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Interesting promotion from Planet Hollywood - you pay $600 and can stay 10 nights between now and March 2010, working out to $60 a night.

What makes this really interesting is that there are no blackout dates and the hated resort fee is waived.

For frequent visitors, these sorts of promotions could really save some money. Props to PHo for trying something like this.


Read archived comments (8 so far)
November 9, 2009 6:56 PM Posted by socalduck

Wow, this is a great idea, particularly since it is valid on any date, including New Years. A very bold response to CC, which will put added pressure on everyone else in the neighborhood. Throw in free internet and 10x craps, and I'm in!

November 9, 2009 11:50 PM Posted by mike_ch

Smells like they need to raise cash pretty quickly. Pay off the Westgate tower? Beat Harrahs' to buying up all their debt?

November 10, 2009 12:42 AM Posted by Brandie / @phvegas

Thanks! The PHanatic Pass is truly an experiment in crowd sourcing, listening, supporting and providing value to our followers in the social media space.

It is a one-time, limited time offer that was born from a resounding "yes please" and interest from twitter.

So far the buzz, etc. has been PHabulous, but, aside from a GREAT deal, the promotion showcases our commitment to listening to community feedback.

November 10, 2009 6:56 AM Posted by Brian Fey

Um.... I don't think selling a few rooms in 10 night blocks would put a dent in paying off their new tower.

November 10, 2009 9:33 AM Posted by parchedearth

Sure it was probably spurred on by their current fiscal situation, but that doesn't mean it wasn't an interesting new marketing approach. The consumer benefits with guaranteed low room rates even for weekends and the resort benefits with upfront cash and guaranteed repeat customers. Those returning customers will likely become brand loyal.

November 10, 2009 2:37 PM Posted by parchedearth

Speaking of new marketing ideas, Harrah's is now offering "TotalExperiences" planning services for small groups (6 or more). We will have to see what kind of group discounts they offer, but the idea of a personalized itinerary and VIP host for your small party is interesting.

Regarding MGM Grand's "Prima" ($500 prepaid account), I have spoken with numerous bartenders, hosts, employees and it seems that very few people are participating. I still think it is a good idea and would like to see it expanded across all MGM properties. I didn't use it on my recent MGM stay because my room was comped (so no upgrade benefit). If they offer it at Aria, I will do it when I stay there in Jan/Feb.

November 10, 2009 9:36 PM Posted by Doug

This is a good idea for sure, but the BEST marketing idea would be a large sign out in front of PH that reads: 'No more 6/5 blackjack and now 10 times odds on craps' - that would bring in more customers than any deal on rooms.

November 11, 2009 8:19 PM Posted by Ken

from the site:

" No blackout dates, but Stays are subject to availability."

Is this the catch? There may not be any blackout dates, but certain high-demand dates like NYE and CES may only have a handful of rooms available for this promotions - kind of like how the airlines advertise a killer fare and the small print says something like "one seat at advertised price".

Caveat emptor