We come over from Scotland annually, in January we will be staying at the Stratosphere , in a suite, courtesy of a friend winning a significant amount on the lottery. Originally we booked a flights and basic room package but our friend kindly gave us the money, in dollars, to upgrade. Looking online, we could only find one contact email address, which failed to work, so we phoned The STRAT , were given a quote for nearly $2500, which is a considerable amount for accommodation for low rollers like us and volunteered to pay by credit card there and then, only to be informed they couldn't accept payment, nor send us an email to confirm the price. We phoned back as we are concerned that we will turn up and be faced with a much higher bill, only to be again informed that the hotel will not send us an email and if we were really determined to pay upfront that the only way they would accept this is if we write, including copies of our passport, driving licence and credit card!!! As things stand, we only have the first name of the receptionist we spoke to on the call and understandably this isn't at all reassuring. Should we just stop worrying, or is the real reason the hotel are being difficult is that they hope the strength of the dollar will rise between now and our check-in and they hope to justify a price increase by using that as an excuse to screw more money out of us? Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks!