The Aria Resort is a relatively new addition to the Las Vegas Strip and forms part of the new “City Centre” development; an area of the Strip with some of the most exclusive hotels, galleries and shops.
It is set behind the Crystal shopping centre so is in a quieter location than other Strip hotels. The hotel has a huge lobby areas with a selection of restaurants and casino leading to the guest elevators.
There is a very large landscaped swimming pool area to the rear of the hotel, with bar service and a lively atmosphere.
If you are planning a wedding, the recently opened wedding chapel at Aria is stunning, and they also offer the option of poolside and fireside ceremonies.
The Aria has quickly become one of Las Vegas’s most popular luxury hotels and it is easy to see why everyone loves it.
The guest rooms at the Aria are light and spacious with huge windows and contemporary decor. The high tech approach to guest comfort includes a touch control panel to open and close blinds and black-out curtains, turn on and off lights and set background music.
The beds are deep and comfortable and the bathroom is luxurious with a walk in shower and fast-filling oval bath tub.
The mini-bar is well stocked and includes a few light-hearted options for a romantic night in. We were amused to see bottles of 10 Hour Energy Boost, cans of Red Bull alongside a tasteful box including tickle feathers and condoms.
For those on honeymoon or coming to Vegas to get married, choose the more exclusive Sky Suites at The Aria where you will benefit from a spacious 5* suite with private entrances and lounges exclusively reserved for Sky Suite guests. These suites give you access to all of the hotels vast range of amenities as well as many little extras, but with a more exclusive boutique hotel feel.
The Aria boasts a great choice of restaurants and bars to cover all price ranges, from Starbucks to full service. Highlights include the Jean Philippe Patisserie where you can sip gourmet coffee and try their delicious chocolate creations under a display of whimsical wedding cakes, open until midnight for late night cravings.
We tried Sage Restaurant just off Aria’s lobby and loved the romantic atmosphere and great service in this opulent restaurant. From the moment our waiter introduced himself “My name is Bond…”, poured glasses of champagne and presented us with the menu, or senses were assaulted with course after course from their imaginative chef who was not afraid to try some intriguing and hugely successful flavour combinations. We enjoyed the numerous tasting courses of the Chef’s seasonal menu at $89, which is also available with matched wines.
The Spa at The Aria comprises of a large comfortable mixed lounge, salt room and stone relaxation beds, and female / male only areas with large steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and relaxation areas.
There is a heated spa pool with an infinity edge over-looking the Aria’s three swimming pools; a great place to relax in the late afternoon sun.
Throughout the spa there is a full range of complimentary drinks and healthy snacks.