Grand Opening Of Aria Resort & Casino At CityCenter

(L-R) MGM Mirage Chairman and CEO Jim Murren, President and CEO Bobby Baldwin, President and COO of the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter Bill McBeath and President and COO of Infinity World Development Bill Grounds appear during the grand opening news conference for the Aria 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)