This Iconic Las Vegas Hotel Just Revamped Its 2-Story, 6,500-square-foot Penthouses

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This Iconic Las Vegas Hotel Just Revamped Its 2-Story, 6,500-square-foot Penthouses
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Las Vegas is a destination that is constantly reinventing itself, and this certainly holds true for Aria Resort & Casino, which continues to set the standard for luxury on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel has quietly been completing a top-down refresh of the most exclusive suites within this 4,004-room campus. Now, its four duplex invite-only penthouses, called Skyvillas, have been refreshed.

The four residences, which sit on the 58th and 59th floor of the property, exude “the super opulence of the 1980s,” according to designer Kara Smith of KES Studio. Smith says the penthouses, which are 6,500 square feet each, are akin to "New York townhouses" in the '80s. (The penthouses are three times the size of the average U.S. home.)

The four penthouses have an entirely different layout but there are some commonalities. Each has 26-foot-high ceilings, three bedrooms, and countless powder rooms complete with high-design Japanese toilets. Smith described the arrival experience as "opulent, light, and inviting."

Upon entering the bedrooms, guests are greeted by sweeping 270-degree views along with a dramatic gilded staircase. (Though, naturally, there’s an elevator upholstered in a lush woven textile should they not feel up for the climb.)

The space features a light color pallet of blond wood, durable stones, and marble. Much of the furniture is oversized including the ultra king-sized beds and the altar experience showers, colossal baths abutting the window lines and great dressing areas serve to humanize the space.

Aria has also thought of every conceivable amenity. The bars are provisioned to each guest’s preference and the full kitchen has a Viking fridge stocked with an extensive range of sodas and bottled waters. These suites also include a working fireplace, a media room complete with karaoke capabilities, a snack station and popcorn maker, and a private gym fitted with a Tonal wall and Peloton.

Guests staying in the skyvillas are provided with a Rolls Royce Phantom on direction and a butler for the duration of their stay. The butler can coordinate reservations across the city, host a lavish dinner party catered by any MGM Resort restaurant, and even summon a catador (cigar sommelier) to deliver a cult cheroot. 

Smith told T+L that the penthouses offer a "transformative experience" and guests will feel like they're "in some gorgeous ultra-luxury villa."