Another 5-Star Resort adds a resort fee!
As if the price of a room at a 5-star resort isn’t enough, the MGM group has added a resort fee to their new City Center property, Aria.
Aria now charges a $20 per night resort fee. Here’s what guests receive:
- Access to the fitness center
- In-room internet access
- In-room unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls
- Two welcome cocktails (beer, wine or well drinks) per stay to be used at select bars
- Complimentary boarding pass printing
This isn’t horrible but I remember the good old days (about a year ago!) when guests had the CHOICE to pay for Internet and fitness center access. Now it’s pretty much manditory to pay for these amenties, whether we use them or not.
The two free drinks, per stay, isn’t bad for a weekend but the value shrinks on each subsequent day of a stay.
The Bellagio is now the only accessible 5* hotel in central Las Vegas to not charge a Resort Fee. Since the Bellagio is owned and operated by MGM, it’s likely only a matter of time until they charge $15+ for fitness center & internet access.
5-Star Resorts that Charge a Resort Fee:
Venetian/Palazzo – $17
Wynn (non-suites) – $20
Aria – $20
Vdara – $15
Trump – $20