With 5,000 people moving here each month, somebody had to spill the beans!

July 28, 2010

Just saw this in our local neighborhood paper. 

The Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor of he Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter is offering locals 20% off their bill for tea and/or tea cocktails now through Labor Day.

What is a tea cocktail?

Good question.  Here’s a couple examples:

Royal Tea – orange vodka, simple syrup, chilled Osmanthus Oolong tea, splash of lemon juice, on the rocks.

Tea-tini – bourbon, chilled jasmine pearl tea, and apple juice, sweetened with agave nectar.

I wonder if I can hang a Lipton bag on the side of my Tanqueray and Tonic and call it a tea cocktail?

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February 22, 2010

 

To celebrate my birthday this past weekend, Melissa made reservations at Aria (in CityCenter). We were very impressed with the property overall and took this video upon entry into our room. We learned that automation is cool, when Aria says Blackout curtains, they mean it, and you better be sure you want something out of that minibar. . .because if you move it, you pay for it.

For other videos, visit the new Living in Las Vegas YouTube Channel.

p.s. During our entire stay, all the casinos we visited (Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York, Aria) were PACKED.

p.s.s. What do you think of what we saw? Would love to hear from y’all!

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January 8, 2010

This is the first of a BUNCH of videos I took at the CityCenter’s Aria and Crystals properties for Episode 74. This video is all of us driving up to the property, getting turned away from valet parking, and watching a guy fall asleep standing up.

For A TON of other videos, visit the new Living in Las Vegas YouTube Channel.

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August 14, 2009

As I was playing around with my iPod Touch, I stumbled upon Time Magazine’s iPod-based website.  The first article I found was a cover-piece about Las Vegas.  It was a very interesting article.  Here’s the link:

Article: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1915962,00.html

Along with the article, there was an associated video that followed a local real estate agent to two foreclosed properties, one of which was in Newport Lofts [recent blog post].  You’ve got to see this video.  Half of the units are empty, according to the real estate agent.  It’s startling what somebody was able to do at one of the lofts (change the locks?!?!).  They sneak into house later in the video to see the shape it’s in.  Here’s the video link:

Video: http://www.time.com/time/video/?bcpid=1485842900&bctid=33598672001

Have a great weekend everybody!

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December 18, 2008

I just read that according to the folks at MGM Mirage, the company expects more the 100,000 applicants for the 12,000 positions that will be available to those of us that call (or want to call) Las Vegas our home.  And if you are already an MGM Mirage employee, you have a significant inside track on two fronts:

  1. About half of CityCenter employees will come from other MGM Mirage properties
  2. MGM Mirage employees will have about a three month head start over the general public in filling those CityCenter jobs

But what I find really interesting is that while MGM Mirage plans to hire 12,000 people (which is GREAT news), about 6,000 will be placed in other MGM Mirage properties.  The company plans to leverage the CityCenter opening to attract top-shelf applicants to MGM Mirage.

Want to be one of the 12,000?  Here’s the online application link: www.citycentercareers.com  If you’re not an MGM Mirage employee, you have to wait until January 5th, 2009 before you can get into the mix.

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