There are the only 'known' hotels at the 5* level in the Strip Northeast zone. I'm very familiar with Las Vegas and don't know of any other properties that would qualify to be 5 star rated based upon how the zone boundaries are currently drawn.
The Trump is in the Strip Northwest (again, based upon how the zone boundaries are currently drawn) so this would not be a possibility if you excluded this zone from your bidding.
Exactly which hotels are acceptable... as in your first post you did not mention Wynn/Encore but you do in your latest post, so are these acceptable? What about: Cosmopolitan, Delano, Vdara, Aria, etc, etc. Please clarify which hotels are acceptable and we will be in a better position to comment.
Not necessarily. While you are taking the consumer perspective that the hotel would rather get some revenue for a room rather than let it sit empty, the hotel may take the other side that you're coming to Vegas in 2-3 days and don't yet have a place to stay! Think in terms of an airline, if you show up at the counter looking to take a flight in a few hours, you pay the most even if there are empty seats on the plane. As well, even if a hotel could suddenly go from 75% occupancy to 100% occupancy... they then have staffing issues as they can't suddenly call in additional workers on 2 days notices to cover the front desk, room service, restaurants, housekeeping, etc, etc. With this noted, rates in Vegas do change more often, and to greater extremes, than any other hotel market in the country.
If your desired hotel(s) are out of your budget, but were in your budget for 2 out of 3 nites (or even 1 out of 3), would SPLITTING YOUR PRICELINE BID be an option?
Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.
Let us know the additional information above and we'll go from there.