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Resort Fee Increases at MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment hotels

In the past few weeks, both MGM and Caesars have announced increases to their resort fees. The new rates at MGM go into effect on March  2nd. The increases for Caesars go into effect on  March 1st. As a general rule, the resort fees cover local phone calls, fitness center access for 2 as well as in-room wireless internet access.

The new fees at Caesars Entertainment properties are:  Continue reading Resort Fee Increases at MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment hotels

The W Las Vegas coming to SLS

The W Hotel brand is opening in Las Vegas in December. The W Las Vegas will be taking over the former Lux Tower at SLS Las Vegas. Like the other hotel within a hotel options, The W will have its own lobby and check-in area.

The W is part of the Starwood Prefered Guest program, which is now linked with Marriott Rewards and the Ritz Carlton Rewards, allowing you to earn, use and transfer points between your linked accounts.

Harrah’s Overview

I consider Harrah’s to be a reliable hotel with a good North-Strip location, giving easy access to The Mirage, Caesars Palace and The Linq. Thanks to the Monorail stop, it also allows for easy access to the Las Vegas Convention Center and  MGM Grand Garden Arena, too.

It was built in 1973 as the Holiday Casino and became Harrah’s in 1992.  Harrah’s has made some changes over the past years. One  of the more notable changes are replacing the cafe with the Fulton Street Food Hall – effectively a nicer food court area (they call it a “chef-driven marketplace”) with fresh salads, sushi, pizza, tacos, sandwiches and a coffee and pastry bar. Another is remodeling many of the Carnaval Tower Rooms and renaming them  Valley Tower Rooms. The remodeled rooms run about $20 more per night than the regular Carnaval Tower rooms. Continue reading Harrah’s Overview

Excalibur Overview

The Excalibur opened in 1990, during the highly themed and family friendly era of Las Vegas. It was built by Circus Circus Enterprises, so it has a lot in common with Circus Circus. It is now owned by MGM Resorts and is part of the Mlife players club.   It is on the South end of the Strip at the intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. It shares the intersection with MGM Grand, New York – New York and Tropicana.

I like that Excalibur has kept its theming. That is about the only good thing I can say about the resort. Continue reading Excalibur Overview