Las Vegas City Center
Located between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo Resorts on the famed Las Vegas Strip, the City Center complex was one of the largest privately funded construction projects completed in U.S. history. The 67 acre complex features three non-gaming luxury hotels: the Mandarin Oriental, the Harmon Hotel and the Vdara Hotel & Spa, as well as the Veer Towers residential buildings and Crystals, a 500,000 square-foot retail and entertainment district. The centerpiece of the complex is the 61-story, 4,004-room Aria Resort & Casino, with 10 bars and lounges and a 150,000 square foot gaming space featuring 145 table games and 1,940 slot machines. The complex additionally includes a 6,900 car parking garage and several support structures including Clark County Fire Station #32. The City Center complex is a joint venture between the MGM Mirage™ and Infinity World Development Corporation.
The first challenge was to select a system integrator that presented the best value offering, including technical competence, design capabilities, quality control procedures, technical certifications, project management processes and logistics planning. NAV was their choice due to the scope of the project; working directly for the owner rather than under the General Contractor and coordinating several sub-contractors. MGM Mirage, as a collection of resort-casinos, residential living and retail development spaces, needed a standardized surveillance platform for all MGM properties to ensure best quality performance and sophisticated functionality and to protect their technology investments. The measurement criteria they established for the standardized platform included system functionality, product reliability, gaming code compliance and scalability. NAV directed selection of the enterprise system which would be implemented first at the City Center complex.