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Resorts World Conrad or Palazzo

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Shmuey, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Shmuey

    Shmuey Tourist

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    I realize RW is very new, but wondering if anybody has stayed there (Hilton or Conrad) and has also been to Palazzo (or Venetian) within the past few years. I've been in Venetian plenty of times, but never stayed there. I'm heading out to LV next month and want to make sure I'm picking the best room and pool environment. Room cost is negligible for both properties due to points. My wife and I are in our early 30s and will spend the other part of our trip at MGM Grand (I keep getting older but the pool keeps me young). Gambling doesn't matter. Thanks in advance.

    FWIW I'm Hilton Diamond.
     
  2. vegasvstr

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    There's been a few trip reports on RW and few were pretty harsh. I think I'd hold off there until they get more of their opening issues worked out.
     
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  3. duceiswild

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    Sounds to me based on everything reported here and some other places that RW is still having some "new hotel growing pains". I'm sure the pool deck and public areas like the casino and restaurants are lovely, but I think I would give them a few more months to get the kinks worked out. Add to that that what I've seen the rooms look pretty standard for Hilton and Conrad and nothing making it feel like a top tier Vegas room, and I think it's another reason to avoid.

    You can't go wrong with Palazzo. Nice rooms, and I believe they just did a big upgrade to their pool deck. I say Palazzo all the way.
     
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  4. DBear

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    Are you using IHG points for V/P? I checked a few random August dates (Aug 11) and it was $600 (!!!) or only 35,000 points. I also checked Aug 25 and the price was much lower at $179 or something and still 35,000 points. I thought IHG went to dynamic points pricing a year or two ago but using points on Aug 11 would be a steal at that conversion rate.
     
  5. Shmuey

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    Sounds like I'll stick with my V/P booking and cancel the Conrad. Unfortunately I only have HHonors points when it comes to hotels, but have a ton of Chase UR that I used for V/P.
     
  6. The Rumor

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    Just on reputation alone...I would not expect the Hilton tower (with its 400 sq ft rooms) to be remotely comparable to the Venetian/Palazzo, where the base room is a 650+ sq ft suite. V/P standard rooms are really good. The Hilton rooms are more a peer to an MGM, Paris, Park MGM, or Mirage (if they were fixed to a 4 star standard again) than a Venetian. Even the Conrad is hitting more of the 4.5 star level and is a room, not a suite.

    The point of the Hilton/Conrad/Crockfords branding is they have good/better/best towers, with no marketing that the good is on par with Wynncore or V/P. The question you should be researching, IMO, is are Diamonds actually getting decent upgrades at either the Hilton or Conrad into one of their entry level suites. You're probably better off searching something more focused like a flyertalk property-specific thread or the hilton website for that sort of feedback.

    Personally...if it's remotely comparable, I think you'd be nuts not to go to the Venetian or Palazzo - the rooms are great and the pool is awesome.
     
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  7. The Rumor

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    I dunno what price was quoted for when you're going; did you look at converting UR to Hyatt and spending at Bellagio or Aria to see if that was a much better deal?
     
  8. Shmuey

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    I booked early enough that Fri-Sun at Palazzo came to 52k points + $100 resort fees. I was originally considering Delano due to the suites and awesome pool, which would have been 50k points and $100 resort fees, but Psycho Las Vegas concert is that weekend and I'm afraid it'll be packed with weirdos (mainly my wife's concern). I've stayed at Delano/The Hotel twice, so for basically same price I'll get to enjoy a new-to-me hotel. Plus maybe my wife will finally be wowed by something in Vegas since it's her first time at V/P.

    I've stayed at Aria when it was new and don't recall the pool being all that great, which is a must.
     
  9. LVRaiders

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    I am also Diamond, and am staying at RW next month *free* by way of my points. If I was paying for a stay in Vegas this summer, I would likely go:

    1. Wynn
    2. Cosmo
    3. Venetian
     
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  10. BenjaminNicholas

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    Growing pains?

    RW rooms and suites are basic and frankly, a bit ugly.

    Unless they redo them, it's a dud of a property for me.
     
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  11. Gary72

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    Unless you plan to never use UR points for flights, it is almost always a bad deal to use them on hotels...
     
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  12. mickyblueeyes

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    On another board I have seen really good reviews of Hilton basic suite. Personally, I love pools but Venetian and Palazzo have way too many kids at the pool for my taste. I much prefer Cosmo which wasn't in your options.

    My order would be (excluding Mandalay/Delano)

    Cosmo
    Bellagio
    Wynn

    I haven't been to hilton Resorts World but from what I've seen I would go for it. Their pool complex has great reviews in every youtube video I've seen with a lot of options.
     
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  13. The Rumor

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    Eh, not remotely true at a lot of Hyatts. It's generally true that using big chain points at Vegas hotels is a bad deal, but, historically, there have plenty of situations where you could get a couple cents of value from converting UR to Hyatt points.
     
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    Palazzo all day