Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ultimate Holiday Gift Diamond Card Package

Have you always wanted a Total Rewards Diamond Card, but didn't want to gamble the required amount to get one? Now you can buy Diamond Card status by purchasing a special "Ultimate Holiday Gift" package for a stay at Caesars Palace, Paris or Planet Hollywood.

Packages start at $699 and include 2 nights, limo to and from the airport, $200 food and beverage credit and Diamond Card status throughout your stay. You also get a private trip concierge to help you book the trip.

This package is meant to be given as a gift, so I presume it would work similarly to a gift card. You give someone the gift, then they call the private trip concierge and book the package.

If you can use this package on a weekend (I didn't see anything that said you can't, although the fine print says "Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply.") it might be a pretty good deal. Let's use Paris as an example at $719. The package gives you a Red Room, which on average could run you around $500 for the weekend. Add the food credit and limo and you are getting $750 worth of stuff for $719, plus the perks of a Diamond Card.

It might be a bit of a splurge for the low rollers out there, but I think it could be worth it to get some VIP Diamond Card treatment for a weekend.

Check out Caesars Total Experiences for details.
NOTE: The package is advertised as "Only available for the holidays."

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Cosmopolitan Web Advertisements

Cosmopolitan opens one week from today. While browsing the internet this morning I noticed a series of new advertisements that caught my eye. The new series of ads showcase some of the unique packages that Cosmo has to offer, along with one that shows off the terrace rooms.

The "Nightcap Breakfast" package, which includes a $40 credit at Wicked Spoon Buffet.

The "Room for Three" package allows three adults to stay in a room without paying the extra occupancy fee.

The "Raid the Minibar" package allows guests to consume all edible & drinkable contents of the minibar during the length of their stay.

This ad shows the balcony terraces:

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Donny and Marie Wrap at Flamingo Coming Down

The world famous Donny and Marie wrap on the Flamingo is coming down and will be replaced with an advertisement for the new H&M store at the Forum Shops.

While the Donny and Marie wrap was definitely tacky and a bit of an eyesore, at least hit had something to do with Las Vegas and more specifically the Flamingo. An H&M advertisement seems kind of bland for that kind of strip frontage, and the store it's promoting is across the street at Caesars, which might confuse some pedestrians.

The preferred option would be not to have billboard advertising on the front of hotels, but it looks like they are here to stay, at least at Flamingo. If they insist on wraps, something like the Love advertisement at Mirage isn't too bad, it's fairly unobtrusive and understated.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Boise State and Utah in Las Vegas Bowl

College football fans in Las Vegas will be pleased at this years match-up of Boise State and Utah in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on December 22, 2010.

Both teams were very highly ranked throughout the season before suffering late season setbacks. I'm guessing the game will sellout and bring in a good amount of out of town visitors, which is good news for the local hotels and casinos.