Just back and missing everything and everyone already! There have been lots of detailed trip reports covering the new, the old, and everything in between. Wanted to add a couple of our own points on some things the stood out this trip. Anyone who liked the restaurants before will not be disappointed now. They are at least as good. Food quality is up (and it was solid before) Italian (Romanza) is an all time favourite, and it did not disappoint. Nicholas is the best server I've ever had at the resort. A pro who knows his work and does it extremely well. 5 star dining experience for sure. There are still a few wait staff here and there who don't exactly steal the show, but overall dining is great. The nighttime DJ needs to get his shit together. While we were there he killed the party almost every night. Repetitive playlist of crap with the same songs every single night. He showed no ability to read and react to the crowd. By night 4, it was impossible to party through his garbage. Full miss on glow night, when all he had to do was play some club music or EDM, and he couldn't even pause the Kid Rock and Village People for one evening. If you agree, make sure to mention it in your checkout survey. Nobody on staff could do anything with the plentiful on floor feedback, so maybe hotel management will take the comments to heart. Yeah, there are changes, and yeah every repeater we talked to agreed it was better before, but it is still a great place. The guests are why we all go, and why we all have such a blast. Thing is, if the guests don't like it as much as before, are they going to keep coming? When that happens, it will snowball and everyone loses. I totally understand the need to attract new faces, but I don't think TTR is a place that can change it's personality and succeed. There were a lot of single guys this trip, all openly trying to get laid, and it was irritating. That appears to be who they are attracting, and the new marketing seems to be gaining the attention of singles. They are all going home disappointed of course, and won't be back, but what about the impact on the repeater couples who have to spend their stay dealing with that? Are they less likely to come back because of it? The Premier pitch is getting super aggressive. Yep, I know it's coming, and I have a litany of escapes, but I really wish there was a simple code word to bypass it completely. Again, I understand their need to generate revenue and investment, but for many of us, it's just never going to happen regardless of the perks or pitch, and wasting their time and ours doesn't help anyone. Poolside entertainment is down from pre-reno, but no complaints. The games are tamer, and the crew doesn't seem to have fully gelled yet, but they are doing a good job. We liked that they have a variety of different personalities, and in particular Miguel and Doll were fast friends to us, and definitely made our stay better. Alejandro, Dina, and Lollipop all seemed like people we have known forever as well. JJ emceed a couple of times, and still has his charisma and humour, but whether or not he can translate his talent into mentorship of the newbies remains to be seen. The pool chairs need to go. Seems like they are working on this. They also changed up the tables in Bash while we were there and it is WAY better than what was there. Tons of guests changing rooms. Us included. Could be a symptom of growing pains and quick -re-opening. Let's hope it is, because changing rooms sucked this time. The front desk was borderline belligerent about it, and left us without a room for almost an entire day when they asked us to pack up and leave the old one while we waited for the new one to be ready. Every time we went back to the desk (at the instructed time) to get our new keys, nobody had any idea who we were or that we were even changing rooms. If you care about TV, it is now usable. Do yourself a favour and fork out the $10 for the adult package. The rooms now have clocks with bluetooth for you to play your own music, which is nice. Nobody ever mentions the housekeeping staff, but those folks are the unsung heroes and deserve heaps of credit. Always super happy, always a great job, and just imagine what they must see every day! Take the time to give them thanks, they've earned it. Hopefully this doesn't seem negative because we had a fucking great time, and will be back. Did not mean for it to be a list of complaints, so I hope it doesn't read that way. Hopefully the momentum swings back to restoring the atmosphere to why we all go, and does not continue to slip. There is no other place like TTR, and I know we all agree on that! As long as we all keep bringing the party with us, that sprit and soul will never die. Oh, almost forgot! Guys - quit wearing your hats and t-shirts in the restaurants. It's embarrassing and unnecessary. Also, fucking etiquette 101. The women are going to a ton of effort to impress, and you are showing up like you are on your way to a backyard BBQ. Not cool.