National Hotel Chains And Casinos Are A Great Match
One of the first time's this writer visited Las Vegas, he stayed at Planet Hollywood. The only reason we chose Planet Hollywood was because they were affiliated with Starwood.
We could get points to use when we travel anywhere in the world. We used our A-List players club card to earn a few points to use in the casino on our trip. Planet Hollywood became our go-to vacation spot in Las Vegas. Now, Starwood is out at Planet Hollywood and Total Rewards is the only club to use when booking hotel rooms at Planet Hollywood. This is fine for the gamblers, but others won't be turned on to Planet Hollywood in the same way.
Way back before Halloween, we shared a rumor that Tropicana will be partnering with Double Tree and Hilton HHonors. That rumor was confirmed days later and, on December 12, Hilton will begin taking reservations.
So, the next time you have to travel for a wedding anywhere in the country, you'll be earning a hotel room you can use in Las Vegas. This Hilton/Tropicana match-up may be the latest national hotel brand to partner with a Las Vegas casino, but this isn't the only hospitality marriage in Las Vegas. Here are some others:
Casino Royale and Best Western
Cosmopolitan and Marriot
Planet Hollywood (Elara Tower only) and Hilton Grand Vacations
Palazzo/Venetian and Intercontinental Hotel Group
And, coming soon...
Downtown Grand and Choice Hotels' Ascend
Trump and Hilton Grand Vacations
The Hotel and Morgans Hotel Group (maybe)
Combining casino and national hotel chain perks is a great way for these companies to offer better rewards to their customers. They also provide a great excuse or reminder to visit Las Vegas. As if anyone should need such a thing.