@vegaschatterwhen I called to check my March reservation, they told me they don't have resort fees,I will not be charged one on my stay>— chappy319 (@chappy319) February 20, 2013
Hotel operators seem to still be in the dark according to VegasChatter readers. We have queries into reps and will keep readers updated. Unfortunately, this is one gamechanger we didn't see coming for this year.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news today, readers. That announcement leaves LVH, M Resort, and South Point as about the only resort fee free properties outside of Downtown. Guess we can draft the biggest disappointment of 2013 early.
2.21 Update, 10:16 a.m. PST: Caesars Entertainment has yet to respond to our queries about this report. Vegas.com has since pulled the post from its site. We have it on good authority, however, that a resort fee is on its way.
2.21 Update, 12:06 p.m. PST: Caesars Entertainment officially confirms resort fees to begin March 1. Will range from $10 to $25 a night. This is the prepared statement from Gary Thompson:
Based on the current industry standards in the market and evaluation of the services our guests choose and use, a comprehensive package of bundled services and amenities proves to be the best and most meaningful value to our guests. This is in response to the increasing demand from our guests to provide a package price instead of the inconvenience of separate fees. We continue to do all we can to provide our guests with the best value, best products and best experiences in Las Vegas.
Caesars Ent. reps say the resort fee will "offer a mix of amenities and services including Wi-fi, local calls and fitness center access. The resort fees are in line with standard practices by many resorts in Las Vegas and worldwide."
2.21 Update, 12.30 p.m. PST: Caesars Entertainment reports that resort fees will be charged to bookings secured on March 1 and beyond.
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