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  • Rio rooms, Defcon Block=Sold-out. More $$ Rio room avail, for now. Alternatives?

    On twitter:
    Originally posted by TheDarkTangent_twitter
    @TheDarkTangent(The Dark Tangent) writes:
    @ProtekResearch Turns out the #DEFCON Rio room block is now sold out, so our previous rate is expired.
    So if you are having problems with the defcon rate, try normal non-defcon reservations to see if rooms are available.

    If you find both methods (defcon and non-defcon rates) at the rio appear to have no rooms available, please post your findings of this here, on the forums.

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

    Still not super cheap, but if you follow the Rio on twitter (@RioVegas) the 3 night rate is:

    Nightly Rates
    FRI 08/05/11 $280.00
    SAT 08/06/11 $280.00
    SUN 08/07/11 $45.00
    Avg. Per Night$201.67Subtotal$605.00*

    If you choose the Thursday to Sunday route:


    Nightly Rates
    THU 08/04/11 $180.00
    FRI 08/05/11 $280.00
    SAT 08/06/11 $280.00
    Avg. Per Night$246.67Subtotal$740.00*

    Saves you a little bit.
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    • #3
      Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

      Chris, as a Motel 6/Knights Inn/NoTellMotel kind of guy, it's kind of high by my standards. :)

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

        The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino is the nearest hotel to the Rio (within walking distance) and they still have rooms available.

        Nightly Rates
        TUE 08-02-11 $27.99
        WED 08-03-11 $27.99
        THU 08-04-11 $27.99
        FRI 08-05-11 $79.00
        SAT 08-06-11 $84.00
        SUN 08-07-11 $27.99
        MON 08-08-11 $27.99

        https://www.bconnectedonline.com/resnetf.php?GCW11SUMM

        Come early for PreDefcon.
        Quiet
        Casino Goon
        Last edited by Quiet; June 18, 2011, 18:05.
        “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).

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

          Originally posted by astcell View Post
          Try priceline or other sites, you will save a bunch over the so-called group price.
          I did end up using Priceline and saved overall compared to the group rate, since it wasn't available for the entire time.
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          • #6
            Re: rio rooms available at Defcon rate announced by _defcon_ (on twitter)

            The dim sum at Gold Coast is actually some of the best in town. Don't know about the rooms though...

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

              Apparently the block of rooms for Defcon rates at the Rio has been sold out. The current Defcon rate shown during Rio registration is $399 for Fri/Sat and $99 for Sunday. This doesn't appear to be an error, I got confirmation from people inside Defcon this afternoon.

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

                Originally posted by falconred View Post
                The dim sum at Gold Coast is actually some of the best in town. Don't know about the rooms though...
                The rooms are clean. The bathrooms are small. Some of the rooms have been renovated, but I'm not sure whether they all have by this point. It's decent. I'd much rather stay at the Rio, but I'm not sure I'd $250/night rather...

                Gold Coast is directly next door to Rio, so it's just a walk across the parking lots - call it 10 minutes if you walk slowly or tend to weave.

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                • #9
                  Re: Rio rooms, Defcon Block=Sold-out. More $$ Rio room avail, for now. Alternatives?

                  Last year I offered half my room to anyone who needed it, and I got dicked around. Suffice it to say I have never seen anyone go homeless at defcon.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rio rooms, Defcon Block=Sold-out. More $$ Rio room avail, for now. Alternatives?

                    Originally posted by astcell View Post
                    Last year I offered half my room to anyone who needed it, and I got dicked around. Suffice it to say I have never seen anyone go homeless at defcon.
                    uh.. did you negotiate that up front? I know it is legal in Nevada.. but not in the city limits.

                    *wink*

                    TW

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rio rooms, Defcon Block=Sold-out. More $$ Rio room avail, for now. Alternatives?

                      Any chance Defcon will ask the Rio for more rooms at the Defcon rate? I believe that's happened in the past...
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                      • #12
                        Re: Rio rooms, Defcon Block=Sold-out. More $$ Rio room avail, for now. Alternatives?

                        While still super expensive, there is (As of 2 minutes ago ) a "Limited time 10% special! promotion!" from the Rio on Rooms, for those who want to stay on site...
                        And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts, And I looked and behold: a pale horse. And his name, that sat on him, was Death. And Hell followed with him.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Rio rooms, Defcon Block=Sold-out. More $$ Rio room avail, for now. Alternatives?

                          The Palms is semi close as well.. and also Ballys & Paris have a free shuttle back and forth to the Rio, but I believe it stops running at Midnight.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Rio rooms, Defcon Block=Sold-out. More $$ Rio room avail, for now. Alternatives?

                            Originally posted by bascule View Post
                            Any chance Defcon will ask the Rio for more rooms at the Defcon rate? I believe that's happened in the past...
                            I called the Rio and it wasn't a matter of not having rooms for Defcon available, it's a matter of not having any rooms except high end suites available.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Rio rooms, Defcon Block=Sold-out. More $$ Rio room avail, for now. Alternatives?

                              Originally posted by mwerte View Post
                              I called the Rio and it wasn't a matter of not having rooms for Defcon available, it's a matter of not having any rooms except high end suites available.

                              I guess this is a good thing for the Rio and Defcon relationship. Their reason for wanting us there is to sell rooms so we will spend money in the Rio restaurants and shops (and gamble), Since they are close to sold out, Hopefully Rio Sales is happy because they know Defcon lived up to their responsibility / expectations of getting people into the Rio property.

                              Hopefully this will help smooth the way with special requests like using the parking lot (if needed for toxic BBQ or que up for Defcon Shoot) and make the facilities team of the hotel a bit more co-operative with the Defcon network staff, vendor staff etc.

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