The implementation of our new standard resort fee on bookings effective November 1 gives retail guests a taste of vacation ownership, allowing them to experience the inclusive nature of the many added resort benefits owners enjoy.
The $10 a day resort fee will cover the expense of a variety of amenities and activities for which we traditionally charged retail guests on an as-needed basis. We have received much feedback from retail guests requesting a simpler structure that a flat resort fee allows. The new flat fee permits a more formal participation by retail guests in the costs and enjoyment of the added resort benefits we offer. The new policy also has the potential to save guests money over the course of their visit depending on their level of activity.
The standard resort fee includes, but is not limited to, use of the following added benefits:
Free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas. Under our previous policy we charged $10 a day for wireless access to hotspots in the lobby, Tahiti Joe’s and the 10th floor owners’ lounge in Tower Five.
Free Lazy River inner tube rentals. We charged $5 per person per day on tube rentals for our popular Lazy River attraction.
Free onsite resort activities. They ranged from $4 to $8, with the majority of them $5. We have many to choose from, including cookie decorating, bingo and water activities.
Free local phone calls. Now retail guests have the convenience of a room phone without the traditional $1 cost of a local call.
Faxes (incoming and outgoing). This one was a longtime coming for our loyal business travelers.
We are also including use of the fitness centers and shuttle service to and from the Strip in the resort fee. These were originally designed as owner-exclusive benefits, but we have included them in the resort fee because of the added value they provide our retail guests. Few Las Vegas resorts provide transportation to and from the Strip. Ultimately, we think the new standard resort fee will be a win-win for owners and guests.
For the latest information on this policy please visit http://tahitivillageftp.aspdevhub.com/policies/.