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ThatDonGuy
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April 20th, 2021 at 12:56:03 PM permalink
Resorts World is announcing its opening on 6/24. A quick check of the room rates shows $185 and up for mid-August weekday, and $245 and up for mid-August weekend.

Did this come as much out of the blue for anybody else as it seemed for me?
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April 20th, 2021 at 1:01:04 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Resorts World is announcing its opening on 6/24. A quick check of the room rates shows $185 and up for mid-August weekday, and $245 and up for mid-August weekend.

Did this come as much out of the blue for anybody else as it seemed for me?



Give us some context. What did you expect the rates to be? I assume there are resort fees on top of those low rates?
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April 20th, 2021 at 1:07:52 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Give us some context. What did you expect the rates to be? I assume there are resort fees on top of those low rates?


You misunderstood my comment. I was not referring to the rates being out of the blue; I was talking about the opening being just two months from now. I hadn't heard a thing about the opening before yesterday.
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April 20th, 2021 at 2:20:41 PM permalink
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You misunderstood my comment. I was not referring to the rates being out of the blue; I was talking about the opening being just two months from now. I hadn't heard a thing about the opening before yesterday.

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Oh. Probably has something to do with pandemic restrictions being lifted or at least limited?
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April 20th, 2021 at 2:55:19 PM permalink
I glanced at an e-mail announcement. Methinks there are 3 separate hotels there, pricey, pricier, and priciest.
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April 20th, 2021 at 3:39:58 PM permalink
I plugged in random 3 midweek night stay in ‘strip view’ room. After taxes and fees was only $2k. I am assuming NO ONE will actually pay that, right?
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April 20th, 2021 at 3:54:03 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I plugged in random 3 midweek night stay in ‘strip view’ room. After taxes and fees was only $2k. I am assuming NO ONE will actually pay that, right?



Only if there is a convention that week.
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April 20th, 2021 at 4:01:01 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I plugged in random 3 midweek night stay in ‘strip view’ room. After taxes and fees was only $2k. I am assuming NO ONE will actually pay that, right?



Give it a month or two after opening and they’ll be struggling to fill their rooms. The location is never going to warrant those prices.

There is a reason Encore rooms usually go for cheaper than Wynn rooms even though Encore is nicer.... location, location, location.
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April 20th, 2021 at 4:49:04 PM permalink
There’s been a lot of chatter about the ongoing construction and opening date on Twitter and podcasts.

A couple highlights I remember:

- There are three hotel brands operating together.

- The hotel exterior is a giant video screen which has been testing / operating for a couple months.

- They’re gonna have a 40 table poker room - which will be the biggest in Vegas. I believe the manager used to run Wynn’s room.

- They haven’t done any landscaping or roadwork yet.
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April 20th, 2021 at 6:34:00 PM permalink
Timing is everything.

I just saw a tweet from Resorts World Catskills (upstate NY).

They’re doing a job fair. 500+ job openings.

Considering they reopened post covid on 9/9 (except the poker room), this smells like a lot of their staff are getting transferred to LV.
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April 20th, 2021 at 7:35:35 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

You misunderstood my comment. I was not referring to the rates being out of the blue; I was talking about the opening being just two months from now. I hadn't heard a thing about the opening before yesterday.


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April 20th, 2021 at 8:40:01 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear



A couple highlights I remember:

- There are three hotel brands operating together.



Quote: JohnnyQ

I glanced at an e-mail announcement. Methinks there are 3 separate hotels there, pricey, pricier, and priciest.



Only thing I can add is that the three hotels [Hilton, Conrad, Crockfords (part of LXR)] are different tiers of the Hilton Brand. So if you have Hilton points, you can stay at any of the three for free independent of casino comps. Though I am seeing resort fees are still charged.

I may burn some points to try it out for a fall trip.

PS:Hilton points also good for Virgin (aka Hard Rock), Waldorf Astoria (aka Mandarin Oriental), Tropicana (aka Tropicana)
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April 21st, 2021 at 4:51:53 AM permalink
Quote: chevy

Only thing I can add is that the three hotels [Hilton, Conrad, Crockfords (part of LXR)] are different tiers of the Hilton Brand.

Apparently they haven't flicked the switch to activate them yet. I plugged in Sun June 13 - Wedn June 16 just to see what the point redemption levels would be.

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April 21st, 2021 at 8:03:13 AM permalink
JohnnyQ: ResortsWorld doesn't open until June 24 or 25. So you have to plug in dates after that. If you do you will see how many points are needed for each. Sorry, haven't figured out posting pics yet, but try it and it should work....at least it does for me.

July 16-18
Conrad 78,000 per night
Crockfords 95,000 per night
Hilton 66,000 per night
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April 21st, 2021 at 8:59:30 AM permalink
Oooops, even though the opening dates are spelled out clearly in this Thread, I didn't translate that to my HHonors search. My bad. Thanks. Generally, Embassy Suites are very nice properties to stay at, so at 29,000 points per night there, that just provides a reference point.
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April 21st, 2021 at 1:56:54 PM permalink
Vegas has become the biggest rip off city in the US. In my opinion, its an embarrassment to our state.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 7:48:40 AM permalink
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Vegas has become the biggest rip off city in the US. In my opinion, its an embarrassment to our state.



I guess, but really, Vegas IS your state. Otherwise, you're just Montana with a different name.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 8:36:51 AM permalink
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Vegas has become the biggest rip off city in the US. In my opinion, its an embarrassment to our state.


It doesn't have to be. Be careful where you stay and play, milk the comps!
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:10:16 PM permalink
Prior to moving to Vegas, I really enjoyed visiting and staying at various high end resort properties. There were no resort fees and I could usually get a poker room rate or some other casino rate or comp. I often found very good prices without asking the casino too. How times have changed. When I travel I like to stay at very nice properties. I stayed at a real nice resort in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Room was expensive but at least there were no resort fees. My feeling is you should base your business for repeat customers, not the one and done and try to squeeze every penny out of them. Who knows, with more hotel rooms becoming available, maybe some resorts will start low balling the other properties or even eliminate the resort fees and paid parking. Virgin is one property I can think of but they are off the strip.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:25:53 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Who knows, with more hotel rooms becoming available, maybe some resorts will start low balling the other properties or even eliminate the resort fees and paid parking. Virgin is one property I can think of but they are off the strip.

Yes, no Resort Fee so GOOD for them. But not exactly bargain rack rate pricing, IMHO. I plugged in some random Sunday - Fri dates in May and saw this ( te image may display a little small perhaps, it starts at $ 113 per night ):



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April 22nd, 2021 at 3:24:29 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Vegas has become the biggest rip off city in the US. In my opinion, its an embarrassment to our state.



I assume you are talking about the casinos on the strip?

Aren't off-strip joints still reasonably priced?

I haven't checked for several years because I haven't really felt the need to visit Las Vegas.

It was great the first couple of times, all the "newness," the glitz, the variety of things to choose from.

But then it became a known quantity, not really new, and thereby of less interest.

Much the same as a relationship with a lover: great in the beginning, the newness of it all, but after a bit ... well, you know: sometimes you just get tired of plowing the same old pea patch year after year.

Fact is, I wouldn't come to Las Vegas just to gamble, as the tribal casinos near me allow me to scratch that itch.

Hopefully the strip casinos will have some entertainment worth seeing.

Heck, I used to look forward to coming to Las Vegas just for the In n Out burgers, but now that's available nearby in Oregon.
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April 23rd, 2021 at 7:02:58 PM permalink
Resorts World commercial - "Stay Fabulous":



There is a pinball machine in the video near the end (I think it is called Lucky 8?).
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April 24th, 2021 at 4:38:13 AM permalink
I thought that might have been Celine Dion near the end of that video. Yep, it was.

Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood & Katy Perry announced as Resorts World headliners

source:

https://news3lv.com/news/local/celine-dion-carrie-underwood-katy-perry-luke-bryan-resorts-world-las-vegas
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