It was with some concern that my wife and I decided to splurge on a trip to the Aria Sky Suites. Daily rates are a little frightening for the likes of my family. Nonetheless, we took the plunge, spending three nights there from 5/28 through 5/30/2012. We are very grateful we did.
We booked a panoramic 1 bedroom suite on the 32nd floor. Our 3 walls afforded us absolutely beautiful views of the strip and surrounding mountains. At night, the view became that much more impressive. The suite is completely automated: from overhead lamps, to wall sconces, to the sheer and blackout curtains lining the windows, to the large screen lcd in the living and bedrooms. Everything operates at the push of a button, isn't at all complicated, and is really something I enjoyed. The bathroom is phenomenal. I've never been excited to use a toilet before until this trip. The shower is huge and comes equipped with a steam option (again, completely automated). Our room was cleaned twice daily -- once a full clean and with a turn-down service in the evening. The room is, bar none, worth the price alone.
We were treated like royalty. Limousine service to and from the airport. The Sky Suites are kept separately from the rest of the hotel -- guests there have their own entrance and registration area, their own lounge (with excellent gnosh), their own elevators and suited staff members standing at every doorway to ensure the non-Sky Suites rabble are kept at bay. Staff members knew our names at every turn -- how they managed this, I have no idea.
The spa was luxurious, catering to both myself and my spouse at every turn. We were pampered enormously. Moreover, attending the spa grants exclusive access to the spa infinity pool (there are five total pools at the resort, but only one pool is reserved for those taking advantage of spa services) which overlooks the other pools and is the envy of other guests.
In all, this was a very memorable trip for us. Thanks to the Sky Suites staff for an amazing experience. We're already planning our return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Indulge your senses at ARIA Sky Suites, a luxurious Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond retreat high above the Las Vegas Strip. With exquisite amenities, incredible views, personalized assistance and effortless access to some of the city's most enticing offerings, Sky Suites is the ultimate destination for discerning guests. Celebrate Las Vegas on your own terms at this prestigious Forbes Five Star Award-winning destination, one of only 83 hotels in the world with this exceptional service rating. ... more less