LAS VEGAS — A second boutique hotel is opening to the public at the big new CityCenter complex on the Las Vegas Strip.
Don't miss these Travel stories
Lords of the gourd compete for Punkin Chunkin honors
With teams using more than 100 unique apparatuses to launch globular projectiles a half-mile or more, the 27th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin event is our pick as November’s Weird Festival of the Month.
- Airports, airlines work hard to return your lost items
- Expert: Tourist hordes threaten Sistine Chapel's art
- MGM Grand wants Las Vegas guests to Stay Well
- Report: Airlines collecting $36.1B in fees this year
- Lords of the gourd compete for Punkin Chunkin honors
The 47-story Mandarin Oriental opens Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the newest element of the $8.5 billion project of resorts, shopping and a casino.
The Mandarin has 392 hotel rooms and 227 condominiums. It features a sky lobby on the 23rd floor that overlooks the Strip.
The opening is the third this week at CityCenter, a 67-acre project built by development partners MGM Mirage and Dubai World.
The 1,500-room Vdara hotel opened Monday. The Crystals mall of shops and restaurants opened Thursday.
The centerpiece of the project, the 4,004-room Aria Resort & Casino, opens Dec. 16.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.