When We Were Young festival, Raiders and Knights drive up Las Vegas Strip room rates

Southern Nevada beach resorts are expecting plenty of guests this weekend as the area plays host to a stacked calendar of special events happening on and near the Strip.

Last-minute travelers, on average, should expect to pay upwards of $600 per night at properties on and near the Las Vegas Strip.

Hotels and motels are preparing for a wave of tourists for the When We Were Young festival – a three-day music festival on Saturday, Sunday and October 29 – at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. A spokesperson for When We Were Young estimated that 60,000 people will attend the first punk and emo festival, featuring bands from the early 2000s.

The highly anticipated festival sold out quickly when tickets were released in January – although resale tickets are still available. It has garnered attention for its all-star lineup which includes headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore. Other performances include Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Pierce the Veil and A Day to Remember.

Meanwhile, Panic! At the Disco will perform at T-Mobile Arena on Friday night.

Sports enthusiasts will also be there. The Golden Knights take on the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night, and the Las Vegas Raiders host the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon, after a weekend off for the home team.

Other weekend events scheduled for the Las Vegas Book Festival in downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Tattoo Show at Planet Hollywood Resort, and Lionel Richie performing Friday and Saturday at Wynn Las Vegas for his “Lionel Richie: Back to Las Vegas” show.

Room rates

A survey of room rates listed on hotels.com conducted Thursday afternoon showed the average rate among 28 hotel properties around the Las Vegas Strip was $646.14 a night, for a two-night stay from of Friday.

Rates may fluctuate until Friday.

Some of the highest rates were seen at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, $740 a night; Caesars Palace, $749; Delano Las Vegas, $929; Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, $1,034 each; and $1,099 for a room at the Four Seasons.

No hotel properties listed on hotels.com offered two-night stays for less than $350 per night, according to the research. The lowest rate offered was $374 at the Venetian.

The average daily room rate for the month of October 2021 was $184.65, according to research by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. That month included another music festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival, which was postponed until the fall due to the pandemic. The average daily room rate in October 2019 was $146.50.

Tourism industry stakeholders say the weekend’s stacked schedule is indicative of the strength and diversity of Las Vegas’ calendar of events.

Virginia Valentine, president of the Nevada Resorts Association, said the events are what make Vegas such an important international tourist destination.

“The investments the tourism industry has made to build a strong and diverse special events calendar as well as the infrastructure to host these activities are keeping demand strong, which is reflected in room rates and guest levels. occupation,” Valentine said in a statement. “Considering all the vital needs of the community, the tourist tax pays, such as public schools, transport and roads, the stadium and programs to bring visitors in, this is good news for everyone. in southern Nevada.”

McKenna Ross is a corps member of Report for America, a national service program that places reporters in local newsrooms. Contact her at [email protected] Follow @mckenna_ross_ on Twitter.

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