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Murren: Harmon Nightmare Is Over

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Aug 2015
Today, MGM Resorts International CEO declared that the Harmon Hotel "nightmare is over" thanking CityCenter CEO Bobby Baldwin for having the botched building removed, expeditiously. Murren went on to say that the company has lots of...

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Murren: Make Us An Offer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Feb 2015
In this morning's investor relations call, MGM Resorts International reported positive results for Q4 2014, "the best Q4 EBITA since the peak in 2007" and "the best full year in six years." City Center has been...

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Harmon Hotel Lawsuit Settled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Dec 2014
Ending what would've been years of litigation, lawyers representing Harmon Hotel owners MGM Resorts International and building contractor Perini have settled their lawsuit over the botched construction of CityCenter boutique hotel as it is slowly...

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The Harmon Demolition

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jul 2014
The demolition of the Harmon Hotel at CityCenter is in high gear. The entire curtain wall of the western side of the building had been removed, and holes have begun popping up on the eastern...

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Harmon Demolition Is Under Way

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2014
VT reader bgrapes sent us this photo showing what appears to be blocks of Harmon Hotel's windows being removed from the exterior of the hotel. Harmon Hotel at CityCenter, designed by starchitect Sir Norman Foster, was...

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The Arena In The Park

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Nov 2013
Earlier this week, MGM Resorts International and AEG formally unfurled fruits of their partnership to construct an arena located atop the former CityCenter design annex, directly behind New York-New York. The news of this...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   new york new york   monte carlo   city center   arena   the park   murren   

Harmon Interior Photos Leaked

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Mar 2012
Contractor Perini Corp claims that they can fix the shuttered Harmon Hotel for about $2M bucks. Finishing, opening and operating it? Priceless. Obviously MGM doesn't want to have this mess - opened or closed...

Tagged: harmon   city center   implosions   murren   

The Aria Express

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Oct 2011
Not sure when this happened, but The City Center Choo-Choo is now called "The Aria Express." Too bad the thing doesn't stop at ARIA. Thanks to VT super uber Canadian reader Donnymac66 for the tweet tip. ...

Tagged: aria   city center choo choo   trams   murren   

Mandalay Mile Becomes The Neighborhood

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jul 2011
In this weeks episode of "Stupid Marketing From MGM Resorts" we learn that the Mandalay Mile - the mini-strip of resorts that used to include Manadalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur - has now annexed New...

Tagged: mgm   mandalay bay   luxor   excalibur   new york new york   city center   neighborhood   

Peep This Super Sexy Veer Penthouse Pictorial

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Apr 2011
Ever wondered what a Veer Penthouse would look like if you had a shipping container full of $100 bills to blow hiring a designer to do it up? Wonder no more... Thanks to Contemporist, a...

Tagged: city center   veer   interior design   

Boasting About Billions

Posted by MikeE on 12 Dec 2010
Remember when Bellagio opened? The presses ran wild with the figures: suites some several thousand in square feet, hundreds upon hundreds of jets in a fountain shooting who knows how high in an 8-ish acre...

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Aria Wins Five Diamond Award

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2010
Hot off the wires, Aria has won a Five Diamond Award from AAA, proving once again that the AAA Diamond awards are a bunch of horseshit. Next....

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Coming Soon To Aria: Simon Cowell's X Factor, Iron Chef America and Resort Fees!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Aug 2010
What do Simon Cowell, Iron Chef America and Resort Fees have in common? If you said "they all suck" you would be only partially correct. The real answer is that all three...

Tagged: simon cowell   x factor   iron chef   resort fees   aria   city center   

For Sale: Half Stake In City Within A City, Bellagio ADJ

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Aug 2010
Someone strike up the band and pack up the donkeys, as it is looking like the biggest suckers to ever play the casino game - Dubai World - are on the verge of cutting bait...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   dubai world   city center   stocks   

Google's Eye In The Sky Cosmo Pool Peekaboo

Posted by JohnH on 9 Aug 2010
File this one in the "About God Damn Time" cabinet. After three years of having to look at outdated satellite images of an unfinished Encore and City Center, it looks like Google Maps (and...

Tagged: city center   encore beach club   cosmopolitan   google   

Cosmopolitan To Put Art In Your Pocket

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2010
Whereas City Center's public art program aims to fill nooks, vaults and pocket parks with gigantic thought provoking artwork like Henry Moore's Reclining Connected Forms, new neighbors Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas are taking an entirely...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   art   aria   city center   

Forgot To Breathe? Aria Has An App For That

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jul 2010
MGM Resorts International's three prong attack to solving the early woes of ARIA's befuddling first six months has inserted its second prick into their flagship $10B miasma, the release of an ARIA iPhone app. ...

Tagged: aria   city center   iphone   apps   

Ten Years of MGM By The Numbers

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jul 2010
It has been been 10 years since the ink dried on MGM Grand Inc.'s $6.6B takeover of Mirage Resorts Inc., as good a reason as any to assess how MGM's business strategies have been voted...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   city center   murren   gaming business   

ARIA's Other Green Park

Posted by JohnH on 10 May 2010
Boys and girls, it's time to add another item to the list of disappointments that is Aria. Yes, in addition to the less than stellar service, questionable design elements - making people walk outside to get...

Tagged: city center   green   aria   

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