The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay is one of my favorite Las Vegas spots. Good music, food, drink and a great view of the Strip. It is a nightclub after 10pm, but if you are looking for a more relaxed, accessible way to experience it, check out their Nibbles & Sips happy hour. It runs 5p-8p Sunday-Thursday. Lounge access is free during happy hour and they have $10 small plates/appetizers and $5 drink specials as well as the full menu and full bar. Early in the evening it is quiet enough to hold a conversation and finding a table in the lounge or a spot at the bar is relatively easy.
UPDATE (March 8):
This promotion ended early for non-local players. If you have a Nevada ID, though, you can still take advantage of it through the end of March.
At the end of last year, Total Rewards ran a promo at the Rio and Planet Hollywood, where you would receive a free buffet after earning 50 points in a day. 50 Points is $500 coin-in on video poker or $250 coin-in for slots. The promo now covers the Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood and the Rio and has been extended through March.
After you earn 50 points go to the Total Rewards booth or promotional kiosk at that casino to receive a voucher for a free buffet at any of the participating casinos. It is limited to one redemption per card, per day, but you can use it multiple times through the end of March.
One of my favorite Vegas specials is something that you can get at home, too, as long as you have The Palm Restaurant in your town. It is The Palm Power Lunch (formerly the Business Lunch). It is a 3-course meal available daily from 11:30am-3:00pm.
I stumbled onto it years ago when it was under $20. Now it is $25.90, but still a good deal as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading The Palm Power Lunch
The Rio and Planet Hollywood are running a promotion for a free buffet after earning 50 points in a day. 50 Points is $500 coin-in on video poker or $250 coin-in for slots. The promotion runs until December 31, 2015. After you earn 50 points at the Rio or Planet Hollywood, go to the Total Rewards booth at that casino to redeem for a free buffet at that casino. It is only limited to one redemption per card, per day, so you can use it multiple times through the end of the year.
I have stayed at New York New York off and on for the past 8 years. It is a reliable mid-level hotel/casino. The location at the corner of the Strip and Tropicana is great. It gives easy access to MGM Grand, Monte Carlo and Excalibur (all Mlife players club properties). Aria and Cosmopolitan are just a little further away, but still easy to get to. CVS and Walgreens are both nearby, too. It you are driving, it has easy access to and from I-15.
New York New York was built in 1997 and is one of the few remaining heavily themed resorts. On the outside, you have the Manhattan skyline with its Empire State Building and Chrysler Building blending with the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Inside, the large, open Central Park type gaming space blends into the brick sidewalks of SoHo where the theater and many of the bars and restaurants are. You can find Nathan’s Hot Dogs, a New York Pizzeria, Gallagher’s Steak House and now, a Shake Shack. You can even ride the Checker Cab themed Big Apple Coaster. Continue reading New York – New York Overview