Vegas hotels in desperate bid to boost CES attendees
Any consumer tech professionals who have attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in recent years usually expect to hand over a considerable amount of their annual travel budget for rooms in Las Vegas, - but not next year.
The tables appear to have turned on the big hotel chains. More than 10 hotels have announced that they are reducing their rates, by as much as $75 a night, for attendees this year who have not yet made a booking – and those who already have.
For example, the Excalibur has reduced its rate from $219 to $141 for standard rooms and the Mandalay Bay has reduced prices from $314 to $229.
Additionally, many hotels have decided to make these rates retroactive for those who have already booked in order to discourage attendees from cancelling existing bookings and rebooking at the cheaper rates.