MGM Mandarin Oriental Hotel / 2008

ArchitectKPF - Kohn Pederson Fox Associates

Executive ArchitectAdamson Associates

Structural EngineerHalcrow Yolles

Services EngineerAtelier Ten

ContractorPerini Corporation

Façade ContractorFar East Aluminim Works Company

Like the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, the MGM Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas is one of many hotels managed by the worldwide Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. To achieve a unique architectural identity at this location, a custom unitized curtain wall was chosen to enclose this new 1,200,000 ft2 (111,500 m2) 60-floor hotel and residential tower, which resides within the larger planned City Center MGM development.  The curtain wall consists of approximately 40% glazed vision panels, 20% opaque fritted spandrel glass, and 40% anodized aluminum. At the ground level, the storefront system is a stick-built steel system with field-applied silicone. Additionally, ship-lapped galvanized titanium is used near the entrances and at the exterior columns. Front consulted on all façade systems throughout the building from schematic design through construction administration, including the unitized curtain wall lobby, retail and banquet hall façades, sky lobby glazing, glass balustrades, titanium rain screen, stone panels, and perforated folded aluminum parking garage cladding.