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MGM Resorts Increases Resort Fees YET AGAIN

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Oct 2016
The lovely, thoughtful and caring executives in charge of MGM Resorts International are yet again raising their resort fees. All rooms booked starting November 8th will have to pay the new fees. The last resort...

Tagged: resort fees   mgm resorts international   profit growth plan   jim murren   

MGM Resorts Increases Resort Fees Again

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jul 2016
The kind and generous folks at MGM Resorts International have once again upped their resort fees for their middle tier properties MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage and Delano. The resort fees for these properties will...

Tagged: resort fees   profit growth plan   mgm resorts international   

Vegas Gang #127: Wynn Palace, Plaza, Resort Fees, PGP and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Mar 2016
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast the guys talk VZZZT, Andrew Pascal, ālon, Wynn Plaza, Wynn Palace, resort fees, Profit Growth Plan and a helluva lot more. Stream via web, subscribe via iTunes...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   alon   andrew pascal   wynn plaza   esplanade   resort fees   profit growth plan   

U.S. Govt Moves Against Resort Fees, Caesars Raises Theirs

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Mar 2016
In related news U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo), former chair of the Consumer Protection Subcommittee, has introduced a bill - the Truth in Hotel Advertising Act of 2016 - to the Senate that will require...

Tagged: resort fees   caesars entertainment   

PGP: MGM Charging $20 More For Bed Preferences

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Feb 2016
Late in 2015, MGM Resorts International launched a brand new suite of website templates and a new booking engine. Great! While doing some research about resort fees and parking charges yesterday, I noticed something...

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Venetian Offers "The Smart Plan" Bundle Of Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Jan 2016
The fine folks at the Venetian and Palazzo know how much you love paying extra fees, so they've decided to offer guests the option to opt into a new bundle of fees called "The Smart...

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PGP: MGM Hates Your Travel Agent, Too

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Nov 2015
MGM Resorts International, owners of Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, New York New York and Vdara, have made a lot of waves lately via their Profit Growth...

Tagged: profit growth plan   mgm resorts international   resort fees   expedia   priceline   jim murren   travel agents   reddit   

Coming Soon: No More Free Parking At MGM Resorts

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Oct 2015
Get out your pitchforks and fasten your seat belts folks, Las Vegas as you know it is about grind to a screeching halt. Sources have told VegasTripping that MGM Resorts International is on the verge of...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   profit growth plan   las vegas   fees   resort fees   parking   

UPDATE: Here Come The New Fees From MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Aug 2015
You may wonder why we talk about the corporate end of things so much on VT. The answer is simple - the suits make the decisions that affect your Vegas trips in the future....

Tagged: mgm resorts international   hotels   amenities   fees   

Here Come The $30 Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Feb 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has raised their resort fee to $30/night. From The Resort Fee Arms Race last November: Not ones to leave money on the table, we can expect Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn, Encore, Cosmopolitan and...

Tagged: resort fees   cosmopolitan   

Trippies 2015 Webcast Is Saturday January 17th 2015 at 7:11pm

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Jan 2015
The staff of VegasTripping is incredibly proud to announce - after a year of research by Vegas trippers everywhere, weeks of nominations and final voting - the The Trippies 2015: Best and Worst of Las...

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The Resort Fee Arms Race

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Nov 2014
Caesars Entertainment announced recently that they were upping their resort fees to $25/night across the board at all of their Las Vegas properties. In some cases, the rooms themselves aren't worth $25/night, let alone...

Tagged: caesars   mgm   resort fees   monte carlo   luxor   excalibur   new york new york   

The Neat Fee

Posted by MikeE on 20 Aug 2014
This is the era of outrageous fees and creative ways to nickel and dime patrons. After the uproar of resort fees, we ceded to the early check in, late check out, express check-in, bedding preferences,...

Tagged: fees   wynn   

How Much Does Your Las Vegas Hotel Room Really Cost?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jun 2014
Have you ever wondered how much your hotel room is going to cost? This isn't a joke, I'm serious! From the time you book to the time you leave, how much money are...

Tagged: travel tips   hotels   fees   resort fees   

Thanks For The $10 Resort Credit, Luxor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2014
Luxor sent me this email today. Does anybody even use email anymore? Anyways, they're giving out $10 in daily resort credits... how generous. They also asked "how will you use your resort credit?" ...

Tagged: luxor   resort fees   resort credit   

Paying For Preferences

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 May 2014
These days, I check hotel rates via aggregators, not directly from the casinos themselves. Call me lazy for not prowling 73 websites to get the "Best Rates, Guaranteed". Or stupid for not using...

Tagged: bellagio   booking   fees   

What The Hell Golden Nugget Spa?

Posted by MissMonkay on 29 Apr 2014
Vegas trips are synonymous with many things. One such thing, at least for this girl, are trips to the spa. Not an incredibly unique pastime, granted, but one that brings me much joy. For equivalent...

Tagged: golden nugget   wynn   spa   massage   services   fees   what the hell   rampage   

Mailbag: Resort Fee At Main Street Station?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jan 2014
VT reader D.H emailed us yesterday about a mystery charge that appeared on his credit card after staying at Main Street Station. He says: Main Street Station levied a surprise charge of $9.99 to my...

Tagged: mailbag   resort fees   main street station   boyd gaming   sams town   orleans   gold coast   

Vegas Gang #93 : Derek Talks Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2013
Earlier today, Derek Stevens, CEO of the D and Golden Gate, joined the Vegas Gang to discuss their announcement earlier this week that they would be implementing resort fees at both properties. No announcements, no topics,...

Tagged: vegas gang   derek stevens   the d   golden gate   resort fees   vimfp   

Resort Fees and The Death Of The Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2013
Caesars Entertainment announced their quarterly earnings report today. This is the first full quarter since they began charging resort fees earlier this year. The result, unsurprisingly, was an increase in hotel revenues. From the...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   resort fees   gambling   gary loveman   

Golden Nugget Adds Fine Print Fremont Experience Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2013
Starting July 1, the Golden Nugget will be adding a $5 Fremont Experience fee to all of their room offerings. Guests arriving on or after July 1, 2013 will incur a daily $5 Fremont Experience Fee...

Tagged: golden nugget   fremont street experience   resort fees   

LVH Adds $18/night Resort Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2013
Effective tomorrow, the LVH is adding an $18/day (plus tax) resort fee to all accommodations. Resort fee includes "in room high speed internet for one device, cardio room access for two persons, use of in-room...

Tagged: lvh   resort fees   cha-ching   

This Week In Caesars: Resort Fees, PH, The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Apr 2013
We're reminded today by VT reader @dunebug that Total Rewards members who are Platinum or better don't have to pay Caesars Entertainment's asinine resort fees. The rest of you losers (who haven't had the...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   the quad   linq   planet hollywood   resort fees   

Caesars Reverses Course On Resort Fees Again

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Apr 2013
Caesars' mouthpiece blog has stated today that in response to customers demands, Gary Loveman himself has declared - in front of an investors conference at Planet Hollywood - that they made a mistake when breaking...

Tagged: caesars   resort fees   

Your Resort Fees At Work: The Planet Hollywood Resort Vista

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Mar 2013
Eagle eyed VT reader Funkhouser spotted something interesting on the Planet Hollywood website - a rogue photo of a refreshed Resort Vista room on the bottom right hand corner of their website. At first glance, I...

Tagged: planet hollywood   resort fees   resort vista   renovations   new rooms   

Caesars Statement Re: Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Caesars Entertainment has released a statement (via Las Vegas Advisor) regarding resort fees. Resort fees at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will begin March 1st and vary based on resort ranging from $10-25 and offer a...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   quantum teledildonics   resort fees   

Thickening Plot Dept: Vegas.com Deletes Caesars Resort Fee Post

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Ooooh boy, this is interesting. Vegas.com has deleted their blog post which announced that Caesars Entertainment was instituting resort fees at their Las Vegas properties. One can only wonder what has transpired behind the scenes....

Tagged: caesars entertainment   no resort fees   vegasdotcom   

Caesars Entertainment Adding Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Feb 2013
According to Vegas.com, Caesars Entertainment has turned their back on their promise to never charge resort fees. The article claims that Caesars will begin charging fees on rooms booked after March 1st. A cursory check...

Tagged: resort fees   caesars entertainment   broken promises   

Mandarin Oriental: New Website, Golden Access and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Oct 2012
Mandarin Oriental has finally discarded their amateurish website for a sleek, sexy and professional display of their luxurious goods. Filigree has been eliminated in favor of large, bold, gorgeous photos of their room offerings....

Tagged: mandarin oriental   internets   high roller suites   resort fees   

Poll: Resort Fee Inclusions

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 May 2012
Resort fees.... the Ticketmasterization of Las Vegas. We all love to hate them, but some perks justify some of the cost. Help us understand which of these resort fee inclusions you appreciate the most. Feel...

Tagged: resort fees   poll   

How To Get Mlife To Pay The Resort Fee

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 24 Apr 2012
I know in most cases rooms at Bellagio are highly priced so saving a few bucks isn't a big deal, but if you want to get that resort fee for free at least, there's a...

Tagged: mlife   bellagio   resort fees   murren   

Update: Palms Has A Resort Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Oct 2011
Along with the whole host of other changes at Palms, VT tipster Tom tells us that the hotel is on the verge of enacting a daily resort fee. The new fee, purported to be under $15,...

Tagged: palms   resort fees   

Caesars Enlists Showgirls Help In Anti-Resort Fee Publicity Stunt

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jul 2011
Whats better than two boobs marketing against resort fees? One hundred boobs marketing against resort fees! Taking a cue from last year's "No Resort Fees" event at Planet Hollywood hosted by Holly Madison, Caesars Entertainment...

Tagged: caesars   showgirls   publicity stunt   resort fees   

I Want My. I Want My. I Want My Resort Fees!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jan 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to (finally) present our constantly updated list of Las Vegas resort fees, what they cost and what they include, if anything. I want my. I want my resort fees. Now look...

Tagged: resort fees   

MGM Grand Adds Non-Smoking Guarantee Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jan 2011
Before I quit two years ago, I smoked a pack and a half of cigs a day, double that if I was in Vegas on a bender. It took about a year to get...

Tagged: mgm grand   smoking   resort fees   

TI Pencils Out The Resort Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Nov 2010
VT reader MinVegas just pointed out to us that the fine feathered folks at Treasure Island have decided to make an argument on their website that the resort fee is a good value. If it is...

Tagged: treasure island   resort fees   

Wynn Introduces The Extra Bed Fee

Posted by JohnH on 19 Nov 2010
While checking the various rates at Wynn and Encore during the days preceding Cosmopolitan's opening in twenty-six days, I both was and was not surprised to see that Wynn has finally introduced the tiered, "If...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   resort fees   encore   

Vdara To Increase Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Nov 2010
Ready to get burned a little bit more at Vdara? We've heard rumblings that the Bellagio and Aria adjacent non-smoking, non-gaming condotel is planning on increasing their resort fee by 20% from $15 to...

Tagged: vdara   resort fees   

Vdara Offers A Whole New Way To Get Burned

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Oct 2010
Capitalizing on their newfound notoriety as the only Las Vegas resort that threatens the health and safety of its guests, Vdara is offering a their guests a whole new way of getting burned - accepting...

Tagged: vdara   resort fees   vegas deals   

Bargain? Mirage $800/nt

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2010
Time to break out the tinfoil construction hats... Aria has sold out one night in October and the Mirage is charging $800/night on the night of the Vegas Podcast-A-Palooza. No, it ain't a typo... unless the...

Tagged: mirage   resort fees   

Bend Over, The Aria Resort Fee Is Coming For Christmas

Posted by JohnH on 5 Oct 2010
A month ago, we told you that Aria would soon be charging a daily resort fee. Well, hot on the heels of charging for your extra queen bed, that time has come... is coming...is...

Tagged: resort fees   aria   wynn   encore   murren   

Coming Soon To Aria: Simon Cowell's X Factor, Iron Chef America and Resort Fees!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Aug 2010
What do Simon Cowell, Iron Chef America and Resort Fees have in common? If you said "they all suck" you would be only partially correct. The real answer is that all three...

Tagged: simon cowell   x factor   iron chef   resort fees   aria   city center   

Pencil: Vegas Resort Fees and Retail Pricing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2010
Resort fees. A subject which divides tourists almost as much as top brass at competing casinos. On one side are those who argue that if good stuff comes with the fees, then...

Tagged: resort fees   pricing   harrah's   wynn   mgm   tropicana   

VegasGang #48 - Wynn Resort Fee, MGM and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2010
The Admiral has just posted Episode #48 of the Vegas Gang wherein we discuss news from Wynncore including the resort fee and staffing reductions, MGM Mirage's name change, tracking CityCenter's performance, the LVRJ / Righthaven...

Tagged: vegas gang   wynn las vegas   mgm resorts international   resort fees   

Rio Uses VT To Fight Dirty

Posted by MikeE on 18 Jun 2010
Ugh. When will this stop? Shortly after we broke the news that Wynn would be implementing a resort fee, Caesars Palace was quick to throw a bitchslap at their bronzed neighbors up the street. Now Rio...

Tagged: rio las vegas   caesars palace   wynn las vegas   resort fees   

The Palazzo's Prestige

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 May 2010
While we weren't looking, The Palazzo has added a completely new tier to their room offerings, code named Prestige. No, these aren't new rooms, but instead an offer to particular guests to upgrade...

Tagged: palazzo   resort fees   luxury   

MGM Mirage Round Up: New Name, New Players Club, New Rooms at MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2010
This morning, MGM Mirage filed paperwork with its shareholders requesting to change the company's name to MGM Resorts International, or via acronym MRI. The name change is intended to change perceptions from MGM Mirage being primarily...

Tagged: mgm grand   mgm mirage   mgm resorts international   room renovations   players club   resort fees   

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