Downtown Grand Will Be All About 'Choice'
We first alerted you to this in June of last year, but it bears repeating as we creep closer to the debut of Downtown Grand -- it will be affiliated with Choice Hotels' Ascend Collection. And, as such, connected to the Choice Privileges rewards program.
While Choice is normally associated with such hotel brands as Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Econolodge, and a few other budget franchises, its Ascend Collection wrangles up "one-of-a-kind upscale properties" that are "a unique reflection of the distinct character of its host city." Here in Las Vegas, Downtown Grand would join Bluegreen Vacations Club 36 under the Ascend umbrella.
If that property name has you scratching your head, it's the timeshare located on Tropicana near McCarran Airport and a bit behind MGM Grand. So, Downtown Grand would seem to better fulfill the "unique reflection... of its host city" requirement. Although, an off-Strip timeshare is pretty reflective of Vegas, too.
Downtown Grand, which is set to open later this year, isn't listed on Choice's Ascend site yet so it's not known how many points would be required for a free stay. 16,000 are needed for a night at Bluegreen.
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