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Russ Says: The Aria Resort & Casino Is The Best Vegas Has To Offer!

Fri, April 17, 2015 3:37pm EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment

For your next trip to Las Vegas the best option to have an epic time is to stay at the ARIA Resort & Casino! Let me tell you why!

When it comes to Las Vegas, so many options for fun are possible. Whether you’re there for a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party, a wedding or a weekend with the one you love it is all about fun! Whatever happens, it will be a blast! And the best way to achieve that is to have a beautiful stay at the ARIA Resort & Casino! HollywoodLife.com had the opportunity to do just that and after the jump find out why you’ll have the best time ever if you stay there!

Check Out All The Amazing Things You Can Do While In Las Vegas!

Whether you are there for the food, the shows or the gambling that is just a brief set of things to make a Las Vegas stay a complete epic adventure, and what HollywoodLife.com learned was that your options are limitless with all the amazing restaurants, shows and amenities that the ARIA Resort & Casino offers. For what was known as MenWhoBlogLV, HollywoodLife.com was joined by a host of amazing men travel bloggers and we all had a weekend for the ages!

Here is some of the fun we had that you must indulge in the next time you are there!

Extraordinary libations whipped up right in front of your eyes by ARIA’s award-winning Property Mixologist Craig Schoettler.

Sage –  James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Sage was his first restaurant outside of Chicago and is a Las Vegas foodie favorite, boasting creative American cuisine in a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere. The Jacques Garcia Decoration-designed restaurant focuses on indulgent yet simplistic dishes with complex flavor profiles, and also boasts its own Master Sommelier, Nick Hetzel.

Morning breakfast from In-Room Dining, ARIA Café or Jean Philippe Pâtisserie.

FIVE50 Pizza Bar –  FIVE50 Pizza Bar is located next to ARIA’s Race and Sports Book; please meet PR Representative Rey Bouknight(702.234.3714)in front of the restaurant.Chef Shawn McClain presents his first casual concept restaurant with FIVE50 Pizza Bar. Combining the soul of the world’s iconic pizzerias with a dynamic bar scene, the Rockwell Design restaurant puts McClain’s signature twist on his East-Coast-meets-Sicilian-style pizzas, paired with a thoughtful collection of small plates, salads and pastas that would impress even a fine diner’s palate.

Poker Tournament at the Ivey Poker Room – The Ivey Poker Room is located in the main casino flooradjacent to The Roasted Bean.Participate in a poker tournament in one of the best high-limit poker rooms in the world. Named after the seven-time World Series of Poker Champion Phil Ivey, this elevated section of the poker room boasts five VIP tables. Don’t worry! ARIA will provide mock poker chips for you to bet away at your leisure without wiping out your wallet.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay – At the Shark Reef Aquarium you can see all kinds of exotic natural wonders –sawfish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish and the rare golden crocodile –just to name a few. Take a VIP insider’s tour of the aquarium, which is home more than 2,000 animals living in 1.6 million gallons of water.

BARDOT Brasserie – BARDOT is located on the second floor of ARIA. PR Representative Kara Rutkin (Cell: 702.690.1618) will meet you in frontof the restaurant.James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina recentlyopened his first Parisian concept, BARDOT Brasserie. Paying homage to the skillful culinary techniques, celebrated libations and sexy atmosphere for which The City of Light is renowned, Chef Mina has created a stylish and unforgettable interpretation of a Parisian brasserie in the center of The Strip. BARDOT features inspired French cuisine, inventive cocktails, an extensive wine list and a selection of craft beer.

Performance of Zarkanaby Cirque du Soleil Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil –  is a spirited voyage through an abandoned theater where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. Populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats, Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give wayto a true celebration. Zarkanais a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacular featuring an international cast of 70 world class acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, high wire and trapeze artists set ona grand stage at ARIA.2

Royal Shave at The Salon at ARIA – Relax and enjoy a mini facial to prepare your skin for a hot lather straight razor shave. This classic shave is performed, once with the grain, thenwith a second lather and shaveperformed againstthe grain to give you a luxurious timeless result. A facial mask is then applied to tone and firm the skin. To finish the treatment, moisturizer is applied to the face and neck followed by an herbal under eye cream application.

Brunch at The Buffet at ARIA – ARIA has created one of the greatest buffet experiences in Las Vegas with an immense selection of gourmet, global cuisines that have brought high-quality dining into an approachable environment. Guest will enjoy an endless selection of dim sum dumplings, a fish market displaying varieties of fresh seafood and a carving stationfilled with sliced-to-order meats.

Tour of The Shops at Crystals – The Shops at Crystals.Step inside one of the world’s only retail destinations dedicated solely to luxury fashion, including an insider’s look at striking boutiques for celebrated men’s designers such as Louis Vuitton, GUCCI, TOM FORD, Ermengildo Zegna, Richard Mille and Porsche Design.

Cocktail Reception at The Villas at The Mirage – Kick off your night at The Mirage with a round of cocktails inside of The Mirage’s stunning Villas. Blending culture, cuisine, fine art, lifestyle and pure entertainment, The Villas place you in the upper limits of luxury, complete with a private gated entrance, 24-hour personal butler service and a backyard getaway.

Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak New York –  chef Tom Colicchio brings his passion for cooking with fire to the Las Vegas Strip with Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak at The Mirage. The 220-seat restaurant focuses on meats prepared entirely over an open flame –from wood-burning ovens to charcoal grills. On the menu, Colicchioreturns to the American cultural tradition of meat, focusing on antibiotic-free animals raised by purveyors committed to time-honored farming practices and heritage breeds.

George Lopez at Aces of Comedy Home tothe biggest names in comedy, Aces of Comedy is where standup comedians come to play in Sin City. Get ready to laugh with a hilarious set by George Lopez, the multi-talented comedian known for his work in movies and on late-night television.11:45p.m.Car arrives at The Mirage; return to ARIASunday, March 15MorningBreakfast from In-Room Dining, ARIA Café or Jean Philippe Pâtisserie at your leisureYou will be provided with a $75 foodand beverage credit to enjoy breakfast with any of these ARIA dining options.3

Men’s Revitalizer Massage at ESPA Vdara – Vdara is located across the street from ARIA’s North Valet; ESPA is on the second floor of the resortAfter a weekend packed with Vegas action, theRevitalizer MassageatESPA at Vdarais sure to have you up and running again. These 50 minutes of bliss include a deep, therapeutic massage that focuses on the back and feet with techniques to alleviate tension.2 p.m.Check out ofARIANOTES:•Complimentary high-speed wireless internet can be accessed at all of MGM Resorts International’s properties throughout your trip using the password mgmmedia(more information enclos

Go To Las Vegas Now!

Now I have been to Las Vegas on many occasions for many different things but I have never had the experience that the ARIA Resort & Casino gave me, it was like nothing else and I am chomping at the bit to do it again. Everyone needs a vacation, everyone needs fun in their life, let that come easier with a stay at the Aria! You’ll never regret it!

Also to add to all the fun, the fine folks at KIA gave me the chance to ride in style with the KIA K900. It may be the sickest car I have ever had the pleasure to ride in, it has so many amenities that I am still trying to figure out what I probably missed. It was #FitForAKing and I felt like a king the entire weekend. Get your hands on one as fast as you can!

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So HollywoodLifers, Have you stayed at Aria, will you be staying at Aria soon? Tell us all about it below!

— Russ Weakland