Las Vegas MGM Mirage and Infinity World Development Corp., a subsidiary of Dubai World, announced that Crystals at CityCenter has opened to the public.
The exterior architecture of the 500,000-sq.-ft. retail and entertainment district located within the CityCenter development features a multi-faceted glass canopy over a three-level experiential environment.
Within, David Rockwell and Rockwell Group have created an abstract 21st century park that celebrates nature and the seasons, featuring “changeable artwork” in the way of hanging gardens and a colorful flower carpet.
“In Crystals we have coupled stunning architecture and interior design with one-of-a-kind offerings from the fashion industry’s most celebrated brands to create a premier social and cultural environment in the heart of the city,” said Frank Visconti, president of retail for CityCenter. “Here, Las Vegas visitors have a unique place to discover the finer things in life.”
The Taubman Co., responsible for the leasing of Crystals, has assembled a collection of luxury retailers and dining destinations that includes Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, and Ermenegildo Zegna.
Unique- to-the-market retailers include: Tom Ford, Assouline, Carolina Herrera, de Grisogono, Kiki De Montparnasse, Kiton, Lanvin, Marni, Mikimoto, Miu Miu, Paul Smith, Porsche Design, Rodney Lough Gallery, and Tourbillon.
Other luxury retailers opening large-format stores include Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Cartier, Christian Dior, Fendi, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Versace. Many of these brands will be opening in December, with the balance opening the first half of 2010.
Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso is joined by dining destinations Mastro’s Ocean Club, a new offering by Todd English, Todd English P.U.B., and two new concepts by Wolfgang Puck, The Pods by Wolfgang Puck and Brasserie Puck. Additional retail, restaurant and entertainment offerings will be announced throughout 2010.