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...]

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...]

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

Bachelor parties can be fun. Obviously I can't tell you everything that happened, so without getting into specifics: I'm probably a bigger threat to myself than to anyone else when holding a gun. I made Archer look sober. It pays to collect business cards from your favorite waiters. I … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways: Vacation Packages from MGM Resorts

Daily Getaways Bellagio

Wednesday's Daily Getaways offers from the U.S. Travel Association and American Express are four vacation packages to different MGM Resort hotels in Las Vegas. (For more on Daily Getaways, read Sunday's post.) I'm conflicted over how I should value these promotions. On one hand, they … [Read more...]