At a time when the distaste of consumers and the scrutiny of lawmakers would seem sufficient to shame hotels into ending their widely derided resort fees, Caesars Entertainment is doing the opposite.
Last week, the company upped resort fees at five of its Las Vegas properties, from $29 to $32 a night. And yes, the resort fee as well as the base rate are subject to 12 percent tax.
The affected hotels:
- Caesars Palace
- The Cromwell
- Planet Hollywood
There was no rationale given for upping the fees at those hotels but not at Caesars’ other five Las Vegas properties.
The higher resort fees aren’t the only assault on Vegas visitors’ wallets. As we reported in January, parking fees will soon be imposed by MGM Resorts International properties, likely leading to the end of the city’s longstanding practice of providing hotel visitors with free parking.
Good value for your travel dollar in Las Vegas? Don’t bet on it.
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.