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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.
Stayed 3 nights at Aladdin – Worked like a charm and they upgraded us to a resort vista overlooking the strip from a standard room. (Amazing and was well worth it) Big change from the room we would have had. How do I know because the other person in my party checked in before and we compared the two rooms.
4 nights at the Aladdin worked not problems 23rd floor view of the strip Thanks Fat Wallet
Also did 6 days white water rafting in the canyon WOW trip of a lifetime
Just got back from Aladdin. $20 upgrade worked like a charm. Asked if an upgrade was possible. Got two rooms on the 22nd floor overlooking the strip and a great view of the Eiffel Tower.
I tried the $20 trick at the Aladdin. I checked in around 11PM on Tues. June 13th. This was my first time, so I was pretty nervous. There is a lot of construction going on at the Aladdin, since they are converting it to Planet Hollywood. My cc is clear in parts of it, so I made sure the larger number (20) was showing through it. I handed it to him, did a double-take, looked down and saw the 20 through the card and turned to his computer. As I handed my card to him, I asked if there were any upgrades available. He did some work at the computer and said, “We don’t usually do this, but we were able to get you a nice room near the elevator.” I said thanks, and left to check out the room. He upgraded us from a deluxe room to the resort room for free. We didn’t notice any construction going on, and we were the first room from the elevator. Def worth the $20
I stayed at the Aladdin this past Sunday 7/2 – 7/6 and also paid $49.99 for the room. I’d actually booked 2 rooms because we were a party of 4. I asked if any upgrades were available and the check-in agent said “yes, at a price”… i told him to look and he offered me the bellagio fountains view (the upgrade that everyone seems to get on here), so when I asked how much it cost he told me not to worry about it.
I pulled out my AMEX and stuck a 10 dollar bill underneath and handed it to him. As he starting putting in our info, another check-in agent came over and told him that he was trying to give his guests one of the rooms that was being taken. So our guy gave it back and looked up at me and told me that he’d just upgrade us again. We ended up with joining rooms, one of which was big enough to comfortably fit all 4 of us.
In a nutshell, Aladdin check-in staff seem the most open to taking “tips” for room upgrades in vegas. Be sure to check out McCormick’s & Schmick’s happy hour (3:30pm – 6:00) for a $2 1/2 lb burger and fries!
I was just in Vegas from June 29th to July 3rd. Checked into Aladdins and tried the 20 dollar trick even while knowing it will be a busy weekend. I asked how her day was, and tried to be as friendly as I can. Then I asked for a complimentary upgrade after slipping the 20 under the ID and she after a minute of typing, she said “we can give you a resort room with a view of the Bellagio fountains.
Room wasn’t a suite but it was better than the one I would of ended up with. It was overlooking the pool, the bellagio fountains and I was able to see fireworks on the 2nd. I checked the price difference of the room and it was $50/night difference. 20 dollars for the 4 night upgrade was worth it to me. I didn’t bother to push her to give me a nicer room since it was a busy weekend but I think she would of offered me one if it was a slower weekend.
Oh yea, and I booked this on Priceline. Whoever said it doesn’t work if you book through Priceline was probably just unlucky.
I just spent a 4 days at the Aladdin and I tried the 20 dollar trick and it worked without any problems. I asked about any upgrades and the guy looked down at my credit card and saw the 20 and said “no problem” They upgrade was only for a view of the Bellagio and pool but it being the same time as the Hooters International Pageant it was well worth the 20 spot. I was hoping we were getting the deluxe room with the couch but it was the low end room on the 32nd floor. When I inquired about a suite the guy at the desk told me that the low level suites only have a king size bed there is very little privacy and since we requested two queens we would be better off with the view.
This might not be the right forum to vent but we had a great time while we were there but some of the dealers and the girl at the sports book were down right miserable. I grew up around Atlantic City and never have I seen such disrespect out of people that the last time I checked were working for tips. The rest of the hotel staff were great but a lot of the gaming people brought us down a bunch. I would definetely stay there again but I think I will taking my gaming business across the street.
Also, one more warning. Check your credit card bill a few days after check out. We bought a few bottles of water at the ABC store in the mall at the Aladdin. When the maids cleaned our room and saw some empty water bottles on the counter and in the trash they charged us 4.99 per bottle as if we had drank the special Aladdin water. Even though the bottles were a different size and color they are told to charge any empty water bottles to the room. I had to call the Aladdin accounting to get the charge removed. What a pain and What a scam…Boo Aladdin!!! I bet they make millions a year on fradualent water charges to people that don’t check their credit card bills thoroughly enough.
Nice young woman asked for my id. i gave it to her with a 20 underneath and asked for a complimentary upgrade. she typed away and said she would see about it. upgraded from standard room to resort room with a view (larger room with couch and coffee table plus standup shower and free standing tub- view of strip… bellagio fountains and alladin pool).
Stayed at Alladin on 8/2-8/5 with the $50 deal on this site. Came late around midnight to check in and the front desk guy said that there were no more views of the strip and no non smoking rooms availible. Handed him my CC and ID with $20 folded with it and asked him if there was anything that he could do for Non Smoking since I was not willing to stay in a smoking room no matter how nice. He took the items and walked over to another computer with some other guy and saw him talking to another guy. He came back and said that he found a non smoking room. Got to our room and it was a Resort room instead of a Deluxe that I booked, non smoking, and a high floor but no strip view, but it was an awesome view of the mountains and valley.
I put a $20 bill between my DL. and Credit Card and handed them to the female clerk. She handed the $20 dollar bill back to me and I asked if they had any complimentary upgrades. She said that my reservation had a “speical note” and she would need to speak to her manager. When she came back she said that I had been upgraded to a Resort Room with a view of New York New York and Monte Carlo. After she told me how to get to my room I handed her the $20 back.