What is the design style of ARIA Resort & Casino?

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Aria Resort & Casino Lobby© 2011 MGM Resorts International

ARIA Resort & Casino's design style is a departure from the Las Vegas of old. There's no carnival-like theme, Strip-side theatrical show or blinking colored marquis. Instead, ARIA's curved glass towers, opened mid-Strip in 2009 as the flagship of the massive CityCenter complex, are sophisticated and streamlined, and would be at home in any major metropolis.

The centerpiece of ARIA's airy lobby is the glimmering sculpture of reclaimed silver that hangs above the front desk and serves as a representation of the Colorado River. Look over the desk and you'll see Henry Moore's Reclining Connected Forms just outside the window — an unexpected sight steps from a casino.

The upscale, contemporary vibe continues in the guest rooms, where a neutral color palette is punctuated with color — like the indigo and deep purple used in the velvet headboards. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the energy of Vegas' lights inside, while being energy efficient in the desert heat. ARIA's public spaces are a mix of natural materials — check out the desert garden in the convention facility — with Las Vegas glamour as evidenced in the designs of the sleek restaurants Sage and Jean Georges Steakhouse.

Nancy Nitsche

Designed by the world-renowned firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, ARIA Resort & Casino’s architectural expression reveals itself at every turn. Contemporary architecture is complemented by warm, intimate interior design featuring reclaimed wood, lush foliage and native stone. Soaring open spaces, ranging from ARIA Resort & Casino’s breathtaking lobby to its guestrooms and suites, fill with natural light and evoke breadth and freedom. Art and interior design envelop guests in warm, comforting surroundings and provide a sense of human scale.

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