I saw a thread recently about the VIP Lounge/check-in. I'm still confused. What is the lounge and who goes there? This is my first arrival at the Mirage since I earned gold a few months back. The website says there is a check in area for gold and higher. Is that the lounge or is that just a place have a drink and wait? Is it easier to get an upgrade in that line/area? I do not have a host, but booked a "luxury" offer that includes the limo pick up and Mirage Suite. I had a penthouse last time and would prefer that because of the special elevators more than the room size. I would rather not look like a total goober wondering around looking like I'm clueless. Thanks!