TI Petite Suite

If you are looking for a nice little suite with a jacuzzi for a special occasion I recommend checking out TI’s  Petite Suite.

There was a time when TI was a reliable home base for me. That was long ago. I’m not a fan of some of the things Phil Ruffin did to it after buying it from MGM. The loss of higher end dining like Social House and Isla and the addition of what was at the time one of the highest resort fees in Las Vegas were enough to keep me from going back.

I still remember their Petite Suite as being one of the better deals around, though. For a little more than the regular room rate at TI, and for about the same price as a regular room at some of the nicer hotels you get a nice little suite with his and hers bathrooms and a jacuzzi. Continue reading TI Petite Suite

The Signature at MGM Grand Overview

The Signature at MGM Grand was one of the first condo/hotel projects in Las Vegas. The idea was that people would buy suites as either residences or vacation condos and then recoup some of the cost by having them available as hotel rooms when the owners were away. Since it was intended to be a living space / vacation condo it includes amenities like a kitchenette, refrigerator and coffee maker that you don’t normally find at a Strip hotel. Additional dinnerware and kitchenware are available upon request, allowing you to take full advantage of the kitchenette. Continue reading The Signature at MGM Grand Overview

Total Rewards Diamond Celebration Outlets in Las Vegas

(updated Oct. 2015)

One of the perks of achieving Total Rewards Diamond status is the $100 Diamond Celebration Dinner. You can use the dining credit at participating restaurants throughout the Caesars Entertainment empire. I used mine at Besh Steak in New Orleans. When you want to use the dining credit, go to the Total Rewards desk and have them print out the $100 dining voucher. Some casinos also have promotion kiosks where you can swipe your players card to get the voucher without going to the Total Rewards desk.
When you get that voucher, keep track of it. It is not replaceable. If you lose it, you have lost your $100  dining credit.
The credit must be used all at once. That typically isn’t an issue, but it is difficult for me to imagine spending $100 at Starbucks, Pin Up Pizza or most of the participating buffets.
Here is the list of participating restaurants in Las Vegas (updated Oct. 2015): Continue reading Total Rewards Diamond Celebration Outlets in Las Vegas

myVEGAS Room Availability Calendars Extended Through June 2015

The myVEGAS Room Rewards Calendars now include dates through June 2015.
Please note that while the calendars have been extended, many of the Rewards still show a January 2015 expiration. If you want to use a Comp Room Reward for a stay after January, you will need to wait until the new Rewards with the June 2015 expiration are released. My guess is that should happen within a few days.

Total Rewards Free Show List Verified



The free show list for Diamond and Seven Star players has not changed in a while. I verified this during my recent trip.  The list is the same, but they have a more formal, professionally printed card to hand out now.