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Generally which month(s) is most expensive for Vegas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, May 5, 2012.

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  1. sco5123

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    Which time(s) of the year is most expensive and why (besides new years eve/holidays)?
     
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    I can be wrong, but I think mid Sept through halloween is pretty high any time there is a huge convention.
     
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    As a general rule,Spring & Fall

    I think probably because of the weather being the best and all kinds of things going on,Conventions,Sports etc.
     
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    I find March prices high with March madness & spring break.
     
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    I guess End june - July because of the World Series of Poker. Hotels are loaded.
     
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    To me the cost of the trip doesnt matter. As long as you get to gamble, drink, be social, and have fun. The trip pays for itself. Of course winning helps too
     
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    It's almost never the months, it's the conventions in town or in the casino you want to stay at. Any time there is a big convention rates rocket. The casino's are probably the best at adjusting rates knowing how full they will be in advance. So one day the rate will be 3-5 times the day before or after depending on the conventions.
    Things like superbowls, march madness, etc all drive the rates way up as they know occupancy won't be a problem.

    I don't care about rates, but don't like a packed house, so I try to avoid the really big conventions when making trip plans.
     
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    Wanted to head out to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January then checked the prices. It was astronomical. Even for Imperial Palace, the price was upwards of $2,500 for just two/three days. Not to forget the porn convention as well since it happens at the same time if not a few days a part. Typical New Year's celebrations the prices are extremely high.
     
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    it's all about what weekend, not what time of year. come one weekend and the city is empty, come the next weekend and it's packed. that can happen any time of year.
     
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    If you are flexible with the weekend, there is always going to be a reasonable weekend in every month. Jan is going to be bad with New Years, CES, and usually Chinese New Year, but the weeks in between are fine. Same goes with March. It is busy around the first weekend of march madness and the week before for spring break, but is much cheaper earlier in the month or at the very end.

    As long as you are flexible within 3-4 weeks, you should be able to find something within your budget.
     
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    Do not focus on a month. Though some months OVERALL are expensive, there are still dates that are reasonable. And, in months that are generally cheap, there are high dates.

    Best way to judge is to look at the monthly rate calendar at a handful of hotels. Not just one or two, as they can be the host casino for an event.
     
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    The Caesars.com rate calendar is a great tool for getting a feel for pricing.
     
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    The month of May seems to have the most big events along with conventions with Memorial Day to throw in the mix. Add in nice weather and open pools and you have a lot of demand. A lot of other months host big events but there seems to be a break in the action for some slow periods. But for more often than not, May is lucky to have a slow week. We always want to celebrate May birthdays but it seems too hectic and we always end up someplace else.
     
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    In general the busiest weekends are not surprising at all.

    New Years, 4th of July, Superbowl, Chinese New Year, probably in that order.

    Next up are probably:
    CES, March Madess and I've heard there's a rodeo convention that's also insanely busy but I've never gone during this time.
     
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    And, along with a few other hotels on the MGM side, you can quickly find out what dates are good and bad. And, sometimes just certain hotels are bad as they are the "host" hotel for a convention.
     
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    I'm not sure about 4th of july. My host says it's nowhere near as busy as memorial day and the other big holidays. Something about the summer never being as busy. He says my chances of getting in the mansion are good where with memorial day even getting a skyloft is lucky.

    But I guess that's sort of a separate deal since the town being busy is separate from there being a lot of big players in town. July 4 may be super busy, just not many big players.
     
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    For fun I did some playing with the CET rate calendar (with no TR#) and copy and past to excel to figure out average rates per month. Did June-March (as we're in may already and not all of next april is in the calendar).

    And yes, I know this isn't super accurate, as rates will fluctuate as it gets closer to booking date, and as new conventions come in. Also different months can have different #s of weekend nights.

    But anyway, here is what the results were

    Month--------------Avg night in a CET room
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    June-------------------------------108.84
    July---------------------------------92.24
    August------------------------------89.93
    September-------------------------105.22
    October----------------------------111.60
    November---------------------------91.72
    December---------------------------79.15
    January----------------------------110.24
    February---------------------------103.08
    March------------------------------106.57


    January gets biased way up because of CES. I was a bit surprised by February, but it looks like the rates at PH/Paris/Caesars are the same weekdays and midweek for the last week, dragging the average up.
     
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    Awesome!!

    Thanks everyone :)
     
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    Ah yes, memorial day. I had forgotten about that as I'm Canadian.
     
  20. shifter

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    4th of July is an American only holiday too :poke:
     
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