What will the extra five dollars get you? Nothing as far as inclusions. They remain the same as before:
Access for two to the fitness facility within the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
In-suite internet access (WiFi or Ethernet)
Free boarding pass printing
Unlimited local and toll-free calls
A complimentary daily newspaper
Coffee or tea at Café Presse (one time for two people)
One two-for-one drink coupon for well drinks, domestic beer or wine at any casino bar excluding The Bourbon Room (must be 21 or older to redeem drink coupon)
What is different, however, is that guests are being given the opportunity to decline the resort fee at check-in or check-out. That's right. YOU CAN NOW SAY NO. Venetian and Palazzo state that the only caveat is that if you decline the resort fee, and still use some of those services, you'll be charged for them "at regular prices."
Could the optional resort fee be the next new "thing" in Vegas? It's looking like it. Treasure Island is offering a way around its resort fee and so is Caesars Entertainment. Although, one is notably easier to achieve than the other. You can probably guess which one.
A special thanks to @VickTran7 on Twitter for the tip!
@vegaschatter I think Venetian/Palazzo just raised their resort fees to $25/day. Up from $20/day.— Victor Tran (@VickTran7) April 10, 2013