Farah Khan checks into ARIA Sky Suites and shares the decadent details of this luxury Las Vegas property.
Situated in the 11-billion-dollar City Center, which opened in 2009, ARIA Sky Suites is a perfect fit for the ultra modern, sleek, luxury complex.
The perks I noticed were numerous. The personalized service starts with the limo pick-up and private check-in and continues through to the full access lounge stocked with canapés throughout the day. Spacious rooms come with all the works; from soaring floor to ceiling windows to some of the most modern high tech gadgetry I’ve ever seen. Each room has a control panel built into the television set, where you can control everything—the blinds, the lights, the music, the temperature, hotel services and, of course, the TV. There’s really no need for a wake-up call though when you can set your blinds to open at your desired time and let the Las Vegas sunshine beaming in through a great big window be your rise and shine.
The highlight of my room had to be the over-sized bathroom, complete with Jacuzzi and steam in the shower. If an in-room isn’t enough, head down to the award-winning ARIA spa for more relaxation. Take some time to meditate in the salt-infused room called a “shio” complete with an entire wall of illuminated salt bricks. The air encourages healing of upper respiratory issues and skin irritations, while you sit in lounge chairs that provide vibration therapy to music.
The toughest decision I had to make during my stay at ARIA was where to eat. With 17 different restaurants to choose from, there was not enough time to sample everything. ARIA is home to three Michelin-starred chef Masayoshi Takayama whose restaurant barMASA has been getting rave reviews, and a steakhouse of the Jean-Georges Vongerichten variety.
Of course, no trip to Vegas is complete without a show, and I was lucky enough to catch Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva ELVIS” before it closes in August. It was a great tribute to the King and lots of fun. Viva Las Vegas!