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    MGM to Raise Resort Fees Aug 1st

    Well it looks like the bean counters are at it once again..

    According to a post on Travel Vegas http://www.travelvegas.com/blog/reso...ts-august-1st/ MGM Resorts announced today that it will be increasing its Resort Fees at 3 of its Vegas Properties effect Aug 1st 2019.

    Here is what's changing:

    Aria Las Vegas
    Was: $39
    Now: $45
    With Taxes works out to $51.02

    Bellagio Las Vegas
    Was: $39
    Now: $45
    With Taxes works out to $51.02

    Vdara Las Vegas
    Was: $39
    Now: $45
    With Taxes works out to $51.02

    Other MGM Las Vegas properties will remain the same:

    MGM Grand Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    The Signature at MGM Grand
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    Mandalay Bay Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    Delano Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    The Mirage Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    Park MGM Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    NoMad Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    New York New York Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    Luxor Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95

    Excalibur Las Vegas
    Now: $37
    With Taxes works out to $41.95


    What's the reason behind the increase? MGM says it's due to the recent increase in the amount of business travelers. These visitors are less price sensitive so the increase wonít affect the bookings.

    Regardless, I think it's a poor business decision and ultimately the consumer will be paying for it more. Care to chime in?

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    This sort of thing is what turns me off about Vegas. I am Pearl in their system but would have to pay the resort fee there for comped rooms (parking is free). In Biloxi the MGM property gives free parking to all and charges no resort fee for comped rooms.


    You would think that the casino/hotel gets plenty of revenue from their room rates and the casino without this gouging. Business travelers did not build Vegas-gamblers did.
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    The consumer always has the upper hand by refusing to book at any casino that has a fee that they do not agree with. In fact, all of the casinos in Vegas are off limits to me because of the cost to fly there, and all the fees they add on to your room rate. Business travelers will let their employers pay the fees, but leisure travelers need to " JUST SAY NO".

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    Another money grab.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb1486 View Post
    Another money grab.


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    Yup, key word is Another...
    MGM recently responded to a report from Wynn Resorts about eliminating parking fees. MGM's response was parking fees on all of our properties will remain intact.
    I don't know what's going on with upper management but I do know this...
    Enough, I am done with Them!
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    Stop going and staying there. Supply and demand. If there is no demand they will have to lower the price of
    supply. I stay at the Boyd properties while in LV, while they charge resort fees, they don’t on comped
    rooms which we always are.

    Resort fees need to be illegal.
    if you want to charge an extra $50 per day per room, be honest and include it in the original price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toomany10pins View Post
    Stop going and staying there. Supply and demand. If there is no demand they will have to lower the price of
    supply. I stay at the Boyd properties while in LV, while they charge resort fees, they donít on comped
    rooms which we always are.

    Resort fees need to be illegal.
    if you want to charge an extra $50 per day per room, be honest and include it in the original price.
    I have forgotten the state and hotel, but it was a large one like Marriott. Within the last few months, hidden fees were declared against the law from a court challenge. Rules the total price has to be disclosed. Apparently MGM isnít worries.


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    I wonder if MGM is really betting on fear, uncertainty, and doubt for Caesar's with it being bought out by a smaller company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillySpudd View Post
    I wonder if MGM is really betting on fear, uncertainty, and doubt for Caesar's with it being bought out by a smaller company.
    El Dorado which bought Caesars is destined to off-load some of those Caesars properties which may allow new competition to enter the marketplace. In Nevada, I can see El Dorado dumping: Rio, Harveys Tahoe, and Harrahs Reno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slotspert View Post
    El Dorado which bought Caesars is destined to off-load some of those Caesars properties which may allow new competition to enter the marketplace. In Nevada, I can see El Dorado dumping: Rio, Harveys Tahoe, and Harrahs Reno.
    Eldorado will definitely dump Rio (probably to someone that will buy the land and demolish the property) and mostl likely Planet Hollywood (sell to someone else) in Vegas. It's the southernmost property and disjointed from the others.

    In Shreveport/Bossier where Eldorado has a property and will be acquiring Horseshoe (CET) and Louisiana Downs (CET), I can see them selling LA Downs for sure. However it will be interesting as both Eldorado and Horseshoe are generally #1 and #2 in gaming revenue in the market. They may be also forced to sell another property.

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