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In Bed With: Aria Sky Suites

Aria Sky Suites | #HowWeVegas

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.

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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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Now it’s over to you:

What would you like hotels to do to make your stay a little more luxurious?

Which hotel do you think offers the ultimate luxury stay?

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Aria Sky Suites
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada
89109 United States
Price: I stayed in an ARIA Suite which begins at US$700 per night.
Note:
Return limousine transfers to the airport are not included. I would advise speaking with the concierge to arrange a transfer otherwise you’ll have to take your luggage through the side entrance to the South side taxi rank, a short walk but not particularly fun!

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My trip to the USA was arranged by Discover America for the DMAI Conference.

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.

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Jane
    September 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

    When I stayed there the room itself was a lot like the room I had at Encore.

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      Nicole
      September 30, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      I haven’t stayed at the Encore but that’s really interesting to know.
      What makes you say they’re so similar?

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    Raymond
    September 27, 2014 at 12:38 am

    I’m digging the fact that you got a complimentary private chauffeur. 🙂

    • Reply
      Nicole
      September 30, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      It’s just one of the great perks of staying at the Aria Sky Suites 😉

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    Tonya
    September 27, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Customer service is a big issue for me. Those working at the front desk really make or break a stay for me. I could have a disappointing room, but stay at a property again if the service goes above and beyond.

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    Tonya
    September 27, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Sorry, pushed submit before I finished my thought. 🙂 I also won’t stay at a property if the service sucks- no matter how awesome the room was. Sorry the front desk was so frustrating when you were there.

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      Nicole
      September 30, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      For me, the front desk was just one small thing and the other staff away from the front desk certainly made up for their attitude… and the room was amazing, so I can’t complain too much.

      Completely understand your point of view though – the front desk is the first and last point of service and the gateway to every other area of the hotel. You want them to, at the very least, have a good attitude.

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    Jessica
    September 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Love that you got a complimentary private chauffeur, is this the case for all guests? We stayed at THEhotel in LV once and I loved not being in a place with a casino or activities, sounds like this place is a bit more quiet like that.

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      Nicole
      September 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      Hey Jessica,
      Yes, the complimentary chauffeur service is available for all guests staying at Aria’s Sky Suites. This is only from the airport to the hotel so be sure to arrange a transfer from the hotel back to the airport for your return journey. 🙂

      Is THEhotel the new Delano at Mandalay Bay?

      It definitely seems to be a new trend to have smaller boutique hotels without casinos. A trend I to LOVE! 🙂

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    Christa Thompson
    September 30, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    We love this property. I remember when they were building it I couldn’t help but think – how are they going to compete with what’s already in Vegas, and then we stayed there. WHOA!!! Baller.

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      Nicole
      October 1, 2014 at 5:40 am

      So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Aria Sky Suites, Christa!

      What were your favourite things about the property?

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    Vanessa
    October 1, 2014 at 1:48 am

    I love that you don’t have to walk through the casino to get to the hotel. a tons of people travel to Vegas for non-gambling things and even more are non-smokers so it so refreshing (literally and figuratively) to avoid the casino and just enjoy the hotel space.

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      Nicole
      October 1, 2014 at 5:46 am

      It’s great that Las Vegas has opened up and grown to offer attractions for everyone to have a great trip. 🙂
      Smoke filled casinos (and that smelly anti-smoke spray in some hotels) are a pet hate so it is nice to have smoke-free or casino-free options.

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    Lois Alter Mark
    October 3, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I so want to stay here. We love visiting Vegas but we don’t really gamble and I can’t stand the smoking so the idea of not walking through the casino is so appealing. And it looks gorgeous!

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      Nicole
      October 14, 2014 at 4:44 am

      The Aria Sky Suites is a great option if you want the luxury side of Vegas without the casinos and smoke filled halls, Lois!

      There is a private entrance to the rest of the casino – restaurants, gaming floor (if you choose), shops, entertainment but there’s no smokey smell in those areas! 🙂

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    Karen Dawkins
    October 7, 2014 at 12:47 am

    For me, the best perk would be skipping the casino floor! I’m glad to know this option is available in Vegas.

    • Reply
      Nicole
      October 14, 2014 at 4:42 am

      It’s one of my favourite perks about the Aria Sky Suites, Karen 😉

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