Luxury Shopping at Crystals at Las Vegas CityCenter

Mar 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Crystals

With its Disney Concert Hall like architecture, Crystals, the luxury shopping center inside CityCenter, was conceptualized and designed by the powerhouse duo of the renowned architects Daniel Libeskind, and David Rockwell.

Crystals is a high end shopping experience. With over 500,000 square feet of space, there are plenty of stores and eateries to choose from.

The stores in Crystal are a who’s who of luxury and the world’s most famous brands:

The largest Louis Vuitton in North America, as well as the largest Las Vegas outlets for Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, and Mikimoto. It is also home to the first Las Vegas locations for Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, Paul Smith, Kiton, Kiki de Montparnasse, Tourbillion, Porsche Design, and de Grisogono.

Natural

Other unique Crystal offerings include Roberto Cavalli’s pet line, and Tiffany & Co.’s exclusive Las Vegas charm, which is only available at Crystals.

But shopping is only part of the Crystal’s experience. But, before I talk about its fine dining, let’s take a tour of Crystal’s large, airy, and symmetrical use of natural light that fills its artistic space and design.

Crystals Walkways

Within Crystals’ concrete flooring– plastic tubes carry cold water that cools the flooring that controls the air temperature in the building; warm water can also heat the building as well.

The skylights also are a green design element and it harnesses the buildings massive and creative use of natural light into the space, which reduces the requirement for artificial light. It also gives the space more of a natural feel, like the way a real city park, or a large museum would feel and look like—it’s an emotion, a shopping center, a feeling, a breath of fresh air, a piece of work, a living breathing piece of beauty.. 

Another green feature that Crystals has is a drop off and parking area that’s only used for alternativee fuel vehicles.

Halos

In addition to the green aspects of Crystals, the water features featured at the Aria are shared at Crystals also. Pictured above is “Halo” by WET, a water feature and fountain design firm, based in Los Angeles.

Glacia

The second ice sculpture, also created by WET, is called “Glacia,”

It’s cool and cools guests with ice sculptures as tall as 15 feet. As each ice pole rises from under the structure, small water jets “cut” into the ice, forming different waves and patterns. After each sculpture melts, it disappears back underground, only to rise yet again with a different shape.

The Treehouse

This wooden tree house structure takes the building’s cue and follows a natural route through Crystals innate and inner themes. Thus the concierge is on the ground level and a dining terrace is located on the second level for the restaurant, Mastro’s Ocean Club. After a day of power shopping, indulge yourself into a quiet and relaxing dinner at the menagerie of world-class restaurants at Crystals.

In this case, I’m not really into what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Travelin’ Local’s goal is to spread the word of where, how, and what a great place this is to relax and spend some quality down time, when you’re in Vegas Baby Vegas!

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2 Responses to “Luxury Shopping at Crystals at Las Vegas CityCenter”

  1. Maude says:

    Our dinner at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Las Vegas during October 2010 was a highlight of our trip. All positives – nothing negative there. Lobster mashed potatoes! Superb. Wish I had the recipe. Hint, hint.

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  2. Alex says:

    I wandered into this place without even knowing where I was going a few weeks ago. It is truly amazing inside, it doesn’t feel at all like a shopping center, but more like an indoor park.
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