Hate the "resort fee" tagged onto your stay at a Las Vegas hotel
? You aren't alone. The Strip hotels often use the resort fee as a way to charge for amenities like the pool, gym and wireless internet. The problem isn't the money necessarily (which is generally around $20 to $30) as much as it is the principle of the thing. It's disconcerting to arrive at a hotel expecting to pay one price and then be handed a bill with additional fees. Harrah's Entertainment, which owns several of the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip including Paris, Rio and Planet Hollywood, instituted a "no resort fee" policy last month. The company has gone on to create a Facebook page
for the "fight against Las Vegas resort fees." The company sees money in their decision, creating a designated hotel booking website for the company's Las Vegas properties called vegasnoresortfees.com.
They hope to attract internet searchers seeking to avoid the fees. Harrah's has also created a contest for the chance to win $21,900, the equivalent of a $20 resort fee each day for three years.
[via Las Vegas Sun