Hi WE are staying at the Venetian for New year, we have friends staying at the MGM, they arrive on December 29th, and we don't arrive until 8pm on New years eve. They intend to be waiting for us at our hotel (Venetian) when we arrive. Having stayed at the Venetian before I know there is security at the Lift Lobby, and you have to show your room key to gain access to the residential area. We plan to celebrate the new year in our room (overlooking the strip) I'm told its the best view for the firework displays. We want our friends to be with us, do we need to ask for visitors passes for them to join us in our room, or will security allow them through with a simple explanation.