Just returned from a 9 day stay in Vegas. Went to CityCenter twice. What a total waste of money. This was obviously built for the filthy rich. It looks too antiseptic. A long walk to everything. Walk through the Bellagio stores. They are close together and there are plenty of people around. You are not uncomfortable entering any store. Not like that in CityCenter. It is like entering a hospital or morgue! Last few days we crossed the street to avoid the place. No desire to ever stay there, gamble there or shop there. This is no place for a working man or woman. A total waste of money and space.
On the other hand, I was very impressed with the changes to the Tropicana. It is roomy, bright and inviting as are the workers. What a wonderful place!
If you have not yet seen Terry Fator — what are you waiting for? He is the 11’th wonder of the world. What talent! He is amazing! There is no entertainer like him. Worth every penny.
Been to Vegas at least once a year for over 20 years. It is the best city in the world.
Thanks for the great feedback! I concur with some of your CityCenter statements. And it isn’t just a “for the rich” thing. Bellagio is “for the rich” but like you said, it just has a great feel to it.
We’re heard numerous reports of people who are staying at CityCenter actually cancel the rest of their reservations and move over to Bellagio.
CityCenter (MGM Grand) CEO wanted to bring New York to Las Vegas. He thought that “trashy” Vegas needed New York City class. Time will tell. I will say this: Few are lukewarm about it. Either they absolutely love the recreated city feel, or they find it abrasive and won’t be returning.
Tropicana is going to be just amazing. They have a great management team and are doing something that I’ve suggested Las Vegas could use for most of the 17 years I’ve lived here: Go for a true South Beach feel.
Thanks so much for the report. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
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