Stratosphere Select : The VegasTripping Review 2011
Wonders Await You Beyond The Tower
In the early part of December 2010, I spent one night in one of the brand new Stratosphere Select rooms at the joint that Stupak built, The Stratosphere. Unbeknownst to me at the time of my visit, but evidenced by the work crews everywhere and the smell of fresh paint, Stratosphere was deep in the throes of a $20m renovation of the casino floors and hotel rooms. After oogling the new room offerings in October, I was impressed enough to put them on my short list for future Vegas jaunts.
Two nights before arrival, I booked the Stratosphere Select room via the VT reservations thingy at a nightly rate of $39.95 plus tax and - theoretically - a $7.50/night resort fee. Upon arrival at the freshly painted resort, the front desk attendant offered me a complimentary upgrade (no bribe required) to a Stratosphere Select Luxury Spa Guestroom AND waived the resort fee. If that wasn't enough, she was friendly, actually smiled AND laughed at my jokes.
A quick walk through of the casino revealed that almost all of the ground floor has been given a major facelift - new wayfinding signs are being installed, new casino carpeting rolled out, new table games, new slots, new chairs, new dining options, modernized decor, fresh paint and a fresh attitude. The stairs up to the second level are roped off as crews are doing prep work for installing new carpeting. Right now, the only thing this place seems to be lacking is people.
The new is clean, clear and to the point just like the NYC subway signage. You can't go wrong with Helvetica.
New VIP check in lobby under construction.
Stairs undergoing renovations.
New casino carpeting.
I'm at the Stratosphere and I really like it. Who knew?