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New Feature Posted: Planet Hollywood Ultrahip : The VT Review 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jul 2016
Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted - my review of the brand new Ultrahip Rooms at Planet Hollywood. Check it out...

Tagged: planet hollywood   ultrahip   hotel reviews   renovations   the strip   gilchrist and soames   


New Feature Posted: Caesars Palace Julius Tower : The VT Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Jun 2016
Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted - my review of the brand new Julius Tower at Caesars Palace. Check it out...

Tagged: review   julius tower   caesars palace   ramesh sadwani   hotel rooms   design   room service   


Monte Carlo To Be Renamed Park MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2016
MGM Resorts International just announced that they are going to partner with Sydell Group to transform Monte Carlo into a new resort called Park MGM. MGM/Sydell Group team plans to "redefine Vegas Hospitality" and "elevate city's...

Tagged: park mgm   monte carlo   eatily   nomad hotel   jim murren   


New Feature Posted: Ellis Island Super 8 The VT Review 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Mar 2016
Just a note to folks tuned in to the RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that we posted a new feature article. This is the final stop in the trio of "readers choice" reviews, requested by...

Tagged: hotel reviews   new rooms   ellis island   motels   steak special   


New Feature Posted: Treasure Island The VegasTripping Review 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Feb 2016
Just a note to folks tuned in to the RSS, Facebook or Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article. With The Strip becoming a duopoly of dumbshit and dumbass companies, value conscious trippers looking...

Tagged: reviews   features   hotel rooms   treasure island   phil ruffin   housekeeping   


Why Do These New Excalibur Rooms Look So Familiar?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jan 2016
Excalibur has proudly announced that they have renovated a chunk of their hotel rooms in the Royal Tower. Check em out: Hrm. That furniture looks familiar.... holy shit, they've moved in the old furniture from...

Tagged: excalibur   hotel room renovations   mandalay bay   


Introducing The SLS Las Vegas, A Tribute Portfolio Resort

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Nov 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Stockbridge Real Estate (dba Las Vegas Resort Holdings LLC) announced earlier today that SLS Las Vegas will be rebranded as part of Tribute Portfolio, the newest Starwood hotel...

Tagged: sls las vegas   starwood   w hotel   spg rewards   tribute portfolio   stockbridge real estate   


Review: The New Rooms at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
Just a quick hello to folks tuned in to the News RSS feed, @vegastripping on the Twitter, the semi-useless VegasTripping Facebook page to tell you that I just posted a new feature article - the...

Tagged: reviews   mandalay bay   hotel rooms   


The Hotel Test Lab

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Oct 2015
The Wall Street Journal visited the hotel room test lab at the headquarters of Marriott Hotels to learn how they design their hotels. The primary tool Marriott uses to design their hotel rooms is data. ...

Tagged: hotel rooms   hotel design   wynn design and development   marriott   hotel lab   big data   


New Feature Posted: Delano Las Vegas Panoramic Suite Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Sep 2015
Just a note to those tuned into RSS, Facebook and/or @vegastripping Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article. Recently, I had the pleasure to stay in one of the Panoramic Suites at Delano Las...

Tagged: delano   thehotel   mandalay bay   reviews   jim murren   


Introducing The Wynn Palace, Palace Queen

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Aug 2015
Wynn Palace room photos (not renderings) have been published by Asian travel retailer Agoda.com. Agoda lists six room types available for booking - Palace King, another Palace King, Palace Queen, another Palace Queen, Lake...

Tagged: wynn palace   hotel rooms   roger thomas   


THEpoll: What Hotels Do You Want Reviewed?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Aug 2015
What Hotels Do You Want Reviewed? I'm booking hotel rooms for upcoming trips to Vegas and thought I'd ask what joints y'all were interested in being reviewed. The short list of candidates is listed below....

Tagged: hotels   reviews   thepoll   


Peekaboo: Lucky Dragon's Sexy Hotel Rooms

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Aug 2015
From the death and demolition of one dream to the creation and construction of another. Lucky Dragon, the micro-niche casino that could has posted updates showing off a new logo, new renderings, new room product and...

Tagged: lucky dragon   hotel rooms   renderings   andrew fonfa   william weidner   


Photo: The Final Floor Of Harmon Hotel Being Removed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Aug 2015
Big thanks to VT superfriend VegasGalB for sharing this photo of construction crews demolishing the very last floor of the Harmon Hotel taken from her office at Veer. Veer was also plagued with the...

Tagged: harmon hotel   mgm resorts   ipso facto jimbo   


UPDATE: Here Come The New Fees From MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Aug 2015
You may wonder why we talk about the corporate end of things so much on VT. The answer is simple - the suits make the decisions that affect your Vegas trips in the future....

Tagged: mgm resorts international   hotels   amenities   fees   


Pictorial Evidence of Encore Room Renovation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2015
We've been watching the Encore room renovation project since it was barely a glint in Steve Wynn's eyeball. How could Encore possibly top one of the greatest standard hotel room designs ever created? We've been...

Tagged: wynn   encore   roger thomas   wynn palace   hotel rooms   


Rumor: Hakkasan To Sell Bank, 1OAK, Light And More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2015
Rumors are swirling that Hakkasan is looking to divest itself from portions of their acquisition of The Light Group from Morgans Hotel Group. The original deal, which was announced in December 2014, outlined that...

Tagged: nightlife   hakkasan   light group   morgans hotel      


MGM Hakkasan Hospitality Unplugged

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jul 2015
In February 2014, we posted that MGM Resorts International would be partnering with Hakkasan Group to build a Hakkasan Hotel at MGM Grand. We obtained renderings of the project shortly thereafter. Someday, these renderings will...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   hakkasan group   mgm hakkasan hospitality   jim murren   mgm grand   hakkasan hotel   gansevoort   


New Feature Posted: SLS Las Vegas Story Superior King - The VT Review 2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jul 2015
Just a note to folks tuned in to Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article - my review of the Story Superior King at SLS Las Vegas. Another very detailed review of...

Tagged: reviews   sls las vegas   hotel review   story tower   prison chic   sam nazarian   sbe entertainment   


New Feature Posted: Cromwell Deluxe The VT Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2015
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS, Facebook and Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article - a massive 15 page review of The Cromwell. Tons of photos, tons of analysis,...

Tagged: cromwell   bills   barbary coast   hotel reviews   luxury   drais   caesars entertainment   


It's Like Bellagio On Acid

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Apr 2015
I have seen a cache of photos documenting the room renovations coming to Mandalay Bay later this year. These renovations will replace the number room renovations from the mid/late-aughts that replaced Mandalay Bay's original room...

Tagged: mandalay bay   bellagio   mirage   delano   hotel room   renovations   design   acid   


Aria Virtually Implodes The Harmon Hotel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Feb 2015
Aria has released a new rendering of their hotel. Huh? A new rendering of a hotel that opened seven years ago? The new rendering imagines the entirety of City Center complex without the Harmon...

Tagged: aria   harmon hotel   photoshop   


New Feature Posted: The Red Rooms at Paris Las Vegas Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Dec 2014
Just a quick note to those tuned into the Twitter, RSS or Facebook feeds, that we've posted a new Feature article - a review of The Red Rooms at Paris Las Vegas. These room redesigns are...

Tagged: paris las vegas   hotel review   red rooms   


Delano: The Evolution (or Execution) of a Perfectly Fine Property

Posted by MikeE on 2 Sep 2014
Ah, THEhotel. They were the only property in the city that boasted "all suites" and weren't lying about it. They had doorbells on every door and light-up do-not-disturb signs. They were the first to abandon...

Tagged: delano   thehotel   mandalay bay   


THEendofanera

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2014
Revolutionary, confusing, brilliant. In a city of hotels, it wasn't just a hotel, and it wasn't the hotel... it was THEhotel. Sayonara THE. Let's us hope Lion Incorporated has the viral marketing brains enough to take...

Tagged: thehotel   sayonara   mandalay bay   delano   


Cromwell Drops Pants And Rates

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jun 2014
The Cromwell, home of the newest (and sexiest?) hotel rooms on The Strip have dropped their rack rates. Before opening, Cromwell was asking $249 and up for mid-week rooms. Now? $179 with weekends ranging...

Tagged: cromwell   hotel room rates   


How Much Does Your Las Vegas Hotel Room Really Cost?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jun 2014
Have you ever wondered how much your hotel room is going to cost? This isn't a joke, I'm serious! From the time you book to the time you leave, how much money are...

Tagged: travel tips   hotels   fees   resort fees   


Watch This Snappy Delano Virtual Tour

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Apr 2014
Fire up the coffee machine and put on your dancin' shoes... it's time for snappy, oontzy virtual tour of forthcoming THEhotel replacer, Delano Las Vegas! Spa jams? Check. Backlit sheer drapes? Check. Square box lights...

Tagged: mandalay bay   delano   the hotel   


New Feature Posted: The Golden Gate Suite at The Golden Gate

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Apr 2014
Just a quick note to folks tuned in to the @vegastripping on the Twitter or the RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article, Blackjacker1979's review of the gorgeous Golden Gate Suite at The...

Tagged: features   hotel review   golden gate   suites   is this thing on   


Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Feb 2014
Sources are telling us that MGM Resorts International, owners of almost everything on the west side of The Strip, have reportedly inked a deal with Hakkasan Limited to expand their brand footprint at MGM Grand...

Tagged: mgm grand   hakkasan   hotel   nightlife   branding   rumors   


Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Feb 2014
Question: How do you know your hotel needs a design refresh? Answer: When your top of the line Penthouse Suites still have a VCR. Did you know that video technology before VHS was the...

Tagged: thehotel   delano   mandalay bay   hotel reviews   penthouse   suites   


SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino Roof!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jan 2014
Above: the Foxtail pool under construction at SLS Las Vegas SLS has spilled a bunch of information to Engineering News Record about the nuts and bolts of the renovated property, offering a bunch of details that...

Tagged: sls las vegas   lenny kravitz   renderings   penthouse suites   hotel   pools   


You Won't Believe What The Rooms At SLS Las Vegas Look Like

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Dec 2013
Feast your eyes on this... two renderings of two very different room products for the forthcoming SLS Las Vegas. For the daily rack rate plus a confirmed $20 per day resort fee at SLS...

Tagged: sls las vegas   hotel rooms   


Meet The Gorgeous New Suites At The Delano Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Dec 2013
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren wasn't kidding when he stated in the last earnings call that the transformation of THEhotel into Delano Las Vegas was on the verge of kicking into high gear. ...

Tagged: delano   mandalay bay   thehotel   renovations   suites   


Sexy Delano Las Vegas Design Is Dutch Mid-Century Modern

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Nov 2013
The transformation of THEhotel into Delano Las Vegas appears to have turned a corner. Recently, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren stated on a recent earnings call that design work had been completed...

Tagged: delano   thehotel   mandalay bay   renovations   


How To Pwn The Hotel Room Thermostat

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Nov 2013
Ever find yourself in a hotel room that won't let you adjust the thermostat? Guess what, there is an easily accessible VIP mode in all Inncom thermostats. HOLD down display, tap on/off, tap up arrow....

Tagged: hacking   hotel rooms   


New Feature Posted: The D Suite at The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Nov 2013
Just a quick note to those tuned in to the RSS and Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article to VT, Misnomer's review of The D Suites at The D. Yes folks,...

Tagged: hotel reviews   suites   photos   the d   misnomer   


Delano Delayed AGAIN - Construction To Start April 2014

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Oct 2013
The continually delayed Delano branded renovation of THEhotel is delayed even more. Previous timelines had construction starting in October 2013, which slipped from the originally target of opening in October 2013. In this morning's quarterly...

Tagged: delano   the hotel   mandalay bay   renovation   


Delano Las Vegas Construction Begins In November, Targeting April 2014 Opening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2013
This morning, MGM Resorts International held its quarterly earnings call. It was filled with back patting and many congratulations by institutional investors... MGM didn't lose as much money this quarter as they had previously. MGM's...

Tagged: delano las vegas   morgans hotel group   light group   murren   mandalay bay   


New Feature Posted: Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace - The VT Review 2013

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2013
Just a quick note to those tuned into RSS and Twitter feeds that we've posted a new hotel feature, Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace - The VegasTripping Review 2013. VT's resident architect, and by resident I...

Tagged: caesars palace   nobu hotel   sushi   david rockwell   seafood   


Update: Delayed Delano Las Vegas Walks Back Dates

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2013
Here's a quick update to last week's story about Delano Las Vegas being delayed. Delano Las Vegas, the rebranded THEhotel, was originally scheduled to open in Fall 2013. As we reported last week it had...

Tagged: delano las vegas   morgans hotel group   mgm resorts   manadalay bay   the hotel   


Delano Delayed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 May 2013
Delano, the boutique hotel brand by Morgans Hotel Group slated to take over THEhotel at Mandalay Bay in late 2013, has been delayed. It is unclear if this is in any way related to Morgans being...

Tagged: delano   mandalay bay   thehotel   


The Cosmopolitan Of Mobile Check In

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Apr 2013
Some time ago, Cosmopolitan added a 'mobile check-in' option to their mobile website located at m.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. It seems simple... check in to your hotel room via phone, skip the lines. You still don't have keys...

Tagged: mobile   hotel operations   cosmopolitan   apps   


Luxor Renovates

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Nov 2012
Luxor has finally renovated its ten year old hotel rooms which still contain the original Egyptian furniture website. The new theme is purple and contains some angular design motif's and a little yellow triangle...

Tagged: luxor   internets   hotel rooms   


It's Sorta Official: Bill's To Become Drai's (Renderings)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Oct 2012
Two years and three months since we first ferreted out and published renderings, Caesars Entertainment has finally made their plans to transform Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon into a boutique hotel with partner Victor Drai. Caesars...

Tagged: bills   drais hotel   loveman   renderings   new rooms   


New Feature Posted: Flamingo Fab Rooms The VT Review 2012

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Sep 2012
Just a quick note to those tuned into RSS and or Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article, a review of the new(ish) Flamingo Fab Rooms. Check it out in all its frightening glory...

Tagged: flamingo   fab rooms   hotel reviews   deferred maintenance   housekeeping   occupy   loveman   


Robotperators Are Standing By

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Sep 2012
This is interesting. During our recent stay, the check in line at the Flamingo was interminably long. Meanwhile, 20 yards away are five check in kiosks, 80% of which were in working condition. Nobody....

Tagged: flamingo   hotel operations   robots   


New Feature Posted: Caesars Palace Octavius Tower - The VT Review 2012

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2012
Just a note to those tuned into the RSS or Twitter feeds that we've posted a new review, Blackjacker1979's amazingly detailed review of Caesars' latest erection - The Octavius Tower! This is yet another incredible review...

Tagged: caesars palace   hotel review   octavius tower   loveman   


The Remote Control Is Worse Than The Shatphone

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Aug 2012
How many times have you used the remote control in a hotel room? If you're like me, often. I use it to turn on the tv, turn on the lights, open the curtains,...

Tagged: scat   shatphone   clean remote   hotels   


Caesars Palace: Welcome To NOBU's Dojo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Aug 2012
NOBU, the delicious new seafood tower* at Caesars Palace is starting to fire up the rice steamer. They've recently launched a mini site to go with their inclusion in the Caesars Palace TV...

Tagged: caesars palace   nobu hotel   vegaseats   sushi   new rooms   


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