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When you transitioned from low-end to high-end

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    If you used to stay at lower end properties in vegas, when, why and how did you transition to higher end properties?
     
  2. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    4/19/2008 3 free nights from Wynn---never looked back!
     
  3. C0usineddie

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    never have and dont see it happening any time in the future.

    i like the low end places and people that frequent them.
     
  4. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Not really a transition, but we've been lucky to score some Caesars Palace room offers for a couple of years during the slow season around the holidays.

    I'm still very comfortable at a Flamingo/Ballys type of place. I could even be comfortable at a Westward Ho type of place.
     
  5. mdee

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    How and when... I'd have to say year to year my curiosity made me seek out nicer places.
     
  6. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Use to stay primarily at Excal...then one night I went over to MGM to play the Lion's share...got on a streak and played for ~5 hours for ~$12k coin in...been getting 3-night + FP and RC at MGM ever since
     
  7. kps

    kps High-Roller

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    Since I am always deal searching and am about location we have gone in the opposite direction.

    Since my wife and I first started dating 6 years ago here's where I took her from her first trip to recent one in July before we got married this fall: Paris (MDW 2010), Planet Hollywood (Oct. 2010), Aria (MDW 2011), Monte Carlo (Oct 2011), Harrah's (Oct 2012), Harrah's (July 2013).

    The first 3 were through SW Vacations and, the last 3 we had 8-26 people go on the trip so reasonable rates were in play. The last one she got comped the room 5 of the 7 days we were there. We wanted a new location but it was to good of a deal to give up and the others had a crazy low rate through TR. No complaints at any of them and we are going to do a different location for our next trip. Now to figure out when next year??
     
  8. ardee

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    When I used to hit town as a bachelor, it was low-end for sure: Excalisuck, Palace Station, Imperial Palace. Even after we got married, IP was the hotel of choice, with occasional forays to Sahara or LVHilton. But once we started joining player's clubs at various hotels, the offers started coming and we never looked back. First we upgraded to CET properties (including a summer of gratis concerts and rooms at Caesars Palace), then marketing at Wynncore snagged us and we've been on a North-Middle Strip kick. Lately we've been taking advantage of V/P's offers.
     
  9. msujen12

    msujen12 Low-Roller

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    When the offers started coming in.

    In 2009 I received a comp offer for a suite at the Mirage. Took a break from Vegas for about 3 years, and at that time had bulit up enough comps through my local casino to score free rooms in Augustus/Octavious at Caesars. That is now my home base and I haven't looked back.

    However, if I lose my Diamond Status at some point, I wouldn't hesitate to go back to Bally's/Harrah's. I like the vibe in those casinos...just like the amenities more at Caesars.
     
  10. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I'll admit, I don't really know what you mean by transition. Years ago, I would stay at Bellagio one trip and then Monte Carlo the next. I guess I just stay wherever I feel like. And now, since they give me fancy rooms at the high end hotels, I usually stay there
     
  11. Aftermath

    Aftermath Low-Roller

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    When I was child, my parents were very [STRIKE]cheap[/STRIKE] thrifty so whenever we traveled to Vegas, we would ALWAYS stay at the Westward Ho. My parents and younger brother would sleep on the bed and I would be on the floor in a sleeping bag.

    That experience scarred me for life and I vowed that when I became of age that I would always book the best rooms possible. I have NEVER gone low end ever since.
     
  12. LolaDoggie

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    I don't feel like it's much of an upgrade. But, I used to stay off strip to save a buck. I just can't do the added hassle physically anymore. So, I went from Orleans-Gold Coast to Bally's. More money for better location but not really an upgrade. I think I'll probably make changes in the future again.
     
  13. engicedave

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    When a host approached me in the Paris HL, was very nice, open, as well as honest, and took care of my bill on that trip. After that, I have been loyal to her and CET. She earned the loyalty initially and earns that loyalty on every trip I make.
     
  14. FXT

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    Lol I've transitioned the other way. High end properties are out of my league.
     
  15. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    At first, we stayed at middle to high middle places such as Flamingo and Mirage. This was back when fair games were more widely available than they are now. When Venetian started sending us cheap and/or free room offers, we stayed there. It got better when Palazzo opened. Then games got tight and offers shrunk at Adelson's places, so we have not been back for several years. We tried Bellagio once during a slow week and have stayed at Wynn twice on free or reduced rate offers. We quit Wynn after the games got worse, and haven't been back to Bellagio. either. All are excellent properties, but we do not need the extra luxury unless it comes at a great price.

    So we haven't transitioned to high-end, although we tried it. For the past five years or so, we have chosen mid-level properties that offer cheap or free comfortable rooms and decent games.
     
  16. texdan17

    texdan17 Low-Roller

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    When in college, first trip was Sahara (on a whim...drove up and booked for 4 nts at $19/nt + free daily breakfast buffet...this was a win in college!) -- then we upgraded to NYNY primarily...ventured off to LVH (used to really love the place) and as far out as Boulder Station (I actually liked it a bunch but so far from the Strip).

    Wife (then not wife) booked Bellagio SW Air package for my 25th b-day and we never looked back. Primarily stay at Paris now but also do once a year at Wynncore thanks to Pinnacle providing a 3 nt stay + $100 FP every year for 3rd tier players. Stayed at Bellagio and CP (never again) in between. Cosmo is also a new favorite if I can dodge the kids and union maulers.
     
  17. msujen12

    msujen12 Low-Roller

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    Just curious what you didn't like about CP...what tower were you in?
     
  18. egelston2

    egelston2 Low-Roller

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    I think a major factor for us is our level of income. As our income has grown over the years, it has impacted our play and offers. As a result, for the last 8 years we have stayed at the Bellagio, Venetian, Four Seasons, Aria and The Hotel. For the last two trips our home base has been the MB complex. While it might not be truly high end, we like the restaurants and the offers have been good and are getting better.
     
  19. Dean Martin

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    Not that the Mirage is a low end property but it's certainly in the middle of the pack these days at best. We used to stay there all the time and loved it but when MGM took over and renovated it, they took out all references to the tropical paradise it once was so we started looking for a new home.

    Ended up at Wynncore and really don't have any desire to stay anyplace else....for now anyway.
     
  20. hanoscf

    hanoscf High-Roller

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    I transitioned the other way. Used to stay on the strip at nicer places and now love staying in a much less expensive room downtown.
     
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