I need to attend a conference in Las Vegas on my own dime to network for a job. I'm not going there because I like Vegas, but more out of necessity and don't want to drop $2K for a hotel. The only Marriott that is remotely affordable (and I say that in jest) is the Cosmopolitan. I need some suggestions and/or advice on how to reduce my out of pocket, non-corporate expense. Does anyone know if they have last minute rates that you know of? I called and asked if they have that or 'out of order' rooms, but just got a resounding NO. I need some great ideas from you Vegas experts! Anyone?