Not quite a Panorama Suite, granted, but he then proceeded to throw in vouchers for money off food and gambling. And then, having made some more small chat, he magicked up a coupon to receive a free bottle of booze of our choice. And we’re talking big bottles of gin, vodka and tequila. Ourselves, we made for the bubbly, which should have cost $25. [Ed. Note: This is actually a part of a promotion called, Drinks on Us, that PH is currently offering.]
Now we have to be honest. As rooms go, it was not a stunner. It was a bit tired, a bit dark, and a bit plain (apart from a costume worn by Douglas Fairbanks in some film or other). There was no minibar, fridge, or bathrobe. The thin walls meant we heard in graphic detail the party going on above us at 3am. But it was huge, functional, and, best of all, definitely worth $72.
We thought maybe it was the Hotwire effect, but we checked into the MGM Grand yesterday having booked that exactly the same way, and got no upgrades, coupons, nothing. So we’re thinking that, if you want extra added Vegas value, right now PH is the place to be. Just remember to be charming to those check in folk.
VegasChatter did a last-minute rate-check at Planet Hollywood last week. See which method--hotel's website, reservations agent or third party booking site--yielded the best deal!