by Michael J. Shapiro | February 28, 2013

Caesars Entertainment has no immediate plans to charge resort fees for contracted meetings and events at its Las Vegas properties, according to a company spokesperson. The gaming giant announced last week a reversal to its long-standing policy against the added fees, noting in a statement that customers prefer a package price to the inconvenience of separate fees. But contracted meetings and events will be exempt from the new resort fees, at least for the time being. "The issue of resort fees is evolving rapidly in our city and in our industry," said a company spokesperson, "and our position may evolve, as well, as we continue working to understand our customers' expectations and meet their needs." The fees go into effect tomorrow, March 1, for other guests at Caesars' Las Vegas properties. The Strip property fees range from $10 a night (The Quad) to $25 (Caesars Palace), with most properties charging $18 or $20 per night. The precise amenities covered vary by property, but generally include Internet access for one device and access to the on-site fitness center.