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Advise needed: Encore or Palazzo?

Discussion in 'The Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by KellyLovesVegas, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. KellyLovesVegas

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    For our summer trip I'm trying to decide between Encore and Palazzo (because they are AMEX FHR properties). We usually stay at MGM properties because we get comps, but sometimes it's good to mix it up. (For comparison my favorite hotels in Las Vegas are the Four Seasons, Aria Sky Suites, and MGM SkyLofts.)

    We stayed at Venetian about 5 years ago and the scent in the casino gave me a terrible headache - so my first question would be is the scent at Palazzo the same as the Venetian? What do you like best about Palazzo?

    What about the scent at Encore? What do you like best about Encore?

    Thank you :)
     
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    Don't like the smell at v/p... If you are using fhr at encore if you can, book at least a tower suite room.. Ts usually upgrades to a parlor so there is a lot of value there...
     
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    Not to not answer the question, but what does booking the room with Amex fhr do for me? Can you still get it comped or is it an upfront paying of the room with some benefits. I have the applicable Amex cards but usually stay under comped offers so just trying to see if I'm missing out on something.

    As to your question I haven't stayed at encore in a long time so can't help you in the decision.
     
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    You can't get comped a room booked through FHR. You can only get comped rooms booked directly with the hotel.
     
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    That's what I thought. I guess the FHR is a good benefit for non Vegas locations but not so great in Vegas if you're used to comped rooms. Now if you aren't usually comped then I can see there being some benefits.
     
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    Sometimes we like to stay at different places in Las Vegas even if we don't have comps at that particular property.

    And yes, FHR is a great program for non-Vegas locations!
     
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    If you are comped RFB I agree, but if not there sometimes is a lot of value in fhr in Vegas.. Esp if you want a suite or something you wouldn't usually get comped
     
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    An example, fhr many times has promotions with free nights at Wynn recently it has been 4th night free but in the past there was a 1st night free offer with a 2night + stay.
    At this time I would usually get a comp resort room but no additionals.. Figure $200/night comp.
    At that time parlor suites were $800 Saturday's 600 weekdays.
    So we stayed Saturday left Monday. Booked a parlor suite for sat free 540 Sunday (fhr was 10% off best published price at Wynn).. Got the upgrade to a salon suite. $100 spa credit and $80 per day breakfast credit. Since we were going to eat and my wife was going to use the spa anyway these are direct savings.
    We charged a lot of food and the host took off like $500 f&b..
    But for around 600 (540+tax) we got 2 nights in a salon suite (going rate around $1k on a Saturday) plus the benefits so 600-100-160
    So really more like $340 for 2 nights In a salon suite.... That's value!
     
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    I like Wynn/Encore more than V/P.

    Was there and was in a Suite at both and even though V/P suites are nice they looked dated.

    Encore is always nice and I was in a high rollers Suite at Palazzo so this was not a normal suite.
     
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    Encore is a no-brainer.
    The scent at Palazzo is the same as Venetian.
    Wynn/Encore also have their scent, but it is different from V/P.
     
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