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|Rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆|
|Pricing:||$ $ $ $ $|
|Deposit:||First night charge plus 12% tax|
|Resort Fee:||$35.84/day plus $10 parking fee|
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
|Comp Club:||M Life|
|Deals:||5 deals for ARIA|
ARIA - The Real Deal :
Buyer beware - all MGM Resorts properties charge the highest resort fees (nearly $40/night) plus a $10 per day fee to self-park your car. VegasTripping suggests you find alternate accommodations.
ARIA, the anchor tenant of the CityCenter complex, is a compelling work of art in and of itself. Befit with fabulously comfortable hi-tech rooms, a dark and mysterious casino, varied dining options from chefs borrowed from neighboring Bellagio and dramatically designed public spaces that instantly redefined the casino resort. The chink in Aria's angular armor has always been substandard, careless, almost confrontational customer service. Now, a number of years into operation, ARIA has combed out many of the bugs, fixed misfires and transformed a gorgeous property into a destination resort devoid of excuses.
Location of ARIA:
ARIA is located in the heart of City Center, just north of Monte Carlo, just south of Bellagio on the West side of The Strip. Directly across the street to the is Planet Hollywood. The CityCenter Choo Choo connects ARIA to Bellagio and Monte Carlo with stops at Aria/Crystals and Mandarin Oriental along the way.
ARIA is NearMandarin Oriental
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Cool Stuff About ARIA:
Read our first impression review The Artistry of ARIA
Read our quickie second impression review ARIA Encore
Over The Boardwalk: Project CityCenter is our in-depth analysis of the architectural renderings and plans for the coming mixed-use sci-fi super city. It's got everything you need to know about the Project CityCenter project.
ARIA was built upon the land that was occupied by a strip mall, Monte Carlo's parking garage, the old Boardwalk Hotel and Casino and a massive asphalt parking lot that extended from Monte Carlo to Bellagio. The large landmass it sits on was assembled on the sly by Mirage Resorts CTO Dan Lee, and was part of the Mirage/MGM takeover in 2001. CityCenter's groundbreaking took place in June 2005, with the implosion and removal of the Boardwalk taking place in mid-2006.
The original plan - throw everything you might want in a city under one roof, then tear the roof off - didn't exactly work out as planned. Yeah, theres still plenty of shopping at Crystals, and deluxe resort amenities (Mandarin Oriental, Vdara and ARIA each have their own Spa and pools), restaurants galore and the architectural adventuredome that is ARIA's casino, but the supermarkets, office buildings, condos and "city life" didn't exactly pan out.
The Rooms at ARIA
The rooms at ARIA come in a number of different assortments and floor plans. We've got the full run down on their room offerings right here.
Restaurants at ARIA
Aria features 13 restaurants, cafe's and dining options and seven bars.
American Fish (Michael Mina)
Jean Georges Steakhouse (Jean Georges Vongerichten)
Sirio (Sirio Maccioni)
Julian Serrano (tapas - yum!)
Todd English's P.U.B.
Jean Philippe Patisserie (Jean-Philippe Maury)
Sage (Chef Shawn McClain)
Javiers (Mexican/tequila bar - coming soon where Union used to be)
Bar Masa/ Tetsu (Masayoshi Takayama)
Five50 (pizza joint by the sports book)
The Roasted Bean
View Bar (lobby)
City Bar (casino center)
Liquid (euro dayclub on the pool deck)
The Deuce (hi rollers lounge, formerly known as National Gaming Lounge and Club Royale)
Gold (a bar and lounge by the Zarkana theatre)
The ridiculously named 'National Gaming Lounge' - also referred to as "Club Royale" (w/cheese?) - appears to be some kind of high rollers joint. For obvious reasons, it is no longer on the latest versions of the property map we've managed to get our hands on. We're guessing that this is what they are now calling "The Deuce."
ARIA features a massive spa located on the second floor - the "pool/spa" deck. Crystals is CityCenter's 'shopping and entertainment district' wherein you will find tons of high end retailers (Louis Vuitton, Cartier etc.) stuck inside what looks like the set from Logan's Run.