Resorts World Las Vegas Reserves Free Self-Parking for Loyalty Members

Resorts World Las Vegas Reserves Free Self-Parking for Loyalty Members

Posted: January 6, 2023, 11:06 am.

Last updated on: January 6, 2023, 11:18 am.

Resorts World Las Vegas promised free permanent valet and self-parking when the $4.3 billion luxury integrated resort opened on the north end of the Strip in June 2021. Less than two years later, no parking options remain free to all the guests.

Main entrance to Resorts World Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Strip casino recently removed free parking for non-rewards members. (Image: Getty)

Just months after opening, Resorts World announced in November 2021 that free valet parking would no longer be available. The casino said the change was due to “increased business and service demands”. The servant price went from $0 to $21 every 24 hours. Butler service has since increased to $25 per night before an optional gratuity.

Now, the property owned and operated by Malaysia-based Genting Group is doing away with free parking. The benefit will only remain for customers who are enrolled in the casino’s Genting Rewards loyalty program. All other self-parking guests will be charged $10.

Beginning Jan. 4, at Resorts World Las Vegas, all Genting Rewards members will enjoy the added benefit of complimentary resort-wide parking when paid parking is approved for self-parking,” casino spokeswoman Kristina Bello said in a statement. .

Genting Rewards membership is free and is offered immediately upon arrival at the casino. Along with free parking, Bello says rewards members receive special hotel rates at the resort and are given exclusive invitations to special events and other events at the resort.

Free parking, a rarity

Free valet and self-parking were common up and down the Strip for most of its existence. The benefit gave gamblers of all levels, from penny slot players to high rollers, that sense of elegance and importance when they pulled into a casino and handed their keys to a valet.

MGM Resorts began ending free valet and self-parking in 2016, when the Strip’s largest casino operator began implementing parking fees.

“Parking fees will be moderate compared to similar fees in other markets,” MGM said at the time.

MGM’s rival, Caesars Entertainment, soon followed by removing free valet and self-parking from its Strip casinos. The chain reaction continued with other Strip operators, as paid parking is now more common than free parking.

Today, a 24-hour valet fee is up to $50 per day. That’s in addition to the casinos’ nightly resort fees, which are also over $50.

Although casinos returned some free self-parking during and immediately after the pandemic to attract visitors to Southern Nevada, Las Vegas has been buzzing for the past two years. Statewide gross gaming revenue has eclipsed $1 billion for 21 consecutive months, an unprecedented streak that resulted in Nevada setting new annual casino revenue records in both 2021 and 2022.

With business strong, free parking is apparently no longer guaranteed.

Free Self-Parking Options

Free parking itself remains on the Las Vegas Strip. Notable properties that offer free parking include Wynn and Encore, Venetian and Palazzo, Treasure Island, Tropicana, Circus Circus, The Strat and Casino Royale.

Caesars also offers free valet parking to its Total Rewards members. Complimentary valet service is added to status members at the Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars levels of the program.

MGM and Caesars properties offer Nevada residents up to three hours of free parking at their Strip casinos.

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