Resorts World Las Vegas: How Much Will Vegas’ Newest Luxury Resort Cost You?
Yesterday we learned that the much hype, much anticipated Resorts World will finally open in late June. This is the first ground up built resort to hit the Vegas strip in more than a decade. We have seen a few new launches already this year. Circa launched down on Fremont Street to much fanfare, although there are cracks starting to show on the employment side. Virgin took over the beloved Hard Rock and pretty much torpedoed it. So where will Resorts World land on this spectrum of Vegas openings, and more importantly, how much will it cost you?
Resorts World Las Vegas: What Are The Rooms Going To Cost?
If you want to stay opening night you will pay a pretty penny. But before we get into that I should say that there are 3 distinct Hilton brands at Resorts World.
- Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Hilton is a pretty standard middle level brand. Conrad is on the higher end of Hilton brands and in the same breath as Waldorf Astoria but with a more modern vibe. LXR Hotels & Resorts is a newer, boutique brand that Hilton launched to compete with the Four Seasons and Ritz Carltons of the world.
Opening Night Cost
These costs include the pesky $45 resort fee and other taxes and fees. I will say that Crockfords is already sold out for opening night but I was able to get a price with my Hilton Diamond guarantee.
- Hilton – $446.72
- Conrad – $503.41
- Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts – $616.79
Those are insane prices but it is expected to be inflated for an opening night. Let’s take a look at what they will be mid week or on the lower end.
Regular Cost Via Points Or Cash
I found the baseline cost for points for the rooms so figured I would add that into this breakdown as well. I will say that the resort fee does not show on the points bookings so that adds some value here.
- Hilton – $269.82 – 59,000 Hilton Honors Points
- Conrad – $321.97 – 60,000 Hilton Honors Points
- Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts – 401.33 – 89,000 Hilton Honors Points
Cent Per Point Valuations:
- Hilton – $0.00457 cents per point
- Conrad – $0.00536 cents per point
- Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts – $0.0045 cents per point
All three hotels offer at least the average value of a Hilton Honor point at $0.0045 a piece or more. Conrad offers the best bang for your buck since it is only 1K more per night than the Hilton. That of course could vary over time with Hilton’s dynamic pricing. But if you want to check it out, and have some Hilton points, I think they are the way to go.
The Resorts World opening is slated for June 24th but the hotel is open for reservations starting the 25th. If you want to be a part of the first night hoopla you will be paying an arm and leg. The prices get quite a bit better if you wait a few days and can check it out during the week. If you have Hilton Honors points to burn go ahead and book the hotel with those.
It will be interesting to see if the prices come down some once the shine wears off a bit. I do think Vegas will be overpriced for the rest of this year so I think it will be a while before that happens. Unless it flops like Virgin did, where rates are already half of what they were, but that seems unlikely.