by Lissa Poirot
ARIA Sky Suites are the top-of-the-line at ARIA Resort & Casino, which is located behind the Crystal Mall and tucked off the Las Vegas Strip. The MGM International and Hyatt brand resort is actually two hotels in one: ARIA Resort and Casino and ARIA Sky Suites, the latter of which provides a special splurge for guests wanting to enjoy the ultimate getaway with kids in Las Vegas. The one- and two-bedroom suites are luxuriously designed and outfitted, with the best panoramic views of the city. Sharing all of the amenities of ARIA, guests of the Sky Suites can enjoy fine dining, entertainment and pools, with private concierge, entrances and other special amenities.
Our Editor Loves
- Luxury suites and private villas
- Fine dining led by celebrity chefs
- Sky Suites perks
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
Where ARIA Sky Suites differs from ARIA Resort is its impressive Sky Suites. Ranging in size from 1,050 to 2,060 square feet and one to two bedrooms, the suites are the epitome of luxury. Free Wi-Fi and complimentary cribs are also available for guests.
Providing a separate living room and bedroom and a spa-like bathroom, One-Bedroom Suites are 1,050 square feet -- twice the size of ARIA's standard rooms.
For even more space, try a 1,630-square-foot, two-bedroom suite with a separate living room and two separate bedrooms with their own spa-like bathrooms. The living room offers a dining table and kitchenette, and a foyer offers a powder room.
One-bedroom penthouse suites are just over 1,400 square feet and rather than a living area, they feature a dining area with a small kitchen. The two-bedroom configuration, at 2,060 square feet, is the largest of the suites and provides a separate fining room, separate living room, desk area, and two bedrooms with king beds and spa-like bathrooms.
For even more space, ARIA's Sky Villas range in size from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet with two- to three-bedroom offerings in one- or two-story spaces. These very upscale villas are also very limited, and come with a hefty price, climbing to $7,500 per night.
We loved everything about Aria except for the casino, which was extremely tight on the slots. The bars were great except for the Gem bar, where we had a bad experience with a very condescending
Check in at the Sky Suites was outstanding- no lines and no more than 5 minutes before we got our room keys (can’t review the main hotel check in process).
We recently enjoyed a five day stay at Aria Sky Suites, and it absolutely exceeded my expectations!
When we arrived at LAS we were met by our driver, Shane. He was super friendly and welcoming, offering assistance with our bags and escorting us to the limousine. After a quick, comfortable ride to the strip, we arrived at the private Sky Suites entrance. Tony, the bellman, took our bags and Shane escorted us in to the Sky Suites lounge/reception area. He gave us a quick tour of the facilities and then handed us off to Betzy, one of the reception desk agents. She was friendly and efficient, providing us with a property map and informing us of all the benefits and amenities that we were entitled to as Sky Suites guests. We arrived at the hotel around 10:45 am, and were fortunate that our suite was ready shortly after our arrival. We took the private elevators (another Sky Suites perk) to our suite on the 37th floor.
Upon entering our suite (one bedroom penthouse, strip view), everything was immaculately clean and in perfect order. The suite features a large living room, separate dining and bedroom areas, and a huge spa-like bathroom with steam shower, whirlpool tub, dual sink vanity, and private water closet with Toto bidet. It is truly an oasis above the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip. The views are also exquisite, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, bedroom and bathroom! We kept the curtains open almost 24 hrs a day. Speaking of curtains, they, along with the lights and temperature settings of the suite, are all controlled through a bedside tablet, which is very convenient. There’s also a tablet in the living room which has the same functionality. Throughout the week we received twice-daily housekeeping, which included chocolates, bottled water, and Lather spa relaxation amenities like sleep balm and hand cream at turndown. No detail is overlooked at Aria!
Staying at Sky Suites also gives you exclusive access to the private Sky Pool and the Sky Suites lounge. The lounge offers complimentary snacks, bottled water, sodas and juices. It’s a comfortable and private, tastefully decorated area.
We had the opportunity to enjoy dinner at Catch, an Asian inspired steak and seafood restaurant at Aria. The food and service was phenomenal! I highly recommend the #HITME chocolate dessert. We also visited the Spa at Aria, which we found to be very beautiful and relaxing. The facility is extremely clean and organized, and offers lots of options for relaxation and rejuvenation. I had the 80 minute custom massage. My masseuse, Caitlin, was amazing! Very professional, and made sure the massage was specifically tailored to meet my needs. Highly recommended!
I would also like to mention and commend Heather Adcox, my concierge at Aria Sky Suites. She was in contact with me shortly after I made my initial reservation, and was so helpful in securing our dining and spa reservations, as well as responding to any special requests I had. She is extremely professional and a true asset to Sky Suites! I look forward to working with her during future stays at Aria.
On the day of our departure, we enjoyed a quick and easy check out experience from Anthony. We were escorted outside where the limousine, and Michael, our driver, was waiting to take us to the airport. Everything was seamless, despite the early hour (4 am) of our departure.
Overall, I would say that our stay at Aria Sky Suites was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had, anywhere in the world. My job involves travel, both in the US and internationally, on a weekly basis. The exceptional quality of accommodations and the high level of service at Aria Sky Suites is world class, and allows guests to relax and leave the stress of everyday life behind. If there’s one thing I could complain about in relation to my stay at Aria, it’s that it just wasn’t quite long enough! I look forward to returning again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful stay; job well done!
Sky Suites guests have access to a private pool reserved only for them. Besides the Sky Suites Pool, ARIA features three more pools. Cabanas and reserved lounge rentals are available to ensure your family gets a seat during peak times.
Open daily, this gaming lounge features Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games and is open daily.
Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil
ARIA's own Cirque du Soleil show, Zarkana, is a twisted acrobatic fantasy circus that comes to life in a way Cirque lovers have come to expect. Shows are offered Tuesday through Saturday nights and run 90 minutes in length.
ARIA's 24-hour cafÃ© is the largest found on the Las Vegas Strip. The casual restaurant serves classic fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. It is located on the casino level.
Chef Michael Mina, a James Beard Award-winning chef, brings French brasserie to ARIA for dinners and weekend brunch. The brasserie is open for dinner nightly from 5 to 10:30 p.m., and brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chef Masa Takayama, a Michelin three-star chef, brings modern Japanese cuisine to ARIA every Thursday through Tuesday night. Diners can enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine, as well as fresh sushi. Located near the hotel lobby, the restaurant is open 5 to 11 p.m.; it is closed Wednesdays.
For authentic Chinese cuisine, Blossom's exotic ingredients provide a distinctively unique menu, based on dishes from Hong Kong and Beijing. The casino-level restaurant serves dinner nightly from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, ARIA's Buffet is anything but ordinary. Offering unlimited seafood and sushi and a gourmet station, the Buffet is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily.
Five50 Pizza Bar
Enjoy wood-fired pizza at this casual restaurant, which also offers pizza by the slice at a grab-and-go counter. The pizza bar is open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily and also features handmade pasta, small bites and craft brews.
For authentic Mexican cuisine, this lively restaurant is open daily from lunch at 11:30 a.m. through midnight daily. Mom and dad can also enjoy a large tequila bar and selection of margaritas.
Jean Georges Steakhouse
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, another Michelin three-star chef, offers his take on a traditional steakhouse. Using high-quality meats and seafood, the restaurant is open daily for dinner, from 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Jean Philippe Patisserie
And yet another award-winning chef is featured at ARIA, this time for providing exquisite pastries. Chef Jean-Philippe Maury and his team create more than 15,000 pastries each day. The patisserie is open from 6 a.m. to midnight on weeknights, and until 2 a.m. on weekends.
For Spanish tapas and small plates, Chef Julian Serrano's restaurant provides a taste of his home country. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weeknights, and until 11:30 p.m. on weekends.
Open for lunch daily at 11 a.m., this casual restaurant features traditional Thai dishes. Located on the casino level, the restaurant is open until 2 a.m. daily.
The Roasted Bean
For your coffee fix, the Roasted Bean is available on the casino level from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. It also features sandwiches and pastries.
Chef Shawn McClain, a James Beard Award-winning chef, brings a menu filled with sustainable seafood, farm-to-table produce and artisanal meats. The dinner-only restaurant is open from 5 to 11 p.m. daily and is located near the hotel lobby.
What's a casino without Starbucks? This one is located on the second level promenade and is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily.
Tucked inside barMASA is Tetsu, a Japanese restaurant within a Japanese restaurant. This intimate dining experience features Chef Masa's one-of-a-kind menu and is open when barMASA is open, Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesday) from 5 to 11 p.m.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Guests receive free iPads and laptops to borrow during a visit, along with free Wi-Fi access, free newspapers and electronic newspapers, wine and cheese hours and other special events.
The concierge can provide a list of recommended babysitters in the area when needed. Fees vary.
Check-In is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
The Art of Smart Timing
Las Vegas is a year-round vacation destination, with the majority of the traffic visiting in the warm, but not too hot spring and fall months. Summer is popular with family travelers.
Guests of the Sky Suites receive complimentary airport service in luxury vehicles. McCarran International Airport is about 15 minutes from the property.
Sky Suites guests have access to private car service, at a fee, and with the complimentary service from the airport, do not need to rent a vehicle when staying there. Much is within walking distance from the resort, and taxis are easy to come by.
For Mom and Dad
ARIA's Spa + Salon is a full-service spa offering massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and more, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. A salon provides hair services from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Book well in advance, as treatments go quickly and the resort accepts reservations up to three months ahead of a trip.