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Complimentary Upgrade?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Bender B. Rodriguez, Sep 7, 2013.

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  1. Bender B. Rodriguez

    Bender B. Rodriguez Newbie

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    First trip to vegas for hubby 40th bday
    Booked flight and mirage through expedia
    What complimentary upgrades are more likely to be offered
    if we ask?
    Will they leave champagne for his bday?




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  2. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

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    Upgrades at check-in are at the discretion of the FD agent. It's always worth a shot to ask about an upgrade. Not sure about the Mirage but MGM Grand used to provide free champagne in the room. However, I would never count on free champagne at a large resort, instead you should buy a nice bottle of bubbly yourself.
     
  3. Motorhead

    Motorhead Low-Roller

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    It doesn't hurt to mention it to the desk clerk. The days you're there can also have an effect as well. If your stay includes a Fri/Sat night (especially if it's a very busy weekend), then sometimes getting an upgrade is much tougher.

    Last trip, I did the "$20 trick" at Planet Hollywood and got upgraded to a Strip Suite from a basic Hollywood Hip room - but this was for a Tue. arrival and Thur. departure.
     
  4. bigsuv

    bigsuv Low-Roller

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    if you book the room directly from them, most likely. if you book through third party site, most likely not.
     
  5. kel3420

    kel3420 VIP Whale

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    I've been to Vegas 40+ times, haven't paid for a room in 20 years. Have had full RFB several times, and so on and so forth. I think ONCE a host sent something up to our room to celebrate whatever we were there for, and that was a fruit basket I'd I can remember correctly.. Lol. What have I been missing?

    Your first trip will be awesome, as will your 43rd lol. You can have almost as much fun planning it. I can't wait to hear what you think when you get back!

    :beer::beer::beer:
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Booking 3rd party reduces your chances.

    Not being a "recognized" player will also reduce your chances.

    Depending on the day of the week and other factors,chances go up or down.

    There will be plenty of folks coming for anniversary or birthdays. They hear that all day.

    I am a Noir level player.... rare they send up something for us.

    You might want to read the $20 thread in the stickies and give that a try.

    With all that said, an upgrade to a "view" is sometimes possible with the right front desk clerk, mood,etc.
     
  7. Laura_W

    Laura_W Low-Roller

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    Never hurts to ask with a $20 bill!
     
  8. Bender B. Rodriguez

    Bender B. Rodriguez Newbie

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    Thanks for the replies! I won't go in expecting anything. But in never hurts to ask! :peace:
     
  9. Jhigley

    Jhigley Tourist

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    The wife and I just got back from MGM Grand. At check in the guy asks us if we were celebrating anything. I told him yes our anniversary. He went and spoke with another lady and when he returned he had upgraded us from an Executive King Suite to a Penthouse City View Suite. I didn't even ask for the upgrade. I thanked him and tipped him 20 dollars. It was a great anniversary gift.

    Jeff
     
  10. dfalk

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    ALWAYS ask for a free upgrade, you'd be a fool not to.
     
  11. anton73

    anton73 Low-Roller

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    and always include a $20 to increase your odds.
     
  12. Terry Benedict

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    Last year my friends stayed at the Mirage. They mentioned it was their 20th anniversary. They were there early so they got pool passes. When they went to their room there was a bottle of champagne on the table. He shouts at her: "Don't touch it!" (We are very wary of minibar charges.) They confirmed with the front desk that it was an anniversary gift from management.

    The humor of the story is it may be an overpriced sales point, the moral of the story is always ask. You've got nothing to lose.
     
  13. heatherlovesvegas

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    Just be super friendly, mention the birthday, how much you like the place, dress nicely... You may get a strip view or something, maybe a room upgrate. It's totally random... It depends on the agent, depends how busy the hotel is.

    Like everyone said, a $20 can't hurt. I'd be specific if you can. If you want a view, ask for a view. If you want a suite, ask for a suite.
     
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    I never ask for an upgrade because I've always assumed that, if I get one, then that's a more expensive room that I have to "play out of" before I get back end comps. I'd rather have a basic room with all room charges taken care of at the end of my trip than have an extra couple hundred square feet but get stuck with hundreds of dollars in dining and room service charges.

    Does anyone know for certain if my assumption is correct or not?
     
  15. dfalk

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    If thats the case I'd imagine all the hotels upgrading everyones comp room from a standard to a better room. To me itd seem cheaper to upgrade a persons room that costs $25 a night for 3 nights vs comping $150 in meals. I could be totaly wrong though.

    Also when booking your comp room they can tell that you booked the standard room. If you did get upgraded and they point this out say I had no idea I was upgraded, I just booked the cheapest/comped room I could.
     
  16. wysiwyg

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    They provide sparkling wine, not champagne free of charge. Please don't confuse their California "methode champagnoise" with the real stuff, no matter how similar the bottle looks.:beer:
     
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