This past week, I headed out to the desert for a work conference, same as I do 2-3x a year, every year. But this time I stayed somewhere new – the Aria. And it was pretty damn magical, friends.
Not only was my room super nice, but it also had what I will now consider the gold-standard in bathrooms from here on out: there was both a bathtub, and a bench, inside the stand-up shower.
Yes, you read that right. I could shower off, then bathe, overflow the tub if I so desired, then sit down and enjoy a little steam ALL IN THE SAME ROOM. Mind = blown. #bathroomgoals
And my view wasn’t too shabby either:
Beyond all that, though, the service really set it apart. Since I’m an MLife Platinum member, I got to enjoy priority checkin, never having to wait in the taxi line, and this free upgrade to a strip-view room. Every interaction I had with the Aria staff (from asking directions to getting breakfast room service delievered) was phenomenal.
As for the rest of the conference, I got to see IBM’s CEO and Chairman of the board, Ginny Rometty. I got to see Will Smith. And I got to see a great concert featuring Andy Grammer and the Zac Brown Band. Not too shabby for a trip paid entirely by my work.
Even better, because of a partnership between Hyatt and MLife, the trip will actually earn me a nice little sum of Hyatt points. And, my Southwest flights that took me to Vegas (also paid through work) was the final little push needed to help me re-earn my Companion Pass Status for 2017 & 2018.
So, in addition to just taking a very nice work trip, I’ve also set myself up for my next several vacations. That’s some #winning in Vegas that I’m definitely a fan of.