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Issue 9: Las Vegas

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      Aria’s curved glass tower is a centerpiece of the new CityCenter on the Strip, a gleaming complex that combines acres of high-end shopping with five star accommodations. Inside, guests encounter little luxuries everywhere, from the lobby’s multi-million dollar artworks, in-house Cirque du Soleil shows, and rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and touch-screen command centers that operate everything from curtains to television. There’s also a world-class spa, which is one of the only facilities in the country to offer special Japanese stone sauna beds.

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      A room with a view. Photographs by Melissa Valladares.
       
       
      The bright, modern lobby.
       
      A playful mobile above the bar.
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        Creative types will get a kick out of the décor at this funky off-Strip boutique hotel, where each of the 63 rooms is named after and decorated with the work of a notable painter. Just make sure you arrive ready to get wild: with a designated “topless” pool and a popular after-hours bar and lounge that’s open 24/7, the Artisan is famous for its raucous late-night party scene.

         

        • A sleek and welcoming seating area. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
          A sleek and welcoming seating area. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
        • Multistory windows fill the suites with natural light. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
          Multistory windows fill the suites with natural light. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
        • Butlers customize beds with the pillows of your choice. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
          Butlers customize beds with the pillows of your choice. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
        • The lobby's eye-popping fountain. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
          The lobby's eye-popping fountain. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
        • Whiskey Down, a new lounge on the gaming floor, specializes in American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.
          Whiskey Down, a new lounge on the gaming floor, specializes in American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies. Photograph by Melissa Valladares.

          Issue 9: Las Vegas

          Perched on the top two floors of the MGM Grand, the SkyLofts offer discriminating guests an ultra posh hotel-within-a hotel-experience, featuring 51 impeccably-appointed suites (think: stunning city views, sleek contemporary furnishings, infinity tubs, and high-tech entertainment systems) and over-the-top services like personal butlers and complimentary airport transfers in a fleet of Rolls Royces.

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          Kick back in an ultra king bed. Photographs by Melissa Valladares.
           
          An inviting corner.
           
          Enter via a private elevator.