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    What are the chances of getting other hotels to give defcon goers a discount rate? I believe it was defcon 8 that we had many hotels in the area giving good rates. Eh just a idea. I would be willing to help out if i can.
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    Re: hotels

    Originally posted by mage2
    What are the chances of getting other hotels to give defcon goers a discount rate? I believe it was defcon 8 that we had many hotels in the area giving good rates. Eh just a idea. I would be willing to help out if i can.
    If you're willing to pay $200/night, you'll find quite a lot of extremely nice rooms on the strip. Even at $120/night, you'll find rooms that are generally nicer than the AP.

    I recommend either the Celebrity Spa or the Premiere suites in the MGM Grand. The Premiere are actually larger than my apartment.
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    • #3
      RE: hotels

      No i ment that more than just the AP gave defcon discounted rates. Is that possible.
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        Re: RE: hotels

        Originally posted by mage2
        No i ment that more than just the AP gave defcon discounted rates. Is that possible.
        The AP doesn't give Defcon discounted rates. If you look at their reservation page when they change it back after con, you'll see that the Defcon rates are approximately $20 per night higher than their room rates for similar nights outside of Defcon. In fact, if you booked your room before the hotel was confirmed (like right after Blackhat dates went up), you would have been booked at the normal, lower rates, instead of the Defcon rates. As soon as the hotel was confirmed, the rates were raised, and the only way to get a room was to mention you were with Defcon.
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        • #5
          Re: Re: RE: hotels

          Originally posted by octalpussy
          The AP doesn't give Defcon discounted rates. If you look at their reservation page when they change it back after con, you'll see that the Defcon rates are approximately $20 per night higher than their room rates for similar nights outside of Defcon. In fact, if you booked your room before the hotel was confirmed (like right after Blackhat dates went up), you would have been booked at the normal, lower rates, instead of the Defcon rates. As soon as the hotel was confirmed, the rates were raised, and the only way to get a room was to mention you were with Defcon.

          And thus, we arrive at the crux of my issue with them, as they only bothered to change the website for the Monarch rooms (the cheapest), and left the rest of the rooms at the non-Defcon rate, in non-blocked-out status (except for the actual dates for Defcon, which were in fact blocked out and at the higher rate). Not having stayed at the AP before, I wasn't prepared for this little bit of chicanery. Thus, I made a stink, as I tend to do when I'm in the middle of a shafting sans reach-around.

          Ah, well. Live and learn.
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          • #6
            The one bit of advice I can offer is to reserve a room early, I was doing some inital recon of hotels around the zoo, reason being there's more than a couple of *BIG* conventions in town that weekend and rooms are either sold out or demanding premium prices.

            And to think no one used to come to Las Vegas in the summertime because of the heat...
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            • #7
              Unfortunatly this year my family is taging along with me so they now control most of the money and got the cheapest room for $60 a night. I mean that is cheap. I dont remember were but it is pretty close to defcon but still takes longer than a 10 minute drive.

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                going w/ your family?! they're in for a trip......!
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                • #9
                  My brother was sick last year so I went with my best friend. So he is coming this year. And my mother has never been to vegas and she is playing for the plane tickets. So only me, my friend and my brother are going to defcon. My mom thinks defcon is all nice and quiet.:D

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by encrypt31945
                    My brother was sick last year so I went with my best friend. So he is coming this year. And my mother has never been to vegas and she is playing for the plane tickets. So only me, my friend and my brother are going to defcon. My mom thinks defcon is all nice and quiet.:D
                    it is. why, have you heard otherwise?
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                    • #11
                      It is quiet. If you remember, we shared the hotel with a church group at Defcon 8.


                      ...for about 3 seconds....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by encrypt31945
                        My brother was sick last year so I went with my best friend. So he is coming this year. And my mother has never been to vegas and she is playing for the plane tickets. So only me, my friend and my brother are going to defcon. My mom thinks defcon is all nice and quiet.:D
                        So I suppose you'll be keeping two sets of photos? One for you... one for mom... heh
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                        • #13
                          My mom isnt going to the actual defcon she is just going to see shows and other stuff in vegas. If she was that would suck. And if all goes well she will still think defcon is alcohol free and educational.:D She wont be seeing any photos at all.

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                          • #14
                            you might want to get dropped off one hotel down too. DC tends not to contain itself withen the walls of the AP.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KeLviN
                              DC tends not to contain itself withen the walls of the AP.
                              Far from it.. come to think of it you may want to have her drop you off at the Ameri-Suites on the corner of Paradise & Harmon... that would be your safest bet.. but what do I know.. I only live there
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