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Planet Hollywood Details
Planet Hollywood is a Las Vegas resort and casino that was founded in 1991 by Bryan Kestner, a former actor, producer and businessman. Kestner was the founder of the Hard Rock Café, which turned out to be highly successful. He believed his Planet Hollywood venture would be equally so. The company was pretty profitable initially, but things went downhill in the 20th century. Planet Hollywood had to change hands before things started to improve.
The casino has received support from numerous celebrities. It faced a history of financial problems due to poor management and was eventually sold to Caesars Entertainment in 2010. Under new management, it has become one of the most popular casinos in The Entertainment Capital of the World.
Well Known Celebrities Support Planet Hollywood Brand
Planet Hollywood is one of the best known casinos in the world. One of the reasons it is so famous is that a large number of celebrities have endorsed it over the years. A-list celebrities that support the casino include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Demi Demore and Sylvester Salone. The casino gave many of these actors free Esops in exchange for their patronage, which helped boost the brand.
However, the value of the publicity they provided declined as they got older and their performance in the box offices started to decline. According to the Economic Times, the casino’s revenues declined after they gold older, which contributed to the problems that led to the casino filing for bankruptcy twice.
After Caesar took over the ailing establishment, it has found new ways to leverage celebrities to boost its reputation. In a rather controversial move, Planet Hollywood recently hosted a showdown between GOP presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. Planet Hollywood has also recently provided accommodations to Pitbull, Janet Jackson and other leading celebrities, which is helping improve its brand.
Britney Spears has recently spent $100,000 to make a career comeback, which includes a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood. She will be making dozens of performances at the resort, which is expected to help create traction for both parties.
Customer Reviews of Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood is one of the highest rated casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. It is recommended by 86% of Expedia members that have visited it.
There are a number of reasons that Planet Hollywood is so strongly recommended. It is well-known for having attentive staff and providing fun activities, both for people that want to gamble or enjoy the resort. Many people have said that it is especially good for single people, since there aren’t many kids around. However, one of the biggest reasons that many people enjoy their stay at Planet Hollywood is that it is right in the center of the Strip, which makes it easy to enjoy their stay in Las Vegas.
We arrived at around 11 a.m. after getting off our flight. There was a decent queue of customers checking out so we really weren’t able to target any specific clerk. We were directed forward to a youngish woman in her 30’s, with two $20’s sandwiched between the license and credit card.
All we asked for is that our flight was early and we were hoping to check in early, if at all possible. Once she saw the money she immediately said, “let me see what I can do for you!” and proceeded to start typing away on the computer. Not only did she waive the early check in fee, but she upgraded us to a premium fountain view room that was considerably larger than the rest of the people in our group’s rooms after they had checked in. Overall, a very painless process that led to some fantastic views and a more enjoyable stay!
Came in at about 10PM, few people in line. Targeted a very nice young women, started small talk and explained to her it was my girlfriend and my first time in Las Vegas and it was also her birthday. Gave her the sandwich and she said an upgrade would definitely be available. Upgraded from a resort room to vista resort room which is their junior suite, complete with a huge bathroom and a soaking tub next to a nice window view of the strip. Checked in on a Sunday night and checked out on Thursday.
After finding this site I decided to give it a try on my next trip to Vegas. I originally booked 2 standard (Hip) two queen bed rooms for 3 nights (there are four of us), no strip view. Since we had two rooms and there were four of us we decided to tip $50. We arrived around 5pm. Got through the line quickly and were called over by a gentleman to check in. I gave him the sandwich and told him any complimentary upgrades would be appreciated. We made small talk about sports and I told him we were in town for one of the guys’ birthday. He ended up upgrading us to Resort rooms (probably 50% bigger than Hip rooms) with a strip view. Our view was over the pool and towards the Cosmopolitan and Aria. The other room was towards Paris and the Bellagio. The bathrooms were large with a shower and tub and a sink on each side of the bathroom. Two big windows over looking the strip. Two comfy chairs to sit in. I’d say we did good. I looked online and found that normally these rooms are about $15-20 more than the room we originally booked. So $15 per night per room comes out to $180. So we saved $130.
Relatively busy due to big conference, with several people in front of me around 7pm. Was friendly to male clerk who initially seemed to be rushed when he called me up next, but handed sandwich when asked for card and ID, he immediately warmed up and was super cool, openly set the $20 aside, and said he’d look up what they had for complimentary upgrades. Was clearly absolutely acceptable practice and not awkward. Made some small talk about conference happening and how busy it was while he looked things up. Was very transparent about how busy they were, and said it was good timing before an expected rush later. Gave me a couple options and I picked a bigger room with great fountain view on higher floor. When we were done he thanked me as he picked up the tip, and since he kept the 20 on the table to the side through the process I got the clear vibe that he would have politely returned it if he couldn’t find anything. Happy I found this site earlier today. Be friendly and confident about it. If they can help you, I think they will given you’re not douchey, and it’s a nice courtesy for them to earn a 20 spot for making your stay a little nicer.
No wait when we arrived at 11 am. Handed the check in clerk $30 sandwiched between id and credit card. Before I could even got out 2 words asking about upgrade he started nodding and said I’ll take care of you. Waived the $35 early checkin fee (got us into our room right away) and put us on 25th floor with amazing view of the strip and fountains at Bellagio. Booked 5 night stay. Well worth the 30 bucks!!
Arrived around noon on the Saturday before Labor Day, there wasn’t much of a line. Made some pleasant small talk with the clerk – we didn’t target anyone, went to the first person available. After talking about raising small kids and how nice it was to get away as a couple for once we delivered the tip. He thanked us nicely and we then asked if there were any upgrades available. He said he was sure he could help and then stepped to the back for a few minutes. He returned and said he could get us in one of the panorama king suites if we could wait a couple of hours. We happily obliged and checked our bags with the bell desk. He also told us to bypass the line when they texted us to let us know the room was ready – just use the platinum line and tell them we need to pick up keys. Everything went great!
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, and there was a long line, so they had a lot of staff checking people in. When it got to be our turn in line, the desk clerk clearly looked worn out, so I complimented her on how fast the line was moving. That cheered her up a little, and when she asked for my ID and credit card, I had the $20 bill between them. She smiled when she received the “sandwich” and thanked me. I then asked if there were any complimentary room upgrades, and we went from a “hip” room likely on the backside of the hotel to a roomy “resort vista” room on the top floor of the south tower overlooking the strip and the Bellagio fountains, with a huge bathroom and a view down the strip for miles. My wife was very impressed with my Vegas “know how”. Thanks, FrontDeskTrip!
We had a reservation for 3 nights, 2 of which were comped. Got to the hotel at on a Weds at 2pm, handed the sandwich to the clerk. He did state that he had to ask if this was a gratuity or otherwise (apparently they now have a policy that they must ask). Was upgraded from a Hollywood Hip room to a Resort Vista strip view room for no charge. We had a great view of the Bellagio from the 19th floor. Definitely worth the $20 (it would have been an extra $70/nite).
Didn’t target a clerk because there was a line of 3-4 people. Checked in on a Monday about an hour after check in starts. I didn’t have to say anything once the clerk saw my 20 in the sandwich. He put it to the side and started typing away. He then pulled out a small binder and showed us the room he upgraded us to. We went from a small hollywood hip with no view to a LARGE resort room with a perfect view of the strip and Bellagio water show. Will do this again!
Got to the hotel around 8pm and there was a small queue to check in so we didn’t get to “target” anyone. However we got called over by the one I would’ve chosen had I had the opportunity. The clerk was female, very pretty and aged 20-30.
We were checking into two Hollywood Hip rooms, the 3 other members of my party were very unsure and sceptical about asking for an upgrade but since I had read a lot on this site, I knew I had nothing to lose.
I didn’t hand her a sandwich as such, as my ID was a passport and she didn’t need to see a credit card as the rooms were already fully paid and we didn’t want to charge anything to our rooms.
I put $20 down on the desk and then asked “are there any complimentary upgrades available?” It was a Friday night and Britney was playing that night and the next so I knew they would be busy. The girl was pleasant and said she would check for us. She asked us how many beds we needed, I said 1 bed in one room and 2 in the other. We chit chatted and I asked her if it was busy, she said it was and then we discussed how we were excited to see Britney.
She then said she upgraded our room to a Resort room with a strip view – it was amazing! Very spacious, large king bed, 2 big armchairs, big bathroom with his and hers sinks plus an amazing view of the Bellagio fountains and the Paris balloon.
She upgraded my friends to a Hollywood Hip room with strip view so we gave her another $20 which she accepted and thanked us for. It was great to see the difference between mine and my friends room. They had two queen beds, one armchair, a smaller bathroom and a strip view looking over to the Cosmopolitan. They could see the fountain if you really bent your head. So I was definitely pleased with my upgrade and was totally chuffed that it worked all thanks to this site.
The clerk also never asked us for resort fees, they was no mention of it and we didn’t want to bring it up. She didn’t take note of a credit card and we had no bill when we checked out so looks like those were waived for us too! And finally, when she knew how excited we were to see Brintey, she made sure our room keys were the Britney ones to have as souvenirs!