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My Paris room and vacation. The best ever!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Champster1, Oct 21, 2015.

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  1. Champster1

    Champster1 High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I had planned our wedding anniversary trip for October 9th (our anniversary) to the 14th (5 days comepd) at Paris. We got engaged in Vegas 2 years ago and also celebrated my daughters birthday (October 12th) in Vegas 2 years ago ( and 3 years ago). This would be the families third time in Vegas during October with 2012 and 2013 being the first 2 times.

    I had originally gotten 10 tickets for the Janet Jackson show (10/10) from my host "Tasha", but Janet cancelled. My original request was for a Red Room King however I got a call from a Diamond host named "Ronisha" 2 days prior to my departure for Vegas, who up - graded me to the "Nice Suite" (Room 3103)!!

    The room was aptly named. In a word...it was GORGEOUS. A living room, dining room table with 6/8 chairs, 2 bathrooms, refrigerator, 2 huge tv's , shower, jacuzzi tub, a toilet and a bidet (sic)!!! I have never been floored by a room in my 30 plus visits to Vegas like I was Friday afternoon. The bed was Paris comfortable (I need say no more). Our room faced the Bellagio fountains. You couldn't pay for a better view of the fountains at night!

    Gaming on the Paris floor has always been a favorite of mine. The craps dealers at Paris are the best in vegas (IMHO). And the paigow tables are mellow with some of the fastest drink service in N. America. VP needs a little work but that's the same for all strip casinos!

    We ate at Burger Brasserrie our first day there because the wife enjoys their salads and I like a good burger with my football! Next day my wife and I had breakfast at Le Cafe Ile St Louis. Best omelet I've ever had in Vegas (and I can eat). Even the wheat toast left an impression on me. I'm a coffee drinker and i like the fact that they put the pot on your table. Saturday night we went over to the Spice market buffet (at Planet Hollywood) which is a top 5 buffet for me! We, 10 of us, were seated in the Diamond section and our server, Carlos, brought out a huge platter of my favorite, steamed crab legs!!Monday morning we celebrated my daughters 27th birthday at Mon Ami Gabi. Server put us outside(8 of us) at a perfect spot! I had my Blueberry french toast, with chicken sausage which is enough for 2 people to eat! Everyone enjoyed their meal and no 1, out of 8, could finish everything on their plate!

    Sunday night was a very special night. at the Le cabaret lounge, on the casino floor, The group JAMM was performing. I have followed them for 3 years since they sang happy birthday to my daughter 3 years ago at Bally's (Indigo lounge). I saw the lead singer JOE out side before the show started and told him that his group sang happy birthday to my daughter in 2012, and that we would all be in attendance later that night. I later slipped him a note when all 10 of us were seated that night that it was her birthday, with her name and age on it. His female singer called my daughter out, sang happy birthday to her and THEN ask me to join my daughter for a father and son dance! Joe had one of his guys do an old Sinatra song. I cried while we danced.

    I know of no other hotel lounge group that would have done anything close to that! JAMM and Paris is a perfect combination for me and my family (younger folks like Ballys more...but its all good). My host Tasha responds to my every need which makes my stay even more enjoyable.

    The 1 downside of my Paris stay, was the Mandara Spa. I worked out Saturday morning and at 10 a.m. and in the locker room, it was if the staff hadn't gotten around to stocking anything in the lockers. The robes weren't in (and the robes had no pockets in them). Plus the towel shelves were nearly bare. Before I left they had come and replenished everything but at Paris I expected the locker room/spa to be ready from the word go. 1 advisory for the men. DO NOT USE LOCKERS 1-8. The design of the locker room puts any man, at those lockers, in plain view of anyone in the main hallway or anyone walking to the women's spa. A design mistake that hopefully will get fixed soon. If you stand at any of those lockers and turn 180 degrees you can see all the way through to the women's spa desk ( not a good feeling if you are coming out of or going into the shower, steam room etc). On my last visit to the spa, weds morning, I noticed that towels were either over flowing in the disposal containers and/or that there was seldom anyone at the locker room desk to assist you. I actually began to walk to the women's desk to tun my lock room key in. I've used the spa facilities at Bally's, Flamingo and Caesars. I've never had a similar experience at any of those CET owned properties. Maybe it was just a bad week for them at Mandara!

    While at the airport on the way back to Buffalo, I even received a call from a VIP rep at Paris named "John". He just called to see how my experience was during my stay at Paris?! I'm a Paris/CET fan for life! Those folks get it!!
     
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  2. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Happy Anniversary; what a wonderful way to celebrate!
     
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    Ten people is a big group to do vegas. Congragulation to all! I enjoy the ambience at Paris as well.
     
  4. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    Nice, very nice.
    I'm curious..you're a craps player and Diamond..I assume you bet pretty healthy?
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nice report!
     
  6. mganut

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    Enjoyed your write up as we are fans of Paris as well...also former Buffalonians!

    Looking forward to our visit next week.
     
  7. Champster1

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    Thanks breanna, cptcomp, tringlo and mganut!


    Not really Tim. I play craps for 3/4 hours each day if I'm doing good. I usually start out $44.00 inside ($10.00 tables) $66.00 inside($15.00 tables) plus hardways. I never shoot nor play pass line, just place bets. Press each bet a unit when it hits and go from there. Come off on stick changes or if some throws $$$ on the table in the middle of the roll. If im not doing good or if I double up then i go to either paigow ( if at Paris or Rio) and/or if paigow is cold then VP and usually at Rio. I play more VP than anything most days. 5/10 handed quarters of Double bonus or double double bonus. Plus a lot of 5 handed DB poker and $1.00 progressive at Ballys. Pay tables ain't great but I seem to do pretty good. Hit a quarter royal playing 10 handed at Ling Sunday night! That was a first at the Ling. This trip craps did well while at Paris and Ling and not good at Flamingo, Ballys or the Orleans. Vp very good at Ling..good at Flamingo and Rio, poor at Ballys. Paigow sucked wherever!

    Thanks for the kudos!
     
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    Great TR! Congrats on the anniversary! I have a quick question, were there any gameday specials at Brasserie? I'll be arriving in the morning of NFL Wildcard Sunday at Ballys and wanted a close place to grab a beer and watch the game before checking in.
     
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    It was great to see you again Champster, and I'm so thrilled to hear the trip went so well, at least at Paris! I see you and lil sis are both partial to MAG blueberry French toast, it must be genetic! What a sweet suite, and on a trip where it was especially meaningful. Kudos to CET! Wish I could have been there for the father/daughter dance, I would have been sobbing!

    So glad it all went well along with some gaming success, thanks so much for posting!
    diane
     
  10. Champster1

    Champster1 High-Roller

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    Only special was my 2 for 1 burger coupon in my LVA book. Plus the Paris check in gave us a coupon book that had something for BB in it. Never used either on this trip, but have before!
     
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    Good seeing you too.... as always. You are my favorite VEGAS visitor!! Strange how that worked out at Orleans. Something tells me that you will see lil sis before. See you soon (I'm back in march)!!! Thanks for the well wishes. JAMM really caught me off guard with the father and daughter thing!!
     
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    Great Report, enjoyed it.

    I love Jamm - saw them at Indigo as well, didn't realize they played next door, will venture over next week and see if they are around. What a nice thing they did for you and your family.
     
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    Nice one!
     
  14. MsNVegas

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    What a great read! I've not stayed at Paris in years, I do like the atmosphere of the casino. Congrats on the anniversary and Happy Belated BDay to your daughter! Thats wayyyy cool how the band went out of their way, for your daughter & what a wayyyy cool dad you are! Thank you for the trip report!
     
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    Great TR! We are staying at Paris for the first time next trip and super excited about it now. Saw two great bands there last trip so decided to just stay there this time. Glad you and your family had a great time!
     
  16. queentata

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    Love Paris also. Thanks for the great tr.
     
  17. Champster1

    Champster1 High-Roller

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    Definitly went above and beyond the "call of duty" for a lounge act!! THanks

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    For sure MsVegas. I doubt that i could have hired a band to come do what they did! Thanks for the congrats!
     
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