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Planet Hollywood Towers: A Timeshare to Actually Get Excited About?

By MikeE on Sunday, 28th June 2009 9:13pm
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Vegas is flooded with timeshare properties, but rarely does one create or even deserve much attention. Polo Towers (yeah, remember that place?) pretty much died when its saving grace of a top floor bar closed down years ago. As for Jockey Club, it only gets mentioned these days as the eyesore that ruined Cosmopolitan. Sorry JC1K.

But honestly, these are properties with some good amenities and even better locations. Why the lack of love then? For one, most of them are old and tired with decor that looks - and probably smells - like your great grandmother's living room. The lack of a casino or really much of anything until you venture outside their lobbies makes them even less attractive for the veterans among us who've seen everything Vegas has to offer and would rather take advantage of the amenities in the hotel we're sleeping in.

But Planet Hollywood Towers aims to change all that. A timeshare project to be excited about? I think so. With its centralized location, shared amenities with Planet Hollywood Resort, and rooms with real Vegas kitsch, P-Ho Towers aims to break the timeshare mold.

Westgate Ph Towers
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As Vegas' tallest vacation rental, the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows are looking to be phenomenal as well. You might not be able to see the Stardust out of the windows, but recent photos from the Twitter stream of @phVegas are showing even better views than those of the press photos.

Reservations begin November 1st at $189 for opening night while two-bedroom suites, which sleep six comfortably thanks to a queen-sized sleeper sofa, run at $419 - a little pricey considering other options in town, but I'm predicting these numbers will eventually lower to reflect demand. If and when they do, it'll make P-Ho Towers a serious consideration among neighboring resorts - definitely a first for any timeshare property.



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Comments & Discussion:

This is a n00b-ish question, but why are they calling it a timeshare when they're offering nightly rates like a hotel? WTFXUP?

We own a timeshare that was handed down to us from my boyfriend's mom. We used it last year and stayed a week at Polo Towers. Yeah, it doesn't have a casino or bar, but the rooms had just been re-done with flat screens and modern furniture, and no, it didn't stink. LoL The room had a balcony and we got the whole week for $139 (the timeshare exchange fee since the one we "own" is in Orlando).

So they're opening the first tower this November...are they even going to build a 2nd one? I might actually look at trading our timeshare out for this Planet Hollywood tower (and axe the Palms Place) if in fact it will be open by the time we go.

Wow I just called my timeshare place and they're not even letting people exchange until after Nov. 1st. I guess they're really going to make sure it's opening. Stupid.

As an owner at the PHT, I called yesterday and set up my mini vacation for Nov. 21-24, 2009. Been waiting for this day since we bought in 2006. WooHoo.



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