Dec192010

Vdara Las Vegas CityCenter Residential Hotel

Vdara Las Vegas CityCenter residential hotel is a mixed use condominium residences and hotel rooms in the 57-floor tower north of Harmon Avenue.  The building is part of the CityCenter MGM Resorts/Dubai World Las Vegas Strip complex between Bellagio and Monte Carlo casinos. CityCenter has three hotels on its 67-acre property with Aria Resort, Mandarin Oriental and Vdara. The imperfect blue building planned as the Harmon Hotel at the corner of Harmon and Las Vegas Boulevard in CityCenter sits empty due to construction flaws.

Vdara, CityCenter Las Vegas

Vdara seen from Aria Resort 24th floor

The Vdara Hotel location is accessible from the Aria Hotel Casino floor level via an elevated circular drive over Harmon Avenue revealing Nancy Rubins’ Big Edge, the large-scale canoe sculpture located between the two hotels.

Nancy Rubins – Big Edge

Vdara is a non-smoking, non-gaming hotel with a bar, a restaurant, a spa and pool, and a walkway to Bellagio Resort and the CityCenter electric tram station. The Cosmopolitan casino and Marriott Autograph Collection branded resort is adjacent to Vdara, between the Bellagio and the main CityCenter complex on Las Vegas Boulevard, the Strip.

Vdara and The Cosmopolitan with Bellagio in background – view from Aria

Vdara Hotel is low-key without the formality of Mandarin Oriental or the immense size of Aria Resort & Casino. Vdara Suites are large, condominium style rooms with small dining areas and kitchen space with refrigerator, microwave and stove, a sleeper couch, bedroom, two TVs and bathroom.

Vdara hotel has lower room rates than Aria for December 2010with rates as low as $119 compared to Aria at $129. Mandarin Oriental is typically the highest base room rate of the three CityCenter Hotels with lowest rates around $199.

Vdara atomic art and entrance

Vdara can save money on a Las Vegas vacation by cooking for yourself in the room kitchen rather than dining out. Silk Road provides lobby food service.

Vdara Silk Road cafe menu

Silk Road – Vdara

Vdara – Silk Road

Vdara Hotel occupies an extraordinarily convenient location between Bellagio, The Cosmopolitan and Aria for three very different resort casino experiences within five minutes walk from your room.

Vdara hotel, CityCenter Las Vegas

The lobby bar has seating in the main bar, off to the right indoors and a terrace outdoors.

Bar Vdara

Bar Vdara

Vdara Bar in lobby

Vdara Bar patio swing seat

Vdara Bar patio seating in front of the hotel.

The lobby has a small seating area near the elevators with a concierge desk cubicle off the main hotel registration desk.

Vdara lobby seating area art. Concierge desk is below Peter Wegner art.

Peter Wegner is the artist for the Vdara lobby with two pieces Day for Night, Night for Day on the east wall (orange colored paper, 45 feet x 10 feet 9 inches) and west wall (blue colored paper, 34 feet x 10 feet 9 inches).

Vdara lobby

Vdara lobby ornaments December 2010

Vdara Deluxe Suites are the basic room category and provide a kitchenette and nearly 600 sq. ft. of room space. Vdara website has a video of Deluxe Suite Option 1 floorplan. Here are my photos of this room category.

Vdara Deluxe Suite 2-person dining table

Vdara Deluxe Suite kitchen

Vdara Deluxe Suite microwave

Vdara Deluxe Suite sitting room

The sitting room had a large wall mounted TV and the bedroom also had a wall mounted TV.

Vdara Deluxe Suite bedroom TV

Vdara Deluxe Suite bed

Vdara Deluxe Suite bathroom

Vdara Deluxe Suite shower

Vdara Deluxe Suite tub

Vdara City Corner Suite

City Corner Suites are over 800 sq. ft.  with a four burner kitchen stove, full size refrigerator, four person dining table, washer-dryer, queen size sofa bed and large spa tub.

Vdara City Corner Suite dining table

Vdara City Corner Suite stove

Vdara City Corner Suite refrigerator

Vdara City Corner Suite living room

Vdara City Corner Suite desk

Vdara City Corner Suite bed

Vdara City Corner Suite tub

Vdara City Corner Suite bedroom TV

Vdara City Corner Suite view north to back side of Bellagio

Vdara Penthouse Suite

The Vdara Penthouse Suites are one and two bedroom and one floor or two floor suites. I toured a two-bedroom, one story penthouse suite on the 54th floor. This apartment space is 1,200 to 1,400 sq. ft and provides the full hotel residential style living quarters.

Vdara penthouse suite 54th floor living room

Vdara 54th floor penthouse view south to Aria Resort

Vdara penthouse suite bed

Vdara Penthouse suite kitchen

Vdara Penthouse suite dining table

Vdara penthouse suite bathroom dual sinks

Vdara penthouse suite accessible bath

Vdara penthouse suite accessible shower

Vdara Pool Deck

Vdara pool

Vdara pool deck

Vdara pool deck view of Aria Resort

pool deck view reveals curvilinear form of Vdara

Vdara view east over Harmon Ave and empty blue Harmon Hotel building at CityCenter.

Related Posts:

Betting on Expedia.ca for a Vegas Suite Deal (Nov 20, 2010) [This post tells how I bought my flight to Las Vegas and an upgraded room at the Mandarin Oriental for $12.]

CityCenter Las Vegas – Art, Architecture and Space (Dec 16, 2010)

Hotel Detail – Aria Resort and Casino Las Vegas in HD (Dec 11, 2010)

Aria Resort Las Vegas – Pools, Spa and Dining (Dec 12, 2010)

Aria Resort Corner Suite and SkySuites (Dec 18, 2010)

Aria Resort Las Vegas SkyVilla 19 (Dec 19, 2010)

Vdara Hotel, CityCenter Las Vegas (Dec 19, 2010)

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas (Dec 23, 2010)

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Dec 21, 2010) (The Cosmopolitan is next to Vdara Hotel, but not part of CityCenter complex. The Cosmopolitan is a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel.)

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Impressive architecture.
    Not sure about some of the ‘art’
    I’m sure the pink tiled bathroom doesn’t really look like 1950’s Culver City in the flesh.
    Only one way to find out.
    Thanks again for the City Center feature, very useful.

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