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More discounts MGM, Mirage, Luxor, Excalibur, NY NY- valid dates to Oct 2008

Ross, a very good friend of mine is off to Vegas for his Stag (bachelor) night in Las Vegas from London for three nights from October 3rd 2008, so watch out Vegas over this weekend. He wants a real “Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle weekend, going to LAX, Pure, Cat House, JET, Playboy, Mist, Rain, Tryst, Voodoo Lounge , Caramel, and all the top clubs so I have got in touch with my friend Darin Feth at Nitetours who will sort all this out for them.

He asked me to find if there were any discount rates available for this period and here is what I found the rates are for 3 nights from October 3rd based on 2 in a room I hope that these can help someone but please accept apologies for the format. All of these rates are direct with the hotels so the $20 Dollar Upgrade trick can be tried which may offer even greater value on these all ready amazing rates

Luxor Las vegasUltimate Luxury at Luxor

• Deluxe Room Accommodations
• Room Rate discounted 15% below the Prevailing Nightly Rate
• $30.00 Dining Credit (Good at FUSIA our Asian Inspired Restaurant)
• 2 for 1 Lunch Buffet at MORE
• 2 for 1 Admission to The SPA at Luxor

3 nights $433 per room for Pyramid room $662 for Spa suite this is per room not per person based on 2 sharing it’s a bit more if you have more in the room and the suites can only be booked for two people. I would recommend if there are a few of you getting 1 suite to meet up in.

New York New York3 nights $539 per room this is a bargain it’s a better hotel than Luxor or Excalibur by a mile and probably your best value for money. Once booked this can not be cancelled.

Mirage $568 per room My favorite resort on the Strip couple of good bars and an ar**hole dealer who looks like the bloke from terminator but probably at the wrong end of the strip for you still it’s a very good price for this hotel.

MGM Maximum Escape –3 nights $749 this rate is the only one currently available for October all the rest end at the end of September

·$25 Bar and Restaurant Credit (per stay)
·2 for 1 spa facilities pass
·15% off Spa Services

Excalibur 3 Nights $373 – You can not cancel this one once booked Excalibur is fine it’s not as nice as the Luxor or MGM and has no bars or clubs but is next door to MGM, NYNY and Luxor but it may not be quite what you want

Best Deal on the web for Mirage from $72 a night ! – valid until 28th December 2008

Best Excalibur rates from $41 per room per night

MGM Grand from $49 per night

Other discount codes and great rates on my blog

New offer from Luxor FREE EXTRA NIGHT
Luxor “Stay An Extra Day” *Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free on select calendar dates in June (*See site for additional details). Rates from $79/nt. Jun 4 – Jun 15, 2008. Promo Code: Pstay (Exp 6/13/08)

Special rates at Luxor, MGM Grand and Excalibur Las Vegas from 26th May 2008

Cheapest MGM Mirage, Las Vegas hotel rates – 11th May 2008

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This weeks Show ticket special offers from Goldstar -May 28th 2008

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Comedian and Impressionist Gordie Brown at the V Theatre Viva Las Vegas
V Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, May. 31 @ 10:00pm
Full Price: $70.00 Our Price: $35.00
Rating: 3.1 starsWith incomparable comedic timing and a uniquely edgy and energetic style, Gordie Brown leaves audiences laughing in the aisles as he brings together his engaging comedy and mastery of impersonation. Brown’s performance is a combination of comedy and music. He performs over 50 voices, including the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Robert DeNiro, Garth Brooks, Ozzy Osbourne, and Jack Nicholson. Learn More
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Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian Viva Las Vegas
Phantom Theatre (Las Vegas, NV)
Wednesday, May. 28 @ 7:00pm
Thursday, May. 29 @ 7:00pm
and 37 more dates.
Full Price: $132.20 Our Price: $82.20
Rating: 3.7 starsSee one of the world’s most famous musicals as you’ve never seen it before. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular is an all-new production featuring 40 actors—making this the largest Phantom cast in the U.S.—and a 19-piece live orchestra. Phantom includes all the songs in the original show, with hits such as “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” Learn More
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Monty Python’s Spamalot: Hilarious Quest Based on Classic Holy Grail Movie Viva Las Vegas
Grail Theater (Las Vegas, NV)
Friday, May. 30 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May. 31 @ 7:00pm
and 44 more dates.
Full Price: $75.90 – $97.90 Our Price: $45.54 – $58.74
Rating: 3.6 starsMonty Python’s Spamalot, named the no. 1 show of 2007 by the Las Vegas Review Journal, tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail. Starring John O’Hurley, the 90-minute show features silly songs, dancing divas, knights in tights, feisty Frenchmen and a happy ending! Learn More
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Mamma Mia!: Hit Musical to the Songs of ABBA Viva Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (Las Vegas, NV)
Thursday, May. 29 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May. 31 @ 6:00pm
and 46 more dates.
Full Price: $82.50 – $110.00 Our Price: $49.50 – $66.00
Rating: 3.7 starsA mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Mamma Mia! is the world’s number one musical, with more international productions than any other show. Set on a fantasy Greek island, the tale of love and friendship features hit songs by ABBA, including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “Mama Mia.” Learn More
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All That Drag, Dinner and a Show at Lucky Cheng’s Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas
Harmon Theater at Krave (Las Vegas, NV)
Thursday, May. 29 @ 5:30pm
Friday, May. 30 @ 5:30pm
and 22 more dates.
Full Price: $39.95 Our Price: $20.00
Rating: 2.9 starsEnjoy an all-you-can-eat Pan-Asian-style buffet and a show—All That Drag—at Lucky Cheng’s on the Las Vegas Strip. Featuring a drag hostess, comedians, cabaret performances and audience participation. Top drag performers sing live, lip sync and dance throughout the dining room. Learn More

May 28, 2008 Posted by | Casinos, entertainment, events, Excalibur, Las Vegas, shows, Travel, Vegas, vegas shows, Vegas Strip, vegas tips | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas – my review

Flamingo HiltonFlamingo Hilton
3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas
NV 89109
+1 (702) 733 3111
www.lv-flamingo.com

Location Dead centre of the Strip facing Caesars Palace – no moving pavements needed here as the Flamingo’s doors open straight onto the Strips sidewalk in this respect it feels like a hotel Downtown.

Theme If it has one it’s lost on me. There are lots of bright colours particularly pink but a fair amount of orange and yellow too. There is neon, stacks and stacks of neon, so bright you can see it for miles away and so intense that it makes a difference to the air temperature underneath it. If it is meant to have a theme I guess its theme is Vegas. This is the oldest surviving Strip resort originally opened by gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel in 1946 with other mobster’s money. Bugsy went well over budget and made losses in the first year thus having to close the unfinished resort from January until March 1947. He was repaid for his great vision with two bullets to the head in June that year. Without his vision and his guts it is doubtful that the Strip or Las Vegas would be what it is today.

Attractions The 15-acre “Garden of Eden” has lush palm trees; pools and jungle vegetation there is also a wildlife sanctuary featuring African Penguins – yes AFRICAN, and you guessed it Flamingos. There is also a video arcade for those who have more frantic pleasure needs.

Pool The pool is one of the best in town its a lagoon with palm trees and other tropical plants and waterslides, it has an area for “European” sunbathing.

Flamingo HiltonShows and Entertainment . Donnie and Marie Osmond of The Osmond fame have are now the super headliners at the Flamingo. George Wallace a comedian currently performs at the Flamingo as doe’s funny magician Nathan Blake. The Flamingo has an adult’s only sexy review called X Burlesque. There is talk that Harrahs will shortly be signing some huge names so watch this space. If you like Cirque de Soleil shows you are of course only over the road from The Mirage where LOVE is showing and TI where the amazing Mystere is playing or whatever headline is running at the time at Caesars Palace.

Dining The Paradise Garden buffet (Brunch £13.99, Dinner $18.99, Sunday Brunch $15.95 with champagne) has a lovely setting looking over Flamingo Island. Friday offers the Seafood Dinner Buffet for $19.95 which is pretty good if you like seafood, if not avoid. It is good value, when we visited the selection was not enormous though we have heard that this has improved. Bugsy’s Delhi for sandwiches. Conrad’s – for steak and seafood, one of the best in town but expensive. There is also Chinese that is not bad but there are better ones on the Strip. Margaritaville is one of the best value, fun restaurants on the Strip, it has a Caribbean flavor and possibly the best nachos in the World, only get them to share or your wont eat your main course.

Gaming 77,000 sq ft of gaming space, so yes big but it does not feel big, the low ceilings make it feel smaller and more cramped than it really is. It is noisy and appears to have some parts quite crowded and others very empty. Because the doors open straight onto the Strip you quite often get natural light flashing on for a second and real air moving near the doors. There are nearly 2000 slots here, about 70 tables and 4 roulette wheels. At times the table minimums are as low as $5 but that is not too often, maybe the credit crunch will change this who knows ?

Drinks service Fair, Not good, not bad just enough to keep you here but not good enough to get loaded

Overall Loud and bright is the statement that this casino throws out but it all ends at the doors. Once inside, yes it is noisy but does not seem as frantic as some and appears to be very safe and, well, sort of middle of the road.

Good points The feeling that this is one of the firsts, that you are in Las Vegas history and that you don’t have to stray far from the Strip to visit.

Bad points The casino can be hellishly noisy; up to headache levels and it feels on a par with many cheaper policies.

Top Tip I know I have mentioned it but get Nachos at Margaritaville just make sure you share them.

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May 28, 2008 Posted by | 20 dollar trick, buffets, Casinos, Cirque, cirque de soleil, entertainment, events, Excalibur, flamingo, gaming, Holiday, hotel upgrades, Las Vegas, Luxor, Mandalay bay, MGM, MGM Grand, Mirage, news, nightclub, resturaunts, shows, Stupid, tipping, Travel, Uncategorized, Vegas, vegas buffets, vegas comps, vegas events, vegas pools, vegas shows, Vegas Strip, vegas tips | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments