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Monoco suites At Monte Carlo

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by veovis23, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. veovis23

    veovis23 Low-Roller

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    So over the past month I have been working on a trip that was originally slated for the middle of March. Unfortunately the wife's heart condition reared its ugly head and she had to have a valve replaced (29 and her 2nd open heart procedure since 2009, poor girl). She was pretty bummed out that she "ruined" our Vegas trip (her words).

    We decided that going out the week before next school year (she is a 1st grade teacher) would be a great way to get her relaxed, partied out and ready to graind out another school year. So we get to planning and it turns out another couple wants to go with us and we gladly have them start making plans as well. My buddy tells me that he has a host from back in his days of being an LA county sheriff and all he has to do is get a hold of her and she will set us up at the Monte Carlo.

    Being the planner that I am I still make a couple of reservations at rates that I am willing to pay, after we decide that July 4th week would be a much better time to go.

    Well through the month of April my buddy had been trying to get a hold of the host and getting no where, then about 2 weeks ago she says she has him 4 Monaco suites. Cool, now what is the rate? never really got a clear answer but somewhere in the neighborhood of 30% more than what I was already reserved for, but for basic rooms. Being that I wanted the wife to enjoy the trip and my buddy had burned a lot of goodwill getting the rooms, I told him to hold mine.

    After trying to call guest services and give a credit card for deposit, I got the royal run around and was really getting upset. Finally the last girl I talked to took my card, but only used it to hold the confirmation and didn't charge me a deposit. I made sure to get a confirmation number from her to be on the safe side. Last week my buddy forwards me the confirmation email he got for me and here is what I read:

    Mr. Veovis23,

    We look forward to your stay here at the Monte Carlo with us. This email is a confirmation for the dates of 6/30-7/5 and your confirmation # is XXXXXXX. We have you in the following accomodations:

    Monaco Suite

    6/30 $110
    7/1 $50
    7/2 $50
    7/3 $50
    7/4 $50

    All rates are subject to 12% tax and there is a $20/nt resort fee added at check-in that is subject to the same taxes
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    All in all I am ok with it, but wanted the boards opinion on how well he did for the group. Additionally he says that his host will waive the resort fee when we get there.


    Lastly, what is etiquette to thank a host for something like this?
     
  2. Drambler

    Drambler High-Roller

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    If you've got a Monaco suite for $50 a night, that is not a bad deal at all. I've got a Monaco suite comped for 3 nights and when I inquired about getting a fourth night (Friday) they quoted me $150 plus resort fee. I passed.

    A gift card for one of the local malls is always a great tip for a host.
     
  3. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    Thats def a hook up and since you have a confirmation its solid, I would run with it. The MC is a fun property and you will have a blast.
     
  4. veovis23

    veovis23 Low-Roller

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    Cool. I had a feeling my buddy wouldn't talk up a connection and then screw me. Thanks!
     
  5. ChickenBone Jones

    ChickenBone Jones Low-Roller

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    That is a good deal, especially if you have not really given them play in the past.
    FYI, it is common for them not to take a deposit on a card when booking through casino marketing, even when you are paying a "casino rate" so you should not worry at all about there not being a deposit taken.
     
  6. S'AllGoodMan

    S'AllGoodMan High-Roller

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    If you plan on giving the mc some really good play, I wouldn't tip the host (they get a part of that action). If you aren't going to be playing then gift card or cash in a card would be a nice thank you.

    Beth
     
  7. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Looks like you are all set; your bride has definitely been through a lot.....I hope you have a wonderful trip!!!:eek:
     
  8. veovis23

    veovis23 Low-Roller

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    To say that I haven't given them much play in the past would be an understatement. The next time I set foot in MC will be the first. Now I do plan on playing mostly there, with a couple of small poker trips to the Venetian, and maybe Rio (since the WSOP will be happening). Mainly b/c they are the ones taking care of me and the fact that it will be 9 million degrees outside.
     
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