Starting following week, four Caesars Entertainment Corporation-owned and managed properties at Las Vegas will have their resort fees raised. This news was revealed just recently by the company’s officials who said that resort fees at those four properties will be raised by only $2. This change will affect the Bally’s, Harrah’s Las Vegas, the Flamingo, and The Linq Hotel. Rates will increase from the current $35 that visitors have to pay per night to $37. After taxes are added, the fee is concluded at $41.95 in total.
According to one official press release by the hospitality, entertainment and casino behemoth, these changes related to the resort fee changes came as a result of the company’s efforts to remain competitive with its major rivals including the MGM Grand and The Mirage venues. For comparison, these facilities have a starting rate of $39 for a one-night stay. The company’s official press release also revealed that membered of the Caesars Rewards loyalty club will be exempt from the new resort fees. Nonetheless, these Rewards loyalty members have to be off the Diamond and Seven Star status.
The Change Affecting Four Las Vegas Properties
One of the flagship Caesars Entertainment Corporation- operated venues the Harrah’s Las Vegas is affected by the new changes. This iconic venue opened its doors more than forty-five years ago back on the 2nd of July 1973. The hotel area features over two thousand and five hundred rooms with a casino floor of over 90,600 square feet. Besides, there is a number of other signature attractions including restaurants the Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Oyster Bar and more.
The second venue which will also see changes in the resort fees is the Bally’s Las Vegas venue which opened its doors on the 5th of December 1973. The venue formerly known as MGM Grand Hotel and Casino is a casino and hotel both owned and managed by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The hotel venue features over two thousand and eight hundred rooms while other amenities include meeting space and a casino floor which occupies over 68,000 square feet. Over 75% of the hotel rooms are actually located in the newly renovated Resort Tower.
The Linq Hotel and Casino opened its doors over sixty years ago in 1959. This iconic Caesars Entertainment Corporation venue features a hotel area with over two thousand and six hundred rooms alongside a casino and a massive shopping area. The casino which occupies over 33,000 square feet features eight hundred slot machines alongside fifty-five table games and a sportsbook.
The fourth Las Vegas property operated by the company which is affected by the new resort fees is the Flamingo Las Vegas venue that opened seventy-three years ago on the 26th of December 1946. Formerly known as the Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas and The Fabulous Flamingo, Flamingo Las Vegas features a massive 72,000 square feet casino floor while its hotel area offers almost three thousand and five hundred rooms.
MGM Raising Resort Fees in 2019
Commenting on the news, Travelers United lawyer Lauren Wolfe said that the short-term increase in revenues for Caesars Entertainment Corporation is not worth the long-run damage which increased fees can bring. According to Lauren Wolfe, visitors are rather upset about the increased fees. She also said that it is very disappointing to see companies taking this direction.
In addition to Caesars Entertainment Corporation, MGM Resorts also increased its resort fees for the Vdara, Aria and Bellagio venues back in 2019. The resort fees for these venues by $6 to $45. MGM Resorts decided to increase its resort fees in order to stay in line with rivals such as the Wynn Las Vegas, The Venetian, and the Palazzo properties.