Resorts World Las Vegas Gardening Hotel Reservation
I am very excited about the upcoming opening of Resorts World Las Vegas. It is the first new Vegas Strip megaresort in over a decade and for us miles/points nerds it comes with some fun too. Resorts World Las Vegas houses three different Hilton branded hotels (Hilton, Conrad & LXR) meaning there are new options for redeeming points when coming to Vegas.
And redeem points is what I did for the opening week festivities later this month. Mark and some other MtM people will be in town and we are going to stay in and review all of the hotels at this property. Look for a ton of coverage, but if you are looking for something cool to watch right now, check out yesterday’s Resorts World construction update. It’s only two weeks until opening and they still have tons to do.
Gardening Hotel Reservations
Originally I had booked my stay at Conrad at Resorts World Las Vegas for 66,000 Hilton Honors points. While I debated between cash and points, my Hilton Honors balance keeps going up and this looked like a nice way to redeem some points. 66,000 points isn’t cheap, but alas it is a new hotel on the Strip.
Anyway, one thing I have always been good about doing is gardening my hotel reservations. That simply means I check on them to make sure the rate I received is still the best for me. I did this before Covid, but find it even more essential today as we slowly move into a post-pandemic world with all of the imbalance that creates.
Conrad at Resorts World Price Adjustment
I have been checking my Conrad reservation weekly and made a good discovery today. Since booking, the price on cash and points had remained steady, but finally today I noticed the price of a standard room dropped by 5K points! Not a huge amount, but I was able to quickly cancel the old reservation and book a new one at the cheaper rate.
I do this often with cash rates as well. Just remember hotel rates aren’t static, so as long as you can cancel you should be checking your rates often. Lock in early in case they go up and rebook if they go down. Win win.
Resorts World Las Vegas Gardening Hotel Reservation – Bottom Line
Whether paying cash for your dream hotel or using points in a variable rate program, you should be checking your hotel reservations for price fluctuations. Demand changes and prices do too (especially now), so it is good to lock in prices early, but it isn’t smart to “set it and forget it”. Monitor your hotel reservations and prices and I guarantee you will save money/points in the long term. Conrad here I come.