I put together a family reunion bus trip every year, this will be our 6th year. Our dates are November 8-10, 2009. We thought we would try something new this year, so we got quotes through our bus company for the Taj. Although their deal was not as good as other hotels have given us in the past, we decided to give them a try. (We usually get in addition to our room accomodations, $20 in coin, at least one free buffet, and sometimes a show ticket for about $230 a person for 2 nights, 3 days). They were offering the room and $20 coin for $235 a person. I just got a call from my contact at the bus company to say that the Taj can not accept our trip, which is 10 rooms, because of lack of availability. This is where I have to be befuddled. The casino revenue is down, Trump has been rumored to be going into bankruptcy, and they are turning down 10 guaranteed rooms, for November? But here is the real kicker, they can accomodate us at the Plaza for the same price. I am sure they are both very nice hotels, but you can't tell me that the Taj is not a big step up from the Plaza with all they they offer, such as restaurants, casino size, etc. Just strange.