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  • rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

    If you don't ue twitter or don't follow _defcon_ on twitter, then you may not know this was announced:

    Originally posted by _defcon_-from-twitter
    _defcon_ DEFCON
    You can book a room at the rio now for #DEFCON 19! Details at: http://bit.ly/gmAh6o
    This shortened URL bove takes you to:
    https://www.defcon.org/index.html#riores

    This includes an announcement:
    Originally posted by announcement
    Rio Registration is Live for DEF CON 19!
    Posted 1.28.11 by DEF CON

    Here's something for all of you early birds! The DEF CON 19 group room registration at the Rio is now live! The room rates are $99 Sunday thru Thursday and $112 per night on Friday and Saturday. The group rates are valid Monday August 1 to Friday August 12.

    You may either follow this link: http://www.harrahs.com/CheckGroupAva...upCode=SRDEF11

    Or call the Rio toll free at 1-888-746-6955 and refer to group code: SRDEF11
    If you visit the website "www.harrahs.com" using the above URL, you are redirected to
    https://www.totalrewards.com/hotel-r...vailability.do

    When checking for room costs, it appears they require you have javascript enabled for the domain "totalrewards.com" or else you get this error:

    Originally posted by erro-if-you-don'thave-javascript-enabled
    We're sorry but the following errors have occured: Please wait and try again or contact us at 1-800-CAESARS.

    Exceeded the maximum allowed bookable nights. The value was 22 but the maximum allowed is 11.
    (Even if the number of days you specified is less than 11.)

    Once you enable javascript for their domain, you get this notice with all quotes:
    Originally posted by warning_or_notice
    DefCon Conference

    Welcome to the DefCon Conference at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino.

    Sunday, July 31, 2011 through Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

    Group room rates are based on hotel availability until Friday, July 1, 2011. A credit card is required at the time of booking and a deposit equal to one night's room & tax will be charged. A 72 hour cancellation notice is required prior to your arrival date to receive a refund of your deposit.
    Sample of results for dates 8/2/2011 through to check-out 8/8/201 with 4 adults:
    Code:
    Nightly RatesNo Resort Fees!
    Tue	8/2/2011	$159.00
    Wed	8/3/2011	$159.00
    Thu	8/4/2011	$159.00
    Fri	8/5/2011	$172.00
    Sat	8/6/2011	$172.00
    Sun	8/7/2011	$159.00
    Avg. Per Night
    $163.33
    Subtotal
    $980.00*
    Deposit
    #deposit#*
    Same range with 3 adults:
    Code:
    Nightly RatesNo Resort Fees!
    Tue	8/2/2011	$129.00
    Wed	8/3/2011	$129.00
    Thu	8/4/2011	$129.00
    Fri	8/5/2011	$142.00
    Sat	8/6/2011	$142.00
    Sun	8/7/2011	$129.00
    Avg. Per Night
    $133.33
    Subtotal
    $800.00*
    Deposit
    #deposit#*
    Same range with 2 adults:
    Code:
    Nightly RatesNo Resort Fees!
    Tue	8/2/2011	$99.00
    Wed	8/3/2011	$99.00
    Thu	8/4/2011	$99.00
    Fri	8/5/2011	$112.00
    Sat	8/6/2011	$112.00
    Sun	8/7/2011	$99.00
    Avg. Per Night
    $103.33
    Subtotal
    $620.00*
    Deposit
    #deposit#*
    Same range with 1 adult:
    Code:
    Nightly RatesNo Resort Fees!
    Tue	8/2/2011	$99.00
    Wed	8/3/2011	$99.00
    Thu	8/4/2011	$99.00
    Fri	8/5/2011	$112.00
    Sat	8/6/2011	$112.00
    Sun	8/7/2011	$99.00
    Avg. Per Night
    $103.33
    Subtotal
    $620.00*
    Deposit
    #deposit#*
    I did not sample any quotes with "children" because I doubt most people will bring kids to Defcon.

    I'll be closing the other thread with a misleading title that claimed that the Rio was sold out and direct people here.

  • #2
    Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

    If you are a Harrahs' member - go directly to your Total Rewards page. I got a better deal for 2 adults/5 nights than the DefCon promo rates...
    'jazz

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    • #3
      Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

      For once, I'm booked early.
      Never drink anything larger than your head!





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      • #4
        Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

        Ugh...

        We're sorry but the following errors have occured: Please wait and try again later or contact us at 1-800-CAESARS.

        Program error -- WING /ROOM TYPE ARRAY EMPTY 05000006

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        • #5
          Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

          Originally posted by Rhenium View Post
          Ugh...

          We're sorry but the following errors have occured: Please wait and try again later or contact us at 1-800-CAESARS.

          Program error -- WING /ROOM TYPE ARRAY EMPTY 05000006
          I was able to duplicate this error, and then temporarily added "harrahs.com" to this list of javascript-ok sites, and the error went away. It may have been coincidence, as removing harrahs.com and resubmitting showed no such error, but caching being what it is, could be why it worked the next time even though I removed their site.

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          • #6
            Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

            Weeknight rates for Defcon: $99.
            Weeknight rates standard: $49.

            So for the extra FIFTY BUCKS A NIGHT are we going to get out own block of rooms or what? Does the standard rate stick me out in BFE?

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            • #7
              Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

              Originally posted by astcell View Post
              Weeknight rates for Defcon: $99.
              Weeknight rates standard: $49.

              So for the extra FIFTY BUCKS A NIGHT are we going to get out own block of rooms or what? Does the standard rate stick me out in BFE?
              I looked it up little while back while you pay more for the weeknights if you are only staying say wednesday to monday the defcon rate is cheaper if you are staying for blackhat too there is a code for 25DISC which makes it cheaper but i guess you wont be in the same block as the defcon / blackhat people

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              • #8
                Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

                Originally posted by astcell View Post
                Weeknight rates for Defcon: $99.
                Weeknight rates standard: $49.

                So for the extra FIFTY BUCKS A NIGHT are we going to get out own block of rooms or what? Does the standard rate stick me out in BFE?
                Just got off the phone with the Rio. As far as the location within the hotel goes, no difference, there is no set block of rooms. The $50/night rate applies to a Deluxe suite with one king bed in the "Mountain View" section. The DEFCON rate however, can be applied to the same room with two queen beds and a first come first served section of the hotel (eg, strip view or mountain view). Both rates give you a 32" TV, floor to ceiling windows, a mini-bar, in-room safe, ironing board and hairdryer. Depending on when you arrive, you will be more likely to be roomed near other attendees if using the DEFCON rate. Looks like the difference is going to be the number of beds, and depending on when you get there a better(?) location within the hotel/view.
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                • #9
                  Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

                  Originally posted by sintax_error View Post
                  Just got off the phone with the Rio. As far as the location within the hotel goes, no difference, there is no set block of rooms. The $50/night rate applies to a Deluxe suite with one king bed in the "Mountain View" section. The DEFCON rate however, can be applied to the same room with two queen beds and a first come first served section of the hotel (eg, strip view or mountain view). Both rates give you a 32" TV, floor to ceiling windows, a mini-bar, in-room safe, ironing board and hairdryer. Depending on when you arrive, you will be more likely to be roomed near other attendees if using the DEFCON rate. Looks like the difference is going to be the number of beds, and depending on when you get there a better(?) location within the hotel/view.
                  Should we call in our reservations then? The Rio site is showing that the only room with the "group rate" is just one king bed.
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                  • #10
                    Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

                    Looks like its not offering 2 queen beds for that weekend with the defcon discount but for no or any other discount you can get it, i just also checked for people booking from wednesday - monday its cheaper to go with the 25% off discount as it gives you an avg night rate of 88.70 with a king and 96.70 with queen and the defcon rate is at avg of 104.20

                    it seems like there almost gouging with the defcon rate if you think your going to get put with defcon folks which is not the case as someone pointed out

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                    • #11
                      Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

                      Calling on the phone allows for Defcon rate and 2 Queen sized beds, even when the web-site with the Defcon rate only allows for king.

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                      • #12
                        Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

                        Well I went third party and for 6 nights saved plenty. The only time the "Defcon Rate" pays off is if you stay Friday and Saturday only.

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                        • #13
                          Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

                          Originally posted by astcell View Post
                          Well I went third party and for 6 nights saved plenty. The only time the "Defcon Rate" pays off is if you stay Friday and Saturday only.
                          what hotel are you staying at ?

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                          • #14
                            Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

                            Originally posted by ButterSnatcher View Post
                            what hotel are you staying at ?
                            The Rio of course. I meant "third party" as to who to buy the room from.

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                            • #15
                              Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

                              Originally posted by astcell View Post
                              The Rio of course. I meant "third party" as to who to buy the room from.
                              which place so i can check it out, im gona be staying probably 5 - 6 nights. Still trying to find a lower rate though

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