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Last week, we headed out to Las Vegas for an impromptu trip to catch Boyz II Men at The Mirage. Since we were only in town for one night and had about $100 in credits to burn on HotelTonight* we decided to use the last-minute mobile booking app to book our room.
So just as we were nearing Barstow on our road trip to Vegas from Los Angeles, we looked at HT and saw Caesars Palace open for only $91. We booked immediately and continued the rest of our road trip in rather high spirits. (It may have been because we were playing our fave early 90s hits the whole way there but never mind that.)
Yet when checked in at Caesars, they informed us that our room would be in the hotel's older Roman Tower. Thanks to VegasChatter, we know it's not in great shape. So we asked about upgrades. Turns out we could have the brand-new Octavius Tower for an extra $60 a night. We looked at our friend and said, Why not? That's just an extra $30 a night for each of us. Remember, we didn't have to pay for the room since our credits covered that.
We also inquired about possibly upgrading to the Nobu Hotel but even though rooms were going for a skint $189 a night, we would have had to cancel our HT booking, losing all our credits and then re-book.
So with our upgrade to the Octavius tower completed, we were given our keys to a room on the 64th floor with a pretty decent view out the side of the Bellagio fountains. Happiness! Except...
Caesars Palace got a taste of the limelight as the scene of The Hangover and now it wants more. The casino's parent company, Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced today that it has started a new unit to develop more hotels and restaurants but sans casinos. Hmm....
The company said Monday that the unit, called Caesars Global Life, will develop hotel properties via licensing, franchising and management agreements. Its main focus is overseas expansion.
Most of these new hotels will open in Latin America and Asia, which is like the hottest market right now with seemingly no signs of slowing down.
This is the second hotel-casino property in Vegas to pin their hopes on hotel expansion. A few months ago, Planet Hollywood announced it would be partnering up with Wyndham Hotels to expand their brand overseas as well, practically in the same markets as Caesars.