Vegas Suite/Penthouse Options?

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Posted: 7/17/2010 7:15:04 PM
Hoping some experienced Vegas covers members can help me out on this one....

I'm planning a trip down to Vegas for a group of friend and we are looking to live like Kings for a day. We're planning on booking a top notch suite or penthouse for 1 night when were down there.

Was leaning towards - theHotel @ Mandalay Bay, Palms Place or the SkyLofts @ the MGM Grand - but would greatly appreciate any other recommendations....

Basic Info:

- 6 to 12 people in the group.
- Leaving in November / Thursday to Sunday / Will stay in a basic room & hotel for the other 2 nights.
- Age 25 to 21. With it being the first time in Vegas for a couple people in the group (I've been twice before).

THANKS IN ADVANCE
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Posted: 7/17/2010 7:26:11 PM
you might want to try jackcolton.com. Go to the forums and ask there.  You will get alot more responses to what you are looking for.


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Posted: 7/17/2010 9:54:53 PM

Based upon your age group I would choose:

On the Strip: theHotel

Off the Strip: Palms Place

theHotel is going to be more sophisticated, Euro. You gotta look good and act like you have $$$ to be taken seriously. This is a 5-star hotel...just not given 5 stars by Michelin because of the construction of the bathrooms (seriously). Average yearly income of guests is in excess of $250K...

Palms Place has a more relaxed $$$/action setting. More of a "disposable income" type of young crowd. More Cali in nature. You can wear your Ed Hardy here at night. Might have more fun with females here than at theHotel.

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Posted: 7/17/2010 10:34:41 PM
Kings for a day!!!

If it is ur first time, and considering ur age, u need to stay at either the MGM, the Mirage, The Palms, THeHotel or Mandalay Bay, or The Hard Rock!!  
TheHotel is nice, but it is a nice suite for you and ur girl, or maybe you and two of your friends.  With 6-12 people you can do better!!!

Check out the Fantasy suites at the Palms, if Money is not an object, stay at The Real World Street.

But my best suggestion is The Skylofts at the MGM.  You have a butler, a private elevator, TV's everywhere!  One of the nicest places I have ever stayed at anywhere.  Take the whole clan and go to Wet Republic, VIP Style!!  
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Posted: 7/18/2010 9:39:27 AM
this will sound lame, but your mind set is what matters, live like you do on a day to day basis, treat your self to a great meal and maybe a show, save your cash and go forward with a positive attitude,,the surroundings do not make the man--Be Well Sir and enjoy your time spent in vegas
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Posted: 7/18/2010 5:12:06 PM
Thanks for all the great info guys! Still unsure of the plan, but your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Posted: 7/19/2010 7:06:07 PM
You do know that these room typically run about 8-10K a night right?
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Posted: 7/19/2010 11:55:53 PM
Hilton has the largest exotic suites in Vegas.


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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:05:32 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by MickeyRivers:

You do know that these room typically run about 8-10K a night right?


I thought that in the beginning. Having done some research I was able to find that they are sometimes much more affordable...

For example a two bedroom suite at the Skylofts @ the MGM Grand on Thursday, November 11th (around they time we were planning on going) is only $2000. So that's only $500 for each guy, assuming there would be "the max" four and even less if we were able to squeeze in two more guys.

Obviously, sleeping arrangements would include the couch and floor. But I doubt we'd be sleeping, considering it would only be 1 night and we'd be more interested in partying rather than sleeping.
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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:15:57 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

Based upon your age group I would choose:

On the Strip: theHotel

Off the Strip: Palms Place

theHotel is going to be more sophisticated, Euro. You gotta look good and act like you have $$$ to be taken seriously. This is a 5-star hotel...just not given 5 stars by Michelin because of the construction of the bathrooms (seriously). Average yearly income of guests is in excess of $250K...

Palms Place has a more relaxed $$$/action setting. More of a "disposable income" type of young crowd. More Cali in nature. You can wear your Ed Hardy here at night. Might have more fun with females here than at theHotel.


 
Thanks for the info. We definitely want to be around a younger age demographic, so maybe the palms is the way to go? However, I for one dislike Ed Hardy and many of the people who wear that garbage...
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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:17:45 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by euroballer:

you might want to try jackcolton.com. Go to the forums and ask there.  You will get alot more responses to what you are looking for.




Great Website and forum to help with my questions - thanks! Covers is still #1 though
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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:21:36 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FrontRowCenter:

Kings for a day!!!

If it is ur first time, and considering ur age, u need to stay at either the MGM, the Mirage, The Palms, THeHotel or Mandalay Bay, or The Hard Rock!!  
TheHotel is nice, but it is a nice suite for you and ur girl, or maybe you and two of your friends.  With 6-12 people you can do better!!!

Check out the Fantasy suites at the Palms, if Money is not an object, stay at The Real World Street.

But my best suggestion is The Skylofts at the MGM.  You have a butler, a private elevator, TV's everywhere!  One of the nicest places I have ever stayed at anywhere.  Take the whole clan and go to Wet Republic, VIP Style!!  


Ya, I'm starting to lean MGM Grand and the SKYLOFTS! The added features look amazing (a butler... are you kidding me!!). Wet Republic looks good too, I've been to Bare @ the Mirage - so I'm assuming it would have the same sort of vibe.

Since you've been there, do you think it would be a problem having 6 people stay in a 2 bedroom suite. It would seem like they keep pretty good tabs on everybody there???
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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:24:41 AM
check out cheapovegas.com
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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:27:08 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by nc1capper:

this will sound lame, but your mind set is what matters, live like you do on a day to day basis, treat your self to a great meal and maybe a show, save your cash and go forward with a positive attitude,,the surroundings do not make the man--Be Well Sir and enjoy your time spent in vegas


You sound much wiser then me sir, and I'll will take your advice to heart. We are currently just seeing what type of options are available and are curious if it would be a worthwhile experience. I'm sure we will have fun no matter what situation presents itself though...

Thanks for the kind words
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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:02:54 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by JWatt26:



You sound much wiser then me sir, and I'll will take your advice to heart. We are currently just seeing what type of options are available and are curious if it would be a worthwhile experience. I'm sure we will have fun no matter what situation presents itself though...

Thanks for the kind words1 of the guys here at the office just got back from the aria, a brand new mgm property he had a major suite comp. He said the service was as good as he has ever had. This guy stays at nothing but the best.If the folks your are going with are players you should call vis services and speak to a rep and tell him your situtation and they will fix you up.If you need help let me know. They are hungry for players.
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Posted: 7/21/2010 6:40:04 PM

Let me add.....The best hotel in Las Vegas is the new Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter....one of the finest in the world in any city and here, the service/standards are amazing. I would, however, caution, that the "group hi-roller mentality" is counter to this kind of hotel.

You seem at cross-purposes here...Wanting to be for one night the most special guest of the hotel and with the amenities that go with it...however, there is a little "frat party" attitude that tells me you will look back on the money spent as money poorly spent.

Gotta agree with nc1capper on this.....A great meal, a super cabana at one of the Euro beaches (with massage), $100 blackjack hands, perhaps a limo/VIP room at Sapphires....much more Vegas and much more tuned into your age group.

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Posted: 7/21/2010 8:49:34 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

Let me add.....The best hotel in Las Vegas is the new Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter....one of the finest in the world in any city and here, the service/standards are amazing. I would, however, caution, that the "group hi-roller mentality" is counter to this kind of hotel.

You seem at cross-purposes here...Wanting to be for one night the most special guest of the hotel and with the amenities that go with it...however, there is a little "frat party" attitude that tells me you will look back on the money spent as money poorly spent.

Gotta agree with nc1capper on this.....A great meal, a super cabana at one of the Euro beaches (with massage), $100 blackjack hands, perhaps a limo/VIP room at Sapphires....much more Vegas and much more tuned into your age group.



You make a good point VegasGourmet. I guess what you could say is what I really want to accomplish is to make sure everybody in the group has a memorable and enjoyable day.

Realistically: The Pool, cabana, gambling, a nice meal and a bar is what we would be looking for outside the hotel. (We prefer a bar and lounge scene, rather then dealing bottle service, but I understand that bottle service and vegas go hand in hand for the most part. Any good alternative or suggestions?)

So with that being said, maybe going with an average (or much more reasonably priced) suite would be the way to go. The key to the suite then would be the - SIZE and being able to accommodate a couple extra people for pre or post evening drinks...

Thanks for all the help gentlemen
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Posted: 7/22/2010 3:13:16 PM

Jwatt.....The problem with Bar/lounge is it usually means Club....Tao, Pure, Jet, etc.....Unless you are looking for pre-dinner drinks and not late-night....If you are looking for "recognition" for that one hot night out, then bottle service/VIP would be a better way to go....additionally, if you avoid the strip club scene, then your $$$ will go a long way at a club.

Once again, the room, as much as you would like it to be, can be somewhat secondary. A high floor, strip view is usually all anyone needs....a suite can be suitable, just not one of the "name suites" that are frankly not worth the cost.

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