My wife and I and two of our friends just returned from a stay at the MGM (Mar.24th - 27th). We used the Ultimate Escape package code ($69/night, 3rd night free, $25 food credit, etc) to book two Grand Tower King size bed rooms.
We got to the hotel at about 11 pm on Monday night and the place was really busy. We waited in line for about 10 minutes to check in. While waiting, I decided that there was no way I was going to try getting any kind of upgrade because of the time of day and how busy it still was. When it was my turn to check in, I told the guy my last name and the last name of our friends and asked him if there was any chance of us getting our rooms in the same neighborhood so that we didn't have to search for each other all of the time.
The guy winced and said, "I don't know, sir. We're really tight right now, but I'll see what I can do for you." He wrote down a couple of numbers and went and stood in line with the other agents with a manager who appeared to be doling out the rooms. He came back with a smile on his face. He pulled out a book that showed floor plans and descriptions of the different rooms at the MGM. He started flipping through the book...and kept flipping and flipping.
Finally, he stopped and said, "Here's what we can do for you. We have a Marquee Suite that we can put both couples in for the same price." I started reading the description...1,550 sq feet, 2 private King bedrooms, a massive living room area with a bar and sectional couch, 2 private bathrooms, etc.
I gave the guy my most composed "I guess we'll take it." So, each couple paid $69/night for two nights and we got our third night free. The guy said that if we walked in off the street, the room would be $800 a night. I then lost my composure and started giggling.
Our room was 23 - 141 in the North Tower. We had an unbelievable view of the strip and the view from my bedroom was directly looking at NY/NY and the Monte Carlo. It was amazing. The room even had it's own doorbell...I've never had a hotel room with a doorbell before (and probably never will again).
The MGM was fantastic and I'll definitely stay there again. It was quite the experience to stay in a suite that we really had no business staying in.