I have a host at MGM Grand that normally takes care of me with a one bedroom tower suite, free play, and some $$ for food. (Use to be RFL) but things change I guess. I'm planning a trip out for the end of march and asked my host if it would be better for me to arrange for a new skyline marquis suite online ( because I don't think she would comp that)...asked her after rating my play perhaps something could be taken off the backend. I still wanted my usual free play, limo rides and allowance for meals. Well I haven't heard from her in days which is unusual. Here's the thing, I don't have a problem at all paying for an amazing hotel room myself, but will that piss off the host and reduce my comps?.. Getting the feeling that it does. If I'm going to pay $2700.00 for 3 nights at MGM in a marquis suite with no other comp then I might as well spend that money on a 2 bedroom sky suite at aria or an amazing room at Bellagio. If I choose to get an amazing room at aria or Bellagio will they look at my play even though I don't have a host at either (may have one at aria but he bothers me) and take some back end stuff off or will I be stuck using just my express comps? I typically spend about $60k- $80k in slots one or twice a year...any suggestions?