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Aria Tower Suites; a new grade of room

Last edit: StudiodeKadent on Friday, 16th September 2016 5:57 pm
Last response by wpsteel66 1st October 6:52pm

Aria has introduced a "Tower Suites" grade of room. In effect, its just their old suites but with some of the amenities that the Sky Suites share; free limo transfers (for corner suites w/strip views and above) and a new lounge checkin area near the casino entrance.

I don't know if Aria increased their room rates, but in effect they've just added more amenities to (most of) their suites. Interestingly enough they've reduced casino space (the old carnival games pit) in order to put the lounge in. Clearly MGM are making more out of accomodation than out of low-limit carny games these days.

Also, going by the pix on Aria's website it looks like they've upgraded the in-room tech control system to tablets.

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 HedgedBettor responded on Saturday, 17th September 2016

I think they've had these for a while, I'e considered them for my last couple trips out (and both times chose the Vdara one bedroom loft). Now here's something interesting - for a random 4-day-weekend in late January a basic Aria Sky Suites room (Aria Suite) is $370/night while the Tower Suite is...also 370/night. They price these products identically because the Aria Sky Suites, separate checkin area and elevators notwithstanding, has no differentiated service to speak of (I have an old trip report that talks about this somewhere up here). It still drives me nuts - I'd happily pay the premium price for the Aria Sky Suites to actually be the equivalent of the Wynn Tower Suites.

 Malibugolfer replied on Wednesday, 21st September 2016

I alternate between Wynn TS and Aria SS and do not see that much difference between service levels from Wynn to Aria. The dedicated pools at Wynn are better as is Tableau access, but otherwise they are pretty comparable service wise to me, or my wife and myself in the dozen or so times we've gone from one to the other.
Also the Aria SS offer the higher end rooms, Penthouses and up whereas the Aria Tower Suites encompass lesser product.
No steam showers for instance.
Perhaps being hosted may make a difference in my service comparison, but I think not.

 parchedearth responded on Thursday, 22nd September 2016

The Tower Suites lounge is great for grabbing a quick coffee, muffin, and bottle of water in the morning. I also stop by in the afternoon to pick up a soda and bottled water. It is in a convenient location by the front door. Check-in can actually take longer because they also are a concierge. Thankfully, I don't think they increased the room rates as a result of the lounge. Overall, I nice new perk for corner suite guests.

They really need to bring back the open bar for the Sky Suites if they want differentiate their service.

 BigHoss responded on Monday, 26th September 2016

Thanks to an unsolicited upgrade from Casino Marketing, I shall have the opportunity to comment on this in a few weeks. I know the PGP has been a favorite urinal mat around here lately. But, I've got to say, as a once- or twice-per-year tourist, MGM has been rocking me with sweet deals, frequent upgrades and great service, most recently at Bellagio. We've even had some good gambling luck at some of the MGM strip properties, too.

 wpsteel66 replied on Saturday, 1st October 2016

I am interested in reading your comments and thoughts on this trip...hope you have a great time.