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Big conventions

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Miller12pack, Feb 11, 2017.

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  1. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack High-Roller

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    When there are big conventions in town, does it affect the price of the downtown casinos, or just the strip casinos?
     
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    just location . if its a strip convention strip ,downt towntown dowtowm ,only times it effects both is there having parties and events at both. but usualy if its a strip i wont effect downtown
     
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    What do you mean by "big conventions"? For instance at the beginning of the year the CES draws in over 125k - 135k people. Rooms are all based on supply and demand, with the CES prices are high everywhere to accommodate all the people.

    If you book far in advance you may be able to get the regular rates but as it gets closer to convention time the prices usually will go up because the rooms are getting booked. For the January CES I booked MSS in July (over 6 months before) and got the regular nightly rates. As it got closer the rates went up, in December room rates even downtown were way more than double (almost triple) the regular rates for the January CES. But the strip probably knows rooms will be filled so they usually keep their rates high even months in advance knowing they will be filled.

    Usually hotels near the convention area will be high because people want to stay closer to the action but for the "big" conventions room vacancies will fill up even downtown.

    Word of advice, book early to get lower rates. You snooze, you lose, you can always cancel but if you procrastinate then the rates will go up and up.
     
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