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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by CJ's, May 16, 2013.

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  1. CJ's

    CJ's Low-Roller

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    I have been to Vegas 3 times now and have very much enjoyed each visit, "she" hates it so now I'm allowed to go on my own :faint: yes she lets me go to Vegas on my own :thumbsup: I'm a good lad I am.

    My last visit was to the Aria in August last year. Absolutely Fabulous place. my first 5* in Vegas.
    I registered with the Guestbook ages ago but have never received any e-mails or offers and was wondering if this is just because I live in the UK?
    Might it be that my "playing bankroll" is just too light? from memory I spent (lost) somewhere around $6k in a week last year. That on top of my flights and accommodation costs (where does this put me on the "roller list? Low roller, mid or just a mug with too much disposable income and no kids). Ok not all with Mlife casinos but I was staying at the Aria so between them, Monte Carlo, Bellagio etc. the vast majority was on the Mlife card. I went from Safire to Gold in the week and was a nats whisker from getting Platinum when my holiday was finished. Have now found out I have to start all over again for that but that's another thread entirely.

    I am looking to make this an annual trip now that I have the ok from her and am looking to make my return this August ( love that dry desert heat ). Would absolutely love to stay at the Aria again but I need, would like, some incentive/discounts to stay there for a second time.
    Have been doing my research and on what I have "budgeted" for my room/flight costs at the Aria, Deluxe King, I could have a Monaco Suite at the Monte Carlo. Is there a comparison? comments please.
    Ok I know 1 is 4* and the other 5* but from a "standard Deluxe" room to a Suite for less money.:poke:

    I'm not asking for a free week at the Aria by any means but I have my bankroll in place and the more I have to spend on flights and accommodation the less I have to spend in Casinos/shows. :cheers:
     
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  2. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I’ll let the other Brits on the board field the “why am I not getting offers” question. But, I can almost guarantee that it does have something to do with the fact that you don’t live in North America. I think the casinos feel that it isn’t worth making you offers as you are far less likely to decide on a whim to head to Vegas for the weekend as someone from, say, California would be. Again, I’ll let someone with more familiarity with these types of situations direct you on how you should proceed (because you should be able to get a discount at the very least), but I imagine that contacting a host or casino marketing would probably be your best bet.

    As far as an Aria room vs. a Monte Carlo Monaco Suite: for my money, I’d choose Aria every time. Sure the suite is going to be bigger (though not by a huge amount). But, everything in the Aria room is top notch – the linens, the bed, the tech, the bathroom etc. It’s all a step up in quality from what you would get at MC. Plus, the overall property is much nicer (at least in my opinion, and it sounds like yours as well), and the service is going to be better. Certainly, there’s the argument that “everything will cost a little more at Aria”. But, it isn’t like it’s a difficult trip to get to Monte Carlo. If you want a quick or cheap meal, it’s a short walk to the MC food court or The Pub.

    If the cost is an issue and the prices are significantly different, go with MC. You’ll be fine. It’s a nice property. Decent, if nondescript, casino and bars…good location…a few good dining options. But if the prices are similar, I think Aria is a much better option. But either way, do not pay rack rate. You've played more than enough to get a decent discount.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I don't think signing up for the "guest book" does anything.

    Offers are tied to average play. Very little else.

    With visits being a year apart, I think that impacts you getting offers. Tie that to being so far away....
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    MC vs Aria really is no comparison, suite or not. they can call MC is 4*, but it's a weak 4* for sure. if you almost made platinum in a single trip, i'm sure you can just call up VIP at Aria and ask them what they can do. they may do nothing, but then again they may comp you upfront for a couple of nights and give you a good rate for the other nights with a possible comp on the backend. that's your best bet.
     
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    undathesea Grandissimo

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    From what I've heard in the past, MGM casinos do not market to UK players as a general rule. You can contact a host directly and they can set something up for you though.

    http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-85182.html

    You will retain Gold this year and you'll have a Tier bonus for express comps and tier credits which will help you earn tier credits faster, but it's more difficult to earn tier credits this year than last year.
     
  6. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    Call MLife at ARIA and ask what you qualify for in terms of room rates or upfront comps.
    If MC is 4* then Aria is 8*.Next trip consolidate your play at a couple MLife casinos and maybe reach out to a host to get a name for next trip.
     
  7. CJ's

    CJ's Low-Roller

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    Thanks Nittany1
    I have now had 2 suggestions on who to contact Mlife and host. Not wanting to make a nuisance of myself and ring both what would the consensus say? or should I ring both, will I get the same offers?

    underthesea

    On this point of tier credits, after eventually being able to register online I checked my points balances only to find to my horror that they have all been set back to zero, excluding EC. Checking further this Oct 1st rule is to blame if I'm reading this right. I was so close to Platinum, breaks my heart I have to start all over again, so between Aug and Oct 2012 I only had 2 months to clock up the last points needed, gutted when I found out too late.:vomit:
    I would have maybe thought I should keep all my points for 12 months, similar to my Gold card privileges, then they should reset?
     
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    spicole Low-Roller

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    I like the suggestion to call the VIP line. You will not speak to a host directly, but the agents will be able to pull up your history and have some flexibility on offering room rates.

    I called the VIP line last fall when booking my first ever stay at Aria. I had no playing history in over 2 years, but was given a very nice room rate well under the website rates for Thurs-Sun.

    It will cost you virtually nothing to make the call. You will definitely not be considered a nuisance.
     
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