- Return of near-normal services after the reopening of the Strip’s resort casinos
- Majority of the properties in Las Vegas projected to reopen by mid-July
- Hotel rooms charging as low as $10 to attract visitations
- Waived fees including resort fees and free self-parking in some properties returns
- A 4% COVID-19 surcharge introduced to some properties
The lights of Las Vegas are back! The reopening of some of the iconic Strip resort casinos has seen the return to normalcy slowly taking shape. Expansion of working hours has been witnessed including the return of other major services for those properties that have reopened.
More popular Vegas destinations are expected to reopen by mid-July with a few not announcing the reopening dates just yet. According to the visitors’ bureau, more than 150,000 hotel rooms are available at the moment and all looking for ways on how to attract visitations week in week out.
For Vegas, a major benefit comes with neighboring California which is a driving distance away while also being a major source of visitors. For this reason, Las Vegas’ McCarran airport welcomes about 50 million tourists in a year but recent surveys by TPG show that not many are planning on air travel to the city soon.
Hotel rates subside
And to attract either the locals, internationals or those within the driving distance, Las Vegas is going for all options to see the visitors back. Among the options taken is the reduction of hotel rooms rates with some at Flamingo, Harrah’s, and Rio (Caesars Resorts) going for as low as $10 on various dates. This includes the resort fee.
Other properties such as Excalibur go for as low as $17, Luxor $23, and MGM Grand $39 including the resort fee.
The high-end properties at the Strip have also offered major discounts on a variety of summer dates. Caesars Palace pricing starts at $70 while Wynn Bellagio starts at $111. In 2019, the average daily rate in Vegas was $132 and with the high-end properties ranging below the average line, it spells out major discounts.
Those who during the pre-pandemic times would normally spend between $70 to $100 on a night to stay at some of the properties now have the avenue to spend the night to higher-end resorts that they could not afford before.
Prior to reopening, Caesars resorts, and M life announced that free self-parking would return to their facilities. Those who book with The Sahara by June 30 will enjoy waived resort fees. Normally, the rates at the property start at $58 per night.
A new fee, however, has been introduced despite the downsizing witnessed. This time is the 4% COVID-19 surcharge at some restaurants such as Paris Las Vegas’ Mon Ami Gabi. However, as it stands, it is optional which means you could ask for its removal.
Those intending to stack deals at Vegas can use around $100 to book a luxury hotel via programs such as the Chase Luxury Hotel program or the American Express Fine Hotels & Resort programs. This would make them enjoy perks such as dining credit, potential upgrade, or breakfast for two.
Cheaper flights to and fro Vegas
Flights are also cheaper with JSX offering a private experience to those traveling around California and Las Vegas. The flights save your time by operating out of FBOs and you can enjoy above-average space inside thanks to the lesser seats. Wynn Resorts partners with JSX to offer flight packages going for as low as $216 for a round-trip flight, dining credit, and two-night stay at the property.
Those not using JSX services can enjoy cheaper one-way flights to and fro Las Vegas. The prices are as follows; Dallas at $19, Los Angeles at $19, Chicago at $39, New York at $43, and Miami at $49.