Monday, August 31, 2009

Time to leave Vegas.



It was time to head home. It's always depressing leaving the loft.




Here are the last of the pics of our trip.












Of course before we left we had breakfast in the loft for old time sake. Compliments from the Skyloft.. Thanks!




We had an assortment of baked goods, juice, coffee, fruit and yogurt.
















On our way out. The last time were going to see the lobby this trip.






John at the airport checking in.




That was the trip. I must say this is probably the best Vegas trip I have had yet. Other than the one mishap this trip was awesome.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Skyloft 2 bedroom walkthrough video

Been meaning to post these videos up for some time.
Walk through video of the MGM Skyloft 2 Bedroom. First floor.


Walk through video of the MGM Skyloft 2 Bedroom. Second floor.


Read older post for review and perks of the Skyloft. It is a must stay at least one time.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Video of our Breakfast at MGM Grand The Mansion

Here's the video of us having breakfast at the MGM Grand The Mansion back in August.

This courtyard is actually indoors.


video

Friday, August 28, 2009

Breakfast at The Mansion @ MGM Grand Las Vegas

When we arrived to the Skyloft we were invited to have breakfast at The Mansion. Of course I jumped on the opportunity to eat here. No matter how wasted I was going to be. So I made a reservation for 9:30am for 8 of us, but only 5 of us ended up waking up for it. We meet someone in our lobby and we were escorted to The Mansion.
Here's a little info about
Quoted from Hotel Chatter:
"Whales with names, or at least whales with more money than god, those are the folks who can claim a key card at this joint.


The Mansion at MGM is unlike the rest of Vegas, for this is not a place to see and be seen, instead, this property is where you go to duck away from it all, and get treated like royalty.

So who gets inside this most exclusive of exclusive Vegas resorts? HotelChatter’s very own, johnkeats. ]

Take it away johnkeats:

I have been invited a few times to the Mansion at MGM Grand.

The Mansion opened in May 1999 and showcases 29 private villas ranging from 2,400 square feet to 12,000 square feet. The Mansion is available to invited guests only (i.e. million dollar players).

Modeled after an 18th century Tuscan villa, the 290,000-square-foot structure houses villas all richly decorated in a mix of casual and elegant furnishings.

When they are not relaxing in the luxury of their own room, guests can take advantage of the seven major public areas located throughout the Mansion. However, guests probably never want to leave their rooms (except to play at the tables) when everything they could possibly want is in the rooms or can be brought to the rooms by Mansion butlers. "
I am also told that if your staying at The Mansion they pick you up at the airport in a Rolls Royce

Forbes The Mansion


The Mansion is located on site at the MGM Grand. I have been staying at the MGM Grand more than a few times and have never noticed where it was located. Till this trip. It is well hidden.

If you google map the MGM Grand you can see where the villas are located.

I really didn't know what to expect.

I'll let the photo's do the talking.

So we're sitting in a aviary which looks like were outside but we really aren't. The place is built in an aviary type building. It's quite amazing. It was air conditioned to the perfect temperature. You really feel like your outside
Here's a pic of the aviary
Some of the tables in the aviary. The place was extremely quite. There was nobody else but us 5 and 2 other people that showed up later for breakfast.
They ended up sitting at the table far back. I did see some people walking through the aviary occasionally. Probably guests. They were all in business suits. The guys that came later ended having Dim Sum. I don't know where they ordered it from but I know I didn't see that on the menu.
Good thing Robin was persistent at waking John up for this. He originally was going to pass.
You really need to be there to appreciate the place. Pictures doesn't do this place justice.
You can't slightly see what the ceiling looks like. It's all metal framing and glass.
A lemon tree
The cover of the Menu
I had OJ. The purple glass is fresh Grape Juice. Not the bottle stuff. Robin liked it. The red glass is Watermelon juice.
Some assorted pastries
fresh jam and jellies for the pastries
Peter's order of apples
croissant. Very very flaky.
Strawberries that came with the waffles.
I had a fruit parfait
Robin had the waffles
Charyl had waffles too.
and she had eggs, hash and
English Bangers ( Veal Sausage)
Our spread
Plain o' Ketchup
It was a really nice breakfast and was glad that I woke up for it.
If your not staying at the Skyloft and would like to dine at the Mansion you could make a dinner reservation at Joel Robuchon at The Mansion.
Here's the restaurant's stats.
First and Only 3 Star Michelin Guide Winner in Las Vegas

Mobil 5 Star Award Winner
AAA 5 Diamond Award Winner
"Chef of the Century" Joël Robuchon
The first Joël Robuchon fine dining restaurant in the U.S.

I read somewhere that if your staying at another hotel and have reservations for dinner at Joel Robuchon they send a limo to pick you up and you enter at a different entrance. I heard you enter from the main entrance to The Mansion. Maybe they might pick you up in the Maybach or the Rolls. I just want to see the entrance.

I have not eaten here yet but will eventually.

Jet Nightclub review

Here's a pic of our mess. Snacks, food, liquor. We visited the food court many times.




Jet Son and Phat picked up some liquor earlier in the day so we can pre party. We really didn't know what we were going to do tonight. We usually just gamble and drink at the tables on our second night to recover from the previous night.
Some snacks that are provided in the room.
Here's a pic of John's artistic imagination.
Some of the boys playing pool
I really like the mood lighting in the loft so I snapped some pics of it.
Peter getting his drink on.
Pics of the things that the Skyloft has been awarded.
So I contacted our concierge to see if they could get us on the guest list for XS Nightclub. The front desk did mention that guest list was usually for females only but she would see what she could do and of course they got us all on the list the day of the event. Impressive I must say.
So Peter ended up getting a call from one of his contacts. We were originally suppose to go through this guy for bottle service at The Bank but he no longer worked there. He now works for Jet at the Mirage. Peter told him about the bad situation the previous night. He told us that they were shady and that's why he left them. So he offered us a table at JET. Buy one get one free and possibly a comp bottle of Skyy. Of course this time we asked for total price. We didn't want to get hustled again. Of course he said there was no catch and that it was straight forward. So to make up for the previous night we decided to go to Jet instead of XS.
A few of us prior to going out went to see a show at the Wynn Le Reve. It is a really good show and recommend it to anyone. There aren't any bad seats in the house what so ever. The closer you are the cheaper it is because you have the possibility of getting wet. The show is performed on/in water.
After the show we met up with the rest of our group at Mirage. It was freakin packed. There was a long line and after that line there was a huge blob at the front. Just a giant blob of people trying get some one's attention to get in or get a table.
We met up with Peter's contact and he walked us into the blob. It took us a bit of time for our host to get someones attention 20min or so. It's was chaos while we were waiting. Just a bunch of people pushing and shoving their way to the front to get someones attention. Girl's are especially rude.
Eventually we get to the front and come to find out they sold out of tables. Bummer, but on a good note they just said sorry and let us in without cover. Cool.
Got in and of course we hit the bar.
Here's a few tips in regards to getting fast service and good hefty drinks.
1) always stick to the same bartender they will remember you.
2) On your first round tip very well and they will remember you even better.
3) Offer to buy the bartender a drink. I know they usually can't drink on duty but it doesn't hurt. Shows that your very considerate of them. Puts you in good graces
4) always tip every round and don't be shady about it. It's Vegas.
Our first round the shots came in shots glasses. After a nice tip..
Our second round of shots came in rocks glasses and every round after that.
Who is Soulja boy's best friend? Youuuuu!
I think Robin's feet started to hurt so she sat down. booooo! thumbs down
So we decided to leave the club cause people in the group was pretty drunk and wanted to go home. We planned on walking back to our hotel and stop by every bar and have a shot. So of course we say a bar inside the Mirage and that was stop #1.
While we were ordering our drinks our host caught up to us. He wanted to buy us a round of drinks cause the tables sold out. By that time the people who were drunk said sure I'm good to go back. Unfortunately we didn't' get stamps cause we didn't anticipate coming back. So our host got us in again w/o cover. Nice time for a relapse.
The host ended up buying Peter a really expensive shot of Tequila. I think it was like $200 bucks for it. Great host I must say.
We ended up getting really faded and walked back to our hotel. That's is when all the fun begins.
Here we are walking past the forums shops.
Robin's feet were really hurting so she decided to take off her shoes.
Dirty Feet!
I think everyone is having a great time.
Phat needs to make a pit stop. He doesn't care where either.
Refueled and read y to go.
John didn't even bother hiding behind a bush.
Phat and Phil couldn't help themselves with this great pic opportunity
I must say when John is faded. He is the smoothest Ninja I have ever seen. He was hoping over rails and water fountains like no other.
I haven't seen Phat this drunk in a long time.
Unsure what's going on here.
Yup another fountain.
I like turtles.
A pic in front of Bellagio.
I swear this is the Happiest Kid in the WORLD!
This is what's really going on.
This is what I think he is imagining. Regardless he's so happy.
Eventually Charyl gave in too and took her shoes off.
Oh the party did not end on the streets. We continued to drink back in the room.
I dind't get it on video but Phil decided to run down the stairs and hop off the railing on the stairs. He landed and rolled like James Bond.
His ankle was swollen the next day.
We went down to Studio Cafe to get some food.
The Menu
and John was also busting some secret agent moves down the hall.

That's night #2. It was a great night. Totally made up for the previous night. If it wasn't for the first night being so bad we would have never gone out on this night. Look at all the great pics I would have missed out on. I also have some great videos and some stupid embarassing ones too.

Conclusion of Jet Nightclub: We had a great time there. I was never really fond of the venue layout cause you have the main dance floor in the middle and bars are on the side. Where you order drinks is also the walkway to get around the club so it get really congested.

If your going on a Monday. Definately a great place to go to.