Las Vegas – A Breath of Fresh Air at Aria

When planning a recent business trip to Las Vegas, I had found myself looking for someplace different to stay.  Having visited this town many times before for conferences and bachelorette parties, I’d experienced it all to the fullest, and this time I was really desiring a chic mini escape, where after business matters wrapped, I could relax, revive and of course have a little fun, all in a matter of 24 hours.

I settled upon ARIA, after minimal research, literally visiting their website and seeing that, yes, this place had enough Vegas style gltiz and glamour, but nothing over the top.  In more simple terms, it was all clean lines and modern with a sexy and sophisticated edge, yet with all of the creature comforts that I was looking for.

My escape to ARIA began immediately after my meetings wrapped up in the late afternoon, when I returned to my room, fell into my super comfortable bed and allowed myself to take the most blissful of naps, not to mention, waking up to the glistening view of the Las Vegas strip below me, later that evening.  Still a bit tired and groggy, I decided to order room service dinner, a great bottle of wine and enjoy a bit of solitude in my suite.

Day two started off in the best way that I can possibly think, when traveling solo…an early visit to the spa.  All stress was worked away from my hot stone massage and a circuit of sauna and steam room.  Afterwards, not yet wanting to come out of my zen state of mind, I chilled for a bit beside the therapy pool on the balcony of the spa and re-introduced myself to the world.

The afternoon was spent at the only place I could imagine being, Liquid Day Club and Lounge.  This poolside lounge allowed me to get a feel for ARIA’s entertainment and party scene, while taking in some much needed sun and a few glasses of champy.

Knowing that I had a red eye flight to catch back to the East Coast that night, I couldn’t get too tipsy, so after a few hours of the pool scene and a noticeable tan line, I headed up to my room to prepare my bags and prepare myself for dinner and my flight home.

I opted for Lemongrass, as the high top tables in the bar area were intimate enough to attract me as a solo diner and the casual Thai elegance didn’t leave me feeling out of place in my jetsetter chic flight attire.  The Signature Tasting Menu allowed me to try a wide variety of dishes, yet not be too full for my flight, and it was also a great way to linger over my meal without feeling lonely in my own company.

After dinner, my time was up on my wonderful mini escape to ARIA, which had proved to be exactly that breath of fresh air, yes, real air *not to be confused with the “recycled aromatherapy air” commonly found in casinos, that I wasn’t sure existed in Las Vegas.

I arrived only minutes later to Las Vegas McCarran Airport and as I boarded my flight, felt fully relaxed and revived for my return to the real world.  Who knew Vegas could do that to a girl?


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