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Another Aria Casino Floor Question Answered

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 11:54am
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A month ago we posted about the current state of Aria's casino floor, noting that stuff was being boarded up, closed off, carted away and reconfigured.

One piece of the puzzle has been solved.

The area normally used for poker room overflow - triangulated between the Roasted Bean, the poker room and the under construction 5pm Lounge has been converted into a straight shot thoroughfare connecting the south east entrance (access from Mandarin Oriental, Monte Carlo, Valet and Self Parking as well as the CityCenter Choo Choo) and the escalators that lead to the Zarkana showroom and the second floor dining district.

Anyways. Aria's casino carpet is outrageous.

I can't help but think about the hundreds of hours that were spent agonizing over XLS spreadsheet models, predicting what the revenue difference would be by adding this thoroughfare.

Why? Simple:

With two new destination restaurants planned for the 2nd floor dining district (Herringbone from Chef Brian Malarkey and Carbone from Major Food Group) it makes sense for Aria to roll out the paramecium carpeting to welcome them.

Move those goddamn slot machines! There's eating to be done!

Tagged: aria   casino design   herringbone   carbone   dining   slot machines   


Comments & Discussion:

Aria restaurants are really good, especially Javier's. They just desperately need some nitelife options. Alibi alone does not cut it.

That carpet is mind blowing...looking forward to seeing it in person on my next trip. Now debating ditching Wynncore and staying at Aria.

I guess it makes some sense to "flag" a major entry to the second floor. It always seems dead up there. Off the cuff, it's hard to think of one second-floor offering that has done well (Viva Elvis, Zarkana, Gold Lounge, the restaurant offerings, ect.). Out of sight, out of mind. Maybe this will help.

I understand their rationale for this re-design...getting people directly upstairs to their offerings...but one thing I liked about that Aria slot section was the 'calm' in that area...foot traffic was on the outside perimeter of the slots...now traffic will be cutting thru the slot area...

Stopped in today. The redesign really opens up the casino. Navigating seems more intuitive. The table games form a nice central path, with slots on their sides. Another good thing, they moved the ATM/Ticket redemption machines out into more obvious locations.

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