We have to agree with Sun writer Liz Benston that guests of Bellagio likely aren't choosing it because it doesn't currently have a resort fee, but will they still choose it when it does? Only time will tell. In the meantime, future Vegas visitors would be best advised to sock away another $20 bucks or so per expected room night or face an unexpected sticker shock when booking their next stay.
Bellagio Finally Announces Its Own Resort Fee
Maybe that water bill is becoming a little too much for the Bellagio these days.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that the Bellagio will enact a dreaded resort fee in January and that MGM Resorts won't stop until all of its "wholly-owned" Vegas hotels have one. Truthfully, it was only a matter of time but now we're wondering how much will they charge? Given that Aria is set to introduce a $20 resort fee next month, we can only imagine that the Bellagio will try to seek that same hefty amount.
With tourism dollars still scarce, MGM Resorts International sees a boon where others (i.e., nickel-and-dimed guests) see a bane. The Las Vegas Sun goes on to state that MGM Resorts raked in $20 million bucks "from resort fees in the third quarter." That impressive chuck of change means room fees aren't going away, folks. Even when the economy is back to "normal."