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.
I slipped a $20 at check-in and was upgraded to strip view and waived resort fee which I was very happy with.
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.
I was directed from the line to a young lady who was working the desk and she asked for my ID and CC. I handed her what she asked for, with a $20 folded on top in plain sight. She grabbed it and started typing. I proceeded to inform her that we have one extra person with us, going to be staying in the room, and that I hoped she could accommodate us. Me and my father booked the room but my mom later decided to tag along on our trip. She told me that it’s no problem and she set us up with a premium view suite with a fold out couch bed. She then asked if we were planning to use the gym or the wifi and I said only the wifi. She then informed us that the resort fee would be comped, and she told me to pull out my phone. She assisted me with comp wifi login and never mentioned the “extra person fee” of $50 per day. She gave us three room keys and off we went. Savings of ~$100 per day and we were staying for three days. The room is very nice and the wifi is fast AF.
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 was half awake when checking in and forgot to ask for anything or offer the sandwich. When I checked out I asked if they could waive resort fees and he said they were locked to the reservation. I showed my room keys with a 20 between them and he said “let me see what I can do.” He waived $240 in resort fees and the damage from the waters and m&ms. I also asked for a 1pm checkout but didn’t leave til 3.
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.
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!
I didn’t get to pick a clerk as all were busy so it was just the first one that became available. It was a Monday evening around 8pm. When the clerk asked for the credit card and Id I handed both over with the 20 sandwiched in and politely asked and was told he would check. He couldn’t upgrade our room style but put us on a higher floor with views of the strip and mountains. He waived the charge for this and waived the resort fees