October 27, 2017 - 11:39 pm
Updated October 29, 2017 - 5:44 pm
Caesars Entertainment Corp. will start charging Nevada residents for self-parking at seven Las Vegas properties Thursday, the company said.
Nevada residents will be charged fees to park at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s, The Cromwell, Flamingo, The Linq Hotel and Harrah’s when the new fee schedule takes effect Thursday.
Parking will remain free at the Rio and for all Total Rewards loyalty members rated Platinum and above. Drivers also can still park for free at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, the company said in a statement Friday.
The new pricing is intended to improve the parking experience for guests and Total Rewards loyalty program members, the statement said.
“We have noticed an uptick in people coming to our properties only to park,” said Richard Broome, executive vice president of public affairs and communications. “This has limited the availability of self-parking for our actual customers — especially during concerts and sporting events taking place elsewhere on the Las Vegas Strip.”
Guests entering the parking garages will receive a 60-minute grace period before parking rates apply. Rates for valet parking are not affected, the release said.
Last spring, Caesars Entertainment started charging for self-parking at several properties, including Caesars Palace, Bally’s, Paris Las Vegas and The Linq Hotel. Nevada residents were allowed to park free by scanning a Nevada driver’s license.
At that time, the company said that it planned to charge for parking at Harrah’s, The Cromwell and Flamingo but that it had no timetable on the start of paid self-parking at those properties.