Hello everyone, I was lucky enough to be able to visit Circa on opening weekend. True to the marketing spin, it was "The Time of My Life!" A little background - I only play blackjack, at the 100-200/hand level. I have been a guest of TheD/Gate for the last few years, and have truly enjoyed the service and personal attention that I get at this level in a downtown Casino. I have been fortunate to be invited to a couple Vegas Golden Knights games (I'm a big hockey fan, so this really resonates with me). When Circa opened for reservations, I booked a room right away, knowing I might have to pay out of pocket. I didn't care, had never been to a hotel opening before and was willing to pay (the admittedly steep) opening weekend rates. We stayed Monday-Wednesday, Dec 28-30. Just before the weekend we were sent a mailer that said we could check in early, but I already had flights and other personal business, so we kept our original dates. Upon check in to the room, we found a nice mini bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, a pair of flowered flutes, a nice note from Derek, and a gold bar, though I don't think the bar is solid gold. Will have to check. Upon checking into the room (2227, Pool View King) this was our view: And a panoramic shot - professional photography is not my career path: We did walk down to the pools, and there were people in the 90+ degree water, but with the 20+mph winds, we knew we would freeze getting out. Plus, living in Miami the pool isn't quite the draw it was when we lived in other places. A quick walk through the sports book so I could bet on the Bills over the Pats (sorry non Fins AFC East teams), the size/scale of the book really is astounding. This shot was taken from Victory Burger on the second floor. My wife and I split a burger, onion rings and fried green beans, plenty to share: And found the Lego shop on the main floor. Goaltending is not in my future either: I also made a reservation for opening night at the Legacy Club, the rooftop bar/lounge/patio at Circa. I should have taken better pics of the seating areas, but there were several couches outside, many with firepits (needed when its 40F and 20+mph winds!). As one would expect, drinks aren't cheap, but they have a great Scotch list, including many from Islay (if you like smoky, peaty Scotch). I could have sat up here for hours, but we had football to watch, dinner to catch, and it was kinda breezy and cool for us Miami folks. I did take a shot looking south to the strip, there are also views of Mt. Charleston and to the north. Binions used to have a million bucks in cold hard cash on the floor (its gone now) and the Golden Nugget has their Hand of Faith (61 pounds of gold) but Derek has a few bars of gold upstairs! The sign above fluctuates with the value of the 1000 ounces (sorry, don't know if it is Troy or Av) of gold on display: As I mentioned, I need to verify if the bar in my room (first pic) came from this collection. I didn't really take many pics of the casino or Vegas Vicky, there are lots of those on the net already. I will give a shout out to Barry's, the Steakhouse in the basement of Circa. It was truly one of the top 5 meals in my life. I travel extensively for work, and have been fortunate enough to eat in many of the worlds better restaurants. In my view Barry's was a full step above Andiamos, the steak was better than what we get in Shula's main restaurant here in Miami, just outstanding. Solid wine list with many bottles in the 80-120 range, no Two Buck Chuck, but some reasonable wines as well. We had a Stags Leap Cab that I really enjoyed, it was $120 if I remember correctly. About double what you would find in a wine/liquor store. Happy to answer any questions, either posting here or via PM. Good Luck and Happy New Year, glad 2020 is over!!