Business Trip in Las Vegas

Third visit for me to Sin City: Las Vegas! This time, contrary to my previous visits, for a conference since the main event in my field of activity takes place this year in the capital of Nevada.

Let’s go for a few days in this intriguing city.


In order to maximize my Tier Points allowing me to qualify for the Gold Guest List status from BA, I decided to book on American Airlines, choosing carefully my itinerary to be sure to get a 140 TP segment on the outbound and return flights.

The superb view, after taking off from Boston Logan

So it’s Phoenix on the way out… And Los Angeles on the way back as a connection point, and I’ll finally be able to test the Airbus A321T so special of American Airlines, and in Flagship First, the most premium product of the airline.

The very comfortable Flagship First seat on AA’s A321T


As far as hotels are concerned, I hesitated for a long time for Las Vegas. I originally wanted to do some hotel hopping, but it was too complicated regarding my professional obligations, so I chose to spend 3 nights at the new Tribute Portfolio property located off-strip.

The very nice pool of my hotel in Vegas

For my connection in Los Angeles, I stayed away from the airport at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey.

View from my room at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey


For the restaurants, I decided to treat myself by going to dine at Guy Savoy at Cesars Palace for one of the nights of my stay, but also at the restaurant of my hotel and by having lunch at one of the Gordon Ramsay’s venues in Vegas.

Very elegant decoration at The Pepper Club, restaurant of my hotel in Las Vegas
The artichoke and black truffle soup, the signature dish of Guy Savoy

Final itinerary

Here is the final itinerary of this trip:

1DiaryBusiness Trip in Las Vegas
2LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club, Boston Logan
3FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Boston Logan – Phoenix Sky Harbor, Airbus A321neo
4LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club, Phoenix Sky Harbor
5FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Phoenix Sky Harbor – Las Vegas Harry Reid, Boeing 737 MAX 8
6HotelThe ENGLiSH Hotel, Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
7RestaurantThe Pepper Club by Todd English, Las Vegas
8RestaurantRamsay Kitchen at the Harrah’s, Las Vegas
9RestaurantRestaurant Guy Savoy at The Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
10LoungeAmerican Express Centurion Lounge, Las Vegas Harry Reid
11FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Las Vegas Harry Reid – Los Angeles International, Airbus A321
12HotelThe Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey
13LoungeAmerican Airlines Flagship Lounge, Los Angeles International
14FlightAmerican Airlines Flagship First, Los Angeles International – Boston Logan, Airbus A321T
Today’s itinerary
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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