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First Trip Since 2012 ..... Finally

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by wizard950, May 2, 2016.

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  1. wizard950

    wizard950 High-Roller

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    I am so excited! Thanks to a comp from the Borgata in AC, my wife and I will be spending two nights at the Bellagio. And then, thanks to my wife's host, five comped nights at Caesars in the Laurel Collection. For me this is a special trip. My first visit to Vegas was in the fall of 1966, the year Caesars opened. My second trip was in July of 1967 on our honeymoon drive from Philadelphia back to the Submarine base in San Diego.

    Can someone shed some light on the Laurel Collection, I am not familiar with it?

    I have attached two pictures from that 1967 trip, even though the pictures weren't developed until 1968.
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  2. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    Awesome pics. Can't believe it's been 50 years for Caesars. Also can't believe that Jay Sarno designed and built both Caesars and Circus Circus :)
     
  3. Aces and Eights

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    The Laurel Collection consists of two of the newest constructed towers, the Augustus Tower and the Octavius Tower. Both are along Flamingo Ave. The Augustus Tower is closest to Las Vegas Blvd. where you can see the Bellagio Fountains across Flamingo Ave. if you are staying in the rooms on the south side of the tower. The Octavius Tower is just west of the Augustus Tower, and it is the newest tower. I have never stayed at the Octavius Tower, but since it is more to the west, I don't think the Bellagio fountains are visible from the rooms on the south side of that tower. The rooms are fairly large in both towers, around the size of the rooms at Venetian and Palazzo. I stayed in one of the rooms a couple of weekends ago, and there was a king-size bed with a couple of nightstands, a couch and lounge chair with a coffee table, a desk, and a cabinet with the mini-bar and TV. There was a lot of space around the furniture. The bathroom had a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. and it had its own TV. The elevators for the Augustus Tower is not far from the Diamond Lounge, Diamond Registration Desk, and lobby with the casino on the other side of the lobby. The Octavius Tower elevators are a bit of a walk from the casino. So all-in-all I prefer the Augustus Tower.
     
  4. wizard950

    wizard950 High-Roller

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    Thanks for the info. It is very helpful.
     
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