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CreditRocks Aug 30, 11 11:43 pm

Cosmopolitan Identity Perks
 
Hey all, I've seen the thread on Cosmopolitan Marriott rewards program. But what are your thoughts on the Identity? This seems like a really good program overall, because you are able to get points for even staying at the hotel (unlike M life program).

Post up what you like/dislike about this program. Sorry if someone made a thread about this before.

bhatnasx Sep 12, 11 8:49 pm

Was in Vegas for the weekend - had about $300 in buy-ins on table games & I don't think that's worth very much from a "ratings" perspective in Identity. I think you'd earn more points by spending $300 on room revenue. I did spend about $200 on drinks there - but only gave my card about 1/2 the time, so probably didn't really get any credit for that. I wasn't staying at the hotel (stayed at the SpringHill Suites near the Convention Center - way cheaper over the weekend!).

I'm a member of most of the programs in Vegas, as I used to live there. As a local, the best offers would come from Station Casinos ($25/$50/$100 match plays or free table game bets in the mail). I also did the Ramparts Rewards (at the JW in Summerlin - usually got good dining benefits there) - now that I live in NYC, I've got my best offers from MGM (rooms offers have been decent). I'm hoping that I'll get some good offers from Cosmo because the hotel is just a great hotel.

Definitely curious on others thoughts as well as I head back in October.

CreditRocks Sep 14, 11 4:37 pm

Many people told me the lounge for Platinum members is really nice as well. I guess that's a nice perk if you gamble a lot.

baccarat_king Sep 14, 11 5:03 pm

FWIW, they status match CET Diamond to Gold.

I seem to recall, they were matching CET Diamond to Platinum when they first opened; but now you need to be a CET 7* to match to Platinum

gengar Sep 15, 11 2:08 am

It's tough to really rate Identity from a gambler's perspective because Cosmo is a new, independent property and they are trying hard to build up their gambler ranks. I'm now up to 25+ comped terrace wraparound nights this year and my total comps well exceed 1/3 of my ADT, but I have no delusions that this will continue in 2012 (although who knows, maybe they'll pleasantly surprise me).

I will say that Identity represents a really good program for those who are willing to pay for rooms. A friend of mine likes staying in nice rooms but doesn't gamble that much, so he never gets room comps that he wants at most properties (esp. MGM properties, where he used to play) - but through Identity, he gets a lot more flexibility and recognition for both his gaming and non-gaming loyalty.

I agree that MLife is losing out in this regard, and it's amazing to me that giving points for non-gaming expenditures supposedly has always been an intended part of MLife - they just haven't gotten around to rolling it out yet.


Originally Posted by CreditRocks (Post 17110392)
Many people told me the lounge for Platinum members is really nice as well. I guess that's a nice perk if you gamble a lot.

It was nice. The room where the Platinum lounge was is being (or has been, haven't been in a month) converted into a high limit lounge. There is a new Platinum lounge upstairs, but I haven't been to the new one.

Hannibal Lecter Sep 15, 11 2:44 pm


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 17110519)
FWIW, they status match CET Diamond to Gold.

I seem to recall, they were matching CET Diamond to Platinum when they first opened; but now you need to be a CET 7* to match to Platinum

Gold is usefull to scrape ice off the windshield but not much else


Originally Posted by bhatnasx (Post 17098967)
Definitely curious on others thoughts as well as I head back in October.


Check any Vegas forum and you'll see that the kind of play they want for their comps is at or above the top properties in Vegas like the Bellagio and Wynn.
But their offerings aren't as good as those properties.

CreditRocks Sep 16, 11 11:28 am


Originally Posted by gengar (Post 17112534)
It was nice. The room where the Platinum lounge was is being (or has been, haven't been in a month) converted into a high limit lounge. There is a new Platinum lounge upstairs, but I haven't been to the new one.

Thanks for your input. I have a specific question regarding the Platinum lounge. I just starting using these reward programs so I'm at the lowest level. Do these lounges consist of all high minimums, or are there some tables with "medium" minimums as well?

Thanks!

iconpyro Sep 20, 11 12:07 pm

Identity Membership
 
I have stayed here 4 times in the last year. I had initial offer from Identity when someone sold my name to them. I used to comp at Venetian/Palazzo and I still comp at Harrah's and I have Pearl Status at Mlife.

I really like this hotel and after the first stay I was assigned a Host. The guys at the Identity desk can't even look at my account, only the manager's and my host. Another weird thing is that they have limited access to my account including address/contact info. When I do play at the slots, I still earn money towards spending at the restaraunts, which I use. I am not that big of a gambler but I do have a line of credit at the hotel, and I average a pretty good amount per hand per hour. I am awaiting to see if I get platinum status with Identity, but I have never figured out their playing tiers at any casino.

I have gotten several comps already at this hotel and since I am a Marriott Rewards customer I get points when staying here, it does take a little longer.

So far my comps include $100 food. full 3 nights stay in a Terrace City View, but upgraded to a 1 room suite. $100 lost on a slot..pay you back $100.

I am awaiting to see if I can get rooms during the crowded days. This past weekend was a fight night and I got room, so that does mean something. I am going to the Pacquiao fight in November so I will see what that pulls up.

gengar Oct 7, 11 1:44 am


Originally Posted by CreditRocks (Post 17121004)
Thanks for your input. I have a specific question regarding the Platinum lounge. I just starting using these reward programs so I'm at the lowest level. Do these lounges consist of all high minimums, or are there some tables with "medium" minimums as well?

Thanks!

The Cosmo platinum lounge is not a gambling lounge.

bhatnasx Oct 24, 11 7:51 pm

I just spent 3 nights here & have to go back to Vegas again in December for 4 days for a meeting (staying at the Marriott, not the Cosmo - but will likely do all my playing at the Cosmo).

I played mostly $10 and $25 craps tables and $10 and $25 blackjack tables. While at the craps table, on a good run, the cigar girl came around (and I rarely smoke - but the guy next to me was smoking one & it smelled good & we were doing quite well) and they comped me a $30 cigar while playing. I also got 2 buffet passes from the pit boss when I played later that night. I also was able to pay for 3 meals using my points at the Henry & the coffee shop (2nd floor - near Chandelier bar - has the best brownies I've ever had in my life).

I liked the instant gratification factor here - I lived in Vegas for 3 years & played mostly at the Rampart Casino near the JW Marriott since I lived up in that area - but I also played at the Station Casinos (which sent a lot of dining certs to my house) and I'd play at MGM & Harrah's hotels quite a bit whenever friends were in town visiting - with these hotels, I kept my parents Virginia address on file so I could get out of town offers & room discounts when I wanted to stay on the strip for nights out on the town.

At the end of the day, I haven't seen much in terms of rooms offers from Cosmo (but this was my first actual stay there) - but I really do like the instant gratifiation factor & the fact that I can check my points on any slot machine & instantly know what they are worth.

This seems like an easy to use, easy to redeem program for lower level gamblers like me.

westside8 Oct 28, 11 10:32 am

I stayed 5 nights there in July while I was there for the WSOP, and I paid got one of their offers directly of their website. I played about 2-3 hours of $10-$25 craps and about 1-2 hours of $25-$50 single deck Blackjack, and from that trip alone I'm almost at gold status. Although I am not sure if that's alot since it appears as though most of my points were generated from my stay as well as charging spending (meals) to my room.

I believe you will receive more Identity Points from hotel stays and spending at the properly, where as the instant gratification (comps) will come from gambling.

Like bhatnasx said, I still have yet to receive a single offer from Identity in terms of staying there, so as much as I like Cosmoplitan, I'm still going to stay at a MGM or CET property from comps and just gamble at the Cosmopolitan on my visits.

Amicus Oct 31, 11 10:21 pm


Originally Posted by bhatnasx (Post 17329970)
I just spent 3 nights here & have to go back to Vegas again in December for 4 days for a meeting (staying at the Marriott, not the Cosmo - but will likely do all my playing at the Cosmo). . . . .

At the end of the day, I haven't seen much in terms of rooms offers from Cosmo (but this was my first actual stay there) - but I really do like the instant gratifiation factor & the fact that I can check my points on any slot machine & instantly know what they are worth.

This seems like an easy to use, easy to redeem program for lower level gamblers like me.

It takes a few months to get into the Cosmo marketing system.
I played some VP there in May (but was staying elsewhere in Vegas), and then stayed there in September, only playing a few hous on VP.
This month, I received two different comped room offers that are valid through the end of this year.

westside8 Nov 1, 11 10:55 am


Originally Posted by Amicus (Post 17369600)
It takes a few months to get into the Cosmo marketing system.
I played some VP there in May (but was staying elsewhere in Vegas), and then stayed there in September, only playing a few hous on VP.
This month, I received two different comped room offers that are valid through the end of this year.

Hopefully that's the case as it's been 4 months since I've been there and I'm looking to go down again in Feb.

Hannibal Lecter Nov 12, 11 4:16 pm


Originally Posted by Hannibal Lecter (Post 17115987)
Gold is usefull to scrape ice off the windshield but not much else
.


I take back what I said above :)
It doesn't seem like platinum gets you anything really, the new lounge is
nothing special and as a Plat you can no longer use your points without taking to a host first,
and when you upgrade to Plat it no longer shows your points on the website
A friend asked to downgrade to Gold so he could use his points, they said no.
Their marketing seems aimed at the bottle service crowd that doesn't gamble.

bhatnasx Dec 16, 11 10:02 am

Free upgrade for Identity Perks? Was just in Vegas last week & wish I had seen this earlier!

If anyone tries this, please let us know how it works out...right now, no plans to be back in Vegas til May or June at the earliest :(

http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/20...Your_Identity_


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