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Aladdin 2/25-2/27

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by rasheed, Feb 28, 2002.

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  1. rasheed

    rasheed Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Just a summary report.

    I originally submitted this deal to Sonya and have a quick report on this deal.

    Booking code: SPHXBNB (Phoenix Bed and Breakfast Radio Special) availble to everyone even if you don't live in Phoenix (I don't).
    Deal mention: http://www.travel2vegas.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=000141

    This deal is still going on with no listed expiration date. It is a Sun-Thur at $59 per night, per room (2 people, 2 Queens or 1 King, Deluxe Room) with good upfront "comps". A favorable weekend rate might be available also.

    As a reminder the "comps" are:

    -A full breakfast at the cafe (one day, max 2 per room, per stay) (Value: ~$30 for two)
    -$10 free slot credit after $20 play (new and existing Club members) (one per room, per stay)
    -$20 free upscale dining credit at Elements/Tremezzo (must spend $50 before discount) (one per room, per stay)
    -Coupon book from Desert Passages (also avail to Club members)
    -$1 million daily giveaway entry card (also avail to Club members)
    -$25 off sightseeing

    We arrived on 2/25 for our two night stay. We reserved two rooms under this package and was unable to get a strip/fountains view or free upgrade, but the vouchers for the free "comps" were given promptly at check-in and the room rate was as specified aside from normal room tax and the obnoxious energy tax ($3.27 per room, per night). Resort Room upgrade was offered for $50 (declined). Also received an additional coupon for $10 off $50 at Tremezzo, but the $20 coupon was still better.

    The rooms we had (North tower) were in good condition. The bathrooms (as mentioned by others) are large and very nice. We had a few lightbulbs that were not working (received a credit for this inconvenience at check-out without having to ask).

    I tried the high speed access and found it to be very fast (100 Mbs ports with a bandwidth test showing the speed to be comparable to a 768 DSL). It worked well with my laptop, but I assume the terminal in the room would also work well for web browsing. It is $9.95 for a 24 hour period (from when you first connect). DHCP via Internet gateway server with internal IP address, and no noted port limitations. Sprint runs the service for the hotel.

    On the first night (2/25), we decided to use the dining credit. Originally, we planned to visit Tremezzo (Northern Italian), but it was not open that particular day. Instead of waiting till the next day until it re-opened, we went to Elements (steak/seafood). Average price per person is between $50 and $100, so it is no problem meeting the minimum spending of $100 (to use two dining credits). The food was excellent.

    On the second day, we visited the Spice Market Buffet. Food was excellent. We also claimed the coupon book from Desert Passages (a few discounts of interest, but not many). That evening, the slot credit was easy to use. We did not use the sightseeing voucher.

    Thus, the value of the vouchers from the room special was about $120 (2 nights, 2 rooms cost before tax about $240). Each room cost about $30 per night when using the vouchers.

    Some other tidbits, Aladdin's average room rate revenue per night was $75 prior to the bancruptcy. In an effort to improve its finances, it is aiming for $100 per night, per room. This special is clearly worth it.

    Overall, a great stay.
     
  2. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Glad that you decided to join us. [​IMG] And thanks for posting your trip report. I loved my stay at Aladdin and wished I had more time to eat at all of their restaurants. [​IMG]
     
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