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Aria is the centrepiece of MGM group’s most recent new build CityCenter. CityCenter complex has certainly divided opinion amongst Vegas-goers, mainly due to the look of the exterior of the buildings. Many feel that the shiny silver skyscrapers are just too similar to buildings that you could find in any other city. I’m of that opinion myself and it’s one of the reasons I have not yet stayed at Aria, the other being a distinct lack of my favourite slot machines on the gaming floor. Aria, however, is certainly beautiful inside. The rooms promise to keep even the biggest techy happy with button operated curtains and ‘goodnight’ function in even the basic rooms. It is also home to one of my favourite Happy Hours in the city at Todd English’s P.U.B (which is technically part of the Crystals shopping centre next door, but is right outside Aria). I would definitely recommend.

Facts and Figures

Opening date: 16th December 2009

Casino:  yes. An M life resort Casino

Poker:  yes.

Location: on the strip, set back behind crystals shopping centre between Cosmopolitan and Monte Carlo.

Number of rooms: 4,004 guest rooms.

Check-in and out:

3:00 pm



 Room categories:

Deluxe Room: 520sqft. King or Two Queens

Deluxe City View Room: same as above but with a better view

Corner Suite: 920sqft. king only, corner view

Crystals Suite: 1000sqft. king only with a view of crystals

Center Suite: 1,075sqft. king only

Cirrus Suite: 1500sqft. king only with a formal dining room

Tower Suite: 1000sqft. king only with a whirlpool tub

Executive Hospitality Suite: 2000sqft with a 12 person conference room. king only

Aria Sky Suites (with a more personalized service and private entrances throughout the property):

1 bedroom Aria suite: 1050sqft – 1.5 bathrooms

2 bedroom Aria Suite: 1630sqft – living room and seated area

1 bedroom penthouse: 1465sqft – 1.5 bathrooms. dining room.

2 bedroom penthouse: 2060sqft – 2.5 bathrooms

Sky Villas (Include private sauna, workout facility, and/or kitchen).

Avg. Size: Range from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet



There are three pools, Hot Tubs (close at 4pm) and cabanas available 9am – 5pm.

Therapy spa pool – 5:30 a.m – 8:00 p.m.

Liquid Day Club and Lounge (adult pool):

open 11am – 6pm

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Bar Masa: Japanese

5pm – 11pm – not Wednesday

$49 early evening menu – 5-7pm

Blossom: Chinese

Daily 5:30-10:30pm

$49 early evening menu 5:30pm – 7pm

The buffet:

*All day, add $12.99 for unlimited Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Mary’s, Premium beer and wine on tap, red and white house made sangria, sparkling wine.


Monday – Friday
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Monday – Friday
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Monday – Thursday
3:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Gourmet Dinner:
Friday – Sunday
3:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Aria Cafe:

24 hour cafe

Five50: pizza bar

Casual Pizza restaurant and take away open til Late

Open 11am – Midnight

Javiers: Mexican

11:30am – Midnight


Jean-Georges Steakhouse:

5pm – 10:30pm daily

$69 early evening menu – 5pm – 7pm
Jean Phillippe Patisserie:

daily 6am – midnight

Julian Serrano: Spanish

11:30am- 11pm daily

$39 early evening tasting menu – until 7pm

Lemongrass: Thai

11am – 2am daily

$39 early evening menu – 5-7pm

The Roasted Bean: coffee shop

7am – 10pm


Sage: American

5pm – 11pm, not Sunday

$59 early evening menu – 5-7pm

Sirio: Italian

5pm – 10:30pm daily

$49 early evening menu – 5-7pm

Happy Hour – 5-7pm

Bite size food

Choice of: 1 for $7 or 3 for $18

Beverages $6


Tetsu: Teppan Grill

5pm – 11pm, not Wednesday


Nightclubs and Bars:

Haze Nightclub:

Thurs, Fri and Sat 10:30pm – 4am

Gold Lounge: (boutique nightclub)

5pm – 4am (not Wednesday)


The Deuce lounge gaming bar:

5pm – 4am daily

Bacarrat Lounge:

12pm – 12am

Bar Masa: cocktails, sake and Japanese beer

5pm – 11pm daily

Alibi Cocktail Lounge: casino bar

24 hours

Lift Bar: casino bar

24 hours near guest elevators

Lobby Bar: lounge bar

2pm – 2am

Sports Bar: sports book

24 hours



Zarkana: Cirque Du Soleil

Dark Wednesday and Thursday. Show times 7pm and 9:30pm

90 minutes

$69 – $180 per person


Spa and Salon:

$30 per person for CityCenter Guests

3-day passes available for $80 per person

Spa: 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Salon: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

There is a fitness centre.