City Center Las Vegas Fine Art, Dining and Architecture
Fine Art, Dining and Architecture at Aria (City Center) Las Vegas
When most people think of spending time in Las Vegas, they immediately envision the racket of the ‘one armed bandits,’ the mayhem of the central Strip and the wild parties raging in the nightclubs. However, for many discerning travellers, time spent in Las Vegas is increasingly about art, fine dining and architectural appreciation.
Nowhere is this trend better exemplified than at the Aria Las Vegas. Also known as City Center Las Vegas, this state of the art dining, entertainment and high rise condo
complex is spread across 76 acres of prime Strip real estate and was opened in 2009.
Since its launch, Aria has been a beacon of sophistication and high culture amidst the din of ‘Sin City.’ Some of the world’s most celebrated architects were hired to design and oversee the towers of the City Center project; Foster & Partners, Rafael Vinoly, and Helmut Jahn.
That said, the vast Aria development is about so much more than luxury high rise condo living, shopping and casinos – it is also home to a vast art collection, multiple fine dining options and architectural marvels by some of the world’s most important architects.
The Fine Art Collection at Aria Las Vegas
Spread out across the vast Aria campus, the hotel’s fine art collection is the envy of the American art world. Comprising thousands of pieces by world renowned painters, installation artists and sculptors, you can find art in every nook and cranny of the complex. Take in a free walking tour that traverses the ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara Hotel & Spa, The Shops at Crystals, and the Veer Towers in order to see art that will change the way you see the world.
Some of the artists on display include:
Nancy Rubins, Maya Lin, Henry Moore, Jenny Holzer, Frank Stella, James Turrell and Richard Long, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and many more.
Fine Dining Options at Aria Las Vegas
Whether you are staying at one of the many luxury hotel rooms on site or you are lucky enough to own a high rise condo at the Vdara, Veer Towers or Mandarin Oriental, there are many fine dining options on site. Imagine supping on Michelin starred delights, all without having to leave your doorstep? It’s possible at City Center Las Vegas.
Celebrated Chef Michael Mina opened the Bardot Brasserie as a unique place to enjoy modern Parisian cuisine and cocktails. Enjoy mussels mariniéres, roasted chicken, foie gras and steak frites in a chic setting reminiscent of Montmartre.
Aria offers you the chance to experience modern Japanese delicacies, achingly fresh sushi and sake from Michelin Three-Star Chef Masa Takayama. This ultra modern restaurant will dazzle and impress even the most sophisticated diner.
Jean- Georges Steakhouse
Michelin Three-Star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is an industry legend, and here he does not disappoint. This steakhouse offers the highest quality meat and seafood available, paired with mouth watering sauces and the finest produce on the planet.
Food, art and architecture – this is Las Vegas at it’s best.