The Mirage Las Vegas
I am a platinum with MLife (through my Hyatt Diamond status) and I get strip-view upgrades at the Mirage every time I go.
Since this trip was a girls weekend, I wanted to see how big I could go. So I folded a $100 bill underneath my MLife card and passed it onto the man at the front desk.
Because I wanted to aim high (and hopefully fall lower onto something still quite awesome), I asked about the private villa suites with pools attached to them.
The clerk covertly took the MLife card from me and told me he would see what he could do. If he wasn’t as successful as I wanted, he would give me the option of “cancelling this transaction.”
And then he left for like fifteen minutes.
When he came back, he said they didn’t have what I wanted, but they could do a king suite with a bed added (which fit just fine into the bedroom). I took it, and this is what it was like: (click to make larger)
Bedroom (they put the second bed on the far side of that bed)
The bathroom. Yes, this entire thing is the bathroom.
A dining area.
A bar, complete with ice maker which was incredible to have in the room. The ice maker was big too, so it held a lot.
A bed with a TV that popped up out of the console at the foot of the bed.
Shower plus jetted soaking tub.
The best part about this was that there were three areas in the suite with consoles and mirrors–perfect for three girls getting ready.
Would we liked to have been in a private-pool-villa? Yes. Did we regret slipping the $100? Not at all. Between us three, it can to about $33.33 each a night, or a little over $11 each per night for a suite. Not bad at all.
(ps, I love Vegas, so if you have any questions in general / posts you would like to see, not just about this subject, feel free to ask in the comments and if I know, I’ll write it up)