I'm planning a solo trip the last week (M-F) of January 2014. Looking at two hotels through United vacations. Mirage and Aria. Wanting to relax after 6 weeks of Christmas retail. I am coming from an area that will be -20 to -30 below with 50+/- mph winds, so the "cooler" weather is fine. I have been there 12-13 times in 25 years always in January or February. 1) Outdoor pool to lay around, drink, and relax. Because of the cooler weather, the pool needs to be in the sun. 2) Nice hotel 3) If either hotel would be more apt to have free upgrades MGM is OK, but the pool is in the shade Monte Carlo better price, but the bar is closed. Caesars and Bellagio are great, but out of my current price range Paris has a nice leisure pool, but I did not like the hotel/casino Any input would be appreciated.