Source: Caesars Entertainment Corp
Caesars Entertainment Corp have increased the nightly resort fees at four of their properties on the Las Vegas strip, making them the third major company to raise resort fees on the Las Vegas Strip to the highest they ever have been.
According to the Reno Gazette Journal, this week resort fees at Bally’s, Flamingo, The LINQ Hotel, and Harrah’s Las Vegas will increase from $35 to $37 per night. With tax, the extra nightly resort fee climbs to $41.95.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports the Seven Star and Diamond level tier’s of the company’s Caesars Rewards loyalty card will be exempt from paying the resort fee.
Caesars Entertainment spokesman Rich Broome told several media outlets the increase “brings these properties in line with their competitive set, such as MGM Grand and The Mirage.”
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, resorts first began charging resort fees around 1997, with the fees becoming widespread in Las Vegas by 2010. The mandatory charges, which are applied on top of the hotel room rate, are meant to cover amenities such as WiFi, fitness facilities, swimming pools and newspapers.