In its debut year, CityCenter Las Vegas has received the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award for both ARIA Resort & Casino and Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. While the award is bestowed only upon select properties deemed the finest in North America, it is even rarer for hotels to attain the rating within the first year of operation.
"It takes an incredibly special hotel or resort to earn the Five Diamond distinction after being open less than a year. We congratulate CityCenter for accomplishing this feat with not only one property, but two," said Michael Geeser, AAA Nevada spokesperson. "These properties deliver the ultimate in luxury, sophistication and exceptional service."
Bobby Baldwin, CityCenter's President and CEO, said, "From inception to operation, our goal with CityCenter was to create a resort destination that provides guests with services and amenities unmatched in the world. To receive the highest honor in the industry with the AAA Five Diamond Award is a reflection of our commitment to this promise and to delivering unforgettable experiences for each guest from arrival to departure."
Bill McBeath, President & COO of ARIA, said, "Receiving this recognition from AAA is the best possible way I can imagine to celebrate our first anniversary. This is a tribute to all of ARIA's employees, who dedicate themselves every day to delivering wonderful memories to our guests."
The AAA Five Diamond Award is North America's most sought-after symbol of excellence in the hospitality industry. Representing the upper echelon of establishments, AAA Five Diamond Award winners make up just 0.27 percent of the rated venues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. As demonstrated by so few properties attaining this level of quality and service, the guidelines for AAA Five Diamond status are stringent, ensuring consumers truly memorable experiences.