Hi everyone. A long time lurker but I decided to try and get some help as we plan and book our next trip. My husband (31) and myself (28) have traveled to Vegas several times. Our latest trip was last September where we stayed at the Aria Sky Suites (1 BR strip view). We loved the amenities of the suite, although the strip view left a bit to be desired at the price point. We are planning to visit Vegas again at the end of May (arrive on Memorial Day, May 29 and stay through Thursday or Friday (6/1 or 6/2). But I am having one hell of a time trying to sift through all of the information out there to try and surprise my husband with an even nicer trip or experiences than what we did during our last trip. I originally (and currently) have 2 nights at Mandalay Bay comped through MyVegas and was planning on maybe 2 additional nights at the Cosmopolitan (fountain view). I am personally a bit worried that the MB experience will not be anything near or close to what was experienced at Aria. I had gotten the comped MB rooms in thought of a nice "pool trip" but now that I am seeing that I would have to lay down $300-400 on top of F&B for a cabana there (we average around $300-400 daily tabs after tip at the pool).. it's gotten me open to other options as the difference in price of the cabana for one day could put us at a nicer resort. It seems that Cosmo, while they have not finalized their cabana prices for this pool season, are moving away from their F&B min cabanas as well (the agent told me when I inquired that they are changing their pricing structure so I am assuming a little here). A cabana is not a "must" but I just want a nice pool experience - nice chair, some shade, wait staff etc. We also want to try our hand at gambling a bit heavier this trip and I'm interested in trying to put my foot down somewhere where we could start a good loyalty relationship as this will not be our only trip to Vegas this year (we are also planning to come out again in October/November). I have been quite disappointed with my experience with MLIFE (for reasons to discuss in another thread I suppose). In terms of budget, I am flexible. I really just want to make the trip special. I have $1,100 available for use towards rooms in my Chase Rewards portal to put towards the rooms, but I also have no qualms in paying for the room out-of-pocket (seems MLIFE rooms are much cheaper, in terms of hundreds of dollars a day cheaper to book direct vs. through Chase's TA portal, while Wynn and Cosmo are very closely if not identically priced to their direct prices). My total budget out-of-pocket all in for 4-5 nights would likely be $5-7K range, but this would include our bankroll for the trip of around $2-3K. Other things of importance to us, we are big foodies and enjoy multiple fine-dining dinners while vacationing in Las Vegas so having a multitude of nice options in resort would be great (e.g. we did Gordon Ramsay Steak, Bardot Brasserie and Julian Serrano at Aria last trip).