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Wynn LV, 9/9 to 9/13: How VT, VM, and FHBM Changed My Vegas World

Last edit: DoubleD on Tuesday, 20th September 2011 12:44 pm
Last response by fivehundy 1st October 8:57pm

I’ve been a devout follower of VegasTripping for over a year now, and through my quest for all things Vegas, I became acquainted with VegasMate/Two Way Hard Three, as well as the podcast, Five Hundy by Midnight. I can firmly say that these three played an instrumental role in my recent to trip to Las Vegas: undoubtedly, my wife and I experienced one of the best trips of our lives. As per Chuck’s instructions, please find below a few highlights of our trip.

1. Presidential Limo Service was terrific – especially when the driver called me after dropping us off at Wynn to alert me I (idiotically) left my Ipad in the limo. He returned it about 70 minutes later.

2. Wynn Tower Parlor Suite blew us away. Believe it or not, I’d classify it as a good value, if you can get a decent rate, which I was able to through AmEx Platinum (and included $60 daily breakfast credit and $100 spa credit). Take into account the “waived” resort fees, I think it’s fair. Service was very good the entire stay, including a birthday desert and mini bottle of champagne upon arrival. The room was large and comfortable enough that we didn’t mind lounging in the room (which, in our case, translated into NOT losing on the casino floor).

3. While all of our meals (Tableau, Sinatra & SW) were predictably fantastic, one of the most memorable dishes I tried, believe it or not, was the Ultimate Steak and Egg Sliders from Society Café at Encore. It consisted of bacon cheddar muffin with scrambled egg, filet mignon and creamed spinach.

4. Douchebags do exist. For a long time, I questioned the talk of these so-called douchebags taking over WynnCore. Right or wrong, I assumed these accusations originated from whiney, overly sensitive individuals who exaggerated their presence. I was wrong. In some cases you can avoid them—staying away from the Esplanade where XS is. Security did a good job, I must say, ensuring these douchebags stayed in line, literally and figuratively. The problem, as I see it, is Encore Beach Club – they congregate at the café, the tables, etc. in their visors, fedoras, tank tops, etc. It runs counter to the entire WynnCore experience, and, while it saddens me, it, frankly, doesn’t compel me to take my business elsewhere.

While I have been and will continue to be addicted to Las Vegas, my wife, prior to this trip felt differently. It’s likely because our previous trips together we stayed at the Tropicana (2003) and Polo Towers (2006). It was important to me to demonstrate to her that Vegas is more than just gambling and drinking (and hookers!), so that I don’t need to twist her arm to join me in the future. Mission accomplished! So, thank you to VT, VM, FHBM and the entire community for providing me with awesome information and guidance!

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 Chuckmonster responded on Tuesday, 20th September 2011

Fuckin ay! I'm glad you had a great time and I'm humbled by your kind words. Thank you!

 BigHoss responded on Tuesday, 20th September 2011

Sounds like you had a great trip. I absolutely agree with you about VT, TWHT and FHBM. I was fascinated by Las Vegas before I started reading VT, which I guess was kind of my gateway to TWHT and FHBM. But the information shared here really makes a difference in planning a good trip and having a great one. Plus the whole community of Vegas freaks 'round here is a pretty entertaining bunch, too.

 saharalv responded on Tuesday, 20th September 2011

If I may, I'd like to contribute to the LoveFest, as well.
I have been perusing this site for years and I pretty much check it daily. I listen to the Five Hundy podcast religiously. These two outlets have made not only awesome reading/listening experiences, but have made my visits to the Holy Land ever more rich.
Not only that, I tend to post stupid questions before every trip and usually get some great suggestions from all who answer.
I thank all involved in VT, FHBM and (most) of the group that post here with all of my heart.

 Chuckmonster replied on Tuesday, 20th September 2011


 jinx73 responded on Wednesday, 21st September 2011

Congrats on a great trip, you definitely found the best resources for changing the way you view Vegas. It's hard to beat the insight and information those three resources provide.

 fivehundy responded on Saturday, 1st October 2011

Thanks for making my day.