Aug172009

Planet Hollywood and Mandalay Bay Hotel Views of Las Vegas Strip

The weekend in Las Vegas provided quintessential views of the Las Vegas Strip. Hotels in Las Vegas can provide some of the world’s finest hotel rooms at remarkably inexpensive prices. Thank you to all the gamblers who finance the casinos and allow travelers like me to get glittering views for under $75 per night.

 

 

Las Vegas Strip view at night from Room 2339 Planet Hollywood

Las Vegas Strip view at night from Room 2339 Planet Hollywood

Starwood Hotels Planet Hollywood is part of the Sheraton brand. My hotel reservation was only $71.20 to book for Sunday night on the same day Sunday at 11am with AAA group rate. The check-out total for room with tax and resort fee was just $79.74 for a same day reservation in the height of summer travel.

 

 

Las Vegas Strip view from Sheraton Planet Hollywood at dawn

Las Vegas Strip view from Sheraton Planet Hollywood at dawn

As a Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Platinum member I received a room upgrade and 500 Starpoints as my platinum member hotel stay amenity. In addition to the platinum amenity points, I anticipate 1,000 points for the Q3 SPG promotion. I think I am also signed up for another 1,000 points bonus for western state Starwood Hotels, but I will have to look more closely into that since it might be another chain. This Loyalty Traveler even has trouble keeping tabs on all the hotel points promotions.

 

 

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas view of Strip at daybreak

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas view of Strip at daybreak

My $71 rate only earned 213 points as an SPG elite member for the paid portion of my reservation, so the additional 1,500 to 2,500 points earned for this Planet Hollywood stay is quite a bonus on the points typically calculated in hotel loyalty program earning comparisons. 

 

 

Las Vegas Strip view midday from Sheraton Planet Hollywood

Las Vegas Strip view midday from Sheraton Planet Hollywood

This loyalty traveler has always argued “promotions make all the difference when making hotel loyalty program points earning comparisons”.

Las Vegas Sheraton Planet Hollywood view of Bellagio at night

Las Vegas Sheraton Planet Hollywood view of Bellagio at night

 

I love some aspects of Las Vegas, but I never have a problem leaving. Dehydration after a 40-minute walk in the 104 degree heat is fine for a day or two. 

Mandalay Bay Las vegas view of strip from 29th floor of 63 floor hotel

Mandalay Bay Las vegas view of strip from 29th floor of 63 floor hotel

Coming home to the 66 degree ocean fog of summer in Monterey is welcome relief from the California/Nevada desert life. Bikinis are not a common feature of our Central Coast California beach life, although life here does have its own unique identity not found on Mandalay Bay Beach.

 

 

Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Beach

Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Beach

 The wildlife here in Monterey is a bit more authentic. 

 

 

Seagull on the balcony at Carmel Hyatt Highlands Inn

Seagull on the balcony at Carmel Hyatt Highlands Inn

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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