Paris Hilton banned from Wynn Resorts Hotels over drug charges

Wynn Las Vegas has made a solid effort to keep itself at a very far distance from the recent Paris Hilton drug charges. The hotel has banned Hilton and her boyfriends from entering or staying at the hotel after the celebrity socialite was busted last week for cocaine possession.

Hilton’s car, a black Cadillac Escalade, was stopped by a motorcycle cop due to what the cop said was a strong marijuana smell. What happened next is still a bit of a mystery, but we know Hilton left behind a Chanel purse (said to be belong to Hilton, but Hilton claims it belongs to a friend) that held cocaine. The driver of the car was Paris Hilton’s boyfriend of late, Cy Waits.

Hilton left the scene, which was mobbed by people and paparazzi, and headed straight for the Wynn Resort, where she was inevitably arrested. But the hotel wants no part of this mess.

Both Wynn Resort Hotels in Las Vegas have banned Hilton and her boyfriends from entering both the Wynn and Encore for the foreseeable future. Hilton denies the charges, but the Wynn is playing things safe (and smart).

Travel startup giving away three nights at the Wynn

Want to score three nights at the Wynn Las Vegas? Travel startup company Off & Away wants to put you between those luxurious sheets.

Off & Away hasn’t even launched yet, but it’s willing to offer up a spectacular travel package to a lucky winner: three nights at the Wynn, tickets for two to La Reve, $200 a day in dining credits at the hotel, three days of spa access and a round of golf for two. You’ll also pick up access to the Penske Wynn Ferrari Museum, two 50-minute massages and entry to Blush Boutique Nightclub.

So, what is this company all about? It’s a new travel site (or, it will be) that will focus on “exceptional travel experiences.” Details are thin, but we’ll know more in a few weeks. So for now, take advantage of the contest.

“We are excited to offer this amazing experience with one of our key partners as a sneak preview into the types of experiences you can expect from Off & Away when we launch,” said Doug Aley, CEO and Co-Founder of Off & Away.

The contest is open through May 23, 2010 at Off & Away’s website. Spread the word via Facebook or Twitter, and you could score up to 10 extra chances to win. The winner will be announced on June 30, 2010.


Having seen the comments left by our readers about the viruses, I contacted Off & Away to see what was happening. Following is the company’s reply:

For those who were affected by the virus earlier this morning, please be assured this is something we take very seriously and are taking all necessary precautions to ensure it does not happen again. Off & Away is founded and run by former, Expedia, Alaska Airlines, Orbitz, and employees. We always strive for excellence are committed to providing our customers with the best experiences possible. This was not one of them, and for that, we sincerely apologize.

The site promoting the sweepstakes was compromised. It appears to have started in our hosting environment. We’re still investigating with that firm. Malicious code was entered into our website causing a redirect to the suspicious page people encountered. Since discovering this, we’ve pulled down the sweepstakes on our site, and are rebuilding in a different environment and with a different, more secure host. The new host is the same one we will be using when we launch.

We expect the sweepstakes to be live again in the next few hours once this work is complete. Thanks to our customers for discovering this and for your patience.


Doug Aley and Michael Walton