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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 Jul 19, 2023, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by CLEguy
Yikes
Fantastic looking Ramada property there. It is actually clean. The larger room with the sofa could pass for a Hawthorn Suites too. Looks better maintained than those usually are though.

Does not look like anything Hyatt. Looks worse than a former AmeriSuites.

Joke aside, it appears Hyatt is using the same strategy Hilton has employed with the Resorts World property. The product at Resorts World is far diluted compared to a typical even US Conrad. Compared to an Asia Conrad that Resorts World Conrad is many levels lower.

At least these are pretty large rooms but who spends much time in the room in Las Vegas anyway? I get that Rio was suites and that is why it has such big rooms...
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Old Jul 20, 2023, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by fly2nrt
Judging by the new room pics, I stand by my prediction that this place is and will remain a huge dump for the foreseeable future.


https://twitter.com/VitalVegas/statu...05452939304960
It looks like a typical Vegas hotel room, Id say 7/10 would definitely try it out if it get a sub $50 rate. I generally get comped rooms at MGM so I dont spend on rooms but Id do it to try it and for the EQN if its $50 or less.
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Old Jul 20, 2023, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200
It looks like a typical Vegas hotel room...
In 1996.
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Old Jul 20, 2023, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200
It looks like a typical Vegas hotel room, Id say 7/10 would definitely try it out if it get a sub $50 rate. I generally get comped rooms at MGM so I dont spend on rooms but Id do it to try it and for the EQN if its $50 or less.
Indeed, if the price is right, I will give it a try. I am not interested in a strip property (traffic, hassle getting there) since our trips are F&F visits, not gambling/shows. A clean room, comfortable bed, and (this is probably an issue) easy access without walking half a mile from the parking lot through a casino are all I need. Dont have Glob, so glob elite benefits are not likely an issue.

(obviously, the Rio isnt necessarily looking for customers like me)
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Old Jul 20, 2023, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by fly2nrt
In 1996.
Looks more like 2005 IMHO, which Im fine with. Stayed in plenty of hotels that look older.
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Old Jul 21, 2023, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by fly2nrt
Judging by the new room pics, I stand by my prediction that this place is and will remain a huge dump for the foreseeable future.


https://twitter.com/VitalVegas/statu...05452939304960
Appalling for a newly renovated Hyatt Regency.

With all the other options in Vegas, I would not even consider staying here unless I were truly desperate for WoH night credits.
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Old Jul 22, 2023, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by drnilescrane
photos of the new rooms are available via vitalvegas on twitter.
Originally Posted by fly2nrt
judging by the new room pics, i stand by my prediction that this place is and will remain a huge dump for the foreseeable future.


https://twitter.com/vitalvegas/statu...05452939304960
Originally Posted by cleguy
yikes
Originally Posted by steph58
hey it doesn't look that bad (if the pictures are somewhat representative)--better than a room i had recently at mandalay bay and i'm sure better than excalibur! It's been 30+ years since we stayed at rio, or maybe it was orleans, when the kids were little. Uncertain about the area/neighborhood. Will take a drive over there when i'm back finishing up my last three, previously-booked vdara stays.
Originally Posted by hhonors outsider
yes i agree.
Originally Posted by aventine
retro is in?
Originally Posted by travismt81
so they didn't touch the bathrooms?
Originally Posted by khabah
i wouldn't go far enough to call it a dump... But that truly is an incredibly disappointing renovation; i always find it fascinating when hotels renovate and the brand-new product ends up looking like something from 15 years ago.

Sigh...

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Originally Posted by storewanderer
fantastic looking ramada property there. It is actually clean. The larger room with the sofa could pass for a hawthorn suites too. Looks better maintained than those usually are though.

Does not look like anything hyatt. Looks worse than a former amerisuites.

Joke aside, it appears hyatt is using the same strategy hilton has employed with the resorts world property. The product at resorts world is far diluted compared to a typical even us conrad. Compared to an asia conrad that resorts world conrad is many levels lower.

At least these are pretty large rooms but who spends much time in the room in las vegas anyway? I get that rio was suites and that is why it has such big rooms...
Originally Posted by matt4200
it looks like a typical vegas hotel room, id say 7/10 would definitely try it out if it get a sub $50 rate. I generally get comped rooms at mgm so i dont spend on rooms but id do it to try it and for the eqn if its $50 or less.
Originally Posted by fly2nrt
in 1996.
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Old Jul 22, 2023, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by lamont2718
Appalling for a newly renovated Hyatt Regency.

With all the other options in Vegas, I would not even consider staying here unless I were truly desperate for WoH night credits.
Im always hungry for WoH EQNs
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Old Jul 22, 2023, 7:32 pm
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I've endured too many Hyatt Place LAS (near Airport) - that I'm finally trying the Hyatt Place Silverton Village (with a rental car).


If the RIO opened with a real nice WOH treatment, waived fees/breakfast/etc - I would happily stay there off strip at a better rate than the strip, I'm there to work.
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Old Jul 22, 2023, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by lamont2718
Appalling for a newly renovated Hyatt Regency.

With all the other options in Vegas, I would not even consider staying here unless I were truly desperate for WoH night credits.
That looks like a HP not a HR. Not good.
But I'll stay for the nights on work, suffer through It to take the wife somewhere nice like Big Sur
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Old Jul 22, 2023, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by fotoflyer88
That looks like a HP not a HR. Not good.
But I'll stay for the nights on work, suffer through It to take the wife somewhere nice like Big Sur
Have you stayed at a HP??? It does not look anywhere near any of the dozen plus HP properties Ive stayed at, not even close. It definitely looks more like a 2005 Hyatt Regency, much more than any HP.
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Old Jul 22, 2023, 7:54 pm
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There was an article in the past week that mentions Rio’s own loyalty program — no mention of Hyatt Regency at the property, etc.

I wonder if they are abandoning the Hyatt branding and will just offer reciprocity.

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Eventually, he said, a new loyalty program would be rolled out and the property will have an affiliation with Hyatt Hotels, which will give the Rio the advantage of being able to market to that company’s loyalty card membership and strengthen convention business.”

The word choice of “affiliation” does not seem very strong — maybe it’s just my take.


New details emerge on big Rio renovation, Fontainebleau opening

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Old Jul 23, 2023, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by Trouvaille
There was an article in the past week that mentions Rios own loyalty program no mention of Hyatt Regency at the property, etc.

I wonder if they are abandoning the Hyatt branding and will just offer reciprocity.

Quote:
Eventually, he said, a new loyalty program would be rolled out and the property will have an affiliation with Hyatt Hotels, which will give the Rio the advantage of being able to market to that companys loyalty card membership and strengthen convention business.

The word choice of affiliation does not seem very strong maybe its just my take.


New details emerge on big Rio renovation, Fontainebleau opening
It'll be exactly like Resorts World and Cosmo - Hyatt flag for the hotel, Dreamscape loyalty program for the casino.
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Old Jul 23, 2023, 3:51 am
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Penn & Teller should perform their magic on the Rio's new rooms...

It looks okayish in a plain jane style....
Can they conjure a more USP theme suitable to one of Hyatt's brands ?
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Old Jul 23, 2023, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by fotoflyer88
I've endured too many Hyatt Place LAS (near Airport) - that I'm finally trying the Hyatt Place Silverton Village (with a rental car).


If the RIO opened with a real nice WOH treatment, waived fees/breakfast/etc - I would happily stay there off strip at a better rate than the strip, I'm there to work.
The Hyatt Place Silverton is pretty nice. Make sure you get a room that faces West... the highway noise on the East side rooms is irksome.

What we really need is a Hyatt property in the Summerlin Area.
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