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Orlando Bloom Warms Up the Vdara Hotel's Opening Party in Vegas

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December 2, 2009 at 8:29 AM | by | ()

Yes, the newest hotel in Vegas is the Vdara Hotel and Spa and we were fortunate enough to spend opening night at the hotel AND to attend a special, private-ish Vanity Fair party to commemorate the very first opening of the massive CityCenter complex.

We say private-ish because although there was a tightly enforced guest list, anyone who had booked a room at the hotel last night could also attend. Which would explain why there were some folks decked to the nines in cocktail chic attire (Vegas locals and media) and others who roamed around a little bewildered in jeans, t-shirts and boots (hotel guests.)

Needless to say the Vegas glitterati was in full force, even if the party vibe was classy and low-key. For the women that meant hair (lots of it), boobs (lots of them), crazy patterned black tights and short mini-dresses. For the men that meant suits or nice slacks and a button down. Thankfully, there was no Ed Hardy in sight. A success!

Of course, the high-up execs from MGM Mirage were there including CEO Jim Murren (who we saw getting pumped for info by the dapper gossip pirate, Norm Clarke) as well as a few real deal celebs like Rosario Dawson, photographer Sebastian Copeland and our husband Orlando Bloom.

The Vdara opening party was also a launch for the Sebastian Copeland Foundation which advocates climate change, an appropriate mission for a LEED Gold hotel like Vdara. But really, we're not sure anyone else not in the media biz would have known about that. Everyone at the party just seemed really excited to finally be standing inside CityCenter at last.

Much of the party took place in the hotel's lobby but guests also lingered in the Silk Road restaurant where small apps and sushi were served. The restaurant overlooks Aria and unfortunately, the not so glamorous driveway of Vdara. Making this room even sadder was a live band that played jazzy covers of songs like "Toxic" by Britney Spears and Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl." Yes, it was as bad as it sounds. We hung out mostly in the lobby and in a "dessert room" off to the left of the check-in desk where towers of chocolate-covered strawberries, shot glasses of frothy concoctions and trays of macarons waited to be plucked.

But if we could describe the party in one word, we would say "bubbly" and it has nothing to do with the atmosphere. The entire thing was sponsored/catered by Veuve Cliquot and everywhere you turned there was either a glass or a bottle of bubbly. Adding to all this, most of the light fixtures in the public spaces of Vdara are clusters of bubbles. There were even girls dressed like bubbly. We also found bubbly in the spa at the champagne bar which is located adjacent to the fitness center.

We took a plethora of pictures for you to browse through, but let's get to the real scoop: What does Orlando Bloom look like in person? Well, he is on the shorter side (aren't they all?) and a bit petite in stature but he is a lovely, lovely, little British boy.

Too bad his girlfriend, model Miranda Kerr had to show up later and ruin our fantasy. Even worse, you know that expression "toothpick legs?" She has 'em.

Archived Comments:

Missed it!

I would have loved to have been at this restaurant during this event!

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