- Detailed Review
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ARIA Resort & Casino is a vast high-rise hotel perfectly located in the middle of the Strip at the CityCenter complex, just off Las Vegas Boulevard. There’s a tram that’ll take you to the Bellagio (north) and to the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino (south). Once here, however, you may find there’s no need to wander.
This is a behemoth of a building. Ultra-contemporary and super-slick, its fine art collection, seen everywhere you look, is estimated to be worth $40million and cannot fail to inspire. Equally impressive is the sheer size of ARIA because at 4-million sq ft (37,1612 sq m), there’s a lot to love here at this all-encompassing resort.
The Asian-oriented spa has some superb treatment offerings, like Japanese stone sauna beds and deep-tissue Thai massages. There’s a fitness centre, three outdoor pools, shopping and entertainment galore.
Of course, there are a plethora of dining options within, too. Start your day with a croissant and coffee at Jean Philippe Patisserie. Lunch by the side of the adults-only pool is bound to be fun, and for dinner, there’s a host of star chef restaurants where you can extravagantly dine on your winnings. Try Jean Georges Steakhouse, Carbone, or Bardot Brasserie. Later on, you can chill out at the Jewel nightclub, one of the city’s best.
Choosing a room (from the 4000) is a lot of work, so here’s help. Entry-level guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, and so if you’re here to party, they’ll do nicely. The décor is subdued in neutral tones so as not to jar the senses, and the modern art on the walls is pleasant. The automatic shades are a blessing.
Of course, in a property this size, you won’t be cosseted or greeted by your name as you walk the lobby, and there will be the occasional hiccup when it comes to room service orders and such. So go for the Resort Club Lounge rooms or suites, where you’ll have drinkies, a dedicated concierge (vital in Vegas) and other goodies included in your rate.
The crème de la crème, when it comes to rooms, are the ARIA Tower Suites (not to be confused with the Sky Suites). Stay here and you’ll get airport transfers, a private check-in, lounge, concierge services and an (almost) guaranteed table at Jewel whenever you wish.
How to get here
10 minutes by road from McCarran International Airport
4,004 rooms & suites