The First Vegas Post of 2016

Hello Zags!

Now that things have calmed down a bit, it’s time to get the details on something you’ve all probably been looking forward to for a while – the WCC Tournament in VEGAS!

That’s right – it’s finally time to start putting out information for the WCC Tournament over Spring Break, and this is the first of three posts over the next couple of weeks. We’ll cover hotel details here, and the next ones will cover the Vegas Social Club pack and ticketing information from Athletics.

So, without further ado……  Let’s get started.

If you’ve been to Vegas in the last couple years for the tourney (or know anyone that has), you’ll remember that Zags have been taking over the Monte Carlo and settling in for a weekend of fun. This year, we decided to mix it up a little bit – we were able to get a better deal for Zags this year at the Planet Hollywood.

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The great thing about the Planet Hollywood is that it’s in the heart of the Strip, and you’ll be able to find a ton of great things to do within a few minutes walk. Whether it’s the in-house casino, twin pools and cabanas, the Miracle Mile shopping center or contracted shows (Pitbull or Britney Spears, anyone?) or walking over to Caesar’s Palace or the Bellagio, exploring the strip and taking in the sights, there truly isn’t a lack of things to do.

As far as rooms… We’ve got two 40-room blocks reserved for traveling Zags, and a purchase code will be going out the afternoon of January 20. Once those 80 rooms are booked, the code should continue working, and more rooms will be added for additional students as needed.

The average price per night is about $124, which is a pretty great deal compared to what a lot of other hotels are charging, and is significantly cheaper than booking through the Planet Hollywood’s website. The group discount code is good for rooms from Friday night through Tuesday night, so staying Friday – Wednesday for the whole tournament is totally possible.

Here’s a price breakdown per night:

  • Friday, March 4: $135
  • Saturday, March 5: $144
  • Sunday, March 6: $112
  • Monday, March 7: $116
  • Tuesday, March 8: $116

This information is all available through the group code link that will be sent out, and you’ll be able to see the price breakdown. Upgrades are available for an extra cost per night, and more expensive rooms obviously have better accommodations.

Something important to note these prices are only for the rooms: Vegas hotels charge a $29/night resort fee, which covers things like the pool and internet, as well as 12% tax, so keep this in mind. When reserving your room, they will ask you to pay the first night’s cost to reserve your room, and the rest of the cost will be charged at check in. Additionally, these prices are based on two adults staying per room –  there is occupancy for up to four people, but you might be charged additional money for additional people.

Whew. Hotels are complicated. BUT.

We’re excited that Vegas is just a few short weeks away, and so happy to finally have details available for you all! All students who are going to Vegas can book through the hotel block or purchase Social Club packs – you don’t have to be a Social Club member. We’ll have more details on Social Club packs next week as we continue to wrap details up, so we’ll keep you posted!

If you have any questions about this, or in the process at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at kcsocialclub@zagmail.gonzaga.edu and I’ll try to answer as best I can!

Matthew Clark
Social Club and Vegas Coordinator
kcsocialclub@zagmail.gonzaga.edu

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