It was great …. very easy and simple … slipped a 20 between id and cc and the guy at the desk happily accepted it telling me yes I can give you an upgrade, can’t get any easier than this.
I showed the lady my ID and credit card with the $20 bill on the top. I asked her for an upgrade. She said it would cost me an extra $10 per night to upgrade from Pyramid Deluxe to newly renovated Tower Deluxe. I asked if it could be free. She said no. I then asked if I could get free breakfast in the hotel or dining credit. She said no free breakfast and dining credit offer had expired on 12/21, so again that was a no. I decided to pay the extra $10 per night for the upgrade and did not tip her the $20 bill since I didn’t get anything from her. I don’t understand why, insteading of charging me $20 on my CC, she didn’t take the cash herself and give me a “free” upgrade.
I went to the desk with my wife and said that I had recently got married and would like to get a complimentary upgrade if possible. I already had my ID and credit card with the $20 bill visible on top of the card. She was very nice and immediately said that “You might just be lucky today”. She worked on her computer for a few minutes and then upgraded me to the best possible room that they had (for reqular customers at least). I slipped her the $20 and thanked her and went up to my room, not knowing exactly what I had been upgraded to. She just told me that I would be very happy. The room was the best and biggest hotel room/suite I had ever stayed in. It had a living room, dining room with bar, and a master bedroom with an awesome view. The bathroom was huge and had a spa tub in it. On the whole, it was the best gamble that I made in my 3 days in Vegas. The best part of it, was that another couple who were with us, also got upgraded from the pyramid deluxe room to the tower premier suite.
Reserved the room via luxor’s website at 60 bucks per night, getting 1 night free if you buy 2 nights (essentailly 40 bucks per night). Checked in at around 7:00pm, when it was busy; the clerk automatically asked me for my identification. I gave him my credit card and driver’s license, revealing my 20 dollars underneath. I asked him if he had any complimentary upgrades, and he told me he’ll see what he could do. He went to go ask his manager, who OK’ed the whole thing, and let me know that if anyone asks, let them know I’m on my honeymoon. I told him thanks for the upgrade, and gave him the 20 dollars as a tip for helping me out. While at Luxor, I also received a free caribbean cruise for two for ‘being on my honeymoon
Checked in late…around 1:30am. Everything was almost already gone. I slipped the $20 between ID and CC and she knew right away. She typed away and told me she couldn’t do anything for the entire stay since I was staying 3 nights. So she worked it out and had us set up for a Pyramid Spa Suite for the the first night and then back to the original Deluxe Tower for the 2nd and 3rd nights. She said that she would make sure we had a nicer room with a view and everything would be set up the next day for us. Let me tell you…the spa suite was wonderful if you make use of the spa. It was awesome…we definitely made use of it…haha. Well worth the $20 alone if we only had this upgrade for one night. The next day we were supposed to move over to our original room, but when I got there…the room had no view. It was a very nice room…just no view. So i called back down to ask to speak with a supervisor and told her that we already had problems with check-in and was told that we would get a room with a nice view for the remaining nights. She then upgraded us again from the deluxe room to the Deluxe Player’s room with a 42′ plasma TV, Bose surround sound system, a luxurious cal-king bed with luxury bedding and a separate bath and shower AND it had the best view possible of the strip from Luxor (which isn’t great but good enough). VERY well worth the extra $20. At the end of everything, I also got a good deal for the rooms from checking the prices everyday before getting there and found cheaper rates and called to have them re-rate my room prices. I got all this for a thurs, fri, sat night stay for around $500 total. Not to mention, I also got $30 credit towards dining at fusia and $20 for spa services and 2for1 for spa entry and IMAX films from their online deal. Wow…would try this again…but next time I’ll try with a hotel with a better view of the strip.
What Happenned? Gave her a $50 because I knew it was a busy weekend.I asked for any upgrades and she said its a really busy weekend. She gave us a Tower room on 20th floor with connecting rooms, BUT all she had was smoking rooms (so she said)..she said the suites were sold out. So we took the rooms, but they were so bad from the smoke we had to switch. So I went back down to her and she gave us crappy rooms(not connecting) on the 6th floor in the pyramid.So in the end we actually got downgraded. I think she might have actually been irritated that we tried “bribing” her because I find it hard to believe they were sold out of non smoking rooms at the Luxor.
Handed her my license, then handed her my CC with the 20 underneath it. She asked me what it was for and i said that it was for her. then i asked: “are there any complimentary upgrades?” She said she wasn’t sure and went to check. When she came back she offered me the pyramid spa suite or the tower mini suite. I picked the Spa Suite and it was totally worth the 20 bucks.
I had tried the 20 dollar upgrade before, and it worked, so we gave it another go. This time we were there to celebrate my husband’s big 40th birthday. I even had a cake pre-ordered/made by the Luxor caterers, so the ugrade was a big deal. We were shot down even w/ the 20 dollar tip. I ended up paying for the upgrade for 3 nights. We paid 269 1 night, 189 for the next 2 nights for a suite in the pyramid–and it wasn’t even the nicest suite they offer.
Booked online at Luxor’s site. arrived late around 1:30AM and checked in. This was a complimentary upgrade I didn’t ask for. The CSR simply asked me if I wanted an upgrade for an additonal $50 and I declined. He said, Well you got it anyway. I believe we were upgraded because we arrived so late and I was friendly even though I was tired.
I came back from Vegas a few weeks ago and the $20 tip worked like a charm at the Luxor. We booked our deluxe tower room at $79 for two nights. When I handed over my credit card with a $20 tuck underneath, the lady returned it looking a little confused. But when I told her that it was for her, she went to talk to her manager and gave us a tower suite! $89 a night for a tower suite is not bad! Hope you all have the same luck. *<^-^>*