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"Service charge" at MGM's Grand Spa

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by oddjob, Feb 3, 2016.

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  1. oddjob

    oddjob Tourist

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    Is the 20% service charge that's added to all services at the Grand Spa at MGM intended to be the tip for the provider or is a tip intended to be additional to the quoted price of the service and the service charge? It's not clear on their website, although the fine print on the linked Spa Rate Card (which mentions that 1% is reserved for admin costs) makes me think that the remaining 19% is, indeed, at least a starting point for a tip.
     
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Low-Roller

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    I'm pretty sure that is the TIP.
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    And that is plenty.

    $130 for a 50 minute massage. Then they tack $26 on top of that. For most people, even that would be a decent income. Not to say anything about the cost of the massage in the first place.
     
  4. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

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    That being said, though, I would definitely check. It probably is the tip, but I've seen places have a "service charge" that goes to the property and not the service provider (Miami is notorious for this), and I'd hate to screw over the provider while solely enriching MGM.
     
  5. oddjob

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    That's my concern as well. I usually tip my regular massage therapist pretty well, and I definitely wouldn't want to stiff one in that regard.

    Thanks for the responses, guys!
     
  6. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

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    I had a massage at MGM Grand on my June trip. Being a bit of a spa "virgin" I definitely asked that question, and was told that was the tip. Hopefully that was accurate because I was very happy with my massage.
     
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