A survey of rates from 138 Las Vegas hotels conducted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal indicates that visitors during the weekend leading up to the Feb. 11 National Football League championship game will average $443.84 a night before taxes and fees. The average on the Strip is a mind-boggling $856.19 a night at 36 properties. “Each property has a history of Super Bowl demand so they are better prepared to make pricing decisions than they had been for F1,” said Amanda Belarmino, an assistant professor at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality.
The Review-Journal surveyed rooms as listed on Hotels.com for a Friday and Saturday night stay before the Sunday game. Some Resorts have already sold out and others require two- and three-night stays to accept a booking. Las Vegas has a strong visitor base without ever hosting the events. With the Super Bowl being here for the first time, it will be the mecca of American Football whether you are or are not attending the game at Allegiant. Room rates clearly reflect the interest for those coming to the game or those that have always come here to enjoy the game regardless of the location.” A Hotel’s proximity to Allegiant Stadium where the game will be played appears to be a factor in the total cost.
The closest casino resort to Allegiant Stadium, the 3,209-room Mandalay Bay, is selling for $1,100 night while the attached non-gaming Delano property with 1,117 suites, is going for $1,478 a nigh Mandalay Bay’s convention center also is the location for the Super Bowl Experience, a collection of activities and displays related to the big game. Mandalay Bay and Delano are among 10 properties whose rates exceed $1,000 a night. The locations where guests will pay the most: Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, both with a base price of $2,500 a night. With taxes and fees, the price per night at Wynn and Encore is $2,880 a night.
Other properties that eclipsed the $1,000 level are Caesars Palace, the host hotel for the NFL, $2,499 a night; MGM Grand’s Signature Suites, $1,900; the balcony suites at MGM Grand Signature, $1,170; Aria, $1,149; brand-new Fontainebleau, $1,120; and Hilton Grand Vacations Club Flamingo, $1,099. Two other resorts barely missed the $1,000 threshold — The Venetian and Palazzo, which offered rooms for $999 a night.
Rates at off-Strip properties and downtown Las Vegas are a bargain compared with Strip rates.