Thursday, March 18, 2010
Recently, Theme Park Adventure took a trip across the Mojave under the cover of darkness; destination: Las Vegas.
We only had a few hours to spend in Sin City, and there was a lot that we hadn't seen before, so our work was cut out for us.
I need to back up - and before writing any further about the rest of the CityCenter interior, I need to say a few things about the exterior...
We arrived at Valet, which isn't what we wanted, but were assured by employees that it was free of charge. Knowing how the system works, I knew it wasn't truly free and that we'd have to tip them (unless we wanted to feel like tightwad losers) when getting back to our car. Whatever. We just wanted to get IN finally and SEE this thing. So away went the car into "complimentary" parking and into The Crystals we went.
The check-in counter area at Aria is stunning; gorgeous, elegant and when we went, absolutely decorated for the large Asian population visiting, celebrating the Year of the Tiger. Just beyond the check-in area lies the casino.
Monte Carlo is Monte Carlo - in my opinion, it's always been a "blah" property, with nothing much to offer in the way of originality or wow factor. For us, it was just a Starbucks stop and quick walk-through. If the CityCenter tram station wasn't there, I doubt I'd ever return.