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Third Annual Trip Report (12th September to 26th) Cosmo & Aria

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by Rubos, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Rubos

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    It's 'Vegas Eve' .......bankrolls have been converted, planning completed and trip reports read. It's showtime!!

    This will be our third trip report, if you are so inclined you can find the previous two instalments for 2014 and 2015 on another board with the same username.

    Why do a report? For us, two reasons; to capture the trip in detail for personal reasons and secondly to pay back all the others who write reports which we love to read in between trips!

    About us:
    We (myself and the Mrs) live in London and both work in the city both in our 30's - her only just, me significantly more so. We both love Vegas, this is my 5th trip and her 3rd. We were the 'token Brits' at last years meet/craps roll at the Planet Hollywood for those that attended.

    What to expect:
    Due to the flight time we stay for a couple of weeks at a time - this year the trip is split between a terrace suite at Cosmo (first time staying there on a match of our Mlife offer) and Aria, room TBC depends what we can get comped for the rest of the trip!

    Plans
    - Cabanna at Cosmo
    - Spa trips (for the lady)
    - food porn (Carbone, Sterling Bruch and Lotus of Siam booked, the rest we will see what takes our fancy - I imagine Delmonico will also be visited)
    - couple of trips Downtown including Franks Tiki Bar and Nacho Daddy
    - Boulder City
    - Love booked on a MyVegas comp
    - Lagasses Stadium for some NFL

    And of course lots of gambling, drinking and casino hopping!

    The format will be daily updates with pictures, so not completely live, seemed to work well the previous trips.

    Hope you enjoy following along!

    Cheers, Rubos
     
  2. Elf70

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    Good luck! I'm looking forward to your posts. Can't wait to follow along.
     
  3. Hoofy7

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    Good luck and I'll be missing you both by one day. I get in on the 27th. Sounds like perfect plans and let me know how she likes the spa. I'm contemplating booking a few services, and would appreciate feedback. Delmonicos in March I felt the steaks were vastly under seasoned. CUT is better in my opinion or even Vic & Anthony's. Legasse Stadium has excellent chicken wings and comfy seating to watch the game! Looking forward to following your trip report. Safe travels.
     
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    Looking forward to following along. Good luck!
     
  5. RTG10

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    My wife and I are also Vegas addicts from London (Me 32, her 26) , I can't go back till March having been 2 times this year so far but your TR will undoubtedly help numb the pain of absence! Have a great trip!


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  6. vrak01

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    Subscribed! Thanks for being willing to put in the time to do a report - I always feel guilty about not doing so myself, but I tend to be such a low-roller that I wouldn't produce any exciting gambling posts to keep people satisfied. But for you...several weeks of indulgence and degeneracy? I can't wait to follow along!
     
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  7. VegasMonkey

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    Good luck on your two week adventure!
     
  8. Evoni

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    Looking forward to seeing your photos. Have a fun and winning trip!
     
  9. emmas

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    Sounds like you have a great trip planned. Good luck.
     
  10. Pleasemum

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    Sounds exciting. I am interested in hearing feedback about the Cosmo spa. We stay usually at Aria and Cosmo but I have never ventured to Cosmo Spa. If she is trying both - I would be very much interested in your partner's comparison of the two.
     
  11. Simmo2207

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    I am trying both. I have used the Aria spa in the past but never the Cosmos. I will let you know how they compare :)


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    Good luck on your trip!
     
  13. jmacaz

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    Hope you have a great trip!!
     
  14. Rubos

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    Day 1: "The journey of a (several) thousand miles begins with one step" Lau Tzu

    So it begins, the excitement of Vegas coupled with a near 11h flight and 8h time difference, at the end the reward of Vegas (and US Boarder Control).

    It was an early start for us to avoid the London traffic (one of the reasons I no longer bother owning a car) but we were sooner than expected checked in and in the airport lounge with a beer.

    Note: just realise my pictures are on my phone so I will have to post these separately.

    Great service from Virgin and a slightly different flight path took us right over Greenland with some great views, the pilot mentioned this was due to some high winds/turbulence.

    Lucky we had been contemplating the best way to try and beat jet lag (not worried about the trifling subjects of world peace, Brexit or US elections) and it seems to have worked! Slept on the plane, crashed about 10:30 last night and slept till 7am today so almost on Vegas time.

    Check in experience at Cosmo was fantastic, great ride from the airport, drink at check in and booked bits we needed for our stay in the little room behind main check in and our own chap taking bags from the car escorting us up to the room (other places they have bought the bags up later).

    Room (terrace suite) is great - see the pictures, couldn't ask for more.

    The evening was spent with some drinking, video poker and slots, some thoughts and comments below:
    - hit a few nice hands but nothing major
    - 'won' a few tickets to the daily slot tournament, only got mid 300k's, understand you need million(s) to win
    - lost best part of 1k in the high limit slot area and didn't even get a drink (doh)
    - best two wins was 4 Aces at 50c Video Poker and a $500 hit for the misses at a Charlie and the Chocolate factory slot
    - never had an issue with drink tickets at Chandelier bar Video Poker (in fact we had some extra) however, I was playing 50c or $1 and the misses 25c and the tickets came out at a very similar time despite our play speed being similar.......
    - I am sure the misses will post a list of the range of cocktails she had

    Had a snack at Chino Pablano - great food, notable was shrimp fried wantons and the Mongolian beef (sorry no pictures we were drunk and hungry)

    So, onwards into Day 2, thanks for the post wishing us well and hope you enjoy following along!!
     
  15. Rubos

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    Day 1 pictures

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    Airport lounge

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    Greenland view

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    The view from terrace


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  16. VegasChic

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    Great pics and soooo glad you may already be on Las Vegas time- well planned!

    Good luck today, looking forward to updates!
     
  17. vrak01

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    Good luck today and each of the days you'll be there! Love that terrace view; can't wait to revisit it myself!
     
  18. Elf70

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    So glad you made it and are off to a great start. Good luck today. I'm looking to more updates!
     
  19. Phampau

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    Good luck and looking forward to your trip!
     
  20. Indianasoxfan

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    Last trip to Cosmo I also stayed in a Terrace Suite and absolutely loved it. Only problem is now I'm spoiled and always want one. Hope you have a wonderful trip, I'll be vicariously following along.
     
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