Many have tried but none have even come close. Loft 5, Juhl, C2 Lofts, each in their own day, promised to offer a dash of urbanity to the suburban bog that is Las Vegas. But despite the slew of failures and modifications to many projects as a result of the real estate collapse, there remained a glimmer of hope on the Boulevard: the newly opened Veer Towers at CityCenter. The last remaining shred of what was once a development comprised of four residential offerings (Vdara dropped its condo component; the Harmon, facing structural imperfections on its top “residential” floors, remains an unopened fable; the residences at the Mandarin Oriental are open) is quite possibly the city’s one shot at a true uptown, urban-style community—at least for right now.
The two gleaming 37-story towers designed by Murphy/Jahn tilt at opposing five-degree angles. The exteriors shimmer with light, day and night, and are offset by organic interiors of the 674 units, which are LEED Gold-certified for their energy efficiency. Floor plans range from 500-square-foot studios (which start at $300,000) to 1,800-square-foot, two-bedroom penthouses with premium views (up to $2 million). Modern kitchens with state-of-the-art Bosch appliances, spa-style bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows are offered in every unit.
Robb & Stucky offers turnkey packages for the resident who wants to sign on the dotted line and enter a fully furnished unit. Several are offered, including the Max Minimal, the Max Living and the Max Attitude. Every Max package comes with a complete set of housewares that range from towels to glassware. Other options include furnishings, luxury linens and accessories.
The Luxury Residences come in a variety of floor plans and are offered in a palette of either Earthly, Ethereal or Transcendent. The Penthouses come gray shell or with finishing options from designer-selected palettes.
Both towers feature exactly the same community amenities, so it makes choosing a unit a much easier process. Infinity-edge pools crown the roof deck of each tower, plus there is a fitness center and media room with all the latest equipment. One major bonus for the urban dweller: valet parking and a private residential drive that separates Veer residents from the frenetic pace of CityCenter.
The greatest community amenity, however, is CityCenter itself with its world-class restaurants and shops and exciting gaming environment.
And don’t think for one minute those towers are empty. Tony Dennis, executive vice president of CityCenter’s residential division, says nearly 30 percent of the units have been sold as of mid-September.