Marriott is currently being sued by DC over its resort fee practices. Hilton is being sued by Nebraska. And there’s a new Marriott class action lawsuit over resort fees.
Bipartisan legislation to crack down on resort fees was introduced in Congress last week because no member of Congress wants to let state-level politicians and lawyers get all the limelight on consumer issues. Against that backdrop, in the most tone deaf move possible, Caesars is doubling down on resort fees.
MGM and Caesars seem to be Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumber. In August MGM announced resort fees over $50 a night at 4 hotels. The CEO of Caesars declared that resort fees could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for Las Vegas lodging. So what is Caesars doing? Raising resort fees, natch.
Rolling out Tuesday, Oct. 15, Caesar’s Palace and the Nobu Hotel inside the resort will have resort fees totaling $51.02 with tax per night.
At Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, which the Caesars sold to Imperial Companies earlier this year, the resort fees per night will be $39.68 with tax.
According to Resortfeechecker.com, the new nightly fees at Caesar’s Palace, Nobu and Rio are increasing about $7 and $3, respectively.
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What’s worse, in Las Vegas they’re now stacking venue fees on top of resort fees.