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ARIA SKY SUITES AND SKYLOFTS AT MGM GRAND RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FIVE-STAR AWARD

ARIA RESORT & CASINO TO HOST FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE AWARDS CEREMONY JAN. 23

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Sky Suites at ARIA Resort & Casino and SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino have received the esteemed 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, maintaining their status among the country’s premier luxury hotel destinations. To celebrate this distinguished honor, ARIA will host the 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.

The Five-Star Award is the highest rating bestowed by the luxury publication and has been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. In order to earn the prominent accolade, hotels must exceed guest expectations in several key areas including offering preeminent service and creating an exceptional experience.

Both Sky Suites and SKYLOFTS have retained their Five-Star status since first receiving the award in 2013 and 2010, respectively.

“Earning the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award for a second year is a tremendous honor for our team and a testament to the impeccable level of service we consistently provide,” said Paul Berry, vice president of hotel operations at ARIA. “We are extremely pleased to host the awards ceremony and reception this year at ARIA and look forward to welcoming our colleagues who represent some of the finest destinations around the world.”

Lezlie Young, vice president of SKYLOFTS said, “Preserving our position as a leading hotel is what our team strives for every day and we are delighted to maintain our status among the country’s most elite destinations.”

ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design,. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

MGM GRAND
MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of newly remodeled  luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub; a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).