Golden Nugget Resort Fee – Another One Bites the Dust
Vegas Chatter is reporting that the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas will enact at new resort fee of $22.60 on January 19th. It was one of only 17 remaining casinos in Las Vegas not to charge a fee.
While the Golden Nugget began charging a $5 “Fremont Street Experience Fee” back in 2013, they always claimed it wasn’t a resort fee. Now I guess they have just given up on the deception and have decided to call a spade a spade!
Fees On The Rise
I brought you a story a few months ago about how the hotel industry was set to take in $2.25 billion in ancillary fees in 2014. The industry has moved on from just charging resort fees. Having seen how successful airlines have been, hotels have found all sorts of fees to boost their revenue.
This move from the Golden Nugget comes on the heels of Caesar’s Entertainment moving towards a flat resort fee across all of their properties. (An increase at most!) Vegas hotels have doubled down (pun not intended) on ancillary fees as they aim to offset very low room rates.
Thankfully Vegas Chatter has a great guide to resort fees in Las Vegas. While it won’t help stop the widespread implementation of these fees, hopefully it will help you save money on your next trip!
What do you think of resort and other ancillary fees? Let me know in the comments!