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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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   

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?" ...

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Mailbag: Some Golden Gate Tips

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Apr 2014
Every once in a while we dip into the ol' mailbag and pull out something interesting sent in from one of our lovely readers. Today's email comes from VT reader Michael, who has some...

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El Cortez Adds Amenities Fee And More Bizarro Overcharges

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Feb 2014
El Cortez has jumped into the resort fee game, adding an "Amenities Fee" of $8.95 per night to all reservations starting Feb 1. The "Amenities Fee" includes access to the fitness center and "limited"...

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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...

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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,...

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Pencil: The Golden Gate and The D Add Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Aug 2013
Yesterday morning, Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas notified us preemptively that The D and Golden Gate would be instituting a $20 per night resort fee at The D and Golden Gate. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Circus Circus Ups The Resort Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Dec 2012
Circus Circus has updated their resort fee from $8.95 per night to $9.95 per night for arrivals starting on December 17th, 2012. For the fee you get: Free in-room wireless high-speed Internet service, 1 premium ride at...

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Cosmopolitan Gets In The Green Chip Resort Fee Business

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Nov 2012
An interesting thread on the VT Board has brought to light that Cosmopolitan will be charging a $25 resort fee starting January 1st. The post claims a listing for resort fee is listed on Expedia's Cosmo...

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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....

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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...

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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   

Mirage Ups Resort Fee To $25!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Feb 2012
The Mirage has done you the favor of increasing their daily resort fee to $25 per night, a negative savings of $2.50 per day in your pocket. TWENTY FIVE BUCKS A NIGHT! The resort fee includes the...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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   

Silverton Resort Fee Includes The Free Shuttle

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jan 2011
Should you be interested in taking your family on a fishing trip at the Silverton - a lodge/hotel/casino/Bass Pro Shop a coupla exits south of The Strip on the 15 - we've got a little...

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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...

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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...

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MGM Drops Resort Fee Bomb : Everyone Is Getting Them Including Bellagio!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Nov 2010
Well, leave it up to MGM Resorts International boss Jim Murren to break the news that all MGM properties that haven't yet instituted resort fees will be doing so by the time 2011 clocks in,...

Tagged: resort fee   bellagio   murren   steve wynn   

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...

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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...

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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...

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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   

Wynn Resort Fee : The New Fine Print

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jun 2010
As they promised the Wynn Las Vegas technocrats have re-arranged their reservation system to properly accommodate their newly implemented resort fee. Previously, the additional fee was hidden in a terms and conditions link that nobody ever...

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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 Wynn Resort Renovation Fee Theory

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jun 2010
Since we broke the story that Wynn Las Vegas would be adding resort fee, many of us have been searching for sound reasoning to justify such an abrupt about face. In addition to our...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   resort fee   new rooms   

Wynn Resort Fee: Wynn Responds To You

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jun 2010
I just got a message from Wynn Resorts spokesperson Jennifer Dunne in reference to the raging discussion inspired by the addition of a $20 resort fee to all Resort room bookings. After reading...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore las vegas   resort fee   

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