Getting Around: Taxi Fare Finder website

Here is a very useful Taxi Fare estimator site.
http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=LV&from=McCarran+International+Airport+(LAS)

It not only shows you what the estimated fare should be, but it shows you a map of the route as well as an itemized list of the charges including an estimated tip.  It allows you to see 3 suggested routes and it indicates which one is cheapest, fastest and/or shortest.

The link is specifically for Las Vegas, but the site covers many other cities as well.

New Total Rewards Partnership: Starwood Hotels

Total Rewards has partnered with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Total Rewards (TR) members will earn 100 Tier Credits per eligible stay at a Starwood Resort, up to a maximum of 2,500 Tier credits per year. TR Platinum, Diamond and Seven Star members will also earn 1 Reward Credit per $1 spent at Starwood Resorts. Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members will earn 2 Starwood Points per $1 spent at participating Total Rewards Resorts.  You can earn TR Credits and SPG Points for the same stay. Continue reading New Total Rewards Partnership: Starwood Hotels

Viewer E-Mail: The LVH

I’m starting a Viewer E-Mail series based on questions I have received from friends, Mark’s Las Vegas readers and people I just happened to be chatting with. If you have a question or a topic that you would like me to address, please email me.

The first post in the series is from a recent question I received about the LVH:
“I am planning on staying at the LVH in January. It was recommended to me by a friend who lives in Vegas, but online reviews are highly mixed. My question: Have you ever stayed there yourself, and do you have an opinion/ advise about staying there?  Thank You for your assistance.”

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Liberace Exhibit at Cosmopolitan

While a new Liberace Museum still hasn’t appeared, you can see some of the museum’s collection at the Cosmopolitan now through January 2, 2014.  The Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume exhibit features Liberace’s rhinestone covered Roadster and Baldwin grand piano as well as a selection of his costumes, candelabras, performance videos and other artifacts.

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Social Hour at The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan is all about dining and nightlife. That shouldn’t be a surprise. They are making that even more of a focus with their Social Hour promotion.  Each of the restaurants on the 3rd level is running a happy hour Monday thru Thursday. Comme Ca is doing a nightly happy hour.  Here are the basic details as well as some of my favorite options.

Blue Ribbon Bar & Grill (Monday – Thursday from 5:30p – 7:00p)
$7 happy hour featuring Yellowtail Scallion Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls and $7 Hitachino beer. Continue reading Social Hour at The Cosmopolitan