Grand Opening Of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas At CityCenter
(L-R) Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas at CityCenter General Manager Rajesh Jhingon, interior designer Adam D. Tihany, chef Pierre Gagnaire, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Chief Executive Edouard Ettedgui, recording artist Vanessa-Mae, U.S. Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV), MGM Mirage Chairman and CEO Jim Murren, CityCenter President and CEO Bobby Baldwin and President and COO of Infinity World Development Bill Grounds prepare to cut a ribbon during the grand opening of the resort December 4, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 47-story nongaming luxury hotel and condominium tower is the third part of the 67-acre, USD 8.5 billion mixed-use urban development center to open. The joint project between MGM Mirage and Dubai World is said to be the biggest privately financed construction project in United States history and one of the world's largest green projects being built with the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified Green Building Rating System.
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