Came to celebrate New Year with the family.
Reserved regular suite. Did not target anyone special, since it was a huge line, around 1:00 pm December 30, when the clerk called approached and gave $100 between my ID and cc card. Asked if there is any complimentary upgrades available. Upgraded to the suite with the huge terrace (hospitality suite), 2 bathrooms, leaving room, separate bedroom.
Worth every penny.
I checked in on Sunday about 10:45 p.m. There was no line, so I was just waiting for the next available desk person.
After we said hello, I asked the nice woman if I was eligible for any complimentary upgrades. I handed the nice woman my credit card, $40, ID, and Player’s Card. She took the “sandwich” and played it real cool–I wasn’t sure that she even saw it!
She poked around on her computer a bit and then gave me the good news: I was being upgraded from the Venetian Luxury Suite to the Palazzo Bella Suite! It has more square footage, oversize bathroom, generous living area, a view of the Strip, and 2 queen beds. She also gave me late checkout (which I always ask for, so this was just a bonus)!
It’s a lovely room and I totally feel spoiled!
First time from the UK. Booked the standard room. Got into a long queue and couldn’t particularly target anyone. A middle aged lady called us over and I put $50 in the passport and handed it to her when she asked. She asked me if I required change and I said no thank you but I was wondering if there were any complimentary upgrades. She smiled and started looking at the computer. I also added, also is there anything that can be done with the resort fees. She said she will see what she can do. She asked me what suite I was hoping for and I said one with a hot tub. She said she couldn’t get me one of those (to be fair it’s really expensive) but offered me a high floor in the Palazzo with a strip view. I accepted this, it was the 43rd floor with stunning views of the strip and mountains. She also offered us water to take to our room, late check out for 1pm and wiped 4 days of resort fees. Looking online I easily saved $800-1000 based on what we got. $50 well spent.
WE didnt target a specific clerk we didnt arrive til just after midnight so it was fairly quiet.
We had a female clerk who seemed friendly and chatted.
We followed our usual rules and asked her what kind of room we had, she said a luxury suite (standard) this is when my husband flashed the $50 and asked her if they had any upgrades.
She said she would check and went into the back. It did take her a while to find us a room and she really was trying to get us something better she even went to ask her manager.
She eventually came back to say they had found us a piazza suite which was 1400sqft compared to the luxury which was only 650. She showed us on the tablet the pictures and i knew this was a nice room. We got a strip view looking towards the wynn and down at the pools. I asked if she could do anything about the resort fees and she said she couldnt.
I was happy with what we got it would of cost us a hell of a lot more to pay for that suite upfront.
We checked in at 13:00 on Friday (11/9/15) and it was packed! We were staying for 6 days so I had a $50 ready. Was sent over to a young lady clerk. I said that we had a reservation (through Travel Republic) – she then asked for my ID and Credit Card ($50 sandwiched between) As I handed it over she took it out (Nb. there were manager’s everywhere!) she asked if I wanted change from my $50 to which I said “See what you can do”.
She upgraded us to a double suite in the Palazzo with a Strip view (a value of £1200, £500 more than we had paid) and gave us a late check out (4pm) as our flight wasn’t until 21:25.
Checked in around 3PM and was quite busy. I was unable to select a clerk so got directed to one.
I put $50 between my Amex and passport, she saw the $50 and pushed it up towards the desk.
I ask if there are any piazza suite upgrades, she said none are available complimentary but at a reduced rate, which I declined.
She then put me on the 33rd floor with a strip and mountain view. I also asked if she could come the retire fee which she happily did.
So $50 saved me the $40 per day view upgrade and €309 in resort fees.
We arrived late (midnight) on Thursday, and there was a 10 minute wait to check-in, and I was psyching myself up because this was the first time I was trying this. Nobody else seemed to be tipping, so I was unsure about how much to give, but I went with my gut and did $20. The clerk was a young guy, who seemed eager to please. I sandwiched the money between my credit card and ID, and asked if there were any “complementary upgrades”. Upon seeing the money, he went to work, asking us what we wanted and delivering. I was traveling with three other people, but booked a king room instead of paying more for the Bella room and I was nervous they would call me out and charge the outrageous “extra person fee” for the two additional people (about $50 per person per day!). Instead, he upgraded us to the Bella room and asked how many keycards I needed. He also waived the resort fees, something I also detest, without me even bring it up. Overall, the entire experience was excellent. I paid $20 for about $500 worth of savings in the end.
Just finished a stay at the Venetian celebrating my son’s 21st birthday. I booked 2 low-end suites and decided to try $100 to upgrade both. I didn’t target a specific clerk as I thought a c-note should do the trick with whoever. We arrived at approximately noon and hoped for an early check in since check in begins at 3:00. We made small talk with a female clerk (20 something) then I handed her the sandwich and asked her to check for upgrades. She asked me if I was looking for something special and selection would be limited since the hotel was sold out. I mentioned things like a larger suite, a suite higher up with a strip view, coupons, passes, waive resort fees…whatever she could come up with to make this trip special. We ended up in the same type suite with a partial strip view but she waived the resort fees for both suites meaning I was coming out +170 dollars for that and $50 a night for both suites for a strip view. I was really hoping for a couple larger suites but still feel I made out on the deal. Fourth time trying this and the third time it worked.
Checked it at 3pm on Sunday using IHG Rewards Member counter. There were only 2 agents at the desk so we just went to whomever was free.
Slipped $20 between ID and Credit Card. She asked if we wanted change and we said no. She asked if we were here celebrating anything special. We told her we’re here for our 10th wedding anniversary and just asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available.
We were offered a Rialto Suite Venezia Tower Strip with mountain View for no additional charge or a 1400 square foot suite for an additional $100 a night on top of our original reservation. We opted for the Rialto as we did not forsee ourselves in our room much. It was perfect!
Was directed to a young female clerk. Sandwiched $50. Said it was our anniversary. Was upgraded to Palazzo with strip view on the 48th floor. Resort fees were waived.