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REVIEW: The Remodeled Corner Suite at the ARIA Resort and Casino.

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

Sometimes, the best way to unwind and recharge is by taking a solo vacation. And what better place to do that than in Las Vegas? While the city is often associated with partying and group trips, it's also the perfect destination for solo travelers looking to relax, explore, and indulge.

Las Vegas is my go-to refuge from the real world and all life's demands. It also doesn't hurt that it is effortless to get to Vegas from my home in the Pacific Northwest.

And as a solo traveler, I love the freedom to do exactly what I want, when I want to do it, without any distractions or compromises. So why not book a trip to Las Vegas and escape to this vibrant city for some much-needed vacation time? I couldn't think of any drawbacks, so I packed up a good book and headed south to stay at my favorite location on the Strip: The ARIA Resort & Casino.

Booking the ARIA Resort & Casino

I'm not much of a gambler, but I do show the casinos in Las Vegas a little bit of casino play every time I visit. As such, I often have eligible offers from the MGM family of hotels for reduced rates. Coupled with MGM's partnership with the Hyatt Hotels' World of Hyatt Loyalty program, I almost never stray from their hotels in Vegas, and the ARIA has been my favorite since it opened. Through both my gaming and my Hyatt Globalist status, I am considered an MGM Rewards "Gold" Member. The single most important benefit of this status level is that MGM waives their pesky resort fees putting an extra $50/night back into my budget for food and fun. It also means a dedicated check-in line in the lobby.

Gold status is also supposed to provide "space available" room upgrades, but I honestly haven't had much luck with that. Where I have found luck, including on this trip, is asking about discounted PAID upgrade opportunities. If expected hotel capacity is projected to be. lower, you can often score upgrades into suites and specialty rooms for a fraction of their standard price. And that is exactly how I found myself in one of the newly updated Corner Suites.

About the ARIA Resort & Casino's Corner Suite

If you're really looking to treat yourself, the Corner Suite at the Aria is the way to go. As soon as you walk through the door, you're greeted with breathtaking views of the Las Vegas skyline, thanks to the suite's floor-to-ceiling windows. The decor is modern and sleek, with a muted color palette that creates a relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere.

The living area of the Corner Suite is spacious and comfortable, with a large sofa and chairs, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar stocked with a selection of drinks and snacks. The bedroom features a plush king-size bed and another flat-screen TV, as well as ample storage space in the form of a walk-in closet and a dresser.

One of the standout features of the Corner Suite is the bathroom. With a deep soaking tub, a separate shower, and dual vanities, it's the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploring the city. The bathroom also features a range of high-end amenities, including a hair dryer, a makeup mirror, and luxurious bath products.

The room controls for the room operate the sheer and blackout blinds allowing you to control your privacy while in the bathroom. Depending on which corner and floor of the building you find your suite, you may have neighbors from The Cosmopolitan's Chelsea Tower next door who have a pretty clear view into the tub's corner of the bathroom.

Also located in the bathroom is a separate water closet with an electronic bidet and one of those weird toilet room phones for... I'm not sure why people would ever need to take a call that immediately, but it's there for you.

Kinu Brand Toiletries in the Bathroom.

This handy tool controls all the room's features including the blinds, air conditioning, and even the lights.

One King Bed in the Bedroom. Ample electronic charging points on either side of the bed and also at the desk.

Overall Impressions of the Corner Suite

Overall, the Corner Suite at the Aria Resort and Casino is the perfect choice for travelers who want to experience the best of Las Vegas in style and comfort. With its stunning views, luxurious amenities, and prime location on the Strip, it was a truly unforgettable experience to have this whole space to myself.

I also really liked how they took the color palette from the previous purple/tan scheme to this new, cleaner, and brighter look. Alongside the 180-degree views, it made the whole room feel lofty and light. I think the previous design choices weighed the room down in a way that was counter to ARIA's concept.

Corner Suites also provided access to the VIP Lounge just off the lobby whether you book them to begin with or pay for the upgrade into the room. This lounge features snacks and drinks throughout the day and dedicated front desk agents who can help with checking in and out, making extra keys, or other issues involving your room. Don't expect to hang out in this space, though, as seating is super limited and the space is often crowded. I appreciate the short check-out line, and the ability to grab cans of soda or bottles of sparkling water for free.

And me? I had a lovely time reading, dining, and resting on my solo trip to the ARIA. More to come later on my favorite amenities and restaurants!



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