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Resort fees at CET hotels set to increase

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Blonde_4_ever, Feb 17, 2017.

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  1. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Again, wait until the next economic downturn! They are in a bubble right now.
     
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  2. caltrinity

    caltrinity Tourist

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    Yes but there are different types of comps -- some comps are completely "free" i.e. no resort fees etc. So really they are weeding out lesser comped players.
     
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  3. UTHguy

    UTHguy Low-Roller

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    On one hand, I don't want to see another downturn. On the other, I'll be keeping more $$ liquid in anticipation of it.
     
  4. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Ya. I have very few corporate marketing offers for comps that have no resort fee tacked on. It's tough to be a cheapskate these days.
     
  5. Tahoejoe2

    Tahoejoe2 VIP Whale

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    Why no Ballys?
     
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  6. insin

    insin Speed Spender

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    Next year might be my first NO VEGAS year in decades!
    I'm just kind of over it for right now.

    I feel like the kitschy and slightly seedy Vegas I love is nearly gone.
    Vegas is slowly being turned into Corporate Blandness (and monetization) as far as the eye can see.
     
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  7. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Ballys is listed in the article.
     
  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Oversight. Ballys is moving to $30.
     
  9. Harry Lyme

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    I mean, this is really the crust, and the meat, of it. What are low(er) rollers and bargain hunters really bringing to the table, as far as revenue? We like to think we're important to the bottom line, but most of us low to mid level players are too smart and too aware of how to "do" Vegas. So add in parking and increase resort fees, two things partiers and high rollers don't care about, and you see easy money falling from the sky. They're basically telling us to go Downtown or off-Strip, or go to your local. Our choice.
     
  10. caltrinity

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    Agreed. Low rollers or no rollers want to enjoy the benefits and amenities that a "high roller" brings to Vegas without having to spend the appropriate amount... perfectly understandable since this has been the case for much of Vegas' history... but things are changing....... fast.
     
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    It's simple supply and demand economics. You can charge what the market will allow. Vegas is once again setting visitor records. These fees are not keeping people away so they will continue.
     
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  12. dmr

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    I have not heard of any analysts predicting anything -- yet -- but it's bound to eventually happen.

    As of this minute and second, it's a phenomenal sellers market in Las Vegas. Rule 1 of high-school level Economics 101 says that the willing buyer and willing seller meet at the price point, and as long as the customers (that's us, gang!) are cheerfully willing to pay resort fees, parking fees and other fees, the casino owners will gladly make all of those high prices and nuisance fees available to us in abundance!

    When the market eventually softens, only then will we see any easing-up of the fees!
     
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    Another reason to skip the strip.
     
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    I had no idea how high the resort fees already were because I don't ever pay them but that's pretty disgusting. It really is a gouge.
     
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  15. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Is GN the only DT casino that has a resort fee?{or whatever they call it}
     
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    No. You can see the Resort Fee Sticky for the full list.

    The D (Was Fitzgeralds) $20.00 ($22.68 w/tax)
    Downtown Grand $19.95 ($22.62 w/tax)
    El Cortez $8.95 ($10.15 w/tax)
    Golden Gate $20.00 ($22.68 w/tax)
    Golden Nugget $27.50 ($31.18 w/tax)
    Plaza Hotel & Casino $18.00 ($20.41 w/tax)
     
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    only ones without downtown are MSS, Fremont, Cal and 4Q
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    So the people that say go DT because of the strip RF. What am I missing?
     
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    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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    These people are wrong 95% of the time so ignore them!
     
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  20. insin

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    Vegas does NOT want the low roller.

    The Resorts/Casinos charge these fees because they CAN.
    But, I hope that at some point there is regulation and a cap/limit and full disclosure that makes it possible to compare hotel prices easily.

    Many people have NO IDEA about all these additional charges.
    Welcome to Vegas "Surprise!! You thought you paid in full - in advance....but you really owe the hotel a few more hundreds of dollars!"

    But.....Vegas still has millions of people willing to pay $40 extra per night for resort fees plus pay for parking and also "hold" $150-$200 per night for incidentals.

    Platinum and Seven Star players don't have to pay these fees...
    The "hold" is just a temporary HOLD and it never really gets billed to a CREDIT CARD but you DO have to have that amount of credit available. (different story if you use debit card)

    For a NON Platinum or 7* visitor, all those extra fees add up FAST.
    Even on a week long trip expect to realistically pay an extra $280-$300 for resort fees and $100-$150+ for parking.

    These resort fee "amenities" were standard and were included in the price of the room just 10 years ago.
    The room prices did not decrease & the room quality or quality of the other amenities did not increase.
    Also, gambling odds and pay tables have not changed for the better.

    Overall, the whole resort fee issue bothers me.
    I feel it's a deceptive marketing tactic because it's not included when you comparison shop on 3rd party websites.
    Incidental holds don't bother me as long as the amounts & policies are clearly posted in writing on their website.

    I still don't understand why expedia/travelocity allow the hotels to get away with "resort fees" shenanigans since they (3rd party) make no commission off that part of the sale.
    If 3rd party travel websites did NOT include hotels that charge "resort fees" in search results then this resort fee nonsense would probably end very fast!
     
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