The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has named Crystals at CityCenter as one of the recipients of its VIVA Best of the Best awards for 2012. CityCenter, the world's largest private green development, is the 2012 winner in the Sustainability category. The council annually issues its VIVA awards in three categories: marketing, design and development, and sustainability. VIVA is an acronym that stands for vision, innovation, value and achievement.
The award is based on five criteria: sustainability, including transportation; education about environmental responsibility and engaging retailers in sustainability design and operations; water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
MGM Resorts and Infinity World Development Corp are the co-developers of CityCenter. Infinity World Development is a subsidiary of Dubai World. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded its LEED Gold certification to Crystals at CityCenter for sustainability. The retail development is the largest LEED Gold-certified retail district in the United States. Additionally, LEED Gold certifications have been awarded to ARIA Resort & Casino's hotel tower, convention center and theater, the Vdara Hotel & Spa, the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, and the Veer Towers (below).
Crystals at CityCenter sets on 67 acres between the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. It has the highest LEED achievement of any development in Las Vegas. With more than 55,000 members worldwide in more than 90 countries, ICSC is the top global trade association of the shopping center industry. Members of the association are shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, academia, and public officials. For more information on Crystals at CityCenter and the ICSC, visit CityCenter.com and ICSC.org.