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Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas REVIEW - MASTER THREAD (Destination+other brands)

Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas REVIEW - MASTER THREAD (Destination+other brands)

Old Mar 18, 2021, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200
Does it mean theyíre turning the Rio into several different Hyattís? Thatís what it sounds like, which is quite strange.
That's what they described in the press release.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200
Does it mean they’re turning the Rio into several different Hyatt’s? That’s what it sounds like, which is quite strange.
Anywhere else it would seem pretty strange, but putting two hotels within the same resort complex is pretty common in Vegas, like Mandalay Bay & Delano (& Four Seasons), Wynn & Encore, Venetian & Palazzo, etc.

I can't imagine a Hyatt Regency would draw me away from the Strip, but if they put a 5-star brand in as the second hotel I might be tempted.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 1:56 pm
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The Rio is a dump right now. I mean, itís great to get a $19 room + tax and all, but the rooms I end up in for that $19, those rooms I get in the Masquerade Tower as a Caesars Diamond clearly havenít been getting refurbished since the 1990ís- scratched furnishings, old plumbing, the look is really dated. The casino and pool are similar. Iím willing to put up with lot for a $19 room, so OK, but realize thatís what youíre getting, something that is very tired.

So if you want to go over and look at someplace that needed to be refurbished around 2005-2010, sure, go over. Otherwise Iíd skip it until they fix the joint up.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 2:24 pm
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They just announced the deal. FTers have a few years before we actually see if they actually have a clue.

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Old Mar 18, 2021, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Troopers
I would rather stay on strip at Bellgio/Aria under current MGM Mlife relationship then at the Rio Hyatt with elite benefits.
Yeah, for sure. And honestly even without the Mlife relationship, I'd still just stay elsewhere on the Strip.


Originally Posted by Sykes
I can't imagine a Hyatt Regency would draw me away from the Strip, but if they put a 5-star brand in as the second hotel I might be tempted.
I wouldn't be optimistic about this, the existing infrastructure just doesn't support anything luxury.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by gengar
Yeah, for sure. And honestly even without the Mlife relationship.
Purely based on location, or the current state of the Rio?

I would assume they'll be doing a significant refurbishment of the property/grounds.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by coleslaw
Purely based on location, or the current state of the Rio?

I would assume they'll be doing a significant refurbishment of the property/grounds.
A combination of both. They'll certainly have to renovate extensively even just for an HR.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by coleslaw
Purely based on location, or the current state of the Rio?

I would assume they'll be doing a significant refurbishment of the property/grounds.
Here's the property - what do you want to do to it?



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Wow the Rio has a go-kart/auto-x track? Who knew. I hope they keep that.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward
The Rio is a dump right now. I mean, it’s great to get a $19 room + tax and all, but the rooms I end up in for that $19, those rooms I get in the Masquerade Tower as a Caesars Diamond clearly haven’t been getting refurbished since the 1990’s- scratched furnishings, old plumbing, the look is really dated. The casino and pool are similar. I’m willing to put up with lot for a $19 room, so OK, but realize that’s what you’re getting, something that is very tired.

So if you want to go over and look at someplace that needed to be refurbished around 2005-2010, sure, go over. Otherwise I’d skip it until they fix the joint up.
Sounds like the Excalibur, but with free breakfast and suite upgrades. I'm in!

I know the owners of the Rio will feel that they have to try something, but if the failed experiment of the W / SLS shows anything, it's that chain brands are irrelevant unless you have a prime location on the Strip or are close to the convention centre...
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200
Itís never a good deal. For years itís been fairly easy to get a good room with a base rate of $30 at the Rio (so about $60 with Resort Fees). So even at a Cat 2 itís still a bad deal.

I am wondering though what exactly this means.

Does it mean theyíre turning the Rio into several different Hyattís? Thatís what it sounds like, which is quite strange.
The press release says it will be renovated. If anyone has been to the Rio in the last 10 years other than for the WSOP, you would have noticed that it is in desperate need of a serious renovation to bring it close to newer HR standards. As a result, I think that will be the end of $30 rooms here.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 3:38 pm
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I'm pretty sure Caesars only has a contract to run the property/casino until the end of this year or next. This is the nail in the coffin for Rio being a Caesars property.

Wonder if the new Rio/Hyatt will have a casino. EDIT: Just saw in the press release it says "gaming" so yes, there will be a casino. I'm guessing it will be Mlife.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by myperks
mgm mlife means no elite benefits or resort waiver or breakfast
You're right, but it does mean that when I go out to any of the 20+ 5 star restaurants, I earn Hyatt points, base and bonus. It's a huge rebate on my spend in Vegas.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerkstore
Wow the Rio has a go-kart/auto-x track? Who knew. I hope they keep that.
It's only up for events like the ROK Cup. Sorry to disappoint.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by HoustonConsultant
Each time I'm in Vegas I think, "Hey, the Rio looks interesting. I should wander over there and look around.", and yet, I've never wandered over there.

I'm not sure globalist benefits would motivate me to stay away from the strip.

I don't even hop around from casino to casino very much, but I have some sort of psychological block with crossing 15.
Stayed at the Rio several years ago for a work convention. They have some seriously large rooms even in the lower price points like what my work booked everyone into. I've stayed at some other hotels on the strip since then and I can't honestly say I've been any more comfortable with the exception of the time I got upgraded to a huge suite at the Paris with a bathroom bigger than my first apartment. I'll probably go and stay at the Hyatt Rio or whatever they decide the name is for those benefits as long as they still have the free shuttle to the strip.
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