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July 21st, 2019 at 3:15:33 PM permalink
This will be my 5 night Vegas trip report. Letís call it semi-live. Have no idea how often Iíll update it while Iím here.

Flight out of DTW this morning on Delta. It was uneventful but delayed about a half hour due to the flight crewís inbound flight coming in late. After the hellish weather weíve been having here the last two days, a half hour delay was fine with me.

Took a Lyft to the Encore. Arrived around 11:15 and there was no one in the check in line. They had a room ready for me on a lower floor. Based on my prior stays here, I was expecting to have to wait a while for a room to be ready. So I happily accepted the room on the lower floor.

The room:






This view TRIGGERS me! (Just kidding).

Went to the spa for a bit to relax. The steam room was way hotter than it was the last time I stayed here, which is a good thing. I like a hotter-than-hell steam room. After detoxing in the spa, I walked over to the Venetian food court and ate at Chipotle.

Then I came back to the Encore and played Pai Gow Poker for about an hour. Table was a $15 min. Nothing exciting to report. I got A LOT of straights, but not much else. Left the table after an hour or so completely even. Had a few drinks (drinks are good here at the Encore).

I donít really have any specific plans for this trip other than a lot of Pai Gow. Iím just here for a getaway on my birthday (tomorrow). Might go see Gwen Stefani at PH on Wednesday.
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July 21st, 2019 at 3:39:08 PM permalink
Can you verify the status of Pai Gow Tiles while you're there? Last time I asked, I think they said they only open it for high rollers, if they even still have it at all.
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July 21st, 2019 at 3:58:17 PM permalink
In all my trips and stays in hotels I have never gone to a spa. I believe as a Diamond with CET I have access to them. I am not even sure what I would do there. Are things free, or is it like an a la cart where you pay for everything that you do.?
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July 21st, 2019 at 4:31:12 PM permalink
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In all my trips and stays in hotels I have never gone to a spa. I believe as a Diamond with CET I have access to them. I am not even sure what I would do there. Are things free, or is it like an a la cart where you pay for everything that you do.?



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July 21st, 2019 at 5:07:20 PM permalink
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Not free for Diamond



good to know. We will be at Planet Hollywood in Oct without kids. I will be at a conference and wife will be tagging along. I should look to see what I can get for her as a surprise. I wonder if $200 can get a decent amount of services. Sorry AMS to hijack.
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July 21st, 2019 at 5:36:19 PM permalink
Rarely free, but often steeply discounted if you book EARLY with a trainee. Couples massages can be a bargain. There is usually a web page that gives "spa etiquette" hints.
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July 21st, 2019 at 5:43:51 PM permalink
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Rarely free, but often steeply discounted if you book EARLY with a trainee. Couples massages can be a bargain. There is usually a web page that gives "spa etiquette" hints.



like don't turn over onto your back?
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July 21st, 2019 at 10:46:01 PM permalink
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Can you verify the status of Pai Gow Tiles while you're there? Last time I asked, I think they said they only open it for high rollers, if they even still have it at all.



Iíve never even seen a Tiles table at the Encore. Unless itís in the high limit area. I can look tomorrow. I know the Wynn side has one and itís usually $100 min.
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July 21st, 2019 at 10:48:11 PM permalink
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In all my trips and stays in hotels I have never gone to a spa. I believe as a Diamond with CET I have access to them. I am not even sure what I would do there. Are things free, or is it like an a la cart where you pay for everything that you do.?



I donít get massages or anything, I just do the day pass. How much it costs depends on how nice the hotel/spa is. Encore is $40/day or you can pay $110 for three days. Encore is the nicest spa Iíve been to so I have no problem paying for it.

It gets you access to all the amenities (steam room, sauna, hot tubs, cold plunge, showers, toiletries, juices/bottled water).
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July 21st, 2019 at 11:24:47 PM permalink
Good luck on the trip! And lol on the Trump view.

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