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Switching MLife properties: good or bad idea ??

Discussion in 'Comps' started by boboswisher, Nov 14, 2016.

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  1. boboswisher

    boboswisher Low-Roller

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    I've been staying three-nights comped in a Mirage suite for the last three years. I'm always either gold or platinum (currently the latter). With this I get VIP check-in, $250 freeplay, and $200 resort credit. I do not have an MLife host at any property and I never have. I've decided to try Aria instead next time, so I've booked my MLife offer for three nights in a "Deluxe" (standard, right??) room with the same FP and resort credit. Is this going to wreck my offers from Mirage? Not gonna lie, I'll miss using the VIP lounge at Mirage for lattes in the morning and glasses of wine throughout the day. Any chance I'll get lounge access at Aria first stay?? I've heard it's based on the room you're staying in.....
     
  2. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 VIP Whale

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    I'm also platinum player at mlife and I do get offers And have stayed both places over the summer... if I was you I would contact Aria host and ask for upgrade to Aria skysuitte if not tower suite (both each comes with its own VIP lounge) and no it should not wreck any offers from mirage I still get same offers from both places... the skysuitte VIP lounge put Mirage lounge to the shame. (Lol) but, again call and ask for host have him evaluate your play and ask for an upgrade!!
    Good luck friend!!
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Started with suites, then rooms at Bellagio. Then did Aria - but they are tight there. Then contacted M-Bay and get suites. Did Suite at NYNY and MGM along the way I often try to find a host and email them to ask what they can do - sometimes the same as online deals, sometimes better. I would try other places for sure.
     
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    boboswisher Low-Roller

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    I called, but no dice. They played the March Madness card on me.:(
     
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    If you spend most of your play at Aria when you stay there next, you will get offers from them directly and you may get offers with VIP access.
    But the first time, not likely. Calling a host before your first stay won't help much.
     
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  6. Drewm1972

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    Well there's always a exception, I have called Aria before I arrived and had two bedroom penthouse comped for 4 nights md also at Mirage 2 bedroom phetnhouse as well (I'm sure lots of members have experienced here) it really depends on your play.. once you arrive you play then they will also send you specific offers as well.... there's always exception always ....
     
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    We've switched properties a few times. It shouldn't hurt your Mirage offers. Personally I am a huge fan of having two homebases within mlife, as we stay longer. I also am a HUGE believer in having a few eggs in your comp basket, in case one property gets tight.

    Just don't pop in and low play mirage and you're fine. Staying at another property should be fine, low/no play at a property is what hurts you.

    PS If you play mainly where you stay, and focus your play at Aria, I'm in JeJas' camp, you should hopefully get nice offers there next time. If not, you still are set with Mirage and enjoyed a free trip at a new property.

    We've found them (Aria) tight on backend comps, but very generous on upfront promo comps. (And I'm a mid-roller on slots, not high roller.)

    Ps, we are flip-flopping you, Aria is our mlife homebase, but we're also adding mirage in this trip! :)
     
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  8. Chuck2009x

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    Agree with the others - if you stay and play at Aria, you should start getting property-specific offers from them. I think the only way it should affect your Mirage offers is that they probably will factor in your play level at Aria when they calculate their next offer to you.
     
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    Totally disagree - with explanation. If you have zero play at Mlife, the statement above is correct.

    If you have play at other Mlife casinos, they most probably will comp you up front similar to what you may have been offered already. You do have to keep in mind the pecking order - meaning offers at Luxor will not convert to same offer at Bellagio.
     
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    I am not trying to disagree with you.
    What you said is correct. And that is what exact OP already got! He got the same offer at Aria with same FP and RC.
    What I was talking about was that he wanted MORE: Sky Suite, VIP access, etc. To that, I said "not likely".
    If his overall play was already high enough, he probably already got those better offers.
     
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    Interesting, I have been trying to figure out a way to "change" properties at mLife. I have been stuck at the Mirage/MGM Grand level.

    Due to circumstances beyond my control (well, I guess I could've said no), I will be staying at Bellagio for the 2017 HGS. I hope to get my tracking up at Bellagio. Since they pulled the Silver Strike machines from Mirage, there's no real reason for me to go over there.

    We'll see how Bellagio treats me . . . .
     
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    You are so right... just words - LOL!

    Now that I read it more carefully, I see his offer at Aria was a bit less than Mirage. That is not surprising as they rate Aria a bit higher and in my experience, they are just too tight with comps no matter how much you drop$$. I would suggest the OP look at M-Bay or MGM. Other than location, both are a step up in my book to Mirage. I get way better attention at Mirage, MBay and MGM vs Aria.
     
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    Having two properties (Aria and Mirage) that I get offers from is exactly what I'm hoping for ultimately. The only thing I'll miss next trip is the use of the VIP lounge at Mirage, but, as others have indicated, maybe lounge access will be part of an offer from Aria down the line one day.
     
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    Before I started staying at the Cosmo, I would take 2 trips a year, one at Bellagio, and one at a different M Life property. This never really hurt my Bellagio offers. I would recommend not playing at the Mirage at all when you stay at the Aria. I will stay that IMO, the level of play to get a mirage suite is probably never going to get you a Sky suite at the Aria.
     
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    Yeah I think both you guys are all correct it will Lao depends on your play at other property's of course Aria being Aria they will demand bit more higher action then Mirage.... I sometimes wish they gave us exact dollar amount level equals to comp level lol
     
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    I don't like MGM or Mandalay Bay unfortunately. The former is too choppy and dated, and the latter is off in Strip Siberia.


    That's fair. I don't chase comps, and I don't claim to be anything more than a middle-roller who is happy taking what promos he can get..... Having never stayed at Aria before, I'm not sure what the levels of accommodations are. Is there something in between a Deluxe -- basic, basically -- room and a SkySuite -- which sounds damn fancy! -- that has a lounge of sorts?? I don't care about the size or splendor of a room in Vegas, but I have always enjoyed popping into the VIP lounge at Mirage to grab coffee or a wine whenever a cocktail waitress was around, so that's the one thing I'll miss about Mirage while staying at Aria. Mostly, I'm just sick and tired of the casino at Mirage and I like the vibe of Aria's casino.
     
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    Yes, at Aria, with the exception of Corner Suites that have a mountain view, everything above a regular Deluxe room is part of Tower Suites (different than Sky Suites) and has access to the newish Tower Suites lounge.

    There's an ~800 SF single room, the Corner Suite City View, and I think about 2 or 3 different layouts of one bedroom suites that are all about ~1,000 SF in that Tower Suites category.

    https://www.aria.com/en/hotel/tower-suites.html
     
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    Good to know. Now I'm curious what Aria would need in terms of slot win/loss over a three night stay to trigger future offers in a Tower Suite??
     
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    My guess would be $600 - $750 in theo a night. $6,000 - $7,500 coin in if you're lucky, $10,000+ if you ain't. I haven't stayed there in a couple of years and I stopped getting offers from them a couple of cycles ago, though, so it's harder for me to be confident about putting a number on it now.

    If you're getting a suite/$250/$200 from Mirage, you're getting close, but I think it will take a decent amount, I dunno, maybe 20% more coin in at Aria. Compare the full price of the suite you get at Mirage to the one you want at Aria and that will give you an idea.
     
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    How do you get into VIP Lounge at Mirage? Is it for Platinum only or can Gold level get in? Or by invite?
     
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