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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
The lobby bar has seating in the main bar, off to the right indoors and a terrace outdoors.
The lobby has a small seating area near the elevators with a concierge desk cubicle off the main hotel registration desk.
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 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.
The sitting room had a large wall mounted TV and the bedroom also had a wall mounted TV.
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 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 Pool Deck
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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.)