17 February 2007

For my next Vegas visit...

I've just learned that Paris Las Vegas hotel/casino has become the first Strip resort to specifically market to the LGBT community. Its parent company, Harrahs, which also runs Caesars Palace and a few other Strip hotels, is definitely known to be more transgender friendly than its main competitor, Mandalay, which runs Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, and many others (even though Luxor has been nice to me too).

With all those ID requirements for hotel check-ins and gambling, Las Vegas can be intimidating - especially to someone like me, whose ID situation is dicey. Any resort that can make the situation less dicey and more comfortable, by training employees to treat me with respect, will earn my business.

I'll be looking forward to a stay at Paris Las Vegas soon, and hope other casino resorts follow suit. And while at it, I would also appreciate a women's counterpart to the Blue Moon Gay Resort, which, despite its attractive prices, caters to men only.

Paris Las Vegas