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Todd English PUB
I'm a big fan of adults only getaways. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids ..but, with a house, 3 kids, 2 dogs, a cat, and a turtle, some adulting is mandatory in my book. I am grateful that my husband has many opportunities for business trips that I can tag along on! This time, he had a meeting at the Aria. We have never stayed there before and the reviews on Tripadvisor were quite good. As it is typically done, the bulk rooms were reserved run of house. I reserved a standard king room through the meeting organizers. Upon our arrival, there were no king rooms available. I spoke to the manager on duty , Jonathan. He apologized and confirmed that there were indeed no king rooms available so, he gave us a $100 food credit. While this was a nice gesture, when you're on a kid-less vacation , it's not ideal to sleep in separate beds ...umm right? The manager then told us to check back the next day to see if anything else was available. The next day, not only did we get a king room but in the Sky Suites! It was a beautiful room with upgraded beds and bedding (much better than the first night in a standard room!) There was a lounge exclusively for the use of Sky Suite guests with complimentary coffee and pastries in the morning and wine and cheese at night.
While my husband was working, I got to play with my mom sister and grandma who live in Las Vegas full-time. One of my must do's when in Vegas is a liquid lunch. They bloody Mary's at The Todd English P.U.B are to die for! On Saturdays and Sundays till 2pm, they offer a "Farm to Table" bloody mary menu that allows you to completely customize your bloody mary with various mixes, garnishes, house-infused liquors and more. We're talking about an impressive number of customizations here with everything from habanero vodka to a lobster garnish. But if you really want to go all out, the real show stopper is the "All About Mary." Coming in at $35, this thing is a beast and includes, well, pretty much every garnish you can think of on top of a classic bloody mary. Yep., THAT was our brunch!
The Sky pool was very crowded but very comfortable. It is quite noisy though. It is adjacent to the "liquid Pool" which has a live DJ.
Dinner at Carbonne: The food was great (table-side Caesar salad was fabulous!) and the service was great. What we couldn't understand was the choice of loud music playlist. It just didn't work and when we asked the waiter he said "yeah, this is was the owner wants. We don't get it either". We felt like we were in Jonny Rockets and the servers should be on roller skates. Hate to say but we wouldn't recommend it or go again because of that.
To cap off our great getaway, as a Sky Suites guest, we were given complimentary airport transportation in a Cadillac limo. We have been to LV many times and have mostly stayed at the Wynn Tower Suites. The SS beat the Wynn with the amenities.