Drinking wine in the 7,000 square foot Sky Villa 19 on the 58th floor at Aria Resort Las Vegas was beyond my expectations for an $82 two-night stay with airfare from San Jose, California included through my Expedia.ca SAVE300 package deal.
The stars aligned, well actually, the Luxury Travel Expo 2010 travel agent attendees aligned with my stay for an exclusive opportunity to tour various categories of Aria Resort & Casino hotel rooms followed by an evening wine and food reception in SkyVilla 19.
Aria Hotel has 4,004 rooms including 568 suites. The basic room category at Aria is a 520-square foot “Deluxe Room” space with floor to ceiling windows, electronic master controls for curtains and lights and all entertainment options and a bathroom with separate tub and shower. The size of a typical luxury market segment hotel room is generally around 520 sq. ft.
There really are not bad rooms at Aria, only less favorable locations for the room view. There are two factors to keep in mind when booking at Aria Resort, height and width.
Aria is a 59-floor hotel with only one location for elevators on each guest room floor. The size of the hotel may literally require walking over 100 yards to your room from the elevator on the larger floors. Keep this in mind if you need closer proximity to the elevators and make your request known when booking.
The higher floors have preferred views, but there really are not any sides of the hotel with undesirable views when on a floor above 15 or so. Aria’s rear hotel wings overlook the Aria pool complex and Monte Carlo casino or face Harmon Avenue with a view to the Vdara Hotel and the just-opened Cosmopolitan Hotel. Lower floors locations can view the rooftop over low sections of the resort. Some lower floor rooms on Harmon Avenue side have a close-up view of CityCenter electric tram cars.
The CityCenter complex has beautiful architecture. Rooms overlooking CityCenter provide architectural views of Veer Towers, Crystals, Harmon Building and Mandarin Oriental and may have a view of the Las Vegas Strip. These central CityCenter facing rooms are Deluxe Room City View which is the next higher room category from the basic level room.
Floor height is the more important factor for a room at Aria in my opinion. The closer you are to the ground the more noise you are likely to hear from traffic and such. There is a fire station on Harmon Avenue between the Vdara Hotel and The Cosmopolitan.
My room was on the top-level 24th floor overlooking the pool from the northwest wing of the hotel.
The room tour of Aria showed a 31st floor King Deluxe similar to mine. The room was a City View room in the front side of the hotel, room linens had trim, chairs had better upholstery and the shower head was different.
This Loyalty Traveler post has more pictures of the King Deluxe room category features from my hotel room stay.
Aria Resort & Casino Suites
Regular suites are 920 sq.ft at Aria Resort. The four basic suite categories are Corner Suite, Crystals Suite overlooking the CityCenter Crystals retail shopping area, Cirrus Suite at 1,500 sq.ft. has a formal dining area, and Executive Hospitality Suite is 2,000 sq.ft. overlooking pool area and includes a 12-person conference room.
I only visited the Corner Suite room category among these suite categories.
Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas Sky Suites
Aria Sky Suites offer an exclusive resort experience with airport limousine transfers, private check-in and exclusive Sky Suite guest lounge access. There are separate sets of elevators for Sky Suites guests with closer access to restaurants and the casino floors than the elevators for other hotel guests.
Penthouse one bedroom suites are 1,465 sq. ft. with a bedroom, dining room, kitchen, oversize bathroom, and entry hall toilet.
Penthouse two bedroom suites are 2,060 sq. ft.
Aria Sky Suite one-bedroom photos shown here are room 51-002 on 51st floor. The room view looks directly down to the Lumia Fountain at the Aria central entrance and floor-to-ceiling windows place the guest directly in the center view of CenterCity Las Vegas.
The Aria Sky Suite bathroom in room 51-002 has two entries from the bedroom with sliding doors.
The length of this piece with photos favors placing Aria Sky Villa 19 photos in a separate Loyalty Traveler blog post.
Betting on Expedia.ca for a Vegas Suite Deal (Nov 20, 2010) [This post tells how I bought my flight to Las Vegas and an upgraded room at the Mandarin Oriental for $12.]
CityCenter Las Vegas – Art, Architecture and Space (Dec 16, 2010)
Hotel Detail – Aria Resort and Casino Las Vegas in HD (Dec 11, 2010)
Aria Resort Las Vegas – Pools, Spa and Dining (Dec 12, 2010)
Aria Resort Corner Suite and SkySuites (Dec 18, 2010)
Aria Resort Las Vegas SkyVilla 19 (Dec 19, 2010)
Vdara Hotel, CityCenter Las Vegas (Dec 19, 2010)
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas (Dec 23, 2010)
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Dec 21, 2010) (The Cosmopolitan is next to Vdara Hotel, but not part of CityCenter complex. The Cosmopolitan is a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel.)