Back in 2011, the El Co' had a contest where four designers created four different suites for the property. The contest was won by Tina Enard and her 'The Big Sleep' suite. I want to say that this room was recreated on ten/eleven floors while the other three suites remained their own unique space on whatever floor they were remodeled on. I've stayed in all four. I think the 'Hint Suite' was on a higher floor (the best suite if you needed to work...had a great space for that). The 'Rec Room' was on a lower floor for sure. It had a long bar and a lot of retro/vintage decor straight from the 1960's. 'El Contempo' room probably looked the best and was arguably the nicest of all of them aesthetically...don't remember what floor that one was on. I had noticed over the past few years that these Suites (14-15 of them...however many of them there were / one per floor) were seemingly becoming more difficult to book. They seemed to be sold out just about every time I tried to book a few months in advance. It annoyed me because it's my favorite place to stay in town, but I didn't really have any interest in staying in the Cabana building across Ogden. I didn't have much interest in staying in anything that wasn't a Design A Suite (I'm a high-end guy, n'shit). So I had plans on whipping out to LV in latter June. I'm about 75% to 25% sure that that's not going to happen at this point. I tried to book Cortez back in March, but those rooms weren't available (I went with The D, where I have yet to stay). Two days ago I formulated my back-up plan for earlier August. This room type was actually available, but only two remained (which, again, is just very bizarre). I booked it. Just prior to submitting your credit card information, there's a comment box where you can make special requests (EC has always been awesome when it comes to these requests...and mine are always requesting a specific Design A Suite room...this booking requesting the 'Rec Room', which is my overall favorite). Unfortunately, I finally learned the cold hard truth and it hit me like a Gerry Cooney right hook. I should have known that I did stay in one of their newly remodeled 'Premier Suites' a few Super Bowls ago. I woke up in the living room with blood caked all over my arm somehow. There's a TR to document it somewhere out there. Anywho, the hotel manager actually reached out directly to me shortly after I booked and he saw my request. His emails made this guy very, very sad. I felt like that little weasel Jimmy Kimmell, who is always crying over nothing. Tears welled up as I realized it was the end of an era. FormallyTD era...which is an important era...because I'm selfish. Selfish and heartbroken.