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"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995

Monday, June 13, 2011

How Far the Mighty Have Fallen...

I just about fell off my chair when I got this offer from Aria.  $79 a night for week night rooms, plus 2-1 for that Elvis Cirque show.  Are you kidding me?  Talk about lowering standards, talk about being desperate to fill rooms...  Aria is a very nice and upscale hotel/casino.  I thought they were trying to give Wynn/Encore some competition?  For MGM Resorts to hit his price point for Aria is shocking. 

If Aria is going for $79 Sun-Thurs, then what should Excalibur be priced at?  $15.99?  What about the disgusting IP? $9.99?  With this pricing the Flamingo should be free I guess....


  1. You're close, I'm taking the wife & step-kids to Excalibur this July and it worked out to about $30 a night (sun-thurs)

  2. Can you please reserve this deal for me. I promise to not trash the room.

  3. Aria has never done well and it is simply no longer even able to keep up appearances.
    Frankly the rooms should be quite in demand, people should be staying there to see it while its still Aria before it gets rebranded after some heavy asset-writedowns.
    Prior to its being closed, the Sahara twittered its rooms away for one-dollar. How low do you think Aria will go?

  4. HRH is now below $50 week night. Remember when that was the hottest place in town? I predict Aria gets down to $59 a night at some point. Too many rooms, not enough customers = price cut. They have no choice. MGM would rather turn in the place into a cattle call joint then allow the place to sit half empty. It's only a matter of time before we see the $5 CSM's with 6/5 catering to ploppies who have packed 6 to a room.

  5. Actually, Flamingo should pay you.
    However, do remember that the MGM properties impose a rather hefty resort fee, which the Evil Empire does not.

  6. Just got a deal in the mail for the Castle -- 22.99 Mon-Thurs. And a buffet. How far the mighty have fallen! Damn...

  7. Castle equals Excalibur, I assume.
    It attracts couples with kids in tow, a demographic not as likely to show up in Vegas when times are tough. So offering good deals to attract customers is needed otherwise the parents will go to a local Indian casino somewhere and hire a babysitter for the weekend.