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Marriott Las Vegas' Ultimate $49,000 Mancation

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  Site Where: 221 North Rampart Boulevard [map], Las Vegas, nv, United States, 89145
November 9, 2006 at 2:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

Las Vegas' J.W. Marriott has just kicked the Mancation level up several notches, this just may be the one to beat and its price will be too. It's priced at $49,000 but this price is fitting for the extreme set-up.

The four men in on this deal will begin their "Ultimate Mancation!" by a limo ride pick-up taking them to the Rampart Casino. There they will be given $1,000 dollar gaming chips each to play while a hostess follows them around serving martinis.

The mancation also includes three nights stay in two grand suites with a private butler, a never-ending fully stocked bar, and a Ferrari 360 Spider to escort them around town. Entertainment includes a driving lesson in an Extreme Radical Suzuki Racecar at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Country Club, a golf day at TPC at the Canyons along with a brand new set of deluxe clubs to take home and spa treatments at the Aquae Sulis Spa.

But now consider the food, dinner at the Carmel Room's private library, their Irish Pub, and finally one night with a master chef:

This gastronomical experience, courtesy of world-renowned celebrity chef Gustav Mauler, CMC, includes a seven course dinner, prepared to the guest's request. Chef Gustav will fly in the world's most exotic ingredients - game, shellfish, domestic meats, seafood - and pair the courses with fine wines from across the globe. The Certified Master Chef and his staff will attend to the evening's every detail and, after the final course is served, Chef Gustav will join the group on the balcony for aged cognac, fine cigars, and conversation.

There you have it men, pretty much all you could ever ask for. Now what are all the women going to do?

Related Stories:
· Marriott Las Vegas Reviews [TripAdvisor]

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Memorial Day Getaway: Golf in Vegas

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  Site Where: 221 North Rampart Boulevard [map], Las Vegas, nv, United States, 89145
May 23, 2006 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's probably hard to believe but there are things to do outside of the Las Vegas strip besides gambling, shows, drinking and strippers.

Like golf. The Travel Golf blog says that Vegas golf courses won't be too crowded during this big holiday weekend and suggests playing TPC Canyons golf course.

Check out the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa which is partnered with the TPC Canyons course and even has rooms overlooking the greens. Most or all rooms have jacuzzis and private patios. And of course, the pool scene is important.

The pool situation is very nice. It is quite large, with two oversized 24-hour hot tubs, a poolside bar and restaurant, an adjacent sand volleyball court, and frequent cocktail service. It was not overrun with kids by any means and seemed to have plenty of lawn chairs for the taking. We never had a problem getting a seat and the hotel was full all weekend.

Travel time to the strip is about 15 minutes and if you get lucky during craps, you can blow your winnings on a round at the Wynn which go for $500.

Related Stories:
· Las Vegas a wide open last minute Memorial Day weekend golf escape [Travel Golf Blog]
· JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort reviews [TripAdvisor]

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Suncoast Service Questioned

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  Site Where: 9090 Alta Drive [map], Las Vegas, nv, United States, 89145
June 2, 2005 at 6:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

[Editor's Note: Hotel Maven Tropix weighs in with an opinion on the Suncoast Casino out in Vegas. Not pleased is Tropix--never return, we sense.]

Our introduction to the Suncoast indicated what we were in store for. We walked up to a counter that appeared to be as accommodating as an airport car rental counter. We were summoned by a brusque "NEXT!" Upon looking around for the clerk that had summoned us, there was no one even looking at us. An impatient and unfriendly clerk then summoned us with an abrupt wave of her hand.

The Tropix Tale Continues Post Jump

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