Crowdsourcing Las Vegas Luxury Hotels Through Social Media

This month, I’m going to be in Las Vegas for a few different conferences & events. Yay!

Now here’s the thing… I’m not much for Vegas.

Welcome to Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas

Let me clarify, though. I’ve been to Vegas a number of times, and it has always been a great experience. I’ve attended seminars, met new people, ran into old friends and had a blast on some scary rides that were 1000 feet in the air. :)

I haven’t really been much into the whole casinos, clubs, lights and hype-y element of Las Vegas, though. Not that I’m protesting against it, it just doesn’t do anything for me.

I have, however, developed a fondness for luxury hotels. :)

Las Vegas Luxury Hotels in The Skyline

Las Vegas Skyline

Yes, I’ve stayed in a lot of cheap motels, slept in the car, crashed on couches, etc… and I usually love it. I continue to do so when appropriate, but let’s just pause for a moment. There IS something really beautiful about staying in a 5 Star Luxury Hotel and being treated like a king. In a subtle, but tangible way, it does something to my self-esteem. Makes me feel like I deserve the best of what the world has to offer, whatever it may be.

So, wanting to stay in a luxury hotel in Las Vegas, but finding that the one where my conference is being held was sold out, I turned to my twitter friends to ask them their input:

What’s your favorite hotel in Las Vegas?

And my friends chimed in with their opinions:

  • @greghartle & @rlr2 suggested the Wynn. (Actually @rlr2 also suggested MGM Grande & Paris… apparently she loves Vegas)
  • My new friend @hgreeley suggested “Pure, Ghost Bar, Rio.”  (Maybe someone should mention that I don’t drink? lol)
  • THE Hotel, Mandalay Bay were the hotels that @Rio_Cervantes suggested
  • @manningfinance said that Mirage, Venetian were good ones, AND
  • @angelar70 said that her daughter loves the Excalibur. It looks like a castle, who wouldn’t love it?

Then I checked out my Facebook feed and found Magellan Vacations who offered to do some research and find me the best deal around. (No cost to me… I think they liked me or something)

I’m a few days away from going and haven’t picked a hotel yet, though…

Which one do you suggest?

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  • Michelle Sedas

    What a fabulous video!!! Well done!

    Since my absolute favorite city is Venice, my vote is for The Venetian. Stayed there for my 25th birthday. Good Times. :-)

  • Joseph Ranseth

    The Venetian looks like fun. I love the canals, except the water looks much cleaner than in Venice, lol :)

  • Loved the video, and now I have that beat stuck in my head, thanks! I’ve never been to Vegas but I hear the Mandarin Oriental got good ratings, but then again, I may be biased. And of course there’s the MGM Grand, but if you practice Feng Shui remember to enter through the back of the Hotel/Casino….it is bad luck to enter through the mouth of a lion. Bit of Chinese trivia for ya! : ) Good Luck in your decision and Have a great time!

  • Loved the video, and now I have that beat stuck in my head, thanks! I’ve never been to Vegas but I hear the Mandarin Oriental got good ratings, but then again, I may be biased. And of course there’s the MGM Grand, but if you practice Feng Shui remember to enter through the back of the Hotel/Casino….it is bad luck to enter through the mouth of a lion. Bit of Chinese trivia for ya! : ) Good Luck in your decision and Have a great time!

  • Joseph Ranseth

    I have heard good things about the Mandarin Oriental in New York!

    I will remember that things about the lion. Important if I’m looking for luck at the tables. 😉

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  • Sounds good. I’ve been in Venice several times. Next time I go in Las Vegas I’ll check The Venetian.

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