Paid parking at the various Las Vegas resorts received heavy backlash from customers. Wynn Resorts have pledged of putting an end to this kind of trend in some way.
In a statement issued on Monday, the casino and hotel giant said that they had decided to drop fees for self-parking. The parking policy was first reversed by the company way back in July 2017. The business introduced paid parking at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore properties on the Strip. It is needless to say that visitors and guests were highly angered and distressed at such a decision.
However, this continued for some time amidst the rage of customers. But in last summer, Wynn Resorts Las Vegas took attempts and reversed the parking policy again. The resort announced that from 1st July 2018, overnight patrons and guests will get free parking, but there is a small clause attached. The patron has to spend a minimum $50 at the property.
On Monday, the company opined that from 1st May 2019, self-parking will be absolutely free for all patrons and guests of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, without any kinds of limitations. Also, for overnight guests, valet parking will remain free at the two above mentioned properties.
President of Wynn Las Vegas, Marilyn Spiegel, commented on the Monday announcement saying that providing excellent and continuous experience for their guests and visitors is an integral part of their 5-star service. The service extends to even complimentary parking facilities, where great care is taken to assure that parking facility is spotless, safe and accessible for all the guests.
This new parking policy by Wynn aims to reverse a trend, which could have a disastrous impact on Las Vegas at a time when the city is overcoming the impact of the great 2008 recession.
However, there might be changes in the resort fees. Wynn might increase the amount of resort fees from $39 to $45. This claim has been done by some Las Vegas sources.
It was in 2016 when paid parking was started in Las Vegas. In the same year MGM Resorts International made announcements that they would charge their visitors and guests a parking fee in all their Las Vegas resorts. After this, all the leading hospitality and gaming companies including Wynn and Caesars Entertainment Corp. followed the same trend. Interestingly, a luxury strip resort, namely The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas introduced paid parking at some point.
Last summer, Wynn became a kind of pioneer by nixing parking fees at the various properties. Many people had hoped that the parking trend would be reversed and some developments have already been made in that direction.
Late last year, an announcement was made by The Cosmopolitan that it was dropping the parking fees. Visitors and customers will not be charged separately for valet and parking service. The parking fees got integrated into the resort fee, which was hiked to $39 from $35. This new policy became effective on 1st January 2019.