Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

credit to the owner of this photo- I forgot to take one

back part of the hotel

pet friendly


not bad

overlooking view

"how's the water?"
Hubby and I flew to Las Vegas last week to meet up our son and grand daughter and also to meet up my Pinay friend and her hubby. We've been there many times but it was our first time to fly and to stay at Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino.

We took the shuttle from the airport going to the hotel and we were dropped-off the rear part of the hotel building. That back part was filthy and a little bit creepy. Really.

Anyway, when we got inside the hotel, the place looked okay though but crowded, as in jam-packed, even the elevators. You have to squeezed in with other guests. It was stressful. We have not experienced the same in Reno hotels we have been.

We booked a King Bed Non-smoking room for $31.00 plus tax/night (we stayed 3 nights) without resort fee. The room was neat and tidy. The bath room was very clean, in fairness.

The foods at the Emperor's Buffet are okay.

If you wanna try your luck, don't play their slot machines because they suck, hehehe! I'd recommend you better play table games instead. Their dealers are entertainers at the same time. They are called "Dealertainers". They are "look-a- likes" of Taylor Swift, Rod Stewart, Beyonce, Avril Lavigne, Janet Jackson, Michel Jackson, etc. They're really good!

The experience was okay.

Their website is here.

Thanks for dropping by.

Titanic Artifact Exhibit, Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

TITANIC -The Ship of dreams, the Unsinkable ship

 The Ship's Captain: Captain Edward J. Smith

705 passengers survived, but 1,523 were lost.
  • Even if all 20 lifeboats had been filled to capacity, there would have only have been room in them for 1,178 people.
  • The Titanic was the largest moving object of its time.
  • It cost $7.5 million to build Titanic and carried a $5 million insurance policy. It would have cost about $400 million to build the ship today.
  • More than 10,000 men worked on the Titanic for nearly three years to construct the hull and internal structure.
  • More than 100,000 people gathered to watch the Titanic sail off to New York.
  • For a third-class passenger, a ticket was $40 ($770 today). For a first-class passenger, tickets were $4,500 a piece ($90,000 today).
  • It took about 60 pounds of coal for the ship to move 60 feet. 

  • Admission ticket price is $28.00/person
    The exhibit was very detailed. This  review  would take you to my experience.

    The replica of Titanic's Boarding Pass
    Before entering the exhibit, we were given a "boarding pass" with the name of the passenger and at the end of the exhibit we would find out if that passenger had survived or not. I kept my boarding pass and I asked hubby's and Clint's so that I could post them here since cameras and celphones are not allowed inside.

    Anyway, below are the boarding passes that hubby's, Clint's and I got. Let's check the names if they survived or lost.

    Name: Mrs Marian Longstreth Thayer (née Morris)
    Born: Saturday 9th November 1872
    Age: 39 years
    Last Residence: in Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States
    1st Class passenger
    First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
    Ticket No. 17421 , £110 17s 8d
    Cabin No.: C68
    Rescued (boat 4)
    Disembarked Carpathia
    : New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
    Died: Friday 14th April 1944
    Cause of Death: Natural Causes
    Name: Mrs Lily Alexenia Potter (née Wilson)
    Wednesday 15th August 1855
    Age: 56 years
    Last Residence: in
    PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited States
    1st Class passenger
    First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
    Ticket No. 11767 , £83 3s 2d
    Cabin No.: C50
    Rescued (
    boat 7)
    Disembarked Carpathia:
    New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
    Friday 1st January 1954
    Cause of Death: Heart Failure / Disease
    Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    Name: Don. Manuel Ramirez Uruchurtu
    Born: Thursday 27th June 1872
    Age: 39 years 9 months and 19 days.
    Marital Status: Single.
    Last Residence: in Mexico CityMexico
    Occupation: Lawyer
    1st Class passenger
    First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
    Ticket No. 17601 , £27 14s 5d
    Died in the sinking.
    Body Not Recovered

    When we left the exhibit, I had an urge to watch the Titanic the movie again. Maybe this weekend.

    Thanks for visiting. I appreciate it a lot.


    Monday, March 26, 2012

    The Auto Collections in Las Vegas

    The Auto Collections
    Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
    3535 Las Vegas, NV 89109

    P o r c h e


    what a color!

    look at the headlights

    pretty red car

    black is beautiful

    watta car!




    I like!

    old fire truck

    1975 Rickshaw Jakarta Taxi

    muscle car

    All the names of fallen soldiers in Iraq are written in this car


    Model T? Not sure

    Volkswagen Van

    Shiny Bug :)

    Rolling chair

    I like the color

    donated coins

    I dropped my coins here

    entertainers :)

    goofy me :)
    If you are an auto enthusiast, don't leave Las Vegas without going to the 5th floor of Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. You only need $8.99 to get in there. If you are a hotel guest, you will pay the same amount for two people already using the hotel's coupon.

    I am not an enthusiast neither hubby, nor our son and his daughter but we thought that the classic cars, muscle cars, celebrity cars, etc,  are worth to see. And indeed, they were worth it.

    I thought they were only for display but I've seen quite a few cars that are also for sale. There is something for everyone with the prices ranging $10,000 to $10,000.000. (OMG!)

    For more information, visit their site  here.

    Thanks for visiting!

    Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Loving Southwest Airlines

    nice view up there!

    the refreshing juice

    sign up now!

    the snacks: pretzels and salted peanuts

    No luggage fee (for 1 luggage only)

    In the last 2 months, hubby and I have flown (domestic) 4 times and with those times, we flew with Southwest Airlines thrice.

    The crew were friendly and responsive. The whole duration of flights were smooth.

    It was great!

    While we were flying, I read Southwest airlines magazine and it's worth the read. As soon as I got home, I checked their site right away and signed up.

    If you are looking for a great deal for flights, hotel, and car rental or if you are looking for a vacation package, go visit their website southwest.com.

    Thanks for visiting!

    Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Las Vegas Daytime Photos

    Hubby and I flew to Las Vegas last week to meet up his son and grand daughter and also to meet up my Filipina friend and her husband.

    We stayed there for 3 nights but we did not go out in the Las Vegas Strip during night time because we were exhausted already after roaming around the city during the day. So all photos are dull and boring sans bright and colorful dancing lights, hehehe!

    Thank you for visiting! I appreciate it a lot.

    Have a great day!