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More Resort Fee Goodness.......MGM

Last edit: hail2skins on Saturday, 25th February 2017 2:58 pm
Last response by wpsteel66 16th March 4:02pm

Apparently MGM raising resort fees again at most of their properties, taking effect 2 March. Meaning that, combined with a recent room tax increase, the resort fee ($39) at Aria and Bellagio will set you back $44.22 (tax included).

Base fee at MGM Grand, Signature, MB, Delano, Mirage, and NYNY will be $35. Luxor and Excal will be $30. The Clown will be $27. Vdara ($35) and Monte Carlo ($30) not changing for now.

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 StudiodeKadent responded on Saturday, 25th February 2017

And in other news, I'll be doing my gambling outside of Las Vegas this year and possibly next year.

Subtle. F*cking. Hint.

Seriously, this short-term-esque thinking is totally driving out long-term, loyal customers. Taxes are going up. Gambling rules are getting worse. Casino space is being replaced by clubs and "millennial"-focused lounges invented by people who really have no idea what millennials want. The value proposition of Vegas is plunging.

We know its a changing economy. We know nothing can stay the same forever. But if gamblers are the ones who suffer from the changes, Vegas is effectively shooting itself in the foot.

 cschoony responded on Sunday, 26th February 2017

This is getting excessive. I stay at MGM most times will now be paying more for inconsistent wifi? Little if anything is being one to upgrade rooms or amenities - I don't need more restaurants I can't afford to eat at and a video game area that I am too old for.

 andybflo responded on Monday, 27th February 2017

This is almost word for word what I posted a few days back re: CET raising resort fees....

They'll get the random 22 year old with Dad's credit card looking to get drunk/laid, but, those folks are exceptionally fickle.
They'll find a new hotspot within a decade. For my generation (I'm 41), the get drunk/get laid thing was spring break in Florida. Now, it's Vegas. Soon, it'll be elsewhere.

Then where do they go? Conventioneers work for a bit, but even the days (and yes, I can provide proof) of face-to-face conventions are dying in the era of instant product launches on the Web. Vegas has been insulated, thus far, but for how long?

They don't realize they're killing the brand. Enjoy the $44/night in resort fees while you can, guys.

 motoman responded on Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Agree with *all* the above. And in terms of killing the brand, I just browsed the Wynn Boston Harbor website and it looks, at least in these early renderings, like WLV transplanted to the East Coast (with maybe some of the water park idea thrown in). It first made me sad to think that the Vegas experience might be made less "special" by this dilution.

Then, I thought of andybflo's Caesars response. Yeah....

 wpsteel66 responded on Thursday, 16th March 2017

Increasing the fee but yet not adding anything new or of added value...apparently no stopping in sight.