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A Walk Through ARIA Resort & Casino

ARIA Resort & Casino is a fusion of energy, inspiration and vision. The centerpiece of CityCenter, ARIA has refined and redefined the Las Vegas Strip with an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service and spectacular amenities. Guests are swept away by its breathtaking beauty, stunning innovation and the refreshing level of consciousness found in every detail. Even in a city such as Las Vegas, with an extraordinary history of dynamic cutting-edge developments, ARIA creates a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen. Recognizing the remarkable nature of this resort, AAA awarded ARIA its prestigious Five Diamond award in its first year of operation and one year later bestowed a second Five Diamond upon the ARIA Sky Suites.

As guests stand on CityCenter Place, the development’s grand boulevard, they are instantly captivated by the energy of this city. The sheer power and ambition of CityCenter’s stunning architecture, born from the imaginations of the world’s foremost talents, leaves all who visit both awestruck and inspired.

ARIA’s distinction from other hotels on The Strip is evident at first sight. It embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas in a 21st century building; offering up a shimmering world of reflections.

Designed by the world-renowned firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, ARIA’s architectural expression reveals itself at every turn, from its two sweeping curvilinear steel and glass towers to the clean use of natural elements including lush foliage, wood and stone. Soaring open spaces, ranging from ARIA’s three-story lobby to its guestrooms, fill with natural light and evoke breadth and freedom. Art and interior design envelop guests in warm, comforting surroundings and provide a sense of human scale.

Pelli Clarke Pelli has built some of the world’s most monumental buildings: the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Canary Wharf Tower in London and New York’s World Financial Center. For ARIA, the firm was challenged to design something of a magnitude that didn’t overwhelm the rest of the CityCenter community; to turn its knowledge and experience in creating some of the world’s largest structures inside out. The result is ARIA’s crystalline towers, which establish dramatic, yet symbiotic relationships with its neighboring hotels, residences and retail destination; ARIA stands in harmony with its surroundings. “We believe that the totality of CityCenter,” Cesar Pelli said, “is more important than the building we are designing.”

Water Expressions by WET
Both ARIA’s north and south porte cochères feature dynamic water displays by WET, known for The Fountains of Bellagio and The Mirage Volcano. For CityCenter, WET was charged with creating five exclusive water experiences that exist nowhere else in the world, focusing on ingenuity versus size. Three of the features reside at ARIA and two at Crystals, the development’s luxury retail destination.

In the center of Casino Circle at ARIA’s south porte cochère sits Lumia, a large reflective pool above which dynamic water expressions sway and leap, creating performances ranging from highly energetic to sculpturally majestic. An arc of twisting water ribbons collide in midair, generating giant firework-like sparks that appear to outshine the sun's rays, producing an intense spectral display, even in broad daylight.

At 270-feet long, Focus is a striking curved water wall spanning the width of ARIA’s south porte cochère. Bathed in brilliant white light, the water washes down the tall, sloped matrix of grey slate cubic tiles, enveloping visitors in its luminous presence and sweeping surges of choreographed water.

Latisse sits within the soaring atrium of ARIA’s north entrance. Four separate water walls rise 40 feet, spanning from the resort’s lower-level north valet to the balcony on the lobby’s upper level. Dazzling white light illuminates the water as it rushes down the textured glass, producing the illusion of a floor-to-ceiling liquid chandelier.

Located off of CityCenter Place, ARIA’s arrival lobby sets the stage for the design philosophy throughout the resort: elements of nature’s beauty blend with contemporary interiors for dramatic effect. An undulating ceiling anchored by soaring wooden beams frames the park-like setting, where guests can relax on benches beneath sculptured foliage canopies lit from above to suggest sunlight peeking through the leaves.

The focal point of the space is a signature piece from CityCenter’s public Fine Art Collection. Delicately adorning the lobby’s panoramic glass wall is Maya Lin’s “Silver River,” an 84-foot cast of the Colorado River made entirely from reclaimed silver. Natural light flows through the floor-to-ceiling glass wall, which erases all boundaries between indoors and out and offers a glimpse into The Park, which separates ARIA from Crystals. Also visible in The Park is Henry Moore’s “Reclining Connected Forms,” a Roman travertine marble sculpture depicting a baby wrapped in its mother’s embrace.

A tree-lined path guides the way to three of ARIA’s signature restaurants: barMASA featuring modern Japanese cuisine by Chef Masayoshi Takayama; Sage, an American bistro by Chef Shawn McClain; and Julian Serrano, the chef’s namesake Spanish tapas concept.

Guests entering ARIA through the north entrance encounter an equally impressive starting point. A magnificent glass wall spans ARIA’s entire north façade, affording views of Vdara Hotel & Spa’s spectacular architecture and “Big Edge,” a gravity-defying work of art by Nancy Rubins. An infusion of natural light transforms the space into a welcoming arrival experience, accented by the four illuminated water walls of Latisse.

ARIA’s north entrance provides convenient access to HAZE Nightclub, a cutting-edge hotspot managed by The Light Group; Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil®; and signature restaurants including Chef Michael Mina’s seafood restaurant AMERICAN FISH; Sirio Ristorante, a classical Italian concept by the Maccioni family; and Jean Georges Steakhouse, a hip and vibrant steakhouse experience by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Art at ARIA
CityCenter presents the first major permanent collection of art in Las Vegas to be integrated into a public space. The public Fine Art Collection enlivens the street and engages passersby. As if in a strolling gallery, guests happen upon works by world-renowned artists such as Maya Lin and Nancy Rubins as they wander through CityCenter’s walkways, hotels and residences. From vibrant and ornate to intimate and serene, these works are strategically placed to reveal a world of fascinating experiences that unfold around every corner.

At ARIA, New York-based artist Maya Lin has created her first work of art in Las Vegas: “Silver River,” an 84-foot silver cast of the Colorado River. Lin’s installation mirrors CityCenter’s commitment to sustainability, in fact, it was ARIA’s quest for LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council that drew her interest in the development. The sculpture is inspired by the movement of the river through Nevada’s desert landscape, and the major water and energy source that it represents to the Las Vegas area. In light of Nevada’s standing as “The Silver State,” Lin used 100 percent reclaimed silver to develop her creation.

“Silver River” took nearly three years to develop and weighs approximately 3,700 lbs. Perched high above ARIA’s reception desk, the piece can be enjoyed both from the lobby as well as The Park between ARIA and Crystals.

In ARIA’s north valet exit, guests encounter, “VEGAS,” one of Jenny Holzer’s insightful LED signs spanning more than 260 feet. The piece displays her thought-provoking phrases, including some from her famous work “Truisms,” scrolling across the LED wall. Because CityCenter attracts visitors from around the world, Holzer included international proverbs as a way to welcome, include and intrigue. Guests are drawn to her work’s clarity, bold consistency and striking distinction from the extravagant nature of Las Vegas. Holzer aimed to create a seamless visual environment where the interior area of ARIA’s north valet and the exterior canopy are in dynamic play. Her piece serves not only to charm visitors into thinking about what they are reading, but also to envelop them in the quiet energy of the space.

ARIA’s self-park entry lobby features three sculptures by Tony Cragg that examine the relationship between nature and the man-made world. “Bolt” (2007) is a 10-foot-high stainless steel sculpture that swirls upward from its narrow base in an imaginative bolt of lightning; “Bent of Mind” (2008), measuring approximately 6.5 feet tall and weighing 1,587 pounds, portrays an elegant silhouette of a face; and “Untitled” (Tall Column, 2008), standing approximately 15 feet tall and weighing approximately 2,932 lbs., presents a graceful, swirling form.

ARIA’s Signature Restaurants
ARIA has assembled many of the best and brightest chefs and restaurateurs from around the country, uniting those who have played integral roles in the development of Las Vegas’ culinary scene with a pair of remarkable Las Vegas newcomers.

Specialty Dining Restaurants on ARIA’s Casino Level:

barMASA - Chef Masa Takayama, whose Japanese cuisine remains unrivaled, made his much-anticipated entrance into Las Vegas with BarMASA. The 150-seat restaurant, located in a casual, airy space beneath a 36-foot vaulted ceiling, invites guests to sample their choice of modern Japanese food from an à la carte menu. Wrapped in a design by Richard Bloch Architect, the interior’s use of natural elements creates an effect both intimate and serene, aptly reflecting the purity of Masa’s cuisine.

Javier’s – The popular Southern California and Los Cabos dining destination, Javier’s, brings its regionally inspired Mexican cuisine and décor to ARIA Resort & Casino. Known for its authentic cooking techniques and dedication to using only the freshest, high quality ingredients, Javier’s menu selections are derived from generations of family recipes gathered by Co-Founder Javier Sosa. Dishes include a variety of seafood, steaks, chicken and vegetarian selections along with Javier’s famous hand shaken, made-to-order margaritas. The only thing capable of rivaling the restaurant’s cuisine is its décor. Conceived by designer Dodd Mitchell, every detail of the venue’s design was created to emit a warm, inviting and sensuous ambiance. The 9,000-square-foot restaurant features a circular main bar, intimate lounge and two expansive dining rooms seating 280 guests and a private dining room, The Marcos Room which seats 20. Hundreds of rope strands form an intricate canopy, over the main bar creating a magnificent centerpiece that spills from the ceiling to the floor. The artistic anchor of the restaurant’s décor is the world’s largest piece of chainsaw art, spanning 25 feet and weighing 3,000 pounds, carved by celebrated artist J. Chester Armstrong. The intricate work of art features five 5 x 10-foot panels illustrating the Mayan Creation myth blended with modern Mexican history. Other notable design elements include: A lounge adorned in 4,000 metal decorative nail heads called clavos; hand-crafted pottery from Guadalajara, Mexico; reclaimed vintage belts adorning window and doorframes; and opalescent abalone tiles covering the walls and ceiling in The Marcos Room.

Sage - Chef Shawn McClain opened his first restaurant outside of Chicago – Sage at ARIA. The New American menu laced with strong Mediterranean subtexts spotlights the chef’s culinary finesse through the seasonal plentitude of neighboring California and the Pacific coast. Just-picked produce, artisanal meats and sustainable seafood converge in signature McClain creations, enjoyed in a sophisticated yet comfortable dining space designed by Jacques Garcia Decoration. McClain built his reputation for innovative flavor juxtapositions through an impressive string of Chicagoland success stories and a full plate of national accolades. The seafood-centric menu of his first restaurant, Spring, drew immediate raves upon opening in 2001, earning a coveted James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant nomination as well as catapulting McClain to national recognition with Esquire magazine’s Chef of the Year title. In 2004, he flexed his culinary muscle with the vegetable-focused Green Zebra, followed a year later by Custom House, a modern interpretation of the classic steakhouse. In 2006, McClain was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as Best Chef Midwest. Sage received the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2011, the first restaurant at CityCenter to earn the prestigious accolade.

Julian Serrano - Award-winning Chef Serrano shares his first professional exploration of his native Spanish cuisine with his eponymous restaurant at ARIA. Julian Serrano challenges the boundaries of classic Spanish fare with both traditional and innovative tapas, seafood, paella and more. Designed around multiple menus, the 196-seat restaurant pleases fast-paced Las Vegas travelers and lingering diners alike with its flexible options. The first restaurant in the United States designed by famed Spanish design group Gente de Valor, Julian Serrano captures the convivial social energy of Spain’s tapas bars with inventive food and an imaginative patio setting. A native of Madrid, Serrano developed his talent for French cuisine in some of Europe’s most celebrated kitchens and has brought his memorable cooking to Bellagio as Executive Chef of Picasso (11-time recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award).
He has earned the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award twice, as Best Chef California in 1998 and Best Chef Southwest in 2002. Julian Serrano at ARIA brings the chef home again, as he reveres and reinvents Spanish cuisine.

Jean Philippe Pâtisserie - Award-winning pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury brought beauty, whimsy and sublime indulgence to ARIA with the launch of his second Parisian-style pastry shop: Jean Philippe Pâtisserie. Echoing its sister shop in Bellagio, the pâtisserie displays an array of sweet and savory treats as tenderly as rare artifacts, then quickly finds its own voice with unique new features: a larger layout, incorporating an 85-seat café for relaxing over snacks or quick gourmet meals from an on-site kitchen; a 20-flavor line of house-made gelato; gourmet meal boxes to go for picnics or the plane; a retail line of ready-made meals; exquisite chocolates by the piece; and seasonal delicacies. Maury and design team Norwood Oliver Associates combined their likeminded ingenuity once again to demonstrate that pleasure in food owes as much to the eye as it does to taste.

Blossom - Guests of Blossom discover the triumphs of Chinese dining through a 100-dish line-up that spans every preference, from the comfortably classic to the cutting-edge. Between its two meticulously fashioned menus, Blossom offers the best of China’s culinary wisdom tailored for the western palate and a more contemporary Chinese collection brimming with trend-forward dishes fresh from Beijing and Hong Kong. The modern décor by Studio A Design brightens traditional Chinese design principles with a contemporary color palette apropos of the festive backdrop of Las Vegas. Bursting with exotic ingredients, intoxicating aromas and welcome surprises, Blossom invites to its tables fans of both classic and modern Chinese cuisine.

Lemongrass - The first Thai restaurant in a resort on the Las Vegas Strip, Lemongrass offers a modern interpretation of Thai cuisine. Designed by James Beard Award winner AvroKo, Lemongrass features a bar and lounge and two private dining rooms. Serving lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy authentic Thai dishes such as Papaya Salad, Pad Thai and traditional Thai curries. An interactive satay bar features beef, poultry, pork and seafood skewers grilled on an open fire, served with a variety of
seasonings. The expansive bar showcases inspired Asian cocktails and teas. Lemongrass’ Chef Krairit Krairavee joined ARIA from the chic Le Fenix Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, where he was executive chef.

Specialty Dining Restaurants on ARIA’s Promenade Level:

AMERICAN FISH by Michael Mina - Michael Mina explores America’s bountiful waterways and great culinary traditions with AMERICAN FISH. Mina’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant pays homage to rustic cooking methods from across the country – lobster boils, clam bakes and campfire cookouts – but applies them with modern finesse for a truly refined affair. Dishes draw on authentic regional products from the nation’s great rivers, lakes and oceans, such as Copper River salmon and Great Lakes walleye, with freshness and seasonality setting the pace. The décor by SLDesign brings a contemporary tone to the comfort and familiarity of a mountain lodge backdrop, as it evokes the spirit of the continent’s great landscapes and salutes the time-honored quality of American craftsmanship.

Jean Georges Steakhouse - Michelin three-star, James Beard Award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten pushes the boundaries of traditional steakhouse expectations with his decidedly contemporary rewrite – Jean Georges Steakhouse. Under his gifted direction, the highest-quality meats and seafood from around the world cook to perfection with flavor-releasing techniques, then receive a signature Vongerichten jolt via unexpected sauces and side dishes. Alive with bold, often Asian-inflected seasonings, house-made steak sauces, mustards, rubs and flavored salts deliver a take-no-prisoners satisfaction, while sides burst with the atypical flavors of steamed pumpkin, roasted porcini mushrooms and truffle. An amphitheater-inspired layout by Dupoux Design sections the space into a high-octane lounge, elevated dining areas for maximum “see-and-be-seen” excitement and a private chef’s table. This masterful spin on a time-worn tradition melds beloved steakhouse touches with a chic, in-the-now experience.

Sirio Ristorante - The Maccioni family introduces impeccable Italian taste to ARIA with Sirio Ristorante, a contemporary restaurant named for the family’s legendary patriarch. Sirio Maccioni is one of the world’s most charismatic, visionary restaurateurs, and the balanced Italian menu at Sirio represents a collection of favorites from his childhood and travels. Most dishes are faithfully traditional; others are Italian-American fusions born in the boroughs of New York City; and a few introduce the extravagance of more contemporary stars. The glamorous interior designed by longtime-Maccioni collaborator Adam Tihany channels the romance of Rome circa 1960s with “la dolce vita”-inspired headiness, gently subdued by a sleek backdrop of early 20th century Italian architecture.

Casual Dining

SKYBOX Sports Bar and Grill - In the Race & Sports Book area, avid sports fans can enjoy SKYBOX Sports Bar and Grill, a 102-seat, fully integrated bar, grill and one-stop To Go shop. Guests can place their bets, and then settle in to watch the outcome among 23 high-definition screens as they relish the
best-of-the-best classic American “pub grub” and six beers on tap. Catering to late-night cravings, early morning breakfast needs or mid-day business lunches, SKYBOX’s extended hours make it everyone’s best friend. SKYBOX To Go offers additional convenience from its location near the Poker Room, where quick meals can be packed up for spectators short on time. The bar’s design by hospitality firm Remedios Siembieda frames the space in an artistic, glass photo montage in celebration of sports.

Café Vettro - Stretching along ARIA’s north wall is the 600-seat Café Vettro, open 24/7 and serving three meals daily in one of the city’s largest café spaces. The design by Bentel & Bentel – known for their spectacular work on the restaurant at New York’s MoMA – incorporates a 40-foot-high glass wall spanning ARIA’s north face. Spectacular views of Vdara Hotel & Spa and Nancy Rubins’ “Big Edge” art installation are supplemented by streaming natural light throughout the space. Inside, moments of garden sculpture interact with a stone-cliff motif. Along the café’s exterior, hundreds of stacked stones are faced in frosted glass and subtly back-lit for a calming, pastoral welcome.

The Buffet - Past a radiant skylight with a stunning suspended sculpture by Antony Gormley, guests encounter another contemporary spin on a standard – the gourmet, all-you-can-eat buffet. The delectable array of beef, game, fresh seafood, vegetables and fruit, along with French desserts from the pâtisserie of world-renowned Pastry Chef Jean-Philippe Maury, rewrite the definition of the Las Vegas buffet. In tandem with the food, the décor by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects transforms typical cafeteria-drab into a 25,000-square-foot haven flooded with natural light from panoramic windows overlooking ARIA’s pool deck. A cloud-like ceiling of undulating fabric aligns itself along a series of bamboo-clad booths, simultaneously creating intimate dining shelters and maximizing the amplitude of both space and spectacular views.

Breeze Café - A modern café overlooking ARIA’s pool deck and lush landscaping, Breeze Café serves American, innovative and healthy gourmet cuisine with a casual al fresco dining atmosphere. (Seasonal)

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil
Zarkana, scheduled to premiere at ARIA in November 2012, is an acrobatic rock experience that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange. Zark, the ringmaster of an extraordinary circus coming back to life, guides us in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. Among other attractions, he introduces the Mutants, four sirens as sinister as they are fabulous. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a visual vortex set in a twisted musical and acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration.

Nightclubs, Lounges and Bars
From quiet bars and lounges where guests can relax and chat with old friends, to hip, trendy lounges and piano bars where they can make new ones, ARIA brings day and night to life.

HAZE Nightclub - HAZE Nightclub is a colossal cutting-edge space in which guests are challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. Designed by award-winning interior design firm ICRAVE, the nightclub features large hanging props over the entryway that draw guests to a grand staircase, which transports them to the mezzanine level where they can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the action below. The main dance floor peers up at a wall of interactive projection screens stretching 100 feet across a performance structure where impromptu acts by world-renowned artists regularly can take place. Suede walls and plush surfaces help define the weaving interior, including a unique two-story wall of lights incorporating the latest in technology coupled with a one-of-a-kind sound system designed by John Lyons Systems. Guests traveling to ARIA via Harmon Avenue can use the resort’s north valet and experience the hottest nightlife in Vegas without ever driving on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Deuce Lounge - Located off the main casino floor is an invigorating destination fusing the elements of an upscale lounge with high-limit gaming, creating an intimate nightlife experience. Designed by Franklin Studios, the space invites guests to try their luck on the numerous blackjack tables around the room while enjoying cocktails from an inventive menu, creating an alternative gambling scene to that of the bustling casino floor. The lounge also features a number of HD flat-screen TVs for guests to watch evening sporting events while enjoying hors d’oeuvres.

GOLD Boutique Nightclub and Lounge - Decadent black and gold throughout, GOLD Boutique Nightclub and Lounge is the latest from the partnership between Cirque du Soleil and the Las Vegas-based hospitality powerhouse, The Light Group. The lounge offers the ultimate spot to sip on handcrafted cocktails and indulge in contemporary appetizers before Viva ELVIS™ or party into the night while experiencing Las Vegas’ hottest DJs.

Bar Moderno - The piano lounge designed by Jacques Garcia Decoration, is conveniently located near the guest elevators and is a great meeting point for all. Guests can enjoy tasting masterfully crafted signature cocktails and live music as they bask in the energetic atmosphere.

View Bar - The place to see-and-be-seen, guests can enjoy the high energy of the adjacent hotel lobby in this sophisticated space while sipping on handcrafted cocktails before dining in one of ARIA’s superb restaurants.

City Bar - This uniquely designed intimate bar, located conveniently on the casino floor, allows guests to relax while providing a temporary reprieve from the gaming action.

ARIA’s casino approaches the gaming experience in a new light; natural light, to be specific, which streams onto the gaming floor. Designed in warm, earthy tones, ARIA’s casino mirrors the resort’s celebration of natural design elements. Foliage-like ceiling decor lines the walkways, lit from above to suggest the sensation of strolling along a tree-lined street. Trellis-like canopies provide guests a subtle direction to table games. Offering more than 150,000 square feet of gaming, ARIA’s unique layout and design allow guests to enjoy the energy and excitement of all of their favorite selections in pockets of action, creating a more personal and intimate setting.

Carta Privada, SPIN and Salon Privé offer high-limit gaming in intimate environments. Carta Privada’s luxurious surroundings and eight tables feature primarily Blackjack but offer guests the versatility to include games such as Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Craps and Roulette upon request. Customers can catch their favorite music video or sporting event on a number of television monitors while enjoying a cocktail in the comfort of the lounge. SPIN is an intimate high-limit gaming lounge offering a diverse selection of slot play. The individual games range from a minimum bet of $25 to a maximum of $5,000. SPIN offers its guests complimentary food and beverage service as well as seating for up to eight.

Designed by Peter Marino, these high-end lounges deliver unmatched service in an ultra chic atmosphere. Pools of natural light illuminate the space through skylights in the ceiling. Flanking the lounges are ARIA’s signature Chinese restaurant, Blossom, and Lemongrass, the first Thai restaurant in a resort on the
Las Vegas Strip. Baccarat Lounge, an intimate bar located outside Salon Privé, allows guests to relax and sip on unique libations.

The Poker Room is unique to the industry as the non-smoking, 24-table room welcomes guests with a distinctive look which not only features the four suits as part of the floor design, but playing cards frame the room’s exterior as well. Highly trained, professional staff provide second-to-none customer service as games including No Limit Hold‘em, Seven Card Stud, Pot Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw and Omaha 8-or-better, among others, are spread 24-hours-a-day. Throughout the room are 15 high-definition television monitors positioned specifically to provide each player in the room a view at any time.

ARIA offers five tables of non-stop, high-limit action, located in an elevated section of the poker room along with an exclusive one-table high-limit room known as “The Ivey Room.” Named in honor of seven-time World Series of Poker Champion and popular professional Phil Ivey, “The Ivey Room” offers poker players the opportunity to play some of the world’s highest-limit games.

ARIA’s Race & Sports Book is a state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot betting arena positioned in the heart of the resort’s action. The Race & Sports Book offers seating for more than 100 guests and nine betting windows, along with two self-wagering kiosks and 90 television monitors ranging in size from 32 to 103 inches. High-tech betting monitors feature the odds available for all major domestic and international athletic and racing events, including the four major sports along with boxing, soccer and championship golf. Unique to ARIA’s Race & Sports Book are 20 Interactive Player Terminals (ITP) providing Race Book guests the opportunity to place pari-mutuel wagers from the comfort of their seat.

Guestrooms and Suites
The contemporary architecture of the ARIA tower is complemented by the resort’s lavish accommodations. Guestroom corridors streaming with natural light open to areas of enclosed glass, delivering spectacular city or mountain views. Within ARIA’s 4,004 guestrooms, including 568 suites, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views of Las Vegas’ striking skyline.

ARIA’s tower is uniquely designed to deliver corner-window views from every guestroom.
Rooms and suites imbue a melodic composition of dramatic color tones, expressive artwork and a lyrical balance of textures and materials that convey calm and elegance. Modern décor, lavish amenities, cutting-edge entertainment and next-generation technology are the hallmark of these plush retreats.

Every guestroom at ARIA delivers a level of personalized automation currently found only in high-end custom homes. As guests first enter, they are “greeted” as curtains open to show the view, lights turn on and the TV displays a menu of preferences for them to personalize their stay. Guests can wake up gradually through controlled temperature, lighting, curtain opening and preferred music, delivering a subtle and more soothing wake-up experience. Because all guestroom devices are on one network, a single touch can make-over the entire room: the “good night" button turns everything off – from TV and music to lights – as the privacy notification turns on. Additionally, wireless Internet connectivity is up to eight times faster (128 kilobytes) than the average U.S. guestroom today.

For those desiring an extra special stay, ARIA’s Sky Suites, the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning hotel-within-a-hotel, provides added touches to personalize the hotel experience. From limousine transportation to and from the airport to a personal greeting upon arrival into Sky Suites’ private porte cochère, guests of the Sky Suites receive dedicated service from the expertly trained staff throughout their visit.

Within the Sky Suites are accommodations created for the most discerning guests who demand the best. The 2,000- to 7,000-square-foot Sky Villas are much more than a top-of-the-line collection of suites; each one- or two-story retreat functions as a private estate designed to exceed, and then redefine, every guest’s need, desire and whim.

Spa, Salon and Fitness Center
Synchronizing balance and beauty, The Spa & Salon at ARIA presents a personalized journey for guests into a peaceful haven where nature’s healing properties take center stage. Salt, stone, earth, fire and water join to create a spa experience that elevates guests to a meditative state for introspection and relaxation.

Upon entering, guests are welcomed by a tranquil stone and water garden adorned with sacred Japanese Aji stones, blessed in Japan to inspire calmness and tranquility. Natural light dances in harmony with the water garden and reflects onto the ceiling in a mesmerizing rhythm as soothing music and signature scents ease guests’ tension.

The 80,000-square-foot spa complex features two levels of luxury including meditation and relaxation rooms, separate men’s and women’s spas with eucalyptus steam rooms and redwood saunas, a full-service salon, deluxe fitness room and group exercise studio. A complete menu of skincare, massage and hydrotherapy
treatments from around the world can be enjoyed in its 62 individual treatment rooms, and three private spa suites accommodate couple’s treatments, bachelorette parties or small group events.

Resembling a Japanese open-air hot bath (“rotenburo”), guests can experience a sense of freedom while enjoying views of the hotel’s main pool deck via Las Vegas’ first co-ed balcony with an infinity-edge pool. A unique Shio Salt Room features a wall of illuminated salt bricks that encourage the healing of skin irritations and upper respiratory problems. A second relaxation room is the only in the country to offer Japanese Ganbanyoku Stone Beds. During a Ganbanyoku treatment, guests relax upon beds of heated black mineral stone that emit negative ions and far-infrared rays. In addition to soothing muscles, the treatment helps improve blood circulation, increase metabolism and eliminate toxins from the body. A Fire Lounge serves as a place for relaxation prior to or following treatments.

Pool Area and LIQUID Pool Lounge
ARIA’s vast 215,000-square-foot pool deck is a tropical oasis in the heart of the desert. Shielded by lush plantings of oversized palm, acacia, pine and bottle trees, the soft and sensual paradise features three primary pools as well as LIQUID Pool Lounge, an adults-only venue operated by The Light Group. Designed by Graft Lab, LIQUID features a 1,200-square-foot main pool surrounded by high-tech amenities and luxurious private cabanas. The alfresco utopia offers poolside pampering and a premier party experience with VIP dipping pools, refreshing cocktails and a state-of-the-art sound system for the world’s top DJs and performers. Multiple bars and a mouthwatering food menu complement personalized chaise lounge and daybed service.

Retail at ARIA
Within ARIA, guests can explore a collection of specialty boutiques that offer one-of-a-kind fashions, jewelry and accessories from an incredible variety of name designers. Each venue's unique interior design elevates the occasion to an inspired shopping experience.

Radiance offers a gallery-like environment featuring creative and artistic fine jewelry along with luxury timepieces. Within Papillon, guests can browse an eclectic assortment of handbags, belts, scarves, jewelry, sunglasses and gifts highlighting emerging designers. For women, Terrene offers European and American sportswear with a focus on casual, contemporary and advanced designer collections highlighting the latest in fashion. Terrene also features accessories, shoes, fashion jewelry and cosmetics. ARIA Men’s carries European and American designer sportswear and clothing with a complementary assortment of contemporary apparel for men. The store also features fashion accessories, jewelry, shoes and sports watches along with personal care items. Elements enables guests to take ARIA home with branded products including apparel and accessories for men, women and children as well as souvenir, gift and gourmet items.

For something truly unique, Elements’ design shop provides gift offerings from architects, designers and artists represented at ARIA and CityCenter. Elements also carries convenience items such as sundries, snacks and beverages, as well as fresh flower arrangements, available by request.

Business and Convention Travel
ARIA provides the most magnificent meeting experience in Las Vegas with a unique blend of modern architecture, distinctive décor and 300,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting and convention space paired with an abundance of natural light. The north façade of the event space features a beautiful glass wall that overlooks ARIA’s pool deck, providing natural light and a landscaped backdrop. A sloped garden on the wall’s exterior continues indoors; the 20-foot-long green wall is the largest of its kind in Nevada, featuring more than 14,000 plants, adding to the natural splendor of the space.

Four ballrooms offer the flexibility to accommodate gatherings of all sizes from 10 to 5,000 attendees, and three feature fully functioning theatrical stages. The facility encompasses three levels and delivers a total of 38 meeting rooms ranging from 800 to 2,000 square feet on each level.

CityCenter is one of the world’s largest sustainable developments, bringing a new level of environmental consciousness to the world-famous Strip. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED® Gold certification to ARIA’s hotel tower, convention center and theater, making it the largest building in the world to receive that level of recognition. ARIA’s design incorporates sustainable features including the extensive use of natural light, dramatically reducing lighting power requirements in guestrooms and water-saving fixtures throughout. ARIA has been designed to achieve more than 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency and saves an estimated 31 million gallons of water each year. This equates to a 40 percent savings within the building and 60 percent in outdoor landscaping, over existing building codes.

As part of its commitment to sustainability, ARIA offers high-tech slot machines, for which the bases double as air conditioning displacement ventilation units cooling from the ground up, providing an energy-efficient amenity that ensures a more comfortable and healthy gaming environment.

For meetings, conventions and events, ARIA incorporates environmentally responsible practices and services. In addition, all convention sales kits are made from recycled paper materials with the exception of the outside wrap, and uniforms in the convention area are woven from recycled polyester.

M life
M life, MGM Resorts International’s new premier lifestyle rewards program, has expanded beyond a players club and is available to all MGM Resorts guests, giving them the power as members to earn benefits for virtually every dollar spent at any of the 15 MGM Resorts’ world-renowned destinations in Las Vegas, Mississippi and Detroit. With preferred access, exclusive benefits, experiential rewards and personalized offers, M life leverages a collection of amenities no other resort group can provide. The 15 participating MGM Resorts destinations are ARIA, Bellagio, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas; Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi and MGM Grand Detroit.

M life's key features include Tier Levels (Sapphire, Pearl, Gold, Platinum and NOIR); Tier Benefits such as special hotel offers, pre-sale access to entertainment tickets, members-only events, priority reservations, and upgrades; and M life Moments, unique experiences with unprecedented access only available to M life members. M life offers other dynamic features such as – a personalized website to track rewards, benefits and offers as well as plan and book itineraries across MGM Resorts’ portfolio of brands that can be shared with friends and family through social media networks. Preferred partnerships, such as Ameristar Casinos, Inc., the preeminent hospitality and lifestyle company – sbe, Avis Budget Group and Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, provide members additional value, access and offers throughout the country.

With just one card, M life members have access to all M life resorts, making it easy to stay, play and enjoy the M life. For more information, visit or connect on Facebook or Twitter.

Shadow Creek
Located in the midst of the Nevada desert on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Shadow Creek has achieved national recognition and the kind of startling mystique reserved for only a select number of golf courses. The course, perennially ranked among Golf Digest’s Top 10 courses in the country, is known for its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and ponds, lush gardens and mature trees. Now it also is known as the home of the annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, one of celebrity golf’s most popular events, attracting such names as Roger Clemens, Wayne Gretzky, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hull, John Smoltz, Mario Lemieux, Julius Erving and Eddie Cibrian among many others.

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