I remember my first visit to Las Vegas with my family during the summer of 2006. Walking the strip was exhausting but it was very entertaining. The sights and sounds gave me everything I had always seen of Vegas from my television screen. The only thing frustrating was the construction. My goodness, we had to walk around a certain part of the strip because of a brand new structure being built.
Fast forward to 2010 when I moved to Las Vegas to live. That construction was for the beautiful Aria Hotel and Resort and the Crystals and I was an employee! Three nights a week, I was able to experience this place: the clubs, the restaurants, buffets, the casino and bars. But it wasn't until a private event when I had the privilege of staying in the Sky Suites. It was absolutely beautiful. It was the most modern and contemporary hotel I had ever experienced. The technology alone was top of the line. The lights, the TV, and even the curtains revealing a breathtaking view of the strip was all controlled by a sleek tablet. I felt very 007 James Bond.
The bathrooms had perfect lighting, some even had large marble bathtubs with a separate shower, and high end vegan toiletries for those with sensitive skin and/or allergies.
So when I wanted a place to escape for a stay-cation while I was in the process of moving across town, I wanted to experience the beautiful Aria with my baby boy. It was the most relaxing two days. The beds were extremely comfortable. I laid in bed watching reality TV while my son slept peacefully. I enjoyed watching my kid take in the beautiful Las Vegas view from the large windows. It even rained one night. The rain on the windows was relaxing as I watched the activity of the Strip down below. I slept with the curtains open, allowing the lights from the strip to light the room.
We spent the next day at the pool. There is one in particular that is super kid friendly allowing you to walk into the pool as if it were a beach, minus the sand. We ordered chips and salsa, and french fries. I stayed cool while drinking a delicious mixed fruit drink . We swam for hours until I noticed that my toddler was sleepy. Back upstairs, we took a relaxing bubble bath in the huge tub and spent the rest of the evening in the way too comfortable bed. My son watched educational videos on YouTube thanks to the high speed wifi and I channel surfed my heart away.
This was the most relaxing staycation I've experienced so far. I felt like I was in the most expensive, most luxurious suite. And I was only a few minutes away from home. Incredible. The Aria is really a unique, top of the line experience.