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Skylofts and Mansion breakfast? + FHR benefits

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by davis237, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. davis237

    davis237 Tourist

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    I usually stay at Skylofts when i come to Vegas and will be there on 1/15. I have never taken them up on the offer of the Mansion breakfast. To those that have, is it worth it? Also, i come to gamble, so that means shorts and jeans. Do you need to wear something higher class than that? Thanks.

    Finally, for those who book through the AMEX PTS, the "new" Skyloft amenities are as follows (as reported in other places, no upgrades from 1-2-3 bedrooms anymore):

    In addition, you will also receive Fine Hotel and Resort Amenities:
    15% off the prevailing rate.
    In-Loft Dining Credit: One bedroom $100, Two Bedroom $200 and Three Bedroom $300 per day
    $100 Spa credit per LOFT per stay - no cash value/non transferable.
    Spa credit is redeemable toward spa services only.
    Guaranteed 4 pm late check-out.
    12:00pm check-in at time of arrival, based upon availability
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Look for trip reports from Shifter. He is an avid Mansion enthusiast. He may have written about the breakfast in one of his TRs
     
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    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    my friend JoeyBagz posts on Trip Advisor and they recently did skylofts for sissy's bachelorette party, but she didn't speak too highly of the breakfast at the Mansion. they seemed to hate it for some reason.
     
  4. davis237

    davis237 Tourist

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    interesting. Trying to figure out how to use $200 per day in loft dining for the 2 bedroom. First night is no problem because my bro and i will do the Craftsteak delivery as usual :)
     
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    can't find that review....
     
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    Tellafriend High-Roller

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    Everything in the Mansion is cooked to order, obviously, and good. That said, I can't say anything I had there stuck out any more than say a meal at Prime, Yellowtail, or any of the other good places to eat.

    Shifter is a mark for the pork pot stickers? They were different, and good, but different for a southern boy like me to eat in the morning.

    Tell them you want SOS and see what they do?!
     
  7. Kit39

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    Hi Davis 237, I don't actually have a plat card however I work in the department that book all of these;) All the FHR amenties make the stay even better. I actually just went to Vegas Nov 27th on a work trip and we got to take advantage of the FHR amenties.

    Here are some other things in Vegas your card will get you.

    One free lap at exotic racing, 79.99 rate at Maverick tours which is the helicopter ride over the strip and you if are into shooting the will give you some free rounds at Battlefield Las Vegas. You can message me if you have any questions about the benefits please reach out me:)
     
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    Dpin300 Low-Roller

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    Bit off topic but has anyone heard from Shifter? I've been waiting ages for his last TR. Hope nothings bad happened to him and he's alright!
     
  9. xray

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    Breakfast at the Mansion is nice - we did it as we had never been to the Mansion before. Jeans and a golf shirt would be fine for breakfast...
     
  10. finsfanscott

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    Hopefully without going too far off topic, I will share my whole experience with the Skylofts, and eventually answer your question...:peace:

    I also booked the Skylofts through AmEx FHR program. Rates were actually better than what I could book directly through MGM both with and without my Mlife account. Wife used the Spa credit, no problem. We checked in at about 10a, did not use the late check out. We took advantage of the limo transport to/from the hotel, got the Rolls, no Maybach for us. Tipped $20 each way, assuming that is the going rate (cab would have been cheaper, but really....)

    Before arrival, got an email from the "Skyhost" or concierge, made dinner reservations at Craftsteak and the "cheaper" Joel Rubicon restaurant. Had the minibar stocked with my favorite soft drinks (Coke Zero, Diet Coke, and Perrier). Wife loved the coffee machine, and wanted to bring it home!

    I could have lived in the steam shower, wish I had one at home.

    The music system is set up to pipe iPod/iPhone music throughout the loft, so if you have a 30 pin (iPhone 4S or older) iDevice, don't forget to bring it.

    To directly answer the question, we took breakfast each day at the Mansion, and it was truly one of the highlights of the trip. My understanding of the dining credit was that it was for breakfast only, either in room dining or at the Mansion. Perhaps the credit could be applied to any of the meals charged to the room (you can see we didn't eat cheap!). The only "issue" I had with the Mansion breakfast is you had to be escorted down there, which meant we had to make a "reservation". Not a big deal, but if I picked 8:30, and got up early, or stayed up to late and overslept, would I miss breakfast? It worked out for us, actually for the better, as it gave my wife a fairly specific time to be ready...

    The breakfast menu was VERY extensive, with many different egg preparations, including frittata (ok, I admit, wife had to explain that one to me), a maple syrup pepper bacon that just blew my mind, and some really interesting Asian options. From reading other reports (BeeJay and Shifter come to mind) I tried the Pot Stickers and one other thing I couldn't remember. While you could get out of there with breakfast for two for around $40-50, ours was closer to $80 with coffee, juice and some of the extras we ordered. Neither of us ate lunch when we had the Mansion breakfast. We signed the tip to the bill, and never saw the charge on the room folio, so the $100/day credit seemed to pick up the tip as well.

    As you know,when you book through the AmEx FHR program, they charge a one night deposit. As a result of my play, host took off a second night and the Craftsteak dinner. Point is, even booking though AmEx, you can get other nights comped off, probably just not the first night.

    Certainly one of my best hotel stays in Vegas, and close to the best in the world!

    I hope you have fun!
     
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    Jeans and golf shirt - perfect - thanks xray
    finsfanscott - appreciate the detailed info. I think this is my 8th time at Skylofts using FHR. As you know, when things were good we used to be upgraded from 1 to 2 automatically (the good ole days). Funny, you can't book online yet....

    However, i do like the fact that I get a 200/day dining credit for the 2 bedroom. I don't know when you last went, but i feel things might be different? For example, my dining credit mentions nothing of being for breakfast (though it used to when the upgrade was included).

    Funny you mention the Maybach - last time i was there they told me that their lease was done and all were returned...Still will take the Maybach over the RR....
     
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    I know what SOS is and what it stands for....... :nworthy:
     
  13. finsfanscott

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    Hi Davis,

    I was last there in September 2012. I obviously don't have the little paper they give you at check in, but I am sure we had to use the credit for breakfast, either in room or at the Mansion. I'm wondering if the Lofts are now using the dining credit to satify the "free daily continental breakfast" that typically comes with the FHR program, and now they simply don't care when/where you eat? Makes sense, as I could imagine quite a few people don't make it up in time for breakfast... Depends on what kind of trip you're having!

    Trip with wife = Less gambling, more sleep, more eating

    Trip with the guys = More gambling. That's all.

    I was told the same thing about the Maybachs by one of the drivers. Not sure exactly when they turned them back, I'm thinking in the July/Aug timeframe. I also asked to see where the umbrella fits in the door. Pretty cool car!

    Have fun!
     
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