Don’t shoot the messenger, but we got our hands on an internal Caesars Entertainment document and the news isn’t great.
Resort fees will be increased at three Caesars resorts, effective March 2, 2021.
According to the internal communication, resort fees at Paris and Planet Hollywood will increase to $39 per night plus tax ($44.21 inclusive of tax).
Resort fees at Cromwell will be increased to $45 per night plus tax ($51.02) inclusive of tax.
Resort fee charges don’t apply to Caesars Rewards loyalty club members who have Diamond or Seven Stars status.
Resort fee perks won’t change with the price increase. Guests will still get in-room WiFi, fitness center passes for two and local calls.
And who doesn’t make a hell-ton of local calls when they visit Las Vegas? What a bargain!
These resort fee increases are baffling, especially now, as Las Vegas resorts are looking toward attracting guests following months of challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis.
Resort fees have long been a source of frustration for Las Vegas visitors, and contribute to the nickel-and-diming perception of the destination.
News of the resort fee increases come on the heels of another story we broke, that the standard drink pour at Linq (also owned by Caesars Entertainment) has been reduced to .75 ounces.
All this is happening following the merger of Caesars Entertainment with Eldorado Resorts. Our hopes for a culture shift are slowly fading away.
While the COVID-19 crisis will soon be behind us, the frustrating issue of short-sighted decisions by casinos appears here to stay.