Grand Opening Of Aria Resort & Casino At CityCenter

(L-R) MGM Mirage board member Mel Wolzinger, MGM Mirage CFO Dan D'Arrigo, MGM Mirage Chairman and CEO Jim Murren and President and COO of Infinity World Development Bill Grounds ring the bell to close the trading day on the New York Stock Exchange during the grand opening for the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter December 16, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 67-acre, USD 8.5 billion mixed-use urban development center, a 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. Aria is CityCenter's centerpiece and includes a 150,000-square-foot casino and 4,004 hotel rooms and suites.
(Dec. 15, 2009 - Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)