The Aria Sky Suites redefines luxury in Las Vegas. One of the newest properties on the Strip, with a AAA Five Diamond award, the Sky Suites offers state of the art features and quality in-room fittings alongside personalised services catering to each guests individual needs; whether you choose to work, play or relax, the Aria Sky Suites have you covered.
As one of the newest properties on the Strip, and one of the most highly regarded amongst my friends, I was ready to let the Aria Sky Suites wow me. I didn’t realise that the wow-factor would begin so soon after landing in Las Vegas!
Met at the baggage claim by our complimentary private chauffeur, it wasn’t long before we were cruising through the Sky Suites private entrance, into the check-in lounge and heading up to the rooms. A definite perk is not having to walk through the casino floor to the elevators as they are all tucked into the area along with private lounge, where breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktail hours are held daily, and security which guard the Sky Suites entrance.
Rich dark wood and a gorgeous black granite bar top welcomed me to the room. Past the bathroom – we’ll get to that in a moment – and into the suite. I had barely seconds to take a photo before I had flopped onto the bed; to test the softness of course. Needless to say, the 100 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets passed with flying colours as I sunk into the thick linens and ran a hand across the soft faux-fur rug that unfortunately disappeared when turn-down service came that evening.
Opening the sheer curtains the strong Nevada sun poured into the room and I leaned against the glass taking in the surrounding sights. The view from the rooms are stunning. My room faced the Strip and overlooked Aria Hotel & Casino‘s main entrance, out to the cities surrounding mountains, and even a glimpse of the airport!
Bathrooms can really make or break a property and the Sky Suites definitely deliver a wow-factor, and it’s not just because of the spacious design. His-and-Her sinks, a make-up mirror in one corner, a sectioned toilet cubicle and a waffle weaved cotton bathrobe ready for me to slip into once I had showered and ‘deplaned’ from my Hawaiian Airlines flight. An interesting choice had been made to include the bathtub within the shower cubicle, leaving the shower to feel spacious but it wasn’t a design that I particularly enjoyed and felt a little cheap despite the gorgeous granite and firm water pressure offered from the rainforest showerhead. The amenities were abundant, in fact the Aria Sky Suites is the place that you want to leave your toothbrush or razor at home because it’s all there in the drawer (including make-up removing towelette. Ladies, don’t ruin the beautiful white linen!)
Along with daily housekeeping services there is a nightly turn-down service where a box of mixed chocolates and card with quote was left on the quilt. Slippers and a bed mat were also left laid out.
Aria is known for being a pretty tech-saavy hotel. With a touch of a button on the tablet device – that could double as a TV remote or air conditioning remote – I could control everything from the curtains (sheer and black out) to the lighting of the room. Best of all, with one touch I could press “goodnight” which would turn everything off (or on) and allowing me to drift into a comfortable slumber without a worry of having that one pesky light having to get me out of my comfortable bed.
There are definite perks to staying in the Sky Suites as opposed to the regular hotel section, including complimentary light brunch, afternoon tea and cocktails, as well as cold drinks (water, soft drink, juice) throughout day-light hours. WiFi is complimentary as well as 24-hour front desk services and in-room dining.
My only real complaint was that the front desk staff seemed very uppity whenever I asked for their help. When I called, twice, about a minor problem with the Internet I received no response and when asking for directions in-person one girl in particular almost seemed insulted that I’d ask her. After that I stuck with asking the security and room service teams my questions and they were so polite and friendly, even offering me extra information if I wanted it. Finally, upon check-out my colleague didn’t receive a package I left her despite leaving it at the same time as my other colleague. I’m sure it was a small hiccup but it did mean that my colleague had to get it shipped across the country, and when I called they didn’t seem all that fussed about the mistake that was made.
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Many thanks to MGM Hotels, Aria Sky Suites
and Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority for hosting me.
All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.
All images are owned by Aria Casino & Resort, except image two depicting the bed.