MGM MIRAGE unveils elite hotel at CityCenter

LAS VEGAS– MGM MIRAGE (NYSE:MGM) recently released the last of CityCenter’s exclusive residential offerings with the sales launch of The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences.  Recently accepted as a distinguished member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Harmon will be one of the most luxurious, high-quality boutique hotels across the globe with approximately 207 elite condominiums and an exceptional array of amenities. Interested buyers can make appointments to preview The Harmon Residences at CityCenter’s Residential Sales Pavilion by calling 702.590.5999 or 866.708.7111, or visit www.citycenter.com for more information.

“The release of The Harmon for purchase marks a significant milestone as it represents the final opportunity for prospective residents to own a piece of CityCenter. We are confident that sales for The Harmon will exceed expectations, and with only 207 residences available, we believe the demand will be extraordinary,” said Tony Dennis, executive vice president for CityCenter’s Residential Division. “Through its remarkable architecture, elite amenities, unmatched service and forward-thinking environmental initiatives, CityCenter is quickly becoming recognized as one of the world’s most desirable residential communities.”


Designed by the internationally renowned firm Foster + Partners and operated by The Light Group, The Harmon’s dynamic curving 47-story façade will provide residents with sweeping views of the world’s most dynamic boulevard when it opens in late 2009. With 400 hotel rooms and suites, and approximately 207 luxury condominiums, The Harmon will be a cocoon of comfort for stealthy chic insiders, those who are intimate with the good life, yet know better than to flaunt it. Luxury residences will range from nearly 1,000 to 3,700 square feet and be available as one- and two-bedroom flats and penthouses.


Andrew Sasson, founder and principal partner of The Light Group said, “The Harmon will be sophisticated and absolutely original. It will define exclusive living on The Strip by offering a unique and highly stylish urban concept, supreme service and amenities, and the very best location for those seeking to shun the limelight in exchange for a secluded oasis.”


The Harmon’s modern, reflective exterior will give way to a world of indefinable sophistication that delivers the precise mix of privacy and profile to make it a classified, unambiguously stylized haven.  Residents will have full access to all hotel amenities including the newest creation of international cultural icon Michael Chow with his first and only MR CHOW restaurant in Las Vegas, a stunning hair salon by world-renowned hair stylist Frédéric Fekkai, a private lobby lounge for residents, other dining offerings, the most elite retail offerings in Las Vegas, a luxurious spa (with in-room services available), pool deck, valet parking and much more.  The hotel’s pool deck will be perched 100 feet above The Strip providing full views of the world’s most dynamic boulevard below. 

Residents will be cared for by a professional staff of experts whose primary goal is to remain one step ahead of the needs and desires of a discerning clientele. This superior commitment to service recently earned the boutique-style property a place among the world’s finest hotels and resorts as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. To be selected for the coveted membership, The Harmon passed a meticulous inspection covering 1,500 separate criteria that define first-class service as a norm rather than an exception. In 2006 alone, more than 600 hotels applied for membership in The Leading Hotels of the World and a mere 42 were accepted.


The Harmon, in line with Sasson’s other enterprises, also will be committed to the core values of green design and responsible living. “The Harmon will define a new era of sustainable luxury,” said Sasson. “It was designed to be an amalgamation of every great lifestyle experience in the world; only better.”


A design collaboration between MGM MIRAGE and eight internationally renowned architects, CityCenter will feature a soaring 61-story, 4,000-room hotel/casino; two 400-room, non-gaming hotels; a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district; and approximately 2,650 luxury residences. World-class architects and designers have joined to create this unrivaled urban residential experience – a destination that has it all: high style, impeccable design and a fast-paced life. CityCenter will be the address where people live, work and play.


THE CITYCENTER COMMUNITY
Residents and guests to CityCenter will enjoy the urban community’s gaming resort and retail district. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, CityCenter’s iconic resort-casino will become the focal point of the Las Vegas skyline. In the resort’s dramatic entertainment venue, Cirque du Soleil will introduce a new production celebrating the legacy of Elvis Presley. At the heart of CityCenter, its retail and entertainment district will feature high-end retailers, fashionable clubs, gourmet restaurants, galleries and more under a crystalline canopy of unprecedented brilliance designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind as consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.  For the interior architecture, David Rockwell and Rockwell Group will create an experiential environment to complement the overall city scene.


Charting a new course for responsible growth in Las Vegas, MGM MIRAGE is pursuing the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at CityCenter.  The 18-million-square foot, multi-use project will incorporate a variety of elements – from the use of reclaimed water to on-site power generation – to make it one of the world’s largest environmentally sustainable urban communities.

About The Light Group
The Light Group is one of the nation’s leading nightlife, restaurant, hospitality and lifestyle development organizations.  Founded by Andrew Sasson and his partner, Andy Masi, The Light Group’s properties include The Bank Nightclub, FIX Restaurant & Bar and Caramel Bar & Lounge at Bellagio; JET Nightclub, STACK Restaurant & Bar and Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage; Mist at Treasure Island, and Diablo’s Cantina, a south-of-the-border eatery located at Monte Carlo.  As operators of The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences (a high-end boutique hotel under construction at CityCenter), The Light Group is the first lifestyle company to fully embrace green practices setting the bar for responsible building, design and living.  Coming this year, The Light Group will open Brand, a fine dining steak house at Monte Carlo and an ultra-contemporary Japanese restaurant at Bellagio.  For additional information, please visit www.lightgroup.com.

About CityCenter
CityCenter is an unprecedented urban metropolis that will open in late 2009 on 76 acres between Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. A joint venture between MGM MIRAGE (NYE:MGM) and Dubai World, the more than $8 billion development will feature a soaring 61-story, 4,000-room hotel/casino; two 400-room, non-gaming hotels including Las Vegas’ first Mandarin Oriental; approximately 2,650 luxury residences; and The Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. CityCenter is a design collaboration between MGM MIRAGE and eight internationally acclaimed architectural firms including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Kohn Pederson Fox, Helmut Jahn, RV Architecture LLC led by Rafael Viñoly, Foster + Partners, Studio Daniel Libeskind*, Rockwell Group and Gensler. Charting a new course for responsible growth in Las Vegas, MGM MIRAGE is pursuing the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at CityCenter. As planned, the 18-million-square foot, multi-use project will become one of the world’s largest environmentally sustainable urban communities. Dubai World, a major investment holding company which wholly owns or has substantial interest in a portfolio of businesses, owns 50 percent of CityCenter through its affiliates Infinity World (Cayman) L.P. and Infinity World Investments LLC.  The Dubai World Group has more than 50,000 employees in over 100 cities around the globe. For more information about CityCenter, please visit www.citycenter.com.  For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.mgmmirage.com.
* As a consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.

 

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