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6 hours ago, Buttonhook said:

FF League I run is celebrating our 20th year next year and we've decided to have the draft next year in Vegas to celebrate.

So I'm looking for recommendations from FBGs for a hotel suite (or more likely an executive suite) that's big enough to hold a draft. Some considerations:

1. We have a huge economic disparity amongst the group, one guy will be flying his own plane to Vegas while some others will likely have to dip into their savings to make this trip work.

2. I started looking into AirBnB/VRBOs off the Strip and I just don't see the point.  We're in Vegas, so minimal sleep, no down time, and need quick access to casinos, sports books, cabanas by the pool, etc.

3. I've stayed at one of the nicer suites at Wynn Encore, which would be perfect, but I'm really aiming for a more mid-level hotel (New York New York, Ballys, Trop, etc.) so everyone can possibly afford to stay there (see #1) but I'm not having any luck finding that. 

Any and all advice is appreciated!

 

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4 hours ago, FairWarning said:

I watched the grand opening of Circa on VSIN Tuesday night, awesome.  

@Buttonhook this is your answer.  Make the private jet guys hook it up.  Have your draft in a cabana at the pool while watching college football.  It's the new Vegas Mecca.

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8 hours ago, Buttonhook said:

FF League I run is celebrating our 20th year next year and we've decided to have the draft next year in Vegas to celebrate.

So I'm looking for recommendations from FBGs for a hotel suite (or more likely an executive suite) that's big enough to hold a draft. Some considerations:

1. We have a huge economic disparity amongst the group, one guy will be flying his own plane to Vegas while some others will likely have to dip into their savings to make this trip work.

2. I started looking into AirBnB/VRBOs off the Strip and I just don't see the point.  We're in Vegas, so minimal sleep, no down time, and need quick access to casinos, sports books, cabanas by the pool, etc.

3. I've stayed at one of the nicer suites at Wynn Encore, which would be perfect, but I'm really aiming for a more mid-level hotel (New York New York, Ballys, Trop, etc.) so everyone can possibly afford to stay there (see #1) but I'm not having any luck finding that. 

Any and all advice is appreciated!

Vdara might work. 2 br hospitality suite is good for the draft. Splitting it 4-5 ways is doable if needed and standard rooms can be had for less than most of the higher end places. Plus still very compable for anyone with any kind of mlife play.  Don't sweat the lack of casino. You're in the Aria casino faster than you can get to the mgm casino from any room in the mgm.

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Just now, Sideshow Bob said:

Vdara might work. 2 br hospitality suite is good for the draft. Splitting it 4-5 ways is doable if needed and standard rooms can be had for less than most of the higher end places. Plus still very compable for anyone with any kind of mlife play.  Don't sweat the lack of casino. You're in the Aria casino faster than you can get to the mgm casino from any room in the mgm.

If you need cheaper than that, 2 br suites at The Signature. It's a hike at the end of the night, and that sucks, but on a budget the cost: quality ratio is off the charts for a large group needing to host something.

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49 minutes ago, Drunken Cowboy said:

Me too. Seems crazy to go before summer at least.

Me three. Miss it in the worst way. I have a stressful job and though I love visiting new places, we always hit Vegas 1-2 times a year because it's such a great place to let loose and unwind. Really needing that right now...

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I'll add that I actually had a trip booked right after labor day but canceled the day before I was supposed to leave. Strangely the week I was going to be there was the week we ended up having the fires in Oregon. We were on evacuation notices several times so it's a good thing I was home and my wife didn't have to deal with that on her own. 

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On 10/29/2020 at 4:03 PM, Drunken Cowboy said:

Does anyone have status with a casino? I would talk to a casino host.

A few of us did back in our single days, but we probably lost our hosts' business cards a long time ago...

On 10/30/2020 at 12:07 AM, Sideshow Bob said:

I've done drafts with 10-15 people in both. You want Vdara's location, but you will shell out a couple of bucks for it. 

But both are doable without breaking the bank. 

Kind of what I was thinking, Vdara was definitely the closest thing I found for a reasonable price for the amount of open suite space, and can't beat the location at City Center.

Appreciate everyone's input, hopefully we can all plan to live a normal Vegas life soon. 

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15 minutes ago, Drunken Cowboy said:

I have an offer for a free stay plus a free TV that can be up to 84 inches based on how much I play. I need a vaccine to go get one of these crazy deals. 

Tremendous offers right now, but they will evaporate in the spring once the vaccine is widespread. I was offered $129 for 30th/31st at TI, would have easily been $1K last year.

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22 hours ago, CGRdrJoe said:

With caesars rewards matching my hotel status and giving me diamond level, all their hotels rooms are basically free for the next few months with the exception of Nobu. Staying at Harrah’s 1/15-18, 0 resort fees makes it even sweeter 

That weekend they are offering me luxury purses to play. If you have diamond, you should be able to get that offer. You also will have access to the casino hosts. I would call and ask.

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11 hours ago, need2know said:

Thinking about going end of March.  Am I crazy?

Depends what you want to do. 

Sit at the tables and go to bars? Yeah i think you are nuts. 

Go enjoy beautiful weather, place sports wagers, walk around, lounge at pool, eat outside, no not crazy. 

I would add there is so much awesome hiking around, but i am definitely in the minority there. 

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34 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

Depends what you want to do. 

Sit at the tables and go to bars? Yeah i think you are nuts. 

Go enjoy beautiful weather, place sports wagers, walk around, lounge at pool, eat outside, no not crazy. 

I would add there is so much awesome hiking around, but i am definitely in the minority there. 

This is one of my primary activities when I’m out there. 

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52 minutes ago, Osaurus said:

This is one of my primary activities when I’m out there. 

It has completely changed Vegas for us. I had actually told my wife I didnt want to go on vegas vacations anymore. Then had a bachelor party to go to. Didnt want to go, but was one of my best friends. Another friend of mine asked if I wanted to fly out early and go to Zion. Told me it was like an hour away. So I agreed. 

Eventually looked up directions and realized it was 3 hours. So I did some research about hiking closer to vegas. Found tons. We evetually decided to fly out a day early instead of in the morning and just did Zion, but I couldnt wait to do some more of the local stuff. 

Wife and I booked a follow up trip and we started hiking everything within an hour. Now vegas is my favorite place to visit. It is also about the easiest city there is to drive in. Other than the backup at sahara(that clears quick) pretty much never get stuck in freeway traffic. It is a huge almost true grid. 

 

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39 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

People are really going to Vegas during the pandemic?

I get my second Pfizer shot this coming Friday :shrug: 

free room, round tip airfare is $70 so a really cheap mini get away 

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39 minutes ago, CGRdrJoe said:

I get my second Pfizer shot this coming Friday :shrug: 

free room, round tip airfare is $70 so a really cheap mini get away 

That's totally different and awesome 

Did they give you anything you can use to show you were vaccinated?  Or is it honor system?

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8 hours ago, parasaurolophus said:

Depends what you want to do. 

Sit at the tables and go to bars? Yeah i think you are nuts. 

Go enjoy beautiful weather, place sports wagers, walk around, lounge at pool, eat outside, no not crazy. 

I would add there is so much awesome hiking around, but i am definitely in the minority there. 

Weather even for those up north is not conducive to pools.  I think many are actually closed during the winter months.  It gets cold in Vegas.

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2 hours ago, kevzilla said:

Starting to look at the first weekend in April.

I was considering it, but heading out to Portland that weekend to visit my friends you met over a year ago (wow). 

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23 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

That's totally different and awesome 

Did they give you anything you can use to show you were vaccinated?  Or is it honor system?

I got a piece of paper that says the dates of my shots, doesn’t stop me from wearing a mask or social distancing but makes me more comfortable going places 

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36 minutes ago, Judge Smails said:

Weather even for those up north is not conducive to pools.  I think many are actually closed during the winter months.  It gets cold in Vegas.

The end of march is often in the 80's. 

Eta: just looked at some historicals 70's is more accurate, not 80's

Figured this was based on historicals, but I have no idea how they modeled that. 

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54 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

The end of march is often in the 80's. 

Eta: just looked at some historicals 70's is more accurate, not 80's

Figured this was based on historicals, but I have no idea how they modeled that. 

I've been out in October a couple of times and it is always marginal at the pools. Though, perfect for Red Rock Canyon.

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1 hour ago, Desert_Power said:

I've been out in October a couple of times and it is always marginal at the pools. Though, perfect for Red Rock Canyon.

Circa pools are heated to over 100 degrees year round.

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3 minutes ago, facook said:

Circa pools are heated to over 100 degrees year round.

Saw that, definitely puts it up the list. If I'm allowed back.

Buddy has been at Cosmo this weekend, he's been several times during all this.

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10 minutes ago, Desert_Power said:

Saw that, definitely puts it up the list. If I'm allowed back.

Buddy has been at Cosmo this weekend, he's been several times during all this.

:wub:  Did I miss a story?  Do tell, do tell.

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On 1/3/2021 at 10:24 AM, Osaurus said:

This is one of my primary activities when I’m out there. 

100% agree. When I have to go out there for conferences (2-4x/year) I tend to get there at least a day early to get a good hike in. It's fantastic. 

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Have not been to Vegas since 2015.

Want to go back badly.....but not until this virus is well under control and most of the population is vaccinated. Simply can’t even fathom handling chips, playing craps and having a normal great time in Vegas again until the Covid is really in the rear view mirror. Too much risk.

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On 1/3/2021 at 4:18 PM, parasaurolophus said:

The end of march is often in the 80's. 

Eta: just looked at some historicals 70's is more accurate, not 80's

Figured this was based on historicals, but I have no idea how they modeled that. 

Here is an example of pool schedules with details.  Not sure how updated

http://www.travel2vegas.com/poolschedule.html

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1 hour ago, Judge Smails said:

Here is an example of pool schedules with details.  Not sure how updated

http://www.travel2vegas.com/poolschedule.html

I am going to guess it is a bit outdated. 

Imperial Palace
Our pool reopens on March 1. Our pooldeck is open for sunbathing and the whirlpool is also open. There is no bar service during the off months.

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Just got back on Sunday from spending new years Eve at the Venetian.

 

Masks are required pretty much 100% of the time that you are out of your room, even on the strip.

Made the tables unplayable, I had zero interest in posting up masked up in a plastic stalls.  But the private dining and sportsbook was pretty much the same experience that I'm accustomed to.

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2 hours ago, hooter311 said:

Just got back on Sunday from spending new years Eve at the Venetian.

 

Masks are required pretty much 100% of the time that you are out of your room, even on the strip.

Made the tables unplayable, I had zero interest in posting up masked up in a plastic stalls.  But the private dining and sportsbook was pretty much the same experience that I'm accustomed to.

Plastic stalls is kind of how i describe the venetian sportsbook in non covid times. 

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