ARIA Sky Suites Named One of Only 76 Five-Star Hotels Worldwide

LAS VEGAS (February 26, 2013) – Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 55th annual list of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide and ARIA Resort & Casino has earned the prestigious Five-Star Award for its Sky Suites, joining an elite class of resorts.
“This well-respected award is recognition of our exceptional staff and their commitment to Five-Star service each and every day,” said Paul Berry, ARIA’s Vice President of Hotel Operations. “Recognizing how rigorous Forbes’ standards are, I am incredibly proud of our team and all they have accomplished as a result of their dedication.”
A luxurious hotel-within-a-hotel with expansive views of Las Vegas, ARIA Sky Suites provides an unparalleled level of stylish accommodations and exemplary service from arrival to departure. Designed for the most discerning guests, Sky Suites offers special touches within the 442 one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites, as well as the 16 Sky Villas, single- and two-story retreats representing accommodations unlike anything else in Las Vegas.
From limousine transportation to and from the airport to a personal greeting upon entering Sky Suites’ private porte cochère, guests of Sky Suites receive dedicated attention from the expertly trained staff throughout their visit. Other special touches include a customized itinerary and show tickets presented when checking in at the Sky Suites lounge, private elevators and priority reservations and preferred seating for shows, dining, pool cabanas, nightclubs and more.
Michael Cascone, President and COO of Forbes Travel Guide, said, “The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit To view the complete list of 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners, visit


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