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The Abbey of West Hollywood Comes to Vdara with a Weekly Sunday Beach Party


Widely known as one of the most popular West Hollywood hot spots, The Abbey Food has partnered with Las Vegas party planner Eduardo Cordova  and Vdara Hotel & Spa to host The Abbey Beach.  Each Sunday, Vdara Pool & Lounge will offer a taste of The Abbey’s signature LGBT party in the heart of CityCenter.

Vdara’s chic Pool & Lounge was decked out with The Abbey’s colorful flags and beach balls, while its 19 fully appointed cabanas were  serviced by the handsome Abbey Boys.  The Abbey’s bartenders from West Hollywood kept  the signature mojitos and martinis flowing while a rotating lineup from The Abbey’s resident DJs kept the party moving. 

“The first Abbey Beach at Vdara exceeded expectations. The crowd was high energy and the vibe was great. We had more than 400 guests party with us on opening weekend and are excited to welcome the community back for the rest of the season,” said Mary Giuliano, General Manager for Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter.

“We are excited to offer  the LGBT community this  high-energy, upscale pool party unlike anything in Las Vegas,” said Mary Giuliano.  “With our designer architecture, personal service and unique location, Vdara is quickly becoming a hot destination for the sophisticated LGBT traveler.”

The Abbey Beach at Vdara Pool & Lounge occurs every Sunday now through September 26, noon – 6 p.m.  Labor Day weekend’s event will move from Sunday to Monday, September 6.  Cover is complimentary for Vdara hotel guests, $10 for Las Vegas locals and $20 for all other guests.

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Aria and City Center

Vegas Ups the Ante…


Just when you thought they have buily the BIGGEST AND BEST, someone comes along with a bigger idea!  The glittering 67-acre CityCenter  development ushers in  something new  to Sin City. An elite cluster of first-class accommodations, including the much talked about  ARIA Resort Hotel and Casino . Plus  Vdara Hotel and Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Veer Towers  residences and  Crystals shopping complex.

Raising the bar in Las Vegas luxury. Aria has just over 4,000  rooms! With an average 520 square feet with custom furnishings, unparalleled amenities and their exclusive one-touch in-room integrated technology that allow you to easily customize room features based on your personal preferences. The most technologically advanced rooms in all of Las Vegas!

  • Rooms recognize guests’ first time in the room and “greet” them as they enter; light fills the room, curtains part to show the view, TV turns on to display list of automated controls for guests to personalize
  • Guests can wake up gradually through controlled temperature, lighting, curtain opening and preferred music
  • Preferences remembered every time guest is in-room
  • Wireless Internet connectivity will be up to eight times faster (128 kilobytes) than the average U.S. guestroom today.

    To top it all off the property is LEED  gold certified by the US Green Building Council.
    The biggest hotel in the world to recieve this award.

    When MGM Mirage  and Infinity World Development  (a subsidiary of a Dubai-based investment company)  broke ground in 2006, some folks thought they were crazy.  $8 billion to transform 67 acres between the Monte Carlo and Bellagio resorts,  into a vision of Vegas’s future. It’s almost a seperate little city within Sin City  –  a quartet of glistening high-rise hotels and a residential pair of golden-on-gold glass towers that tilt like Pisa’s iconic monument.

     No crazy themes here, just sleek aesthetic clean lines and luxury. 
    Luxury is the key word.  The world class Mandadin Oriental   with their award-winning luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world presents a non-gaming hotel  and private residences in Las Vegas.

    Vdara  is an all suite hotel and spa in a non-gaming, non-smoking building. Access and Escape is their slogan. Close enough to all the action and excitement when you want it –  then able to escape from it and enjoy a tranquil sanctuary.

    VEER Towers are a pair of tilting/leaning gold residential towers. 670 residences and the best of stylish big city living!
    And then CRYSTALS ,  an astonishing collection of world-famous  who-who’s elite retailers like Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany, paired with one-of-kind galleries from artists such as Dale Chihuly  and signature restaurants from Wolfgang Puck and celebrity restaurateur Eva Longoria Parker.  This magnificent  place  welcomes guests on a journey through couture, cuisine and entertainment as they enjoy the interactive atmosphere set within an abstract 21st century park.

    What could possibly be next for Las Vegas???    Sheldon Adelson  is said to be looking at moving the Sands Expo Center elsewhere to make room for 7,000 more rooms,  visionary Steve Wynn wants another 5,000 in place of his golf course allegedly, and Station Casinos wants 10,000 more rooms just west of the Strip in its $10+ BILLION Viva project . The project is on hold due to economy but still very much on the minds of  Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta from Station Casinos. Viva  would like to BE BIGGER than CityCentre on 110-acres. The first phase alone is three casinos and  three hotels  and 5,200 rooms!

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