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Skylofts @ The MGM Grand

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by KyleM923, May 12, 2013.

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  1. KyleM923

    KyleM923 Tourist

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    I'm making my first trip to Vegas in Sept (Wed 11th - Mon 16th) with 2
    of my friends (3 guys) and we decided to book a Skyloft @ The MGM Grand. This is the first trip for all of us and were looking to make the most of it with gambling, clubs, pools, restaurants and most of all girls.

    Just looking for a general idea of anyone has stayed here before and what kind of freebies/extra come with the room. We're not looking to cut costs on the activities we get into but I figure paying the price for the room we are, something extra will come with it.

    Any and all info is appreciated on the room or MGM itself.

    -Kyle
     
  2. Maximus88

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    Never stayed there myself, but I had some friends stay there and they raved about it. Off hand I dont recall any freebies outside of comp champagne+fruit tray or some foods when they first arrived, but I could be wrong.

    Mind if I ask how much your paying? We're going to try to get the Skyline Marquee Suite, but I was curious about the price diff between that and a Skyloft.
     
  3. KyleM923

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    Thanks for the info Maximus...

    We"ll be there 5 nights and including tax were paying about $5000 total for the stay. From what I've read on various sites...we get round trip airport transportation, preffered seating at MGM restaurants and Shows, VIP access to MGM Clubs/Bars and the info you mentioned.
     
  4. VegasBJ

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    Well, you get the butler service for one. You can ask him / her to do anything you want within reason as far as errands go. You can have them steam / press your clothes upon arrival, you can order food from the restaurants downstairs and brought to your room, etc. The butler can give you a rundown of what services are available for you when you meet them upon arrival. You do get the limo service from the airport, usually limo service around town during your stay (check on this when you arrive as I have heard that it is not available for all guests), you have a dedicated concierge in the lobby area of the skylofts floor. You should have a great time while you are there as the room is also a great room for a party / socializing with drinks after the clubs.
     
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    What Vegas said... and Shifter has a ton of experience with the Skylofts...
     
  6. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    you can ask the butler for whatever you want. just be sure to tip them generously whenever they do something you asked.
     
  7. KyleM923

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    Thanx for all the info... Keep it coming!

    I will be sure to tip everyone, especially the butlers.

    Maybe you can answer this Shifter... Suppose one night we request to go to a Club at another MGM hotel and prefer VIP access and they set it up for us. Do we pay for the limo or cab ride and say an extra $100 per person to get in or will it all be compd?

    Like I said before, I'm not trying to get everything for free, we're just looking to get and idea of how to set up everything as far as planning for each night
     
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    Universal Low-Roller

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    Depends on the night and the club but you will likely get in free or, worst case, pay cover. However, you would be much better off having them arrange bottle service if your budget allows. Night and day experience versus waiting in line for drinks all night, having nowhere to sit, etc... and it won't be much more expensive than adding up all your individual tabs at the end of the night.
     
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    Good point...

    Any advice on best clubs/lounges are the best on what nights?
     
  10. Universal

    Universal Low-Roller

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    As far as MGM clubs go on your dates:

    1 OAK (Mirage) - Fri/Sat

    Light (Mandalay Bay) - Wed/Fri/Sun

    Hakkasan (MGM) - Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun

    The Bank (Bellagio) - Sun

    Haze (Aria) - Thur/Sat

    Light will also have their nighttime pool party on Wed called Eclipse.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions...

    I arrive Wed night around 10, so I will def try to set up going to the pool party @ Light. Should be a good way to kick off the trip.
     
  12. TRN

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    Utilize the Skyloft dedicated Concierge as well to make your reservations/arrangements for you. They always seem to have been able to get me into places that were otherwise sold out, or upgraded to the best table/view, etc.
     
  13. KyleM923

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    Should I contact the dedicated Concierge before I arrive or is that all done at the hotel. Hopefully they will be able to help me out. TRN, have you stayed @ the Skyloft before OR what type of experience have you had with the clubs/lounges as far as VIP access or bottle service?
     
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    My wife's favorite benefit of the Skylofts was the coffee machine. I don't drink coffee, but she loved it. They will put whatever kind of flavor/beans you want in there.

    My favorite bene was the minibar. They will stock (and replenish) anything non alcoholic you want. Perrier, Coke Zero, your favorite mixer, whatever. It was nice to always have a soda and a water ready in the room.

    I would contact the Skyloft concierge a couple of days before your arrival, and let them know what to stock in the minibar, and it will be there upon your arrival.

    Our second favorite was to have breakfast in the Mansion. You have to be escorted down there in the morning, but otherwise you have to be a pretty big roller to get in there. Yes, its expensive, and yes, a group of guys may not get as much value out of it (especially if you are using the club access benefits till 5am!) but breakfast was awesome.

    We booked the Skylofts through American Express Platinum, so we had a $100 dining credit to use each morning, so the Mansion Breakfast was a great way to use it.

    If any of you or any of your friends have an AmEx Plat, that's the way to book the lofts. Usually 10% off the going rate, $100 breakfast credit each day and a $100 spa credit per stay. Good value...

    Have fun, we sure did!
     
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    Great stuff finfam... One question which you might not be able to answer. I've already booked my reaervation without knowing about the food/spa credit, I just used my debit card to make the down payment. Do you know of anyway to get these credits post booking, ESP the $100 breakfast credits?
     
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    I'm sorry, the credits I mentioned are only available when booking with an American Express Platinum Charge card through their "Fine Hotels and Resorts" program. Good luck!
     
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    I heard Skylofts is no longer affiliated with FHR as of a year or so ago.
     
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    Nah, not true. I booked my upcoming stay through FHR. The only thing they changed is they are no longer upgrading FHR reservations from a one bedroom to a two.
     
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    ok, that makes sense.
     
  20. KyleM923

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    What's the chance of me getting the room credits without booking through FHR?
     
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