DAlbers
 
 
 
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Who says you have to be a celebrity to be treated like one? Well, in real life, to experience that celebrated lifestyle of the rich and the famous you usually do actually have to be rich and famous. However, Las Vegas is certainly not real life and at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, it doesn’t matter if you’re the star of a box office hit or a no-name chorus member in a Broadway wannabe flop, you will be treated as an A-lister.Shining in the spotlight of the Las Vegas Strip, Planet Hollywood boasts gourmet restaurants, world-class shopping and headline-generating entertainment giving hotel guests a famous experience with everything but a mob of paparazzi.Rebuilt from the ground up in 1998, the former Aladdin now Planet Hollywood has evolved with the times. Once so chic that Elvis and Priscilla Presley got hitched in the hotel, and still hot enough today for celebrities to make regular appearances just for the sake of hanging out.Though infused with a taste of Hollywood culture, the vibe at Planet Hollywood is intended to be welcoming and unpretentious. Who knows, you might even find yourself sitting down to play blackjack next to Jack Black or Poker with Lady Gaga… OK, that was a terrible “Poker Face” joke.Adorned with film memorabilia showcased in custom-designed cabinetry, every element of the hotel takes on a star-studded theme. The 12,800-square-foot lobby at Planet Hollywood has eight chandeliers -- each composed of 66,000 individually hand-strung crystals -- black granite floors, textured glass walls, and large columns that all beckon guests to the check-in desk, where bands of LED lights continuously change color. Since gaming is usually more fun than checking in, an escalator from the lobby (which is below street level) whisks guests up into the 100,000-square-foot casino that is seemingly in constant motion with glowing rectangular light fixtures that dance through a series of party-starting colors. Here you will find a sea of slot machines, 87 game tables, an expansive race and sports book, and a secluded poker room are ready for you to stop by and try your luck.If all of the gaming strikes up an appetite, take your winnings and grab a bite to eat at one of Planet Hollywood’s many restaurants. For those with a big appetite, head to the Spice Market Buffet or choose from the large menu at the 24-hour coffee shop Planet Dailies. Upstairs on the mezzanine level, Strip House redefines the traditional steakhouse with an innovative menu in a sexy, vintage atmosphere, while Koi, a well-recognized L.A. restaurant and lounge, combines the exotic Far Eastern aura with the energy and style of Hollywood. Celebrate L.A. street food with a stop at Pink's Hot Dogs. Their location here is the only spot outside of Hollywood where you can enjoy their famous hot dogs. On the casino level, Earl of Sandwich makes sandwich eating a gourmet treat and the festive cantina Yolos provides a modern tribute to Mexican culture. And not to forget, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has created Gordon Ramsay BurGR – a burger joint that takes the traditional burger to a new level... a Vegas level!Planet Hollywood's Strip entrances are eye-catching with escalators and stairs leading people off the Strip and into the property and there is also a clear entrance to the attached Miracle Mile Shops, which is owned separately from the hotel. Home to more than 170 stores and 15 restaurants shoppers are sure to find something for every discerning taste. However, for those looking to stay on the Planet Hollywood property, there are a lot of other entertainment opportunities within the resort.As expected in Hollywood, Planet Hollywood is packed with mega entertainment including pop icon Britney Spears, who is starring in "Britney: Piece of Me." Staged in The Axis, a state-of-the-art theater, this is one of the largest indoor immersive productions in the world. Additionally the hilarious ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his troupe of witty sidekicks are headlining Dunham’s latest show, “Not Playing with a Full Deck” in the PH Showroom.Center stage in the casino of Planet Hollywood is a circular hot spot called the Heart Bar, a place to hang out with the beautiful people while sipping on drinks served by cocktail waitresses in black leather go-go attire. Guests can grab their 15 minutes of fame at the Extra Lounge, the new Las Vegas headquarters for the correspondents and crew of television's "Extra;” Located near the hotel's front entrance, this 24-hour bar is the perfect spot to see who's coming and going.For a tranquil retreat from the flurry of shoppers, concert goers and gamblers, the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara offers relaxing body therapies from around the world, as well as saunas and steam rooms for your therapeutic pleasure. And for a little sun therapy, the seasonal Pleasure Pool is the place to be. With celebrity-quality treatments and superior services, the spa will truly leave you feeling like a movie star.
 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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5 / 5
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fromTwin Cities, MN
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
Great location and very nice rooms.
PostedFebruary 28, 2016
Planet Hollywood is centrally located on the Vegas Strip. We love to watch the fountain show across the street and this provides easy access. Parking is easy but the route to the registration desk is a long trek through the Miracle Mile Mall. Our shower head had minimal pressure and the water was not as warm as I like. The restaraunts all have very good food at various price points. We would definitely stay here again.
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 Jeff Dunham: Not Playing with a Full Deck
Jeff Dunham: Not Playing with a Full Deck
If you're politically correct, uptight or simply dislike laughing as much as Jeff Dunham's friend Walter dislikes his wife, then... you probably will not enjoy Dunham's ventriloquism, stand-up comedy show.However, if your sense of humor is a little bit skewed, you enjoy hearing the opinions of ruthless old (and even dead) puppet men, and you get your kicks from watching a manic purple thing and a jalapeño-on-a-stick have a conversation, then you should have already seen this show... like yesterday!   Certainly not your typical stand-up comedian, Dunham and his slew of sidekicks are stopping at nothing and crossing every line without hesitation for his Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino residency "Not Playing with a Full Deck."Even though Dunham has been the only human on the stage since he began his career at the ripe old age of 8, the lifelike company of his puppets has proven to Dunham's worldwide audience that the comedian has actually never been alone. Joining Dunham on stage in his new Las Vegas home are Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut's own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff -- a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.However, while using puppets to entertain full-grown adults may seem like a joke in itself (Dunham will be the first to tell you that!), besides the fact that Dunham has mastered the art of ventriloquism in order to captivate his audience in seconds, there is one more key factor that makes his puppets, so dang funny -- they are so unexpectedly relatable.Additionally, Dunham is not above audience involvement. While sitting in the first row may get you picked on by one of the characters, you can be sitting anywhere in the audience to ask Achmed a question. Before the show, every audience member has the chance to submit a question to the dead terrorist so during the performance get ready for some awesome candid hilarity as Dunham proposes a selection of the audience's questions to the sarcastic skeleton. Take it from us: Achmed's responses are certainly worth the few minutes it takes to submit a question... do it!Having won a multitude of awards including two-time Ventriloquist of the Year and TNN Music City News Country Awards' Comedian of the Year, 2008 top comic in Comedy Central's "Stand-Up Showdown," this famed funnyman has become a household name across America by bringing his troupe of characters to life and leaving his audiences in stitches in the process.After touring the world for the past 28 years, Dunham has become a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand with television specials and series that have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, DVD sales that have surpassed 7 million units, and videos that have exceeded half a billion views on YouTube. Also with his appearances on various television shows and movies including "Comedy Central Presents," "The Tonight Show," "Ellen," "The Jeff Dunham Show," "30 Rock" and "Dinner for Schmucks," among others, Dunham has accrued such a following worldwide that that even Guinness World Records took notice and recently named Dunham as the world record holder for "Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour" for his "Spark of Insanity" tour which sold 1,981,720 tickets and played 386 venues around the world."Jeff Dunham: Not Playing with a Full Deck" has undoubtedly taken a place on Vegas' comedy apex seeing that it is a completely fun, witty and downright hilarious production.
 
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Customer avatar
fromTwin Cities, MN
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
Incredibly Funny - Great Talent
PostedMarch 30, 2015
We greatly enjoyed the show. Jeff opened with a history of his interest in ventriloquism and some funny stories and pictures of his beginnings play with puppets. He also indicated that he his always developing new jokes and stories daily and in the show we saw he was going to premiere about 15 minutes of new material. All of his little friends are a great compliment to his ability to "make" them talk as they are a diverse group and requires a lot of talent. The show was nearly 2 hours long but if happens so quickly you will greatly enjoy the show. Not all material is family friendly so consider yourself warned. If you are in Harrah's don't miss this show.
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Check out a photo of The Signature at MGM Grand. Take a good, long, hard gander at it. This is what a sophisticated Vegas getaway looks like.Soaring 38 stories high, these three graceful towers stand like giant gold exclamation marks near the massive 5,044-room MGM Grand.However, The Signature isn't the kind of place that lingers in the shadow of a megaresort. Showcasing its own bold style, it offers a vacation experience to be envied.Of course, if you stay in any of The Signature's three identical towers, you'll have access to all of the nonstop excitement and entertainment at MGM Grand...just with a little breathing room.It typically takes less than 10 minutes to walk from the farthest Signature tower to MGM Grand. The towers are all linked together and connected to the mega resort via moving walkways.But we digress...let's get back to what can you expect while at The Signature.It's a nongaming, nonsmoking, all-suite resort. That means there'll be no noisy slot machines and no clouds of smoke hovering about. And the staff will bend over backwards to assist you.The accommodations are condo-style with either one or two bedrooms and small kitchens. Most of the suites offer private balconies. You'll have incredible views of either the Las Vegas Strip or the surrounding valley (and from some suites you can actually watch the planes take off and land at McCarran International Airport).Each tower has its own heated outdoor pool -- and as a guest of The Signature, you can swim at the Grand Pool too. You'll find a gift shop, a Starbucks and The Lounge, a swanky place to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, in the first tower. The first and third towers contain fitness centers. The second tower is home to a deli called Delights that serves a lot more than sandwiches (you can get a good skillet scramble for breakfast or one of several different pastas for dinner).Then again, The Signature boasts such an incredible in-suite dining menu, you may not want to go out to eat. Available around the clock, it features items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, appetizers, snacks and desserts as well as bar selections. You can even request a box of handmade chocolate truffles or an artisan cheese spread be delivered.And, as mentioned earlier, anything that The Signature doesn't have, MGM Grand does. With the additional dining, entertainment, nightlife and shopping opportunities just a short stroll away, The Signature offers the best of two worlds: luxurious accommodations fit for a VIP combined with all the action of Sin City. This a place to stay that doesn't feel like Vegas, except when you want it to.
 
Overall rating 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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5 / 5
Casino 
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Customer avatar
fromTwin Cities, MN
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Yes, I recommend this product.
Great Hospitality, Great Staff
PostedMarch 26, 2013
We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Signature at the MGM Grand. The staff at the Signature were all very well trained and made our stay pleasant. A great value compared to other rooms of similar size and features.
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Who says you have to be a celebrity to be treated like one? Well, in real life, to experience that celebrated lifestyle of the rich and the famous you usually do actually have to be rich and famous. However, Las Vegas is certainly not real life and at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, it doesn’t matter if you’re the star of a box office hit or a no-name chorus member in a Broadway wannabe flop, you will be treated as an A-lister.Shining in the spotlight of the Las Vegas Strip, Planet Hollywood boasts gourmet restaurants, world-class shopping and headline-generating entertainment giving hotel guests a famous experience with everything but a mob of paparazzi.Rebuilt from the ground up in 1998, the former Aladdin now Planet Hollywood has evolved with the times. Once so chic that Elvis and Priscilla Presley got hitched in the hotel, and still hot enough today for celebrities to make regular appearances just for the sake of hanging out.Though infused with a taste of Hollywood culture, the vibe at Planet Hollywood is intended to be welcoming and unpretentious. Who knows, you might even find yourself sitting down to play blackjack next to Jack Black or Poker with Lady Gaga… OK, that was a terrible “Poker Face” joke.Adorned with film memorabilia showcased in custom-designed cabinetry, every element of the hotel takes on a star-studded theme. The 12,800-square-foot lobby at Planet Hollywood has eight chandeliers -- each composed of 66,000 individually hand-strung crystals -- black granite floors, textured glass walls, and large columns that all beckon guests to the check-in desk, where bands of LED lights continuously change color. Since gaming is usually more fun than checking in, an escalator from the lobby (which is below street level) whisks guests up into the 100,000-square-foot casino that is seemingly in constant motion with glowing rectangular light fixtures that dance through a series of party-starting colors. Here you will find a sea of slot machines, 87 game tables, an expansive race and sports book, and a secluded poker room are ready for you to stop by and try your luck.If all of the gaming strikes up an appetite, take your winnings and grab a bite to eat at one of Planet Hollywood’s many restaurants. For those with a big appetite, head to the Spice Market Buffet or choose from the large menu at the 24-hour coffee shop Planet Dailies. Upstairs on the mezzanine level, Strip House redefines the traditional steakhouse with an innovative menu in a sexy, vintage atmosphere, while Koi, a well-recognized L.A. restaurant and lounge, combines the exotic Far Eastern aura with the energy and style of Hollywood. Celebrate L.A. street food with a stop at Pink's Hot Dogs. Their location here is the only spot outside of Hollywood where you can enjoy their famous hot dogs. On the casino level, Earl of Sandwich makes sandwich eating a gourmet treat and the festive cantina Yolos provides a modern tribute to Mexican culture. And not to forget, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has created Gordon Ramsay BurGR – a burger joint that takes the traditional burger to a new level... a Vegas level!Planet Hollywood's Strip entrances are eye-catching with escalators and stairs leading people off the Strip and into the property and there is also a clear entrance to the attached Miracle Mile Shops, which is owned separately from the hotel. Home to more than 170 stores and 15 restaurants shoppers are sure to find something for every discerning taste. However, for those looking to stay on the Planet Hollywood property, there are a lot of other entertainment opportunities within the resort.As expected in Hollywood, Planet Hollywood is packed with mega entertainment including pop icon Britney Spears, who is starring in "Britney: Piece of Me." Staged in The Axis, a state-of-the-art theater, this is one of the largest indoor immersive productions in the world. Additionally the hilarious ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his troupe of witty sidekicks are headlining Dunham’s latest show, “Not Playing with a Full Deck” in the PH Showroom.Center stage in the casino of Planet Hollywood is a circular hot spot called the Heart Bar, a place to hang out with the beautiful people while sipping on drinks served by cocktail waitresses in black leather go-go attire. Guests can grab their 15 minutes of fame at the Extra Lounge, the new Las Vegas headquarters for the correspondents and crew of television's "Extra;” Located near the hotel's front entrance, this 24-hour bar is the perfect spot to see who's coming and going.For a tranquil retreat from the flurry of shoppers, concert goers and gamblers, the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara offers relaxing body therapies from around the world, as well as saunas and steam rooms for your therapeutic pleasure. And for a little sun therapy, the seasonal Pleasure Pool is the place to be. With celebrity-quality treatments and superior services, the spa will truly leave you feeling like a movie star.
 

What section of the strip is the hotel located in?

I am accompaning my spouse to a conference and need to know what sites other hotels are fairly close to this location..
You are basically in the center of the south Las Vegas Boulevard. You are next to Paris resort which is across the street from the Bellagio where the fountains are located. This isone of the most popular free attractions in Vegas. If you are able to walk you can easily walk to MGM Grand / New York New York to the south and then to the north you will find Treasure Island and the Venetian. Also remember the Vegas monorail. This can save a lot of steps per day. I just returned from Vegas and with my Gear Fit it recorded about 15,000 steps per day.
5 months, 4 weeks ago
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DAlbers
Twin Cities, MN
 
Check out a photo of The Signature at MGM Grand. Take a good, long, hard gander at it. This is what a sophisticated Vegas getaway looks like.Soaring 38 stories high, these three graceful towers stand like giant gold exclamation marks near the massive 5,044-room MGM Grand.However, The Signature isn't the kind of place that lingers in the shadow of a megaresort. Showcasing its own bold style, it offers a vacation experience to be envied.Of course, if you stay in any of The Signature's three identical towers, you'll have access to all of the nonstop excitement and entertainment at MGM Grand...just with a little breathing room.It typically takes less than 10 minutes to walk from the farthest Signature tower to MGM Grand. The towers are all linked together and connected to the mega resort via moving walkways.But we digress...let's get back to what can you expect while at The Signature.It's a nongaming, nonsmoking, all-suite resort. That means there'll be no noisy slot machines and no clouds of smoke hovering about. And the staff will bend over backwards to assist you.The accommodations are condo-style with either one or two bedrooms and small kitchens. Most of the suites offer private balconies. You'll have incredible views of either the Las Vegas Strip or the surrounding valley (and from some suites you can actually watch the planes take off and land at McCarran International Airport).Each tower has its own heated outdoor pool -- and as a guest of The Signature, you can swim at the Grand Pool too. You'll find a gift shop, a Starbucks and The Lounge, a swanky place to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, in the first tower. The first and third towers contain fitness centers. The second tower is home to a deli called Delights that serves a lot more than sandwiches (you can get a good skillet scramble for breakfast or one of several different pastas for dinner).Then again, The Signature boasts such an incredible in-suite dining menu, you may not want to go out to eat. Available around the clock, it features items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, appetizers, snacks and desserts as well as bar selections. You can even request a box of handmade chocolate truffles or an artisan cheese spread be delivered.And, as mentioned earlier, anything that The Signature doesn't have, MGM Grand does. With the additional dining, entertainment, nightlife and shopping opportunities just a short stroll away, The Signature offers the best of two worlds: luxurious accommodations fit for a VIP combined with all the action of Sin City. This a place to stay that doesn't feel like Vegas, except when you want it to.
 

Luggage drop-off?

I do not travel very often so I don't know how the check-in process will go. My flight gets in at 11:40am on a Monday. I have arranged shuttle service from the airport to the Strip. Can I go to the Signature and check in and leave my luggage there, even if it's not official check-in time yet? Likewise, on Friday, I assume check-out is at 11am, but my flight home isn't until 4pm. Can I leave my luggage at The Signature until I go to the airport?
The bellman will take your luggage out of your vehicle and after you are checked into your room will bring your luggage to your room. There is no fee for this service but a tip is customary.
3 years, 5 months ago
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DAlbers
Twin Cities, MN