PHOTO: Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. (Photo via Flickr/Mario Antonio Pena Zapateria)
Travelers visiting Las Vegas should expect to shell out a little more cash on their next hotel stay.
According to the Arizona Republic, both Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International have announced resort fee increases that took effect March 1.
Caesars casino properties, which include Caesars Palace, Paris and Rio, have raised fees by $1-$3 at all of its hotels. Including tax, the new rates will range from $34.01 to $39.68 per night.
"We are implementing resort fee increases at our Las Vegas resorts, having added premium wifi service to covered amenities, bringing those fees in line with the competition," a Caesars spokesperson told LasVegasNow.com.
Meanwhile, resort fees at MGM casinos, including the MGM Grand, Bellagio and Mandalay Bay will climb by $1-$5. The new rates, including tax, will range between $30.61 and $44.22 per night.
The increased fees take effect amid a 0.88 percent countywide hotel room tax increase designed to help fund the construction of an NFL stadium as well as the $1.4 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Economics released a report on resort fees detailing the impact on consumers.
"This analysis finds that separating mandatory resort fees from posted room rates without first disclosing the total price is likely to harm consumers by increasing the search costs and cognitive costs of finding and choosing hotel accommodations," the report’s author Mary W. Sullivan said in her executive summary.
Hotel guests paid an estimated $2.04 billion in mandatory resort fees in 2015, according to nonprofit consumer group Travelers United. That figure signaled a 35 percent rise from the previous year.