ARIA Sky Suites and SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand Receive Prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award

LAS VEGAS (January 22, 2014) – 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.”


MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of 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, Michelin three star restaurant Joël Robuchon and Morimoto Las Vegas (Opening Fall 2016). The resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas in addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog

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