Aria *****

Aria Resort & Casino is a located within the CityCenter complex. Aria consists of two curved glass and steel highrise towers adjoined at the center. It opened on December 16, 2009 as a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development. At 4,000,000 sq ft (370,000 m2) and 600 ft (180 m) in height, it is the largest and tallest structure at CityCenter.

The resort’s 61 and 51-story towers contain a AAA five diamond hotel with 4,004 guest rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, 10 bars and nightclubs, and a casino with 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2) of gaming space. It also has a 215,000 sq ft (20,000 m2) pool area with 50 cabanas, an 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2) salon and spa, a 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) convention center and a 1,800-seat theater which currently hosts Viva Elvis by Cirque du Soleil.

Among the most notable aspects of Aria is its incorporation of technology in the exterior and interior design of the hotel, specifically for the reduction of energy consumption. It is the largest hotel in the world to have earned LEED Gold certification. On account of its smart rooms which automatically adjust curtains, turn off unused lights and electronics, and regulate the temperature when a guest enters or leaves a room, Aria was described in Popular Mechanics as possibly “the most technologically advanced hotel ever built”.

3730 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89158
Opening date
December 16, 2009
No. of rooms
Total gaming space
14,000 m²
Casino type
MGM Resorts International
Infinity World Development
Previous hotels
Years renovated



The Hotel

Aria contains 4,004 hotel rooms within its 4,000,000 sq ft. The suites make up 568 of the rooms, and a portion are referred to as Sky Suites. Sky Suites are categorized separately since they are accessed via a private entrance and elevator, and include transportation between the hotel and airport in limousines fueled by compressed natural gas. At the time of its opening in 2009, Aria was the 9th-largest hotel in the world as measured by the total number of rooms.

All rooms have a touch-screen automation system which automatically adjusts curtains, turns off unused lights and electronics, and regulates the temperature when a guest enters or leaves the room. Room dimensions begin at 520 sq ft (48 m2). The standard suites range in size from 1,050 to 2,060 sq ft (98 to 191 m2). The two top floors of the hotel consist of a separately designated room category entitled Sky Villas, which range from 2,000 to 7,000 sq ft (190 to 650 m2) in size

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The Casino

The only casino within the CityCenter complex is located at Aria. Its 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2) of gaming space includes slots, poker, table games, and a race and sports book. The gaming machines are controlled and monitored by a 3,000 sq ft (280 m2) data center and are changed to play the most popular games based on real-time data collected about the performance of each machine. Exterior windows are present along the edges of the casino floor and skylights are part of the ceiling in the high-limit gaming area, differing from traditional casino design which historically omits natural light. Lemongrass, the first Thai restaurant to be opened on the Las Vegas Strip, is one of multiple restaurants located within the casino area

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Convention center

A three-story 300,000 convention center includes four ballrooms (three with fully functioning theatrical stages), 38 meeting rooms and a three-story 400 ft (120 m) long window overlooking the pool. As of 2009, the window was the largest glass-curtain wall of its type ever constructed in a public building. An additional 900,000 sq ft (84,000 m2) is allocated for back-of-house areas, offices, and a subterranean parking garage


There are 16 restaurants as well as 10 bars and clubs within Aria, covering a total of about 250,000 sq ft (23,000 m2). Julian Serrano, a tapas restaurant in the lobby named after its chef, was noted as one of Esquire Magazine’s “20 Best New Restaurants in 2010”. Sage, described as a contemporary American restaurant, is also located in the lobby area. Among the other restaurants led by celebrity chefs are BARMASA, a modern Japanese restaurant by Masa Takayama; a steakhouse run by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Michael Mina’s seafood restaurant, American Fish.

An 80,000 square foot salon and spa covers two floors of Aria, and a coed balcony attached to the spa overlooks an outdoor infinity-edge pool. A separate outdoor pool area called LIQUID Pool Lounge was opened in March 2010.

Cirque du Soleil, CKX, Inc. and its subsidiary Elvis Presley Enterprises created a permanent show at Aria celebrating Elvis’ music entitled Viva Elvis by Cirque du Soleil. The show premiered on February 17, 2010 and consists of music, singers, dancers, acrobats and multimedia components that pay tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Aria contains multiple bars, lounges and nightclubs, including the Elvis Presley-influenced Gold Boutique Nightclub and Lounge—the theme of which is based on Elivis’ former Graceland home


Aria Details

  • Casino: Yes, 150,000 square feet of gaming.
  • Race & Sports Book: Yes, a 100-seat sports and race book.
  • Restaurants: Yes, restaurants include: American Fish, Bar Masa, Breeze Café, Blossom, Café Vettro, Jean George Steakhouse, Jean Philippe Patisserie, Julian Serrano, Lemongrass, Roasted Bean, Sage, Shaboo, Sirio, Skybox Sportsbar, Sweet Chill, The Buffet at Aria and Union Restaurant & Lounge.
  • Entertainment: Yes, an 1,800-seat theater houses Cirque du Soleil’s musical legacy of Elvis Presley, Viva Elvis.
  • Nightlife: Yes, a nightclub, Haze, and 10 bars and lounges including Gold Lounge and The Deuce Lounge.
  • Attractions: Yes, there is a $40 million fine art program showcasing works, water features within the property and Crystals at CityCenter, a 500,000-square-foot retail and dining venue, is located outside the lobby of Aria.
  • Pool: Yes, there is a 215,000-square-foot pool deck with three pools, an adult pool and 35 cabanas. Pool hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. There is also a 21 and older pool, Liquid.
  • Health Club or Fitness Equipment: Yes, a deluxe fitness room and group exercise studio.
  • Spa: Yes, the 80,000-square-foot, two-level Aria spa and salon.
  • Shops: Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district is located just outside Aria’s lobby.
  • Wedding Services: No.
  • Business Center: Yes, a full service business center.
  • Convention Rooms: Yes, 300,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting and pre-function space.
  • Child-care Facilities: No.
  • Room Service: Yes, 24 hours a day.
  • Pets Allowed: No.
  • In-Room Internet Access: Yes, wireless internet access.
  • Hotel Amenities: Concierge, currency exchange, same-day laundry service, luggage service, maid service, safety deposit box, wake-up call.
  • Parking Garage: There is valet and self-parking (free).
  • RV Park: No.
  • Shuttle Service to the airport: Shuttle service to and from the airport available for a fee from an outside company.
  • Shuttle Service to the Strip: A tram runs between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo with a stop at the Crystals retail district. Aria is adjacent to Crystals.
  • Standard Room Amenities: Keyless locks, automated controls, high definition flat screen television, twice-a-day housekeeping, robes, slippers, stocked minibars, nightly turndown service, iron and ironing board.
  • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms: Yes. ADA and hearing impaired rooms are also available
  • Check-in Time: 3 p.m.
  • Check-out Time: 11 a.m.
  • Minimum Age to Reserve a Room: 21 years.
  • Policies: There is a maximum of four guests to a room. There will be a $35 charge for each guest over two.
  • Incidental Charges: There is a mandatory $20 per room, per night resort fee, plus tax. The resort fee covers complimentary daily newspaper, access to the fitness center, in room internet access, in-room unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, complimentary boarding pass printing. Hotel requires a credit card or a cash deposit for incidental charges.

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