I'm looking forward to the full trip report too. Great to see you and Jen during the TTR stint of your trip. I think TTR vs Desire is an excellent talking point, and one that can help determine what a couple really wants out of a trip. I think it's like an Apple vs Android kinda discussion though, folks have their personal favourite and try to convince others that theirs is better. Have to say Desire has never really appealed to me. I'm a TTR fanboi myself, and Kyle is obviously a Desire fanboi. It's cool when people remember your drink without asking and what song you like. I recall my Dad's second trip to TTR three years after his first one and Alfredo greeted him on his first trip to the bar with "Hello Alan, nice to see you again, Gin and Tonic?" That was at TTR - a staff members memory doesn't change depending on where they work. Great that you can get quality liquor. But as someone who mainly drinks beer, a bit of a non issue for me. The service and price for the private party sounds great. I dont know what TTR are thinking with their ridiculous prices and penny pinching. My guess is someone is taking a cut somewhere. Desire seems to have that right, although we shouldn't forget that every couple who was at that party paid maybe $300-400 a night extra to be at Desire over TTR, so if the charge works at $5 pp instead of $20 to attend the party it's not really a plus. Have to agree with Restling though, some of the over the top luxury service would irritate me rather than impress. I'm from a fairly humble background and dont want someone to carry my plate, bring me water or mop my brow. It irks me when I'm in a restaurant here, chatting with company and waiters are interrupting every two minutes to wipe the table, change the drink mat or refiling my glass from the bottle. I think at Desire, I'd be constantly frustrated by the over the top luxury service. Let's not forget that Desire is at least 2 to 3 times the price of TTR, so one should expect things to be 'better' - whether the extra things you receive are worth double or triple price the price of TTR I'm not so sure. And there are things you lose too. We're fortunate enough that we could afford Desire if we wanted to but, no, it's not for us.