Making Sense of Caesars’ Total Rewards Program

Caesars Total Rewards

Many traditional hotel loyalty programs have been linking up with casino loyalty programs in recent years. This has provided them a foothold in Las Vegas, a city where mainstream brands have not had a strong presence. I think it's been a good move because those mainstream properties that … [Read more...]

DELANO Replaces THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, but Hyatt Partnership Intact

DELANO Vegas

Like several other BoardingArea bloggers, I was searching for some extra nights around our upcoming conference in Las Vegas and was surprised to find THEhotel -- a hotel within a hotel at Mandalay Bay -- was sold out. But a new one called DELANO was also on the list on MGM's M life … [Read more...]

Hyatt and MGM Create New Digital Hub for Las Vegas

Make Vegas Yours

I've been fairly impressed with Hyatt Gold Passport's online media efforts lately. They had a blog for a while, but sometime last year they relaunched Keyed into Hyatt, which has since offered some really stellar content surrounding their different properties and corporate activities. I … [Read more...]

The Suitest Is the Coolest Way to Book Your Next Hotel

The Suitest - 8

What's the biggest first world problem? I have many: settling for international business class because first is sold out, a four-hour layover in the airport lounge while I pour free Johnny Walker Blue into empty water bottles, etc. But there is one particular problem when booking hotels … [Read more...]

M life Changes My Attitude toward Las Vegas

M life Hakkasan

For most of my life there were three cities I really didn't like, and Las Vegas was near the top. It doesn't have to be expensive, flashy, or over-the-top, but it often is for many tourists. Contrast that with my ideal form of relaxation: an overstuffed leather armchair, a glass of very … [Read more...]

Livin’ Large in Vegas with M life

M life Limo

I am not a good gambler. Good with numbers, yes. I took math classes for fun in college. But I can barely shuffle a deck and am easily distracted by flashing lights. So when Hyatt and MGM Resorts announced a new partnership, I was pretty excited that my existing Hyatt Diamond status … [Read more...]