I flew from Raleigh to Las Vegas 1st class on Continental. Great crew and flight, only the planes have to lcd tvs for each seat. Got to Las Vegas nd did Airport check in , great! I also got Executive shuttle service at time of check in easy but not so good, I will explain later. I got to my suite and loved it. The bed was great and the linnens too. Old tube tv though. I joined up with friends and we ate at the Bellagio Buffet,,Great as usual. MGM Casino Host got me a VIP entry,no waiting. THANK YOU MGM GRAND.. then we hit the casino before the show "O" started. no luck at all, no luck at any casino on the strip, and no luck in down town casinos. What is the point of gambling if you don't have a chance to win something. You might as well forget the trip.
I had breakfast at MGM Buffet it was good too. But lunch at Canaletto at the Venetian was outstanding. What a perfect meal what a perfect place to eat. We both had Zuppa Di Pesce, 28 dollars and it was great, ....WOW!!,, gambled at Flamingo and Paris just as tight as MGM slots. We saw Lance Burton magic show, great show, We even shook his hand during the show when he came out to greet us. This is a wonderful show for adults and kids. Paris Las Vegas was a nice hotel and casino, but the Paris Buffet was awful, I was their when it was new and just opened. the food was great then, not now, but our waitress was terrific. Over all the staff at MGM was great, polite and very helpful. NOW! Executive shuttle that the Hotel recommends STINKS, I called the night before to have a 10:30 am pick up, no one came. Bell,Grey line and others came at least 2 times, but Executive was 20 min late, if they offer shuttle service do it one way. Then pay the first available shuttle at the time you need it . Be sure to add 30 extra min for this sort of thing it happened a year ago with a different company. I called the Executive service as did others waiting their with me, they said do you have a reservation? just plane rude. Never again. I will go back again in about 12 months. I will use a taxi to get to the airport.