The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a new 400-room luxury hotel in the multi-billion dollar urban development “Project CityCenter” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project is planned by MGM MIRAGE, the U.S. gaming industry’s pre-eminent resort and casino company. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is expected to open in the first phase of the development in late 2009. Project CityCenter, will consist of 18 million square feet of space for a hotel/casino, retail shops, dining and entertainment venues and luxury condominiums.

To be located in the heart of the famed “Strip,” Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will be prominently situated at the entrance of Project CityCenter, and will be built in a multi-towered 37-storey building with an entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard. The hotel will feature 310 guestrooms, 90 luxuriously appointed suites, seven dining venues and a spa.

Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental said, “Project CityCenter promises to be a new urban icon and we are delighted to be working with MGM MIRAGE to bring Mandarin Oriental’s renowned luxury hotel experience to Las Vegas. This project presents an exceptional opportunity for Mandarin Oriental to further strengthen our brand in a celebrated, international leisure and business destination.”

"Mandarin Oriental has established a world class reputation in the luxury hospitality arena, which perfectly complements the vision for Project CityCenter, said Bobby Baldwin, President and CEO of MIRAGE Resorts, a subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE. “We are pleased to welcome this legendary hotel brand to Las Vegas and expect Mandarin Oriental will emerge as one of the city’s most prestigious and sought-after hotels."