Aria is the newest Las Vegas casino in the MGM Resorts family. It is the centerpiece of the CityCenter development. It opened on December 16, 2009. It was the last Las Vegas casino to open with a poker room.
Aria offers 4,004 rooms, all suites when compared to other hotels, as well as a 150,000 square foot casino floor. While its casino floor is massive, its pool is even larger, coming in at over 200,000 square feet when including the cabana area. It also hosts 300,000 square feet of convention space.
Aria offers some of the best casino games in Las Vegas. While this is especially true for high rollers, even $10 players will find great action. This makes it one of the better casinos to play at in Las Vegas, whether you’re an amateur enthusiast or professional gambler. Aria does not even spread a single 6-5 blackjack game in its casino.
There are a total of 12 craps tables at Aria. The bet range is $10-$5,000. Odds are 3-4-5.
There are 12 roulette tables at Aria. Eleven have a $15 minimum bet and have two zeros on the wheel. A $50 table has just one zero and offers European rules. This means that players receive half of the original wager back on even money bets if zero is called.
There are 33 blackjack tables at Aria that deal from a six-deck shoe and hit soft 17. Players may double on any two cards as well as after the split. Re-split aces and surrender are also allowed. The minimum bet is $15, while the max is $5,000. These same rules are offered on four $100-$10,000 tables with the dealer staying on all 17s.
Aria also offers a great Double Deck Blackjack game. It allows double downs on any two cards and after a split. Re-split aces is even allowed. The dealer stays on all 17s and bets from $100 up to $10,000 are accepted.
Other popular Blackjack variations include Blackjack Switch and Free Bet Blackjack. Bets between $25 and $5,000 are accepted.
Three Card Poker: $15-$1,000
Big Wheel: $2-$500
Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $5-$500
Casino War: $15-$1,000
Let it Ride: $10-$500
Pai Gow Poker: $25-$10,000
In addition to live table games, Aria also offers virtual table games to players that prefer lower limits. Shoot to Win Craps and video roulette offer $5-$2,000 limits.
Aria is home to a 24-table poker room. Some of the highest limits in Las Vegas may be found at the Aria poker room. The main games are 1/3, 2/5 and 5/10 No Limit Texas Hold’em. Pot Limit Omaha is spread on a regular basis with blinds of 1/3 and 2/5. Mixed games are also common at Aria’s poker room. There are two $125 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournaments spread daily. A huge sports book is located just steps away from the poker room.
Aria offers over 4,000 guest rooms. The smallest is over 500 square feet. The five-star resort comes at a price that most will find reasonable considering the quality of the rooms.
King Deluxe – These 520 square feet rooms offer one king. Rates start at $119 on weeknights and $139 on weekends. The Strip view can run upwards of $100 additional per night. During off peak periods, the rates are almost identical to the mountain view.
Corner Suite – These 920 square foot suites start at $189 per night. Rates start at $419 on weekends. The bedrooms are separate in these units, with a separate half bath for guests.
Crystals Suite – These rooms are 1,000 square feet and start at $229 per night during the week and $529 on weekends. There is a separate seating area, but just one bathroom.
Center Suite – These suites are centered between Aria’s two towers and offer a Strip view. There are 1,075 square feet spread with separate entertaining and bedroom areas.
Other Suites – Aria offers some of the highest end suites in Las Vegas. Party suites start at 1,500 square feet and offer multiple bedrooms. These suites are often reserved for high rollers. Guests may reserve them during off peak periods for rates that start under $1,000 per night.
Aria offers 16 restaurants. All are fine dining when compared to standards outside the five-star resort. It is hard to find a meal under $20 under Aria’s roof.
Aria’s Café is open 24 hours a day and is the most affordable meal in the resort. The buffet and 5-50 Pizza are also affordable options. Lemongrass, which offers Asian cuisine, is another great option for guests looking to find a decent meal without breaking the bank.
Looking for fine dining at Aria? You’re in the right place. Blossom offers upscale Asian cuisine. This includes seafood, chicken, beef, and noodles. Javier’s is a Mexican infused dining options. Julian Serrano is, too.
Sage is a seafood and chophouse. Sirio offers seafood, meats, cheeses and pasta.
Bar Masa is a sushi joint on the high end, with meals over $60 per person. Jean Georges offers prime steak and seafood options. Tetsu is the best choice for seafood. The high end restaurant also offers steaks and other meat options.
Casino bars and lounges are available all across Aria. The Gold Lounge, Ace Lounge, and sportsbook lounge all offer service that is expected from a five-star resort. Haze is Aria’s home to nightlife. It is one of the most popular nightclubs in Las Vegas.
Aria is located on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip. It is not on the Las Vegas Monorail line. Guests that prefer to self park should enter from Las Vegas Boulevard just south of Harmon Avenue. Valet is accessible from Harmon Avenue.
A tram connects Monte Carlo, Aria and Bellagio. The Crystals Mall is also a stop on the tram. A walking corridor is also available between Monte Carlo and Aria.
The biggest party at Aria is found at the Jewel Nightclub.