Times are tough. Economic news is grim. But if you are looking to relax somewhere warm, you are in luck. Deals in Paradise
The bargains in Las Vegas are so gigantic that I couldn’t figure them out myself. I called Howard Lefkowitz, the chief executive of Vegas.com, for a little help. After a little patter promising that “everything is 25 to 30 percent” less than last year, Lefkowitz agreed to a real-time test.
“What would a room at the Bellagio cost me tonight?” I asked. After a few keystrokes — I heard his keyboard clacking over his website — he found a $129 rate for a standard room at the five-star property. “That probably would have cost $225 last year,” he said. “What would $129 have gotten me last year?” I wondered. Lefkowitz didn’t hesitate: “A night at Paris, a nice four-star resort.” What was Paris charging tonight?” I asked. A few more keystrokes and Lefkowitz had an answer: $90.
“Call me,” the general manager at a new hotel in Miami advised. “I’ll offer you a price you won’t find on the Web.”