Steve Wynn took all the lessons learned with the Golden Nuggets, both in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and turned them into the Mirage, the resort that became the model for themed resorts for years to come. That success has driven us through the wild success of Bellagio, Wynn and Encore, Wynn Macau and Cotai, and the wildly inventive ideas coming to this day with Wynn Paradise Park, Wynn West, and Wynn Boston Harbor.
But part of the trip that was critical to me was to check out, now that it was finally open and seemed to be a gem in the rough, the Lucky Dragon. I talked up the visit to the joint the entire trip to my friend. Intimate casino, catered crowd, boutique hotel, food that might rival the best Asian in the country (wrong…Arcadia always wins), and best of all…free parking. He shrugged (trust me, not a casino geek) and said sure. And along we went.
Today we talk about one of my favourite topics, hotel room upgrades. Sometimes all you have to do is ask. Want to find out how to get that hotel room upgrade? Listen!
A few times a year the Borgata offers special hotel packages at reduced rates. The current deal is the Suite Escape Hotel Package, which includes an overnight stay in a Fiore Suite, $100 in Dining Credit, 2 Comedy Club Tickets (Sunday through Thursday) and $50 Bonus Slot Dollars.
PLANET HOLLYWOOD Las Vegas Resort was my home away from home before moving to Las Vegas. The first time I stayed at the casino was during the renovation from Aladdin to the casino we know today.
The property did not offer an early check-in option and we did not want to book a day room elsewhere. We were the type of travelers Recharge, a new app, is targeting. Recharge is a service that allows on-demand hotel room bookings. It charges by the minute with a general half-hour minimum.
I usually go into the weekend with one or two pages of notes with the Las Vegas news. There are three pages of fun today. There’s a lot of information this week, so buckle up! I’ll try to keep everything short, sweet and easy to read.
When I get a free moment, I sift through posts, blogs, PR, hyperbole and rumors, and share some of the best stuff. Think of this as an extension of your travel “habiliments.” (Or, just maybe someone bet me $100 I wouldn’t be able to work the word habiliment into a blog post this week… maybe..)
This week we begin our look at one of the best and most exciting casino gaming resorts in the United States, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The hotel is composed of two properties The Borgata and The Water Club Hotel at Borgata. While the marketing and promotional materials might tell a different story, there is still a very intense focus on casino gaming at Borgata.
The boutique sensibility of Lucky Dragon continues into the players club. The Dragon Club is a no frill, no-nonsense casino players club that caters specifically to gamblers.