Handed my ID and CC with $20 in the middle to clerk and asked for the “a great room on the highest floor available”. Immediately she was on the phone asking the manager for various suites, but being a busy weekend, the manager was being very helpful. She could see on her screen a corner room on the 58th floor available, but the manager said that it had just been placed on hold for another guest extending their stay. She had no trouble puting me my choice of 3 available rooms on the 57th floor. These rooms are $50 more per night if booked directly for the better views. She kept the $20 behind my ID on her keyboard until she was able to confirm that I was being upgraded, and that I was satisfied with the upgrade. Once I said that “that’s great, thanks for your help”, she quickly put the $20 in her coat pocket.
sandwiched the 50 between cc and id proceeded to hand to clerk and she saw the 50 and gave it back. she assumed that I had put it there by accident..right.. anyhow. i asked if there were any suites available and she said sorry but it’s a very busy weekend and they are all booked. she did offer a panaramic view at no charge. I still offered the 50 for her help.
on Monday I went to the tower suites front desk and got upgraded to a salone suite (upsell) for an additional 300/nt. beautiful room. well spent imo
I got in the line of an older-looking guy (50’s), as I read here that guys are more likely to give upgrades. He saw my 20 between the credit card and drivers license and quickly put it in his pocket, and said “let’s see what we can do for you today”. It was the 7/7/07 weekend and he said he couldn’t upgrade me to a suite, but he said he could get me a Panoramic View room on the 50th floor – however, it was a smoking-optional room, which I wasn’t crazy about. He found another room which he called “upgraded” on the 23rd floor and that’s what I ended up with. It turns out that “upgraded” and “panoramic” are the same thing and just mean that the room is closer to the elevators in the center of the curve, so you get a better view of the waterfall area right below (instead of from off to the side). That was the only difference between that and a regular Resort room. Bart said it was a $50 per night upgrade. While the view was nicer, had I known that it was all my $20 was going to get me, I probably would have passed.
Just went for a bachelor party. We reserved four rooms for 16 guys. We decided that we would tip 100 just to be safe. We thought 20 might not have been enough for all four rooms.
Well – we easily could have tipped 20 because she was more then happy to upgrade us once she felt the cash under the credit card. She just put the CC down in front of the keyboard and started looking for upgrades immediately. The CC was on top of the cash so she didn’t even know how much was there. I guess she may have read this website and thought it was a 20. I’m sure she was surprised when she got home.
In either case – all four rooms were upgraded to the panoramic view floor 53- all on the same floor
We were booked at Wynn for three nights, two of which were comped, so felt we had a “win” even before checking in. Slipped a folded $20 between ID and credit card and asked if there were any Strip View rooms available on one of the higher floors. We were given room 6055 — wow what a view and well worth the $’s.
Booked a Resort room through Travelocity, when I got into Wynn it was about 2PM. Looked over the lines and slicked back my hair with my hands and then licked my thumbs and combed back my eyebrows. Walked up to a guy who looked like he knew what he was doing. I had previously folded the $20 into a little origami frog. I slid it over to him with my ID. Gave him a wink and then asked if he could hook me up.
He typed about 50 keys and came back with a Villa upgrade right by the fairway. Then he gave me the keys and touched my hand. Didn’t think anything of it. Later, while I was in the Villa around 10PM I hear the doorbell ring and think it is the dinner I ordered but actually it is the desk guy and he’s dressed to the nines and looks like he’s ready to party. I said WTF and then he left. I got downgraded 15 minutes later.
Booked on Orbitz for about $230.Upgraded to Tower Suite pool view.Loved the property.Everything was great
Told the gentlemen that we were in town for Mom’s 82 birthday and I needed a nice room by elevator. He said he would give us an upgrade room with a good view (it was golf course view not strip). Our room was on the 55th floor (out of 60). I am not sure what the difference is between a panoramic view room and a regular room. I imagine it is the floor level? He mentioned he would send a birthday cake to the room if his manager approved. We never got a cake.
Gave clerk $20 with license and credit card and asked if any suite upgrades were available. He offered suites at a discounted rate, which we declined but upgraded us to a panoramic view room on the 54th floor.
Had planned to try this with a $100, but given that I was checking in when it was really busy (~1pm) I decided to just do $20 since I figured it wouldn’t work as often. Sure enough, the guy was a pro. As I handed him the card+$$+ID I said ‘and if there’s anything you can do in terms of a room upgrade i’d really appreciate it’. Heard a quick snapping sound as the money dissapeared, and got a nice upgrade to a bigger room on one of the top floors. Well worth it.