Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by K-9treatbaker, May 15, 2019.
I have not, I'm actually waiting to see if I can get a Luxe room for my visit in mid August.
Check out the Facebook link above if you have not yet. Looks like these rooms will be identical to the pool patio rooms if you have seen those.
I've got mine booked for early August. I'll post some pics in this thread when I get back from my trip.
Ugh. They are on that Gawd-awful energy-saving AC system. Uh, no thanks. Their casino is hot enough. I usually escape to my ice cold room to cool down. Those rooms would mean that I would have to wait for the room to cool upon my entrance. If this is the plan for all of the rooms to eventually go to this system - that will be my final stay...Bye Felicia!
Since it is still hot in Sept. the energy saving AC system may be a deal breaker for me.
What exactly is the “energy saving” AC? Is that the one where you have to put your room key into a slot inside the room for it to run?
From what an article I read...wish I could find it now...it mentioned that rooms go down to "energy save mode" when the room is unoccupied. For me, the room being ice cold upon my return is crucial. Anything less is a deal-breaker. Somehow I doubt it is as simple as The M Resort's put your keycard in the slot game as that is now old technology. Allegedly, Plaza is trying to be more up-to-date in that area.
Are you sure about this? I may have to cancel if that's the case. I need a good, cold room.
I have read about trying to trick the AC system sensors with piece of paper or something.
I am sure someone here can chime in.
Like a second copy of your key card, if it’s a key card system.
I believe they're referring to deceiving an optical sensor.
If this is a deal breaker for you like it is me...I would call the hotel and ask to speak with somebody "in the know" or tweet Jonathan Jossel directly. He's really good about answering ?'s (sometimes I don't think there's entirely a transparent answer however). Otherwise, I'm hoping the first set of guests will be reporting their experiences soon. I'm not all bent out of shape over it right now as I'm still in my very cool PH suite for the foreseeable future. I really have zero interest in the "Luxe" rooms which are exactly like the patio pool rooms sans cool patio. I'm concerned when they EVENTUALLY convert the entire hotel to that system.
Yes, this. That system, like at M Resort, is easy peasy...just ask for a second key card. I'm talking either a motion-detected system or something along those lines. Ugh.
I called the Plaza, spoke to reservations, then transferred to the front desk, no one knew anything about the motion sensor thing I was asking about. They tried to get maintenance for me, but couldn't get anyone to answer.
I'll post any updates I find out about this.
We are not using any energy saving A/C units. We did install brand new A/C units for the Luxe Rooms but did not add any additional technology. You guys can keep these rooms at your desired temperature.
So here: http://www.travelvegas.com/blog/new-luxe-rooms-at-the-plaza/?fbclid=IwAR09utyoG-AXHeUktv2XzqP7QmLaegoZf-DGZ2bI67tq4_99lWoR9qhbxNM#.XTCk7gnQQG8.facebook is the article I was referencing. It is from Travel Vegas and written by a well-known blogger: Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
@PlazaPoker what say you in response? Taken from the article, "upgraded climate control system from Verdant. The new climate control system senses when the room is unoccupied to manage settings that save energy. While this will save energy, it might not be the best thing for a Las Vegas hotel room in the summer. Hotel rooms can get extremely hot during the summer. Depending on how the system works the room might not be totally refreshing after sweating all afternoon outside in 115-degree temperatures. "
I think its poor form to call out a Plaza host publicly ON THIS BOARD who has been quite helpful to Board members - to include making a special offer. A email
or private call would have been more appropriate.
Just checked out of the Plaza and couldnt have enjoyed my stay more. Although i was supposed to have a Luxe room, they arent ready yet. But they made up for it by putting me in a penthouse, very nice. Thanks to Gary for setting everything up, it was nice to meet with you and Jonathan last night. And they took me on a tour and the Luxe rooms are fantastic!! And to top it off with my first hand pay, looks like ive found a new home!!
Not a public call-out. Just curious what they think of the article. Typically this blogger seems to get permission and interviews when writing up reviews.
Also, I have met with management, yes, including JJ on multiple occasions. This has taken much much time out of MY vacation. While I appreciate being given a voice, I would NOT have spent the energy to be ineffectual. I would suggest you heed your own advice. If you don't like what you felt was "calling out" a BUSINESS (not Gary personally as he is solely an EMPLOYEE of the establishment) stop calling me out personally. Thank you and good day!
The Plaza continues to make strides and I hope this is just a bump in the road. As a fellow traveler and frequent guest of not only Vegas, but of this hotel in particular - I like to be 100% transparent on the information I have stumbled across or been given permission to give. I hope when I receive information here that I receive the same respect.
**Also, I put my real pic on forums because I stand behind what I say. I'm not a completely anonymous "voice" on the internet.
Gary just answered my e-mail to him, and the AC in the Luxe rooms is not motion activated. Yeah!!!
That is terrific news! I wonder what this ECO AC system that was mentioned is really and what effect it will have on the very hot summer days. I guess we'll wait for the reviews to pour in...if they ever open the rooms up for stays. They've passed the deadline.
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