in with an assortment of bright appetizers that highlight fresh and succulent seafood. The Catch Ceviche infuses the bold flavors of mango and blood orange ponzu with Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The decadent Truffle Sashimi allows guests to indulge in both tuna and Hamachi paired with chili ponzu, caviar and rich black truffle purée.
  • High Rollers – In addition to soon-to-be-announced Las Vegas-exclusive sushi rolls, CATCH also offers its famed signatures. The vegan Veggie King Roll is made with king oyster mushrooms, cashew and spicy miso. For a unique and delicious flavor profile, guests can opt for the Hellfire Roll, which uses spicy tuna in two ways with Asian pear and balsamic.
  • Global Flavors – The hot appetizers feature an assortment of dishes with cultural origins ranging from Asian to Spanish. Favorites include the buttery and rich A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu, prepared tableside on a signature hot stone with yuzu soy, garlic oil, Maldon sea salt and sesame; the Grilled Spanish Octopus, served with crispy potatoes, sofrito and creamy garlic aioli; and the American Lobster Mac & Cheese.
  • Larger Plates – CATCH ups the ante on the Las Vegas feast with options like the 25-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk: 36-ounces of all natural, grass-fed beef with caramelized onion wagyu butter; and the 2.5 Pound Cantonese Lobster prepared with sake, oyster sauce, scallions and garlic.
  • Delightful Desserts – Over-the-top desserts celebrate indulgence with treats like the “Hit Me” Chocolate Cake that encourages guests to smash the liquid “Klondike” bar perched atop a brownie, devil’s food cake and roasted white chocolate ice cream. Other delights include the  Vegan Pistachio “Cheesecake” with coconut sorbet and black cherry jam and The Carnival, a wheel of warm ricotta donuts with dipping sauces like cream cheese frosting, raspberry lime, milk chocolate, and salted caramel.


Sensational Sips

Reimagined classic cocktails pop with flavor, visual display and dramatic delivery at CATCH Las Vegas. Also on the menu, guests find a selection of non-alcoholic creations, an extensively curated wine list and an assortment of spirits.

  • Creative Cocktails – CATCH offers innovative cocktails with names that pay homage to pop culture icons, like the Ziggy Stardust with Volcán Blanco Tequila, white peach, ginger beer, lemon and Hellfire Bitters. Catch 22 – a Las Vegas exclusive – begins with a puff of cotton candy that dissolves before guests’ eyes as a concoction of vodka and yuzu pours atop the pillowing cloud in the glass.
  • Worldly Wine – CATCH Las Vegas features a balanced and playful wine list with a mix of regional and international varietals designed to pair well with CATCH’s diverse cuisine. Highlights of the menu include over a page of sake offerings as well as an extensive selection of rosé wines. Additionally, the menu features the Captain’s Stash, a reserve section of wine that includes premium, fine and rare selections listed above a $1,000 price point.


Lush Design

Tapped to deliver a memorable experience and high-energy transitions from dinner to late-night, Rockwell Group led the design of CATCH Las Vegas, drawing inspiration from the Los Angeles location as well as the Mediterranean to create a warm and welcoming oasis.

Design highlights of the restaurant include:

  • An Iconic Entry – From the moment of arrival, guests are drawn into CATCH Las Vegas’ dramatic 80-foot-long arched pergola, lined with twinkling foliage overhead and vibrant, bloom-infused flower walls featuring intimate seating/photo nooks. The flooring is made of red and white oak reclaimed from abandoned farms and warehouses in the Eastern United States.
  • Main Dining Room – The contemporary, nature-inspired feel is most evident in the main dining room. The centerpiece is the iconic olive tree standing at the middle of the room beneath its own glass roof. A rustic grey wood trellis overhang defines the seating area, creating the feel of an outdoor garden. Custom-dyed Italian leather banquettes with teak wood framing salvaged from historic buildings surround tabletops featuring walnut planks and blackened metal details.
  • Elevated Bar – The bar space features a 16-foot-tall vaulted ceiling, creating a spacious environment, as well as an open backbar with views of the adjacent dining room. The backbar display is made of 10 feet of tiered, glowing liquor bottles that reflect in mirrors to create a dazzlingly expansive optical illusion.
  • Private Lounge – Off the main dining room, the private lounge’s refined atmosphere reminiscent of a library is perfect for after parties. The centerpiece of the room is a custom five-foot-diameter crystal chandelier. Dark walnut wood paneling millwork creates a moodier impression while a tufted leather bar and intimate velvet banquettes offer the soft and luxurious feeling of a private club or speakeasy.

CATCH is located within the main lobby at ARIA Resort & Casino. It is open for dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The lounge is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. To make reservations, call ARIA Concierge at (702) 590-5757 or visit OpenTable.

ABOUT ARIA Resort & Casino

ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with its unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About CATCH Hospitality Group

Catch Hospitality Group partners Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Tilman J. Fertitta have propelled globally-influenced seafood restaurant Catch (2011) from a standalone NYC flagship to an international phenomenon with successful locations in Los Angeles, Playa del Carmen and Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

 

With a focus on culture and brand, New York based restauranteurs Remm and Birnbaum spent two decades building CHG into one of the country’s most successful restaurant management companies. Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as the “New Kings of New York Hospitality,” Remm and Birnbaum pioneered dynamic hospitality experiences using food, service and vibe to create seamless transitions between dining, nightlife and entertainment. In addition to Catch, CHG operates midtown American brasserie Lexington Brass (2011). American businessman Tilman J. Fertitta, whose privately owned Landry’s, Inc. ranks among the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S., has spent nearly 40 years cultivating his hospitality empire. The “World’s Richest Restauranteur,” according to Forbes Magazine, Fertitta is the star of CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer, the proud owner of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets and is the owner of the Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels.

 

For more information please visit http://catchhg.com/; also find CATCH on Instagram.

ARIA, Vdara and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to Appear in Upcoming Episode of ABC’s “The Bachelorette”

 

ARIA, Vdara and Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to Appear in Upcoming Episode of ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series The Bachelorette

ARIA Resort & Casino will appear in an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit reality series, The Bachelorette, currently celebrating its 14th season. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond-rated resort hosted the newest Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin, as she and her suitors experienced the resort’s stunning accommodations at the ARIA Sky Suites as well as two of ARIA’s fine dining venues, Sage and Herringbone. Additionally, the episode will feature a special group date after-party at the award-winning entertainment venue T-Mobile Arena, as well as the highly anticipated rose ceremony which took place at Vdara Hotel & Spa. This episode of The Bachelorette is scheduled to air MONDAY, JUNE 25 at 8 p.m. PDT on ABC

The gut-wrenching finish to Becca Kufrin’s romance with Arie Luyendyk Jr. left Bachelor Nation speechless. In a change of heart, Arie broke up with America’s sweetheart just weeks after proposing to her – stealing her fairytale ending and her future. With the help of her family and friends, Becca was able to pick up the pieces and put the focus back on herself, moving forward with her life. It is strong willpower and a firm set of Midwest values that lead Becca to one certain conclusion: She is willing to take another leap of faith to look for her soul mate, the love of her life, again. But this time, it will be on her terms and forever. Now, the humble fan favorite and girl next door from Minnesota returned for a second shot at love, starring on The Bachelorette, when it premiered for its 14th season on MONDAY, MAY 28, on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. 

ABOUT ARIA RESORT & CASINO 
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT VDARA HOTEL & SPA 
Vdara Hotel & Spa is an all-suite hotel designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming, smoke-free setting. With a holistic spa, sophisticated lobby bar and casual eatery and marketplace at Market Café, Vdara creates a warm and inviting environment. Vdara is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World.  For more information and reservations, visit vdara.com, call toll free at (866) 745-7767 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT T-MOBILE ARENA
T-Mobile Arena, the 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. In Fall 2017, T-Mobile Arena welcomed the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team and the city’s first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark, recently named the “2017 Venue of the Year” by Billboard Touring” as well as the “Best New Major Concert Venue” by Pollstar Magazine, features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Designed by industry-leading architect Populous, T-Mobile Arena is a LEED® Gold certified venue as named by the U.S. Green Building Council. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at t-mobilearena.com.

ABOUT THE BACHELORETTE
On ABC’s hit primetime reality series, The Bachelorette, one lucky woman is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelorette embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a number of handsome men, gradually narrowing the field as she continues her search for her soul mate. At the end of this romantic voyage, if she has found the one, will there be a proposal — and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Nicole Woods, Elan Gale and Bennett Graebner are the executive producers.

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ARIA’s 200,000-Square-Foot Convention Center Expansion Opens; Introduces Innovative New Executive Meeting Lounge

ARIA’s 200,000-Square-Foot Convention Center Expansion Opens;

Introduces Innovative New Executive Meeting Lounge

LEED Gold-Certified Convention Center Now Features 500,000 Square Feet of Space

One of North America’s premier destinations for large-scale, tech-forward conferences and events, ARIA Resort & Casino has opened an additional 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space across four stories. The approximately $170 million expansion is highlighted by stunning indoor/open-air verandas with retractable windows and dramatic views of The Park and T-Mobile Arena

The new space, seamlessly integrated with ARIA’s existing convention center, incorporates features such as outdoor offerings, views, additional natural light and non-traditional meeting areas. For those wanting an exclusive gathering area, the discreetly marked Cypress Executive Lounge is a Las Vegas first that will exceed expectations. The 3,000-square-foot space features a fully stocked pantry, 3 private suites for personal workspaces and one-on-one meetings, a conference room with flexible furniture set ups for up to 30, and a beautiful study for toasting to a successful event.

Also within the 200,000-square-foot expansion, guests will discover ballrooms with built-in stages, an exclusive loading dock with megavator for events requiring sizable displays, versatile indoor-outdoor breakout rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and ample pre-function spaces. The top floor is one of Las Vegas’ most distinctive meeting venues: a vast ballroom with two impressive open-air verandas that can accommodate receptions for up to 2,000 attendees. For those looking for special off-site options, The Park, T-Mobile Arena and Toshiba Plaza are just steps away and provide a variety of settings, entertainment and food & beverage options.

Now with a total of 500,000 square feet of convention space and diverse options within the neighborhood, ARIA can accommodate larger convention groups and attract new business.

“Convention business demand at ARIA continues to grow, especially as planners discover we can accommodate larger groups, allowing us to book into 2020 and beyond,” said Tony Yousfi, ARIA’s vice president of Sales. “With this expansion, we can better service our clients’ needs and increase the spectrum of events we can host.”

Another differentiator for the AAA Five Diamond ARIA is that the new convention space maintains MGM Resorts’ commitment to build new venues to LEED Gold standards or better, creating one of the most expansive high-end, environmentally friendly meeting facilities in the world. Already an established leader in this area, ARIA has earned the prestigious five keys from Green Key Global’s Eco-Rating Program.

Client responses to the expansion:

Muriel Wilson, Virtuoso’s Director of Events said, “Virtuoso’s events have been growing year over year, and with that growth comes the demand for more meeting space.  Thankfully, we have a fantastic working relationship with ARIA that has been built on a foundation of collaboration.  Since our events have pushed beyond the industry’s traditional setup and design, the ARIA team has worked with us to use their meeting space more creatively, and we are proud to be one of the first shows to take advantage of their new expansion. In addition, with so much renovation in Las Vegas right now plus Virtuoso’s strong focus on sustainability, ARIA is a natural fit with their LEED certification and daily commitment to conserving natural resources.”

David Hansen, Virtuoso’s Senior Vice President of Events, elaborated, “When selecting a location for our largest annual event, only the best will suffice for the world’s top and most discerning travel advisors from countries across the globe.  ARIA’s remarkable new space has elevated their already impressive game to a whole new level, which will allow us to continue hosting Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel’s preeminent show, in Las Vegas.”

Matt Thompson, executive vice president of Worldwide Field Operations at Adobe, said, “We’ve enjoyed a strong working relationship with ARIA for several years, hosting our annual sales conference at the property. The experience for our meeting and our employees has been first-rate every time. With the convention center expansion – alongside our continued growth – we know ARIA will continue to accommodate our group now and into the future.”

Stephan Gray, Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Kronos Incorporated, said, “After several very successful years at ARIA during which our customer conference continued to grow in size and complexity, we unfortunately found ourselves pushing the limits on available space. With the new expansion, we were able to reconsider our multi-year plan, keeping our customers at a Five Diamond resort that offers superior meeting space and top-notch conference and catering teams.” 

ARIA has received numerous accolades including being named among the top 10 meeting resorts in North America in 2017 by Cvent, an industry leader specializing in meetings management technology.

 

Expansion Fast Facts

Construction began: May 2016

Opened: February 15, 2018

Cost: approximately $170 million

Expansion: 200,000 square feet

Total space after completion: 500,000 square feet

Cypress Executive Lounge – 2,984 square feet    

Conference room, pantry, 3 private meeting suites, study

3 ballroomsPrimrose Ballroom – 21,011 square feet

South Primrose Veranda – 6,720 square feet

East Primrose Veranda – 2,936 square feet

Pre-function – 6,203 square feet

Mariposa Ballroom – 23,380 square feet

Built-in stage – 1,064 square feet

Orovada Ballroom – 18,241square feet

Built-in stage – 1,161 square feet

15 meeting rooms

459 – 5,400 square feet

Outdoor terrace – 1,086 square feet

For information about meetings at ARIA, contact Convention Sales at (866) 718-2489, (702) 590-7171 or meetings@aria.com.

 

 

ARIA RESORT & CASINO

ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on the Las Vegas Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Offering a dynamic collection of curated experiences, ARIA is home to restaurants by award-winning chefs Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Shawn McClain, Mario Carbone and Jean-Georges Vongerichten; the tranquil Spa & Salon at ARIA and the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ARIA Sky Suites. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter, which is a joint venture whose interests are owned 50% by subsidiaries of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

CATCH Restaurant to Splash Into Las Vegas at ARIA Resort & Casino in 2018

 

CATCH RESTAURANT TO SPLASH INTO LAS VEGAS AT

ARIA RESORT & CASINO IN 2018

Seafood-Focused Celebrity Hotspot from New York City & Hollywood Will Debut on The Strip This Fall

The go-to dining destination for celebrities from Hollywood to New York City, will officially make its mark on the Las Vegas Strip as ARIA Resort & Casino debuts CATCH LAS VEGAS in fall 2018. Known for attracting A-listers from around the world, the restaurant’s debut on The Strip will bring epic renditions of opulent seafood, sushi & steak and a something for everyone dining experience with seamless transitions and an elevated, interactive atmosphere from early evening to prime-time dinner, late night and special events.

“Launching CATCH in Las Vegas will further elevate ARIA as one of the city‘s premier dining destinations,” said MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President of Food &Beverage Ari Kastrati. “Having been a fan of what they’ve done in New York City and Hollywood, we jumped at the opportunity to bring CATCH to ARIA. The vibe of the space is terrific and will offer unforgettable experiences for our guests.”

The CATCH LAS VEGAS menu will include globally inspired high-end seafood selections such as the Catch Roll, Truffle Sashimi, Wagyu on a Rock and Cantonese Lobster. The bar program will be equally as enticing with visually stunning handcrafted cocktails and a curated wine list.

Catch Hospitality Group Co-Founder Mark Birnbaum stated, “We are thrilled to bring CATCH to Las Vegas, especially at ARIA, which will allow us to create a high-energy, indoor-outdoor dining experience unlike anything else on The Strip.”

Catch Hospitality Group Partner Eugene Remm added, “Our focus on great food, great service and great vibe will remain the same, but it will be amplified in a way that only Las Vegas can deliver.”

Catch will open in the barMASA and Tetsu restaurant space which will close Monday, April 2.

ABOUT ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with its unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen. ARIA and its neighboring properties are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

About CATCH Hospitality Group

New York based restauranteurs Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum have spent two decades building Catch Hospitality Group into one of the country’s most successful restaurant and nightlife management companies. Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as the “New Kings of New York Hospitality,” Remm and Birnbaum pioneered dynamic hospitality experiences using food, service and vibe to create seamless transitions between dining, nightlife and entertainment. With a focus on culture and brand, CHG has propelled globally-influenced seafood restaurant Catch (2011) from a standalone NYC flagship to an international phenomenon with successful locations in Los Angeles, Dubai and Playa del Carmen.

RECAP/Photos: Golden State Warriors Celebrate NBA Championship Title at JEWEL Nightclub- Friday, June 16

Last night (Friday, June 16) NBA champions the Golden State Warriors hosted an exclusive celebration at JEWEL Nightclub inside ARIA Resort & Casino.

Arriving at about 12:30 a.m., the group of players, which included all-stars Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Matt Barnes, and Damian Jones, among others, were immediately greeted with a procession of stunning staff members and a drumline as they lined the entrance of the nightspot welcoming the team in true Vegas fashion. As the team made their way to their VIP tables, cheers from the jam-packed crowd erupted as blue and gold confetti filled the air and nearly every inch of the nightclub was decked out with the team’s banners and flags. Adding to the fun, giant oversized cutouts of each players’ face were dispersed into the crowed, allowing fans to hold them high into the sky and join in on the welcome celebration as JEWEL resident DJ Irie pumped up the energy in the room. The players and their massive entourage were seen thoroughly enjoying their time in the venue as they were spotted dancing, enjoying cocktails, and mingling at their VIP sections until the early hours of the morning.

As the night went on, Green quickly became the life of the party as he bounced around from his table to the DJ booth, stopping to interact with fans and friends along the way. Smiling non-stop throughout the night, he animatedly posed for pictures, and even got on top of the DJ booth to spray champagne into the vivacious crowd. In order to commemorate the team’s triumphant success, Green was presented an elaborate cake, which was decked out in blue and gold, barred the Warriors logo, and topped with a replica of the Championship trophy. The Warriors’ owners Joseph Lacob and Peter Guber were also in attendance and were seen excitedly posing for photos with Green.

Later in the evening, Durant joined the group and appeared to be much more reserved than the rest of the team. The Finals MVP was spotted chatting with guests and teammates at his VIP table as he took in the sights of the high-energy celebration. Shortly after Durant’s arrival, world-renown comedian Dave Chappelle was seen celebrating with the team at the premier venue‎, as he toasted with the players and even posed for pictures.

The immense celebration at the packed nightclub was the perfect way to honor the team’s successful season and continued until the early hours of the morning.

Las Vegas Welcomes Visitors to Ring in 2017

LAS VEGAS WELCOMES VISITORS TO RING IN 2017

 

Celebrate with Fireworks, Entertainment and More

 

Visitors seeking the best place to bid farewell to 2016 and embrace the New Year need to look no farther than Las Vegas. The Strip boasts some of the greatest fireworks, entertainment, DJs, restaurants, parties and activities for all travelers.

 

FIREWORKS

Keeping with Las Vegas’ New Year’s tradition, Las Vegas Blvd. will close to automobile traffic and allow revelers and thousands of their newest friends to celebrate 2017 on the sidewalks and on the boulevard in one of the largest parties in the U.S. This massive celebration culminates in the world-famous America’s Party fireworks display. Seven resorts, including ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, Treasure Island and The Venetian Las Vegas, will be launching a dazzling display of fireworks from the rooftops along the Strip.

 

America’s Party – Downtown takes place at Fremont Street Experience with fireworks, entertainment and a year-in-review retrospective on the Viva Vision screen. The renowned five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features continuous entertainment on three stages and a countdown to midnight.

 

Sundance Helicopters will grant visitors a breathtaking view of the world-famous Strip fireworks with their Fireworks Spectacular Tour. As the only helicopter company offering flights during the countdown to 2017, passengers can experience fireworks from a whole new vantage point – at eye level.

 

The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, at The LINQ Promenade offers a 360-degree view, 550 feet above Las Vegas, making it one of the destination’s best fireworks viewing locations. Visitors can purchase VIP cabins and other packages to have outstanding views of America’s Party.

 

Other phenomenal viewing locations along the Strip include The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ The Ice Rink at Boulevard Pool with ice skating and DJ on Dec. 31, Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas, The Stratosphere Las Vegas, SkyFall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas, Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas Monorail’s Third Rail Lounge and many others.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Bruno Mars will begin his recently announced exclusive extended engagement at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on Dec. 30 and 31 at Park Theater, the newest live entertainment venue on the Strip. Located next door at T-Mobile Arena, Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey will face off at UFC 207 on Dec. 30.   

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes two Grammy award winning performers, The Weeknd (Dec. 30) and Sting (Dec. 31), for an unforgettable performance at The Chelsea.

 

Country superstar Luke Bryan will perform his many hits for fans at MGM Grand Las Vegas on Dec. 30.

 

Returning for its fifth consecutive New Year’s Eve performance, pop-group Maroon 5 will take the stage at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Dec. 31, while Ron White will perform a two-night special at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Dec. 29 and 30.

 

Multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time Grammy Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie, takes the stage for his exclusive headlining residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Dec. 27, 29 and 30. On Dec. 31, legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan will ring in 2017 with RZA, GZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna.

 

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will host Elton John and his critically-acclaimed production “The Million Dollar Piano” from Dec. 28 – Jan. 1.

 

For visitors seeking something different and fun, Brooklyn Bowl hosts George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, who will perform their signature funk sound for crowds.

 

NIGHTLIFE

ARIA Resort & Casino’s newest nightlife destination, JEWEL Nightclub, will celebrate its inaugural New Year’s Eve party with Grammy Award-winner Steve Aoki in a night filled with glamour and entertainment on Dec. 31.

 

OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace will welcome world-class DJs to the multi-level ultra-lounge, club and balcony showcasing panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip for revelers to ring in the year. Kaskade will make his debut on Dec. 30, while Calvin Harris takes the DJ booth on Dec. 31.

 

Marquee Nightclub and Marquee Dayclub Dome at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host a weekend of celebrations. The party begins with Benny Benassi at Marquee Nightclub on Dec. 30, followed by DJ-trio Cash Cash at Marquee Dayclub Dome on Dec. 31. Those ambitious revelers can continue the celebrations on Jan. 1 at the Dome Party with DJ Dash Berlin spinning during the day and concluding with DJ Khaled continuing the party well into the night hours.

 

Revelers have a plethora of options to ring in the New Year at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. XS will host Diplo-led hitmakers Major Lazer while Intrigue will host DJ Chuckie and his unique “dirty” house sound and Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Snake will take the DJ booth at Surrender.

 

Drai’s Nightclub atop The Cromwell boasts phenomenal views of Las Vegas Blvd., featuring top-tier DJs. The nightclub will celebrate with Kid Cudi on Dec. 30 and Grammy Award-winning rap superstar Kendrick Lamar counting down to 2017 on Dec. 31.

 

Hakkasan Nightclub inside MGM Grand Las Vegas will conclude 2016 with Grammy Award- winning artist Drake on Dec. 31. Guests are encouraged to don a sequin-filled ensemble to party the year away surrounded with confetti-filled revelry and champagne.

 

At The Venetian Las Vegas, New Year’s Eve festivities will begin on Dec. 29 as Ty Dolla $ign plays a special performance, followed by Jermaine Dupri on Dec. 30, for club-goers at TAO Nightclub. French Montana and DJ Khaled will join forces to celebrate the arrival of 2017 at TAO Nightclub on Dec. 31 while T-Pain will take over LAVO at The Palazzo Las Vegas on Dec. 31 where he will countdown to midnight with a special performance.  

 

Lil Jon and fans will pop bottles and toast to the New Year at 1 Oak Nightclub inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

 

Overlooking the famed Fountains of Bellagio at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Hyde Bellagio will welcome the New Year with DJ D Miles and a black tie masquerade-themed party complete with fireworks over the fountains on Dec. 31. The Bank Nightclub also at Bellagio celebrates with DJ CLA on Dec. 31.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and almost 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.

Richard Petty Driving Experience Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary With Breast Cancer Survivor Ride

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RICHARD PETTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE
CELEBRATES 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
WITH BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR RIDE

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Launches month-long complimentary Ride-Along experience

 

 

This October Richard Petty Driving Experience celebrates its 20th anniversary in Las Vegas by partnering with American Cancer Society and Maverick Helicopters, who is also celebrating their 20th anniversary, to host a “Survivor Ride” in addition to launching a month-long complimentary Ride-Along experience.

 

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, six breast cancer survivors will start the “Survivor Ride” by boarding a Maverick Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopter and will fly to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, landing directly on the Speedway Infield. The survivors will then celebrate as they ride around the world famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway 1.5 Tri-Oval, in 600 horsepower Stock-cars at speeds up to 165 mph.

 

In addition to the “Survivor Ride” and in celebration of the 20-year anniversary, Richard Petty Driving Experience is offering a complimentary Ride-Along, valued at $109, with the purchase of the Rookie Experience for the entire month of October. Those interested must book directly with the call center (1-800-237-3889) and mention “20th Anniversary Special” to receive the offer.

 

The Rookie Experience puts visitors in the driver’s seat of a 600 horsepower NASCAR style race car for eight laps around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Prior to getting behind the wheel, drivers will receive driving, mechanical and safety instructions. At the end of the experience drivers will receive a detailed lap-time sheet sharing their best times and top speeds. Visitors can extend the thrills with a Ride-Along as a passenger with a seasoned driving instructor.

 

Visitors can make a reservation for the Richard Petty Driving Experience by calling

1-800-237-3889 or visiting www.drivepetty.com. Reservations include round-trip transportation from select hotels including Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Aria Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, Encore Las Vegas and Wynn Las Vegas. Transportation must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance by calling 1-800-237-3889.
                                                                                 

About Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE):

Owned and operated by Petty Holdings, LLC, RPDE is the worldwide leader in NASCAR race car drive- and ride- entertainment, available at speedways across the U.S. It has base locations in Las Vegas, Concord NC and Kansas City. RPDE also produces and facilitates auto manufacturer drive and ride programs, safe driving programs, mobile marketing events and motorsports-related production services for the television and film industry. For track locations, dates of operation, or to book an experience visit DrivePetty.com or call 800-237-3889.  Interact with RPDE on Facebook (Richard Petty Driving Experience Las Vegas), Instagram (@drivepettyLV), Twitter @DrivePetty or YouTube.

About Petty Holdings, LLC:
Petty Holdings, LLC owns and operates Richard Petty Driving Experience, Exotic Driving Experience and American Muscle Car Challenge. It markets other Petty and Richard Petty branded and licensed ventures including Richard Petty’s Driver Search, Petty Safe Driving and Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp. It also provides motorsports support services to the commercial and film industries, mobile marketing event services and designs and executes ride and drive events for automobile manufacturers.
Headquartered in Concord, NC, Petty Holdings is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm, investing in the information and business services, communications, and media sectors.

 

About Maverick Helicopters:

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 200,000 guests annually out of four locations: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim and Maui, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2015; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Tour Company” 2010-2016; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrates 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.

 

Follow Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than 2 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 23 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

 

Photos: 50 Cent Surprises Fans with Live Performance at JEWEL Nightclub Thursday, Aug. 25

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Last night, (Thursday, Aug. 25) American rapper 50 Cent was spotted at the EFFEN Vodka Takeover Party at JEWEL Nightclub inside ARIA Resort & Casino.
 
Dressed in black pants, a black and white striped graphic tee, and black hat, the EFFEN Vodka spokesperson arrived shortly after midnight and was seated at a VIP table near the dance floor where he was greeted by a parade of lovely cocktail waitresses carrying large letters spelling out “50 Cent.”
 
Adding to the excitement of the night, the Grammy Award-winner jumped onto the DJ booth for a spontaneous performance of his hit songs. The crowd went crazy as he performed “In Da Club,” “P.I.M.P” and “21 Questions” among others.
 
The “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” actor was seen in high spirits all night as he enjoyed a night out at the hot spot where he was seen dancing, sipping on cocktails, and mingling with friends before leaving around 1:30 a.m.

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Porsche Test Drive Experience at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

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PORSCHE TEST DRIVE EXPERIENCE
AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, LAS VEGAS

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is delighted to announce an exclusive test drive experience with Porsche Cars North America from September 10 to October 8, 2016. Hotel guests are invited to enjoy a two-hour drive around Las Vegas with their choice of two Porsche e-plug-in hybrid vehicles, the Panamera S E-Hybrid or Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

Whether cruising down the famed Las Vegas Strip with its legendary fountains and glittering lights, or exploring the winding roads of the surrounding desert, guests will be able to enjoy the city’s breathtaking scenery on driving routes created specially by the hotel’s concierge team.

Guests can book the Porsche Test Drive Experience on a complimentary basis throughout the week at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m, excluding Mondays. Reservations are recommended prior to arrival by calling +1 (702) 590 8881 or emailing molas-reservations@mohg.com. Guests may also book onsite at the Porsche registration desk.

 

About Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is one of only nine triple Forbes Five-Star hotels in the United States and is the only hotel in Las Vegas with Five-Star recognition for the hotel, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire restaurant and The Spa. A sophisticated sanctuary of modern elegance prominently situated at the entrance of ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandarin Oriental has made its mark as the ultimate urban resort destination in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Designed entirely by interior designer Adam D. Tihany and architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, Mandarin Oriental brings to Las Vegas a new standard of style with stunning suites, captivating architectural design, unique restaurant and bar venues, and the legendary hospitality of Mandarin Oriental. Stay connected with Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter.

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About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 29 hotels and seven residences in 19 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, with the next hotel openings planned in Doha and Beijing.

Photography of Mandarin Oriental is available to download in the Photo Library of our Media section, at www.mandarinoriental.com.

Visit Destination MO (http://www.mandarinoriental.com/destination-mo/), the online version of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s bespoke publication, MO. News about our award-winning hotels, the best dining experiences, spa treatments, travel retreats and interviews with the Group’s celebrity fans is now just a click away. Further information is also available on our Social Media channels.

AWARD-WINNING ARTIST IGGY AZALEA TO TAKE OVER JEWEL NIGHTCLUB AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE

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AWARD-WINNING ARTIST IGGY AZALEA TO TAKE OVER JEWEL NIGHTCLUB AT
ARIA RESORT & CASINO WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES
Australian-Born Rapper to Take the Stage Saturday, July 23 and Friday, Aug. 26

 

 Fresh off a successful Grand Opening Weekend, JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino announced today two exciting performances with highly acclaimed artist Iggy Azalea. The “Fancy” rapper will make her way to Las Vegas’ newest nightlife destination and perform her chart-topping hits for thousands of partygoers Saturday, July 23 and Friday, Aug. 26.
 
After wrapping up a spectacular opening affair with talent including Jamie Foxx, Drake, Kourtney Kardashian and more, the nightspot will continue to offer patrons exclusive and intimate experiences each night as top-tier talent and next-level production become the JEWEL of the Las Vegas Strip.
 
Tickets are available for purchase by visiting jewelnightclub.com or by calling concierge services at 702.590.8000. Guests can also find JEWEL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For private or corporate event buy-out opportunities, please call 702.853.4342.
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ABOUT JEWEL NIGHTCLUB
The 24,000-square-foot destination located inside ARIA Resort & Casino is the next generation of luxury nightlife offerings. Featuring a dual-level space, JEWEL Nightclub welcomes guests to discover a multi-faceted experience artfully designed to celebrate the convergence of technology and immersive design. A space as inviting as it is evocative, JEWEL delivers an intimate and exclusive atmosphere that is a truly distinctive and rarified experience cut and polished to perfection. For more information, visit jewelnightclub.com.
 
ABOUT ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on the Las Vegas Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Offering a dynamic collection of curated experiences, ARIA is home to restaurants by award-winning chefs Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Shawn McClain, Mario Carbone and Jean-Georges Vongerichten; the tranquil Spa & Salon at ARIA and the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ARIA Sky Suites. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter, which is a joint venture whose interests are owned 50% by subsidiaries of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
 

Insomniac Adds 14 New Events and Over 20 Artists to Lineup for EDC Week 2016, June 13-20

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Insomniac Adds 14 New Events and Over 20 Artists to Lineup for EDC Week 2016, June 13–20

Brand-new pool parties, nightclub events and artists are revealed for
the week-long celebration on the Strip.

 

For a full list of EDC Week 2016 events and ticket links, visit: Insomniac.com/EDCWeek

 

Insomniac, the production company behind North America’s largest, most imaginative dance music festival, adds to the already stacked lineup for EDC Week 2016 with new venues, parties and artists. The roster includes the Las Vegas Strip’s most popular dayclub and nightclub locations, hosting special one-off events leading up to the celebration of 20 Years Under the Electric Sky.

 

The second wave of shows features exciting new artist announcements at the fan-favorite Bassrush Pool Party and the debut of Dreamstate in Las Vegas. Check out the latest additions to the EDC Week 2016 lineup of events below:

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Monday, June 13

  • JEWEL Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino – GTA

 

Wednesday, June 15

  • OMNIA at Caesars Palace – Krewella
  • Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Markus Schulz

 

Thursday, June 16

  • The LIGHT Vegas at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino – Claude VonStroke
  • The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Bassrush Massive
    • Featuring Boombox Cartel, Datsik, Snails, Delta Heavy, Excision and Teddy Killers
  • REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Bassrush Pool Party
    • Featuring 12th Planet, Bro Safari, Crizzly, Dirtyphonic, Habstrakt, Matrix & Futurebound, and Ookay
  • TAO Nightclub at the Venetian Las Vegas – Dreamstate Presents
    • Featuring John O’Callaghan, Jordan Suckley, Markus Schulz presents Dakota, Paul Oakenfold (Full on Fluoro) and Standarwick

 

Friday, June 17

  • Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell – Bassjackers & MAKJ
  • JEWEL Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino – Steve Aoki

 

Saturday, June 18

  • Drai’s After Hours at The Cromwell – Nicole Moudaber
  • JEWEL Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino – Dada Life
  • Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell – Zeds Dead & Adventure Club

 

Sunday, June 19

  • Drai’s After Hours at The Cromwell – Chris Garcia & Friends
  • Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell – Quintino

 

Monday, June 20

  • JEWEL Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino – Lil Jon

 

Tickets for each EDC Week event can be purchased at Insomniac.com/EDCWeek.

 

EDC Las Vegas returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from dusk till dawn June 17–19, 2016, to celebrate “20 Years Under the Electric Sky.” The three-day weekend will transport hundreds of thousands of fans to a fully immersive, carnival-like playground with mind-bending audiovisual displays, larger-than-life interactive art, festive theatrical performers, neon-lit amusement rides, and much more.

 

A limited number of tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2016 are on sale here. For the most updated details regarding EDC Las Vegas, please visit LasVegas.ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.

 

About Insomniac
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.

 

Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac’s events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2015.

 

The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.

 

Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Insomniac.com, Facebook and Twitter.

JEWEL Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino Set to Open Thursday, May 19

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JEWEL NIGHTCLUB AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO SET TO OPEN THURSDAY, MAY 19

JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino is set to open its doors Thursday, May 19 continuing with the next generation of luxury nightlife offerings. The dual-level nightlife destination will welcome guests to discover a multi-faceted experience artfully designed to celebrate the convergence of technology and immersive design, a space as inviting as it is evocative.

JEWEL’s 24,000-square-foot space, newly designed by the internationally renowned Rockwell Group, will house nearly 2,000 guests within two intimate spaces, the main club and a mezzanine level with five exclusive VIP skyboxes. Whether a world-class DJ or performer takes the stage each night, the stunning venue will be a rare ambient delight boasting a luxurious, yet modern, atmosphere that must be experienced to be appreciated. Immediately evoking a sense of glamour and mystique, guests will be greeted through a series of tall, mirrored doors intricately shaped to form a sleek reflective wall when closed. Adding to the guest experience, VIP patrons will be welcomed through a tunnel of arched bronze portals, where an antique glass chandelier will beckon them through a seductive corridor leading into the club.

In the main club, over 1,400 square feet of distinctive LED ribbons will crown the action as JEWEL’s circular dome ceiling will pulse with rhythm forming the centerpiece encompassing the intimate space. Artfully tiered and surrounding the dance floor, oversized wood and granite VIP banquettes, quilted in rich burgundy leather upholstery, will provide a luxurious haven for the ultimate party experience, highlighting sweeping views of the space.

The DJ booth at JEWEL will boast a first-of-its kind production wall adorned with dual-sided LED video screens and state-of-the-art effects lighting, allowing for 360-degree movement while the mesmerizing wall of light shape shifts and shines, synchronizing the experience and culminating with a feast for the senses. This seamless integration of technology and handcrafted detail will lead guests on a luxurious, unexpected journey through sight and sound offering an experience that is as precious as it is rare.

Across the way, the main club bar, a fresh interpretation of contemporary, industrial design, will highlight the beauty and texture of simple, luxurious materials. Custom-crafted from granite and wood and enclosed in a variegated herringbone pattern, the bar will sit perched within the main club in front of an intricately designed antique wallcovering complementing the vintage parquet detailing.

A commanding staircase bathed in LED screens displaying a multitude of abstract and themed images will lead guests to the mezzanine level, morphing both architectural and technological designs to deliver an unexpected view of the dance floor below for both VIPs and guests alike. Offering a highly coveted experience for guests, the mezzanine will boast a flexible space with a stunning bar, dance floor and five themed VIP skybox suites. Circling the mezzanine and providing exclusive spaces for more intimate gatherings are the skybox suites, The Blind Tiger, The Studio, The G.O.A.T., The Prestige and The Gallery.

Each skybox suite, thoughtfully positioned to deliver extensive views of the action below, will feature exclusive entrances for VIP guests. Guests of The Blind Tiger, a modern day take on a seductive speakeasy, will enter through a secret doorway disguised as a custom-carved armoire leading to an elegant space with dark wood walls and plush seating. The Studio, a suite with velvet-lined walls, will feature vintage album covers along with an artist commissioned mural. Sports memorabilia and artistic interpretations of momentous sports moments will line the cozy lounge-style suite The G.O.A.T., also known as Greatest of All Time, set against rustic brick and The Gallery will display tightly curated walls of fine art photography alongside leather seating in a deep wine hue. The fifth skybox, an artistic interpretation of the finer things in life, The Prestige, will be a plush jewel box-inspired space with champagne-hued tufted walls and seating with the ultimate atmospheric sparkle beneath a polished, brass beaded chandelier. JEWEL’s design will offer an unprecedented experience of clear views and close proximity to the action with vantage points in every direction so that each guest can always see, and be seen.

Future guests will have the option to sign up for insider information and news and announcements about the hot spot on jewelnightclub.com. Guests can also find JEWEL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For private or corporate event buy-out opportunities, please call 702.853.4342.

ABOUT HAKKASAN GROUP
Hakkasan Group is a worldwide hospitality company with establishments located across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Its name is taken from its Michelin star restaurant that set the high-level standard for the group’s collection of diverse brands. Its “brand first” philosophy builds restaurant, nightlife, daylight and soon-to-be hotel concepts into world-class lifestyle brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation and experience. For more information, visit hakkasangroup.com.

ABOUT ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on the Las Vegas Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Offering a dynamic collection of curated experiences, ARIA is home to restaurants by award-winning chefs Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Shawn McClain and Jean-Georges Vongerichten; the tranquil Spa & Salon at ARIA; Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil; and the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ARIA Sky Suites. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit Aria.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

ARIA Resort & Casino Announces Major Convention Center Expansion

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ARIA RESORT & CASINO ANNOUNCES MAJOR CONVENTION
CENTER EXPANSION TO DELIVER UNRIVALED
MEETINGS & EVENTS EXPERIENCE

Cementing its position as one of North America’s premier destinations for large-scale meetings and events, ARIA Resort & Casino announced today a major expansion of its award-winning LEED Gold-certified convention center. The $154-million project will deliver an additional 200,000 square feet of technologically advanced, flexible meeting space across four stories, highlighted by stunning indoor/open-air spaces and a glass-enclosed venue with dramatic views of The Park and spectacular new Las Vegas Arena. With the completion of the expansion, ARIA will feature more than 500,000 square feet of superior meeting space for its luxury clientele.

Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2016 with anticipated completion in February 2018.

“Convention business at ARIA is booming, and demand is currently exceeding the space we have available,” said Bobby Baldwin, ARIA’s president & COO. “Hosting large meetings and conventions is a core part of our business; as our clients’ needs grow, we are committed to grow with them.”

ARIA’s new convention space will maintain MGM Resorts International’s commitment to build all new venues to LEED Gold standards or better, creating one of the most expansive high-end, environmentally friendly meeting facilities in the world. Already an established leader in this area, ARIA has integrated environmentally responsible practices and services for all meetings, conventions and events, earning it a prestigious five keys from Green Key Global’s Eco-Rating Program.

Tony Yousfi, ARIA’s vice president of sales, said, “Our guests expect luxurious offerings and will be wowed by the new convention space. With the addition of this elite 200,000-square-foot venue, ARIA exponentially increases the spectrum of events and services that can be hosted at our AAA Five Diamond resort.”

The first level will feature an open ballroom with ample pre-function spaces, and access to an exclusive loading dock for events that require sizable displays. Versatile indoor-outdoor breakout rooms which provide meetings flexibility to enjoy the Las Vegas weather while conducting business will highlight the second level, while the third level will offer a large ballroom as well as naturally lit pre-function spaces connecting to ARIA’s existing convention center. The facility’s top floor is set to become one of Las Vegas’ most unique meeting venues as it complements a vast ballroom with a striking outdoor patio that can accommodate receptions for up to 2,000 guests. The top-floor patio will feature stunning views overlooking The Park and Las Vegas Arena, both of which are slated to open in April 2016.

ARIA was named the top meeting resort in North America by Cvent, an industry leader specializing in meetings management technology; received the 2015 Gold Platter and Gold Key Awards from Meetings & Conventions magazine; and was named Smart Meetings’ Best Gaming/Casino Hotel in 2015.

The new convention space will take the place of the location currently occupied by Cirque du Soleil’s production of Zarkana, which will close April 30, 2016.

ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.