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CET 48/72 hour rule, booking trough external site in between stays?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by HeliBen, Apr 25, 2017.

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  1. HeliBen

    HeliBen Low-Roller

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    Say I want to stay at a CET hotel (Planet Hollywood in this case) for 12 nights. The calendar gives me comps nights whenever but as you know, of course, I can only book 5 nights in a row.

    The online system only lets you book again after 72 hours (3 nights later, for example checkout Monday, checkin again Thursday). However, if you call them, they tell you the rule is actually 48 hours. So I had them book me a second set of 5 comp nights for 2 nights later (checkout Monday, checkin again Wednesday)

    I am wondering: can I just book the 2 missing nights through an external site like expedia and stay in the same room for 12 nights in a row? I am guessing probably not, they might not be able to combine reservations at checkin, or worse they might even cancel my second set of comp nights since I am not actually checking out "and not staying at any of our properties" for 48 hours, thereby breaking their rule?

    Does anybody have any experience here?
     
  2. kiki1964

    kiki1964 Tourist

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    Yes, I have booked close to 12 days straight in the past and ran into the 5 day max comp day rule as well. I would be wary of using an external site like Expedia myself because it's likely Expedia and similar sites have a certain block of rooms available, and that might mean a room change as you mentioned.

    What I have done in the past is pay for the required nights in between the set of comp dates. I have called casino services to book, usually getting a greatly reduced rate for the paid nights. The only exception was during a week with several conventions and the end of year GGWU event. Dependent on your play, you can speak to a host at the end of your stay ( or if you don't have one assigned to you) ask the host on duty to look at your play. If you are open on the calendar for room comps, there is a good chance they will comp the paid nights off your bill. It's worked for me and I am a lower to low mid level Diamond with solid consistent play each visit.

    Hope this helps and good luck!!
     
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  3. Scottndindy

    Scottndindy High-Roller

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    You need to book directly with hotel. If you book through external site your host can't comp on backend.
     
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  4. HeliBen

    HeliBen Low-Roller

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    Well the agent on the phone specifically told me that I have to "checkout and not stay at any of our properties for 48 hours" to receive a new set of comp nights. They wouldn't even let me book the 2 nights in betweeen.
     
  5. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    I think booking the middle nights through a third party would probably work, but:
    • You would have to check out and back in twice and move both times.
    • You have to keep your TR account off that middle reservation completely, which means not presenting your card at that check in (and also I guess, hoping they don't do any kind of cross-check)
      • No exemption from Resort Fees (if you're Diamond)
      • No earning TCs from your hotel spend
      • No back-end comps against room charges
     
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  6. HeliBen

    HeliBen Low-Roller

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    Yeah that's what I thought, I don't understand why they don't want me to just pay for these nights and stay there, instead of staying somewhere else. If I have to move to another room anyways I might as well stay across the street and spend my money there.
     
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    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    Yeah, it's stupid.
     
  8. pfunk

    pfunk Low-Roller

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    I've done this every year for the WSOP at the Rio. Do you have a host? You have to pay for 2 nights for every 5 nights comped but my host will find the 2 cheapest nights for the paid ones even if it doesn't follow the 5/2/5 pattern, and at checkout, I just paid with RCs. The hotel combined all of the reservations so I didn't have to check out.
     
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  9. oghuman

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    I'm taking my 7* retreat next month. I wanted 7 nights and some extra offers on top of what the 7* trip gets. My host figured out how I can book the retreat extra FP and a slot tournament. If you have a good host they'll take care of you. But don't forget to take care of them.
     
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  10. HeliBen

    HeliBen Low-Roller

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    Interesting, so it is possible to do that apparently. I do not have a host, guess I should try to reach somebody in "vip services" or whatever it is called, instead of talking to the general reservation hotline.
     
  11. Scottndindy

    Scottndindy High-Roller

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    Check the tr app. It will tell you if you have a host.
     
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