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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 just walked up to the first available clerk. I greeted her, put down the 20 dollar sandwich and asked if there were complimentary upgrades available. She said she would check and almost inmediately said she had one upgrade available. She later added her manage already upgraded us this morning. I like to believe the 20 dollar worked, it doesn’t really make sense for the manager to upgrade us early in the morning way before most people check in.
We checked in at 18:30 looking a bit tired/scruffy after a 4 hour drive from Death Valley and a 3 hour shopping spree at the outlet. We booked a ultra hip king bed room, got a suite with view of the bellagio and caesar’s palace.
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!
Are upgrade was amazing. Went from a standard room to a strip view suite overlooking he Bellagio fountains. Unable to get resort fees waived though.
Got in about 6pm and there wasn’t too many people in line. Our clerk was a bit secluded so I put a $50 bill between my ID and CC. Asked if there was any comp upgrades. I barely got the sentence out when the young man was quick to set the money aside and worked on the computer. I told him that all I’m looking for was a fountain view room. He hooked us up with a high level room with a great view of the Bellagio fountains. Most people do $20 but being the time of year and for the longer duration stay that going with a $50 gave me better odds.
We had a 2 nights complimentary stay at this hotel. Presented the sandwich and got a nice smile from the front desk clerk. Just mentioned that we were looking for a nice room and got the noce answer “let me check what I can do for you”. After a couple seconds, we have been told that we got a nice and spacy room which was at the 17th floor. It was an Ultra Resort King Room with Strip and Fountain view facing the Paris/Caesars and Bellagio hotels.
We checked in around 5:30pm. Line wasn’t to busy.
Tried the $20 between my credit card and driving licence and asked if there was any room upgrades available.
The girl straight away said ‘we cannot accept that’. She then brought out a sheet with room upgrade prices on it.
Upon checking in, I handed over my $20 sandwich to the front desk lady and she quickly turned it down and said we don’t do that here. She offered discounted rates two times upon our conversation. I simply declined as it was overpriced and obviously cheaper to book online. No luck.
Placed a folded $20 between my ID and CC, told the clerk we’d appreciate whatever he could do to find us a great room. Found one with view of Bellagio fountains, asked if that was alright, we said that sounded good. He then asked if the $20 was a tip for his service, we said yes and enjoyed our view the next 3 nights.
Placed a folded $20 between my ID and Credit Card, told the clerk we’d appreciate whatever he could do to get us a good room. Said he could get us a high level room with a view of The Bellagio fountains, asked if that sounded alright to us, we said that’d be great. He then asked if the $20 was a tip for his service? We said yes, and enjoyed our great view the next 3 nights.
We stayed at PH April 18th-22nd. It was a really super nice front desk lady I just made some small talk with her explaining it was my mom and I’s first time in Vegas. I handed her my license and card with the $20 dollar bill in between and politely asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. Considering it was a comped room I booked anyway I was kind of weary it would even work. Without hesitation she said absolutely, typed on the computer and showed us exactly what our upgrade was which was a premium Bellagio fountain room. All I have to say is she made my first time experiencing Vegas amazing and really made me and my mom very happy and we will definitely be returning. All I have to say is the views were amazing. Stayed on one of the high floors.