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    Quote Originally Posted by Hos
    I am a high level quad headed for Las Vegas next month. I will be traveling with my caregiver who may not be able to transfer me from my wheelchair to bed.
    I big question is "are there employees of the hotels available to assist me into bed?".
    How much should I "tip" them?
    Never "trust" anyone in Vegas. I suggest you hire a caregiver that can transfer you. My mom's friend just got 20K stolen from her safe in her room at the Bellagio and my brother's wife got her watch stolen from her room at the Venetian as well. Vegas is dangerous and and the maids are thieves. The "pool boys" however can be very helpful. I wouldn't trust anyone unless you tip them big- especially the peeps bringing your bags up. Sorry. - gotta watch your back and I haven't been there since my injury but i used to go almost every other weekend because my "ex" managed several DJ's out there. i know the place extremely well.

    If you must get "help" i would suggest speaking to one of the management staff and they will assist you more than anyone of the random workers.

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    Scott, did you go to Vegas yet? I have a friend who manages a huge theatre there...I thought I PM'ed you about him either here or myspace...

    Nice Christian guy...he might could help...

    PM me for more info...

    btw, he's a para...knows the place firsthand...

    Take care, God bless...

    Teena

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    I'll be out there this upcoming week.

    I've pretty much got all the logistics squared away, but will PM you in a bit. Thanks.

    Hos - you'll probably need to make some phone calls & be specific w/ whomever you speak with.

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    Hos, I would recommend you either take a mobile lift with you, rent one (they will deliver to the hotel), or stay at one of the hotels with a room that has a ceiling track lift equipped accessible room (Bellagio, Mirage or Wynn).

    (KLD)

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    Scott...I PM'ed you two times....enjoy your trip...(have mercy, almost typoed "strip" thinking about the Vegas Strip...LOL....duhhhhh....)

    I"m a nice person, I really am...just my fingers get ahead of my brain...LOL

    Teena

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Luv Vegas
    THE HILTON is the way to go for sure. Ive stayed there myself many moons ago, adequate, clean and GREAT POOL!.
    Who has time to visit the pool when you're in Vegas to see SEMA? 1 million square feet of aftermarket stuff! It just gets bigger and bigger every year.

    This is the first time in about a decade we haven't had a car displayed, which actually makes life easier. Although we do expect to have a car in Ford's booth next year.

    As for a gimp staying at the Hilton for SEMA, it's not a great idea. It's about a half mile push from the elevator to the guest rooms in the hotel to Ford or GM's booths in the convention center, much of it across that hideous, thick, hotel carpet. Staying there for the week, that push is exhausting.

    As for the accessible shuttle, the downside for that is the wait in line. We finally decided to just drive from LA. I found a cheap room at the Tropicana. Average for the 2 nights (Tues-Thurs) we'll be there is about 80 bucks.

    Looking forward to the Ford party Wednesday night.

    C.

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    Hi Scott

    I just got back from Vegas yesterday. We stayed at the MGM Grand. Everything on the south end of the strip is accessible by monorail on the MGM Grand side/Convention Center side. We walked both sides of the streets. There is alot of construction going on on the NYNY side of the strip. I liked the south end as we traveled to the north end one day and it seemed the north end is a little run down. As in Circus Circus...etc. There is security at Monorail stations. There is lots of construction around the Aladdin which is about midway of the strip. The tropicana kind of looks cheesy to me.....from the outside as compared to MGM/NYNY/Mandalay bay. Looks can be decieving though as I didnt go into that one. I dont know what you are wanting to spend. The Bellagio is nice...it is kind of chinese oriental themed with lots of oriental guests/hotel staff. The NYNY is party central with coyote ugly and the like and lots of college/party crowd. MGM is kind of in between. Mandalay bay is expensive and really nice. I would stay on the monorail side of the strip as crossing the strip is only allowed at the pedestrian bridges. You have to look around for elevators the signs are not always really good.

    If you stay on the north end of the strip, the convention center is quite a ways from the strip. We went there by mistake. Any hotel around the monorail would be a good one for easy access to the convention center. MGM's monorail station is in the hotel as well as harrahs. You will have to cross the street to get to the tropicana/NYNY/excaliber/luxor/Mandalay bay from the monoriail.

    I hope this helps.

    BTW: We didnt even look at the pool!!!! LOL

    Halloween week is something to be experienced in Vegas....LOL

    The staff was great at MGM with no problems.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeyed_daisy
    Any hotel around the monorail would be a good one for easy access to the convention center. MGM's monorail station is in the hotel as well as harrahs.
    Did you actually use the monorail during your stay? If so, how long did you generally have to wait? Everyone I know who has used the monorail system during SEMA week has said there can be long lines. I'm curious to see how it pans out once we get there.

    Halloween week is something to be experienced in Vegas.
    I bet! I'm hoping we'll get there early enough tonight to enjoy at least a bit of it.

    C.

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    Boooooooooooo for hotel carpet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG that stuff sucks!! I mean sucks like QUICKSAND!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    Did you actually use the monorail during your stay? If so, how long did you generally have to wait? Everyone I know who has used the monorail system during SEMA week has said there can be long lines. I'm curious to see how it pans out once we get there.


    I bet! I'm hoping we'll get there early enough tonight to enjoy at least a bit of it.

    C.
    There were no lines on the monorail. If there is a whole bunch of people always say excuse me and push through to the first car. We always got on that way. It seems most people stop at the middle car when waiting on the monorail. This was true on the small monorails between the luxor/excaliber/mandalay bay as well. I have no experience with a convention so there may indeed be lines. We rode several times on the monorail that runs north/south down the strip.

    Have fun.....Lots of oddities roaming around motel lobbies and casinos..LOL


    My major gripe is the faux decorative concrete with bumps in them that some businesses feel the need to use....I thought I was going to have hemorrhoids by the time I got home. The carpets in most of the casinos are hard for wheels to roll on also.
    Last edited by darkeyed_daisy; 10-31-2006 at 09:54 PM.
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