Sin has a sophisticated new look. Peter Marino, the high-society architect known for designing the Chanel and Fendi boutiques in Beverly Hills and the Presidential Suites at the Four Seasons Hotel New York, put his luxurious spin on the most exclusive areas of the Aria Resort & Casino.
The New York-based architect designed the high-limits gaming areas at Aria and the ultra-luxe VIP Sky Suites that span Floors 58 and 59 in the resort's south tower. The suites weren't finished for the Dec. 16 grand opening, and thus not every part of the project had met with the Marino team's approval "due to a plethora of contractual reasons," said Catherine Philbin, a spokeswoman.
Blueprints reveal Marino hasn't spared his signature mix of indulgence and refinement. Plans call for suites of up to 7,500 square feet that may include distinct rooms for billiards, massage and exercise, as well as a hair salon, library, curving staircases and bars with panoramic views. That's in addition to materials not usually found in hotels, such as eco-certified exotic woods, lush fabrics and cutting-edge artwork.
Upon arrival at the Sky Suites, high rollers are embraced in a Marino-made world. The lobby's entry hallway pulls guests visually along its undulating wall of stainless-steel pipes that reflect the glowing golden wall behind them. Guests check in at the private Sky Suites desk that's topped with thick onyx slabs.