Sunday, February 13, 2011

my latest obsession...

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Features 4004 guest rooms

3 Primary pools and 1 adults-only pool retreat

16 restaurants and 10 bar and lounges

Among many other fascinating amenities

LEED Gold Certified

When I visited Las Vegas 2 years ago this architectural marvel was still under construction. I could tell that something amazing was unfolding behind all the scaffolding. On our daily stoles down the strip I couldn’t help but stare and wonder what was going on inside, and knew that once it was finished I would definitely have to check it out. Though I’ve not made it back to Vegas, last weeks episode of The Bachelor gave me a sneak peak, and needless to say, it’s amazing. 

Here's a short clip from the architect on how his concepts, ideas, and passion shaped the most innovative resort-casino the Las Vegas Strip has ever seen.

The exterior is what originally drew me to the building(s). ARIA is just one many buildings that make up the CityCenter.

On the episode of the Bachelor that I mentioned, Brad takes Shawntel on a shopping spree. Let's just say the other girls on the trip weren't the only jealous ones.

The interiors are very modern, which is something that's not seen a whole lot in Vegas' themed resorts.

A view of a Honeymoon Suite.

Executive Hospitality Suite.

Deluxe Room City View.

The bar at the restaurant Sage.

Another bar/lounge.

*all of the images above came from downloaded brochures on

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