Review: Wynn Las Vegas

TPG Contributor Nick Ellis recently returned from his second trip to Sin City within a two-week period. Here’s his review of a stay at the Wynn Las Vegas. Just 10 short days after visiting Las Vegas with Team TPG for Vegas Uncork’d, I was scheduled to return to Sin City to celebrate my birthday with family and friends….

Can I Earn Hyatt Status at M Life Properties in Las Vegas?

TPG reader Victor sent me a message on Facebook to ask about a shortcut to earning Hyatt status: “I read that Hyatt Diamond status translates to M Life Platinum status, but does this work the other way around? I’ll likely reach M Life Platinum on my next visit to Las Vegas, and I’m planning a honeymoon at the Andaz in Costa Rica, so it…

Review: Megabus — Las Vegas to Los Angeles

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently took a one-way Megabus ride during a Tuesday afternoon commute from Las Vegas to Los Angeles — for $27. Read on for his impressions of the Megabus experience. (All photos by the author.) Lots of people fly into Las Vegas with dreams of winning big, only to have to make their way home…

5 Reasons to Visit The Neon Museum in Las Vegas

In April, TPG Editorial Intern Nick Ellis and several other TPG staff members took a food-fueled trip to Las Vegas with Chase Sapphire Preferred and visited their Vegas Uncork’d event. Along the way, they visited The Neon Museum, a place you just have to visit while in Vegas. Read on for Nick’s impressions and why you should head to this classic…

Review: The Palazzo Las Vegas

In April, TPG Editorial Intern Nick Ellis and several other TPG staff members took a food-fueled trip to Las Vegas with Chase Sapphire Preferred and visited their Vegas Uncork’d event. Knowing they were all going to be in Sin City at the same time for the same event, they chose to stay in three different hotels — all in the name of…

Booking JetBlue Plus Awards For Less Than the Cost of Blue

Logic would tell you that a base fare will be cheaper than a higher-level fare when booking air travel, however, that’s not always the case. When comparing JetBlue awards, we’re seeing that on select routes to Las Vegas (LAS) that the Blue Plus fare — which comes bundled with a free checked bag — requires fewer TrueBlue points…

Get Automatic Status & More with the New M Life Rewards MasterCard

If you like to visit Las Vegas and are interested in earning benefits through MQM’s M Life program, this just-announced card could be worth a look. The M Life Rewards MasterCard offers complimentary low-tier elite status, bonus points on select purchases and more. The card was just announced today, and you can currently apply for…

Big New Plans for What Was the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Hotel

Sin City is constantly building new hotels and tearing down old ones. The iconic Monte Carlo, a fixture on the Strip since 1996, was one of the largest hotels with more than 3,000 rooms. But over the years, a slew of newer, more luxurious hotels have surpassed that number, and pushed the Monte Carlo Resort into the rear-view mirror….

Review: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — Terrace One Bedroom

In April, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt and several other TPG staffers took a food-fueled trip to Las Vegas with Chase Sapphire Preferred at Vegas Uncork’d. Knowing they were all going to be in Sin City at the same time for the same event, they chose to stay in three different hotels — all in the name of…

Review: JetSuiteX Embraer 135 Economy — Burbank to Las Vegas

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently flew one-way on JetSuiteX’s Embraer 135 during a Memorial Day Monday afternoon commute from Burbank (BUR) to Las Vegas (LAS) — for $77. Read on for his impressions of the experience. While private jets are not uncommon between Southern California and Las Vegas, booking a seat for $77 on one of them is. Thanks to…