March 9, 2018 - 5:44 pm
Updated March 9, 2018 - 6:08 pm
Las Vegas Sands Corp. has joined other Strip hotel-casino operators in raising resort fees.
“As of March 6, The Venetian and The Palazzo increased our resort fee to $45,” Sands spokeswoman Alyssa Anderson said in an email.
Las Vegas Sands has raised its daily Las Vegas resort fees by $20 over the past three years, an 80 percent increase, according to Deutsche Bank and Las Vegas Review-Journal data.
However, unlike most of their Strip competitors, Las Vegas Sands properties still offer free parking.
Wynn Resorts has not increased its resort fee. It remains at $39.
“We have not planned a resort fee increase. We don’t raise fees on an annual schedule,” said Wynn spokesman Michael Weaver.
Resort fees cover amenities such as high-speed internet access and the use of swimming pools, fitness centers and business centers. The fees are charged regardless of whether guests use the amenities.
The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson.