checked in with the twenty between credit card and license and requested the “complimentary upgrade”, to which the kind lady took the cards and looked to see what she could do. first we were assigned a 17th floor overlooking the golf course, but were upgraded to the 54th floor with panoramic view. she commented on “what a great rate” we received, and that the hotel was “sold out this weekend” because of the football and MTV VMAs. funny, also that she took the 20$ and placed it in clear view on the keyboard.
We were checking into a $139 casino rate resort room at 9:15 AM on a busy holiday morning. Handed the clerk the $20 with the cc and license and asked if there were any complementary upgrades. She thanked us and pocketed the $20. She asked if a top floor room that overlooked the strip was OK since that’s what was available at that time. Of course we said yes. Being on the top floor was amusing. Every single time in the elevator, folks either asked how the view was or looked us over like we might be someone. Great hotel.
hand the guy the $20 sandwitches and he knew what was going on. He left the $20 on the table until he handed us the keys!! I was suprised that he didnt try to hide it!! i was amazed!
The hotel looked fairly busy, and according to their website all the standard resort rooms were already fully booked… we were standing in line, basically waiting for the first of 3 clerks. We had two reservations and decided to check in together. Once the clerk had our credit cards and ids, I asked him to see if he could upgrade us to anything “nicer” or “bigger”. Told him that one of us had already been here before, while the other was to have his first Wynn experience. He typed and typed and initially said that there were no other rooms that were non-smoking and on the same floor. I asked him to double check, and he was nice enough to do so. After a couple of minutes he found us 2 rooms about 5 doors apart on the 56th floor of the hotel! They were panoramic view rooms that were going for $599/night!…
Just walked up to the desk, Told him I was wondering if they had any upgrades available. This was my first time at the Wynn. Handed him $20 in plain site. He took it and got a suite. Pretty easy, no hiding of anything, or round about way of going about it.
Had a casino rate ($139) reservation for 3 nights. Was afraid this guy was a manager, but handed him the $20 sandwich anyway. He actually seemed a bit surprised, and started to hand the money back, then seemed to realize what I was doing and set it on the desk while he looked for an upgrade. Chatted a bit, let him know the wife and I were here for anniversary trip; he offered me the upgrade (“normally an additional $50 a night”) and said he was sure we’d be pleased. I agreed, and he pocketed the tip, shook my hand, and thanked me for “my generosity.” Wife loved the room, worked out great!
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