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JohnH

Living: Los Angeles/Riverside California US
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Staying: Fontainebleau
Playing: I'll Bet on Anything That Moves

Ratings & Reviews

Bellagio

Bellagio

The first truly luxury property I stayed at in Las Vegas, Bellagio was once my vision of the epitome of Las Vegas. Then Wynn opened. Previous stays during the height of the Excess Boom were great, but my last visit in July left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Booked room type was unavailable. Told our room was renovated when almost any Vegas aficionado knows that those rooms haven't been updated in almost five years. Frat boys taking boxes of beers to their super cheap rooms. Electronic drapery controls in the room were, by some sort dark magic or electrician incompetence, reversed. In general, service, clientele, and maintenance issues were endemic. What was once the property so exclusive, so luxurious that I couldn't have hoped to enter until my eighteenth birthday is not aging as gracefully as it could and should be under the stewardship of a tinkering, interested owner. I cringe to think what will happen once all of MGM's design and guest attention is taken by ARIA.

Encore

Encore

I love this property. I hate Encore Beach Club. QED, this property is no longer perfect.

THEhotel

THEhotel

Yeah it's showing its age, but where else would you want to stay when you've got to stay on the south end of The Strip?

Ten Things

1: Encore Las Vegas
2: The Cosmopolitan (Everything below the hotel tower, that is.)
3: Mandarin Bar
4: Asian Rain
5: Bouchon
6: The Country Club
7: Vesper
8: Roger Thomas
9: China Poblano
10: Hating Jim Murren


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Kinda love you for both putting up with me and being awesome, all at the same time. Can't wait 'til you come back for a few.

Shouted on Monday, 20th December 2010 by JohnD

Did I mention it was 77 today :P

Shouted on Wednesday, 29th September 2010 by mac78130

I am therefore I Vegas.

Shouted on Saturday, 5th September 2009 by Chuckmonster