Paul Berry

Vice President of Hotel Operations

Paul Berry is the vice president of hotel operations at ARIA Resort & Casino. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration. Paul has been with the MGM Resorts International Corporation for 23 years. During this time he has played a key role in the successful opening of The Mirage in 1989, Treasure Island in 1993, Bellagio in 1997 and ARIA in 2009.

  • On May 24, 2012
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    What has CityCenter done to be LEED certified?

    To reduce the amount of fossil-fuel based power, many measures were taken during the design of CityCenter to achieve a more than 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency compared to traditionally designed buildings.

    From plumbing design to investment in low-flow technologies to conscientious operating procedures, the CityCenter team incorporated water conservation practices throughout the campus.

    All CityCenter attractions are within walking distance. Many services and amenities are located either on the CityCenter campus or within a half-mile radius, reducing guests’ and residents’ dependence on automobiles.

    Committed to reducing its environmental footprint, CityCenter developed a strict construction waste management plan to redirect recyclable and reusable resources back to the manufacturing process. This program extends through to daily operations.

    When selecting materials for CityCenter, designers used products manufactured with recycled content. They also sought local and regional products to minimize the emission of greenhouse gases caused when materials are transported.

    Guest and employee comfort is paramount to the CityCenter experience. An indoor air quality plan was implemented and nontoxic products were selected to ensure a healthier environment.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is Veer Towers?

    Designed by Helmut Jahn, Veer Towers is a pair of arresting residential icons in the hub of CityCenter. With approximately 335 residences each in two 37-story glass towers, Veer soars above the city and seems to dance with a rhythm all its own. Veer showcases “European-style” residences as personal, private havens featuring modern kitchens, living and dining areas, spacious and spa-styled bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is CityCenter’s architectural style like?

    CityCenter was developed by an incomparable group of architects who came together with the energy, foresight, talent and vision in a project that was the first of its kind.

    ARIA Resort & Casino was shaped by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Helmut Jahn led the effort on Veer Towers; RV Architecture, LLC, led by Rafael Vinoly, oversaw Vdara; Kohn Pedersen Fox led the way for Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Studio Daniel Libeskind crafted Crystals shopping pavilion with interiors by David Rockwell and his Rockwell Group. MGM Resorts International retained Gensler, the largest architectural firm in the world, to oversee the projects of seven architects, three architects of record, 90 interior designers and hundreds of consultants.

    Each incredible steel-and-glass architectural structure complements the others and combined they create a truly mesmerizing showcase of modern design.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What artists have work displayed at CityCenter?

    The CityCenter Fine Art Collection encompasses a multitude of styles and media that engage visitors on a visual and intellectual level. From vibrant and ornate to intimate and serene, these works were strategically placed throughout CityCenter’s public spaces to complement the architecture and design.

    The Collection features work from over 15 different acclaimed painters, sculptors and visionaries, including Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Isa Genzken, Henry Moore, Frank Stella, and Richard Long.

    Suspended above the Registration Desk in ARIA’s Main Lobby is the remarkable Maya Lin’s Silver River. This re-creation of the Colorado River was created entirely of cast reclaimed silver.

    Jenny Holzer’s monumental Vegas, located in ARIA’s North Valet Pick-Up, is an LED installation of over 250 feet that posts continual “Truisms” for guests to engage in.

    Positioned in front of the Water Wall in ARIA’s Main Valet is Tourterelle from Francois-Xavier Lalanne, one of the world’s most original designer-sculptors. These three whimsical chairs in the form of pigeons provide for a playful photo opportunity.

    Antony Gormley’s Feeling Material XXVIII, a reinvention of the human form, hangs over the skylight on the 2nd Floor Promenade.

    Three towering, stainless steel sculptural forms by sculptor Tony Cragg are graceful, yet substantial works of art that investigate the physics of materials and spark a dialogue between man, material and the world.

    ARIA also features amazing pieces from Julian Schnabel, Tim Bavington, Donald Judd as well as playful and interactive water features from WET Design.
  • On May 24, 2012
    Paul Berry answered the question: Paul Berry

    What kind of art can you see at CityCenter?

    The CityCenter Fine Art Collection features work by acclaimed painters, sculptors and visionaries including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, Frank Stella, Henry Moore, and Richard Long, among others. The collection encompasses a multitude of styles and media — ranging from sculptures and paintings to large-scale installations. The art is fully integrated into the architecture and design of CityCenter’s public areas and is strategically placed to fascinate and educate guests.
  • On May 24, 2012
    Paul Berry answered the question: Paul Berry

    Do any rooms have fireplaces at ARIA Resort & Casino?

    Only the Sky Villas located on the top floors of ARIA's Sky Suites Tower offer fireplaces. However, The Spa & Salon at ARIA features a comfortable Fireside Lounge across from the Fitness Center to relax in after a work-out or while waiting for your spa services.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is the work space like in a regular room at ARIA Resort & Casino?

    Workstations include desks in all rooms, high-speed internet, wireless, convenient power access and wired Internet connection. The wireless access is also available across property in addition to the guestrooms.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What special amenities are in the rooms at ARIA Sky Suites?

    In addition to the luxurious, custom bedding, ARIA Sky Suites offer advanced guestroom technology allowing you to customize the lighting, room temperature, curtains, music and more with the touch of your fingertip.