Good Evening All- We just checked into the Vdara about 2 hrs ago. We left Phoenix Sky Harbor ( flew this time!) @ 1:45pm. We actually met our pilot on the shuttle over from the parking place. So cool, b/c he let our 7 yr old daughter come into the cockpit ( pre flight) and sit in the captain's chair. Very cool, very cool pics. Easy flight over. We met our Bell Trans limo and headed to Whole Foods ( aka. Whole Paycheck). Myself and daughter have severe food allergies and more so for her, we needed to stock in tiny fridges in Vdara suite. So $180 later ( yep, some alcohol might have slipped in there) we were on our way to Vdara. Upon arriving, we were met my a lovely Bell Hop. Back of my mind thinking " TripAdvisor was wrong Vdara IS nice"! Ha! So I try the $20 trick, fail. Now mind you, it is DEAD in here, by dead I mean DEAD! So up to our room we go. Nice turpentine smell on entire floor. I am assuming it is b/c hotel is so new, but still a bit overwhelming, cheap high I guess. Anycase, open door to room. Nice, way too much space wasted on kitchen area, but nice room. Go to use sink, broken. Are you kidding me? So call front desk and advise them. Bags arrive at the same time. We switch rooms right down the turpentine infused hallway ( see Venetian isnt SO bad!). They empty out mini bar fridge so we have an extra tiny fridge. They were supposed to ( key word here) run up new keys. Well that was over 2 hrs ago, no keys as of yet. Also, we had to call 3 times for dish soap, silverwear and coffee. Sigh.... Just fed/ watered 7yr old child, she is very happy. I am drinking champagne, hubby is import beer from Whole Paycheck. Now off to get pretty and figure out the rest of the evening! Cheers, more to come!