Harrah’s Entertainment Planet Hollywood Resort and PH Towers Westgate Ban Mandatory Resort Fees

published on August 23rd, 2010 in Westgate Resorts tagged ,

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and PH Towers Westgate are the latest Harrah’s Entertainment hotels in Las Vegas to take a stand against resort fees. The resorts join Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon and Imperial Palace as official “no resort fee zones”. 

“We want our guests to have a choice in regards to where they spend their money…we don’t believe in hidden fees or forcing our guests to pay for amenities they may not need or desire”,  said Marilyn Winn, President of Planet Hollywood and PH Towers.

Harrah’s Entertainment is the first major casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip to completely remove such fees. Competitor resorts have eliminated them for select guests, but most continue to assign fees, which in some cases, are in excess of 40 percent of the advertised room rate and often not prominently advertised to the guest.

Resort fees range in price and may cover hotel amenities such as bottled water, newspaper delivery, pool-entry and fitness facility access.  Furthermore, because some resort fees are not added when booking a reservation, guests often are surprised by the additional charges at checkout, and while some of these amenities may be utilized by hotel guests, charging travelers a resort fee is not optional, and Harrah’s Entertainment is making this quite clear.  Guests who prefer to use their mobile device to make local calls and receive news updates, or whose schedules aren’t accommodating to the daily fitness center access should have the option to decline the fee, and Harrah’s wants to make sure guests have plenty of options…after all, its’ Sin City!

Westgate River Ranch

published on May 14th, 2010 in Westgate Resorts tagged ,

Published on May 14, 2010, source: msnbc.com, May 10, 2010

June 21 is the day summer officially begins; but for most of us, Memorial Day weekend is the un-stated “summer kick-off” time.  High airfares are making a summer road trip an affordable option, and resorts are tempting families with wallet-friendly rates and activity-packed schedules.

If a country-western style long-weekend is of interest, the Westgate River Ranch in Whales, FL has put together some serious activity schedules and invites you and the family to stay and experience a good ole ranch style vacation.  Because this rustic dude ranch brings the Old West to the Sunshine State, the resort features a real-life rodeo with bull riding, barrel racing, and a calf scramble for the kids.  During Memorial Day weekend there are a slew of old-fashioned family activities planned such as; potato-sack races, water balloon fights, egg tosses, watermelon-seed spitting, and crafts.  On Sunday, kids have an opportunity to play cowboy at the Kid’s Rodeo.

Visit Westgate in Arizona!

published on March 19th, 2010 in Westgate Resorts tagged , , , , , ,

Baseball Spring Training in Arizona has become a formalized institution in the history of Major League Baseball. Providing a warm-weather place for players to train and managers to strategize is essential, especially for those teams located in cold winter areas. With a series of practices and exhibition games, Baseball Spring Training in Arizona runs from February until the end of March, usually just prior to the beginning of the season. Baseball Teams that train in Arizona are referred to as the Cactus League, and consist of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Indians, the Colorado Rockies, the Kansas City Royals, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Oakland Athletics, the San Diego Padres, the San Francisco Giants, the Seattle Mariners, and the Texas Rangers.

The Arizona Baseball Spring Training locations include eleven stadiums in Glendale, Goodyear, Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe. Each of these fantastic towns has something to offer, if you want to explore during your trip to Spring Training in Arizona. Tucson offers amazing natural parks and desert, world class observatories, museums, galleries, and more. Metropolitan Phoenix is amazing with skyscrapers framed by Camelback Mountain, and is home to amazing spas, golf courses, boutiques, fashion malls, museums, gardens, and mountain parks. Scottsdale offers posh spas and golf courses, Southwestern arts and jewelry, the Downtown Arts District, and the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Glendale, home to the Arizona Cardinals, has dozens of annual festivals, the historic Sahuaro Ranch, and a historic downtown area.  And Tucson is an authentic SouthWest town with amazing cacti forests, mountain ranges, and a multicultural heritage easily experienced through museums, monuments, galleries, and more.

If you are interested in experiencing Baseball Spring Training in Arizona, we suggest staying in an affordable timeshare resale or rental like the Westgate Painted Hills Resort in Mesa, AZ. For a fraction of resort prices, you can stay for one week or many in a spacious and luxurious timeshare unit. Although a trip like this may seem like a dream, you can save thousands by renting or buying a Westgate timeshare resale. So let’s get started planning your vacation to Baseball Spring Training in Arizona! Give us a call or browse our available Westgate timeshares today!

Westgate Timeshares

published on March 18th, 2010 in Westgate Resorts tagged , , , ,

Westgate Resorts timeshares is the third largest timeshare resort company in the world, and offers their owners access to a large variety of resorts in spectacular destinations! Owners will enjoy skiing, golfing, historic, rustic, and beach vacations! Offering affiliation with both major timeshare exchange companies, RCI and Interval International, Westgate owners also receive the benefit of exchanging internally to any of the other Westgate timeshare locations. With a variety of luxury resorts in locations such as Orlando, Park City, Las Vegas, the Smoky Mountains, Williamsburg, and more, guests will enjoy access to some of the finest vacation properties in the United States!

Westgate owners are constantly pleased with the award winning customer service, family friendly properties, to suite any vacationer’s needs! Most of the comfortable accommodations at Westgate Resorts boast fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, living areas with sleeper sofas, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies or patios. Onsite amenities at most Westgate Resort locations include outdoor pools, hot tubs, restaurants, delis or marketplaces, playgrounds, game rooms and daily children’s activities. Many Westgate Resort properties also feature flexible meeting space and catering services — providing the perfect backdrop for family reunions, weddings, student groups, meetings and conventions.