Completed a couple of one night stays in Las Vegas. Usually I like to stay at the JW in Summerlin, but could not get a government rate last week. My first night I stayed at the Renaissance on Paradise Road. My second time there. As far as I know, this is the only Marriott in Vegas that has a concierge lounge. Nice property, but would only rank it above slightly above average. No complaints, but nothing outstanding either although the desk clerk gave me a $10 certificate in addition to my 500 platinum welcome points as a "thank you for your loyalty". Lounge had typical CL fare for breakfast and evening fare. Wasn't impressed with the wine selection for $8 a pop. Free valet parking and self parking in attached structure.
Coming back through I stayed at the Marriott Grand Chateau, a Marriott Vacation Club. I had never tried this before, but a colleague gave it rave reviews. Arrived rather frazzled from escaping a back up on I-15 near the US 95 intersection due to a semi roll over. No self parking, but free valet. Just off the strip on Harmon Ave. Front desk person was very nice and efficient. Had a great room on the 15th floor with a view of the southern portion of the strip, will try to post pic later. Retrieving car from valet to meet a friend for dinner at the Venetian was very quick and efficient. When I returned, I visited the lobby bar for a glass of wine. Very pleasant with none of the usually loud, sensory overload lounges in the casino hotels. Very quick and direct route to the airport for my flight out the next day. I think this will be my future go to Marriott if the JW is unavailable or if I have an need to stay nearer the strip and/or airport.