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5 Diamond & 5 Star Las Vegas Resorts

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5 Diamond & 5 Star Las Vegas Resorts

2010 AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings:

Bellagio

Encore Las Vegas

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

SKYLOFTS at the MGM Grand

The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

Wynn Las Vegas

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, 2010 Five Star Las Vegas Resorts:

Skylofts at MGM Grand

Tower Suites at Encore Las Vegas

Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas

Are there any surprises on or off the list?

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1. Re: 5 Diamond & 5 Star Las Vegas Resorts

No surprises at all.

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No surprises. I hope people notice that Trump isn't on either list - another reason to be careful booking through Hotwire and Priceline.

I hope people also pay attention that only parts of WynnCore is 5 Star, not the entire property.

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3. Re: 5 Diamond & 5 Star Las Vegas Resorts

I was kinda surprise not see Ceasars and Lowes Lake Las Vegas....then again I never stayed there.

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4. Re: 5 Diamond & 5 Star Las Vegas Resorts

Leo is mistaken. Wynncore is AAA 5 Diamond on the resort side(s).

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5. Re: 5 Diamond & 5 Star Las Vegas Resorts

"I was kinda surprise not see Ceasars"

That's because a hotel should only be judged by their cheapest rooms, and Caesar's are definitely below par.

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6. Re: 5 Diamond & 5 Star Las Vegas Resorts

underpar, leo21 is correct. The statement was that "only parts of WynnCore is 5 Star." The statement said nothing about 5 diamonds.

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7. Re: 5 Diamond & 5 Star Las Vegas Resorts

Why would there be any surprises? It's the same hotels every year; the only changes are when a new hotel opens and it is too soon for the City Center properties to be rated.

As with any rating system, "5 Diamonds" and "5 Stars" mean absolutely nothing unless you understand what criteria have been used to do the rating. For example, certain rating systems put a lot of weight on things like turndown service or chocolates on your pillow, which many people could care less about.

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"As with any rating system, "5 Diamonds" and "5 Stars" mean absolutely nothing unless you understand what criteria have been used to do the rating."

Or unless you understand that the AAA and Fornes (Mobil) are the industry standards for these rankings. These are the rankings that quality upscale hotels strive for and bend over backwards to maintain or attain. It's a huge deal for a property to lose a star from Mobil.

People who don't care about chocolates on the pillow or turndown service may be very happy in a nice 3-Diamond property, nothing wrong with that. While I can live without the chocolate, and probably SHOULD based on my current weight lol, I really do like turndown service when I stay at an upscale property.

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Sorry, forgot to post the link to the article I mentioned...with this pertinent quote:

""The two best [ratings systems] are AAA and Forbes," said Joe McInerney, president of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. "The inspectors go to the properties. Every time a new hotel opens, they go look at it. With new technology, we have seen third-party distributors like Expedia and Travelocity, but those can be misleading. You don't know if the reviewers stayed there. There is no way to check their validity." "

washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20…

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Nothing wrong with turndown service if that's what you want. I was using that as an example of something that might be important to some but not to others. The rating systems often put a premium on "service", usually meaning doing things for you that a lot of folks are happy to do themselves. While I agree if you're going to pay $300/night you expect to be treated a little more like royalty, people too frequently assume that one extra star or diamond means it's better in every way, and that's usually not the case.