LAS VEGAS—After being temporarily shuttered for a couple of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of resort-casinos on The Strip here will reopen on June 4.
MGM Resorts International
The first group of MGM Resorts International properties to reopen will be Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand Las Vegas and The Signature, although amenities will be limited. As demand for the destination builds, additional venues within these resorts will open and other MGM Resorts properties on The Strip will reopen.
“Our hearts go out to everyone in the communities where we operate, and around the world, who has been personally impacted during this time of crisis,” said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ acting CEO/president. “As we plan for these openings, the health and safety of our guests and employees is at the forefront of all we do. Getting many of our employees back to work and welcoming guests through our doors once again will allow us to do what we do best—entertain. The team is ready and we can’t wait.”
A glimpse at what guests can expect:
• Bellagio: Bellagio’s Conservatory will open with a new Japanese Spring Garden display called “Japan Journey: Magic of Kansai.” The resort’s fountains will once again come to life. F&B amenities will include a variety of lounges such as Petrossian, as well as casual and fine-dining restaurants like Prime and Lago. The Mayfair Supper Club, which opened only a few months ago, will also reopen its doors. The pool will open with a selection of cabanas available. The Salon and Fitness Center also will be available.
• New York-New York: In addition to a variety of bars and dining offerings including Tom’s Urban, New York-New York guests can enjoy the Big Apple Roller Coaster and Big Apple Arcade, as well as Hershey’s Chocolate World. The pool will open with a selection of cabanas available, and the fitness center will be available to hotel guests. Many of the venues at the adjacent Park are slated to open, as well.
• MGM Grand and Signature: MGM Grand will open a number of bars and lounges, as well as casual and fine-dining venues including Craftsteak and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. A selection of cabanas will be available alongside a portion of the resort’s pool environment. The Salon and fitness center will be available to hotel guests. The Signature at MGM Grand also will open with a variety of its amenities available.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
In accordance with directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Caesars Entertainment Corporation will resume gaming and hospitality operations in Las Vegas at its Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas properties. Additionally, the company anticipates that several retail and dining outlets along The Linq Promenade, as well as the High Roller Observation Wheel, will reopen.
Both Caesars Palace and the Flamingo will offer lodging, dining options and access to their outdoor pools, as well as slot machines and table games. All offerings will operate in a manner consistent with physical distancing guidelines.
Caesars expects Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and the gaming floor at The Linq Hotel & Casino to be the next properties in Las Vegas to reopen, with timing based on customer demand.
Caesars Palace and the Flamingo will implement the company’s previously announced enhanced health and safety protocols.
Upon reopening, Wynn Las Vegas will offer guests every amenity and outlet in both the Wynn and Encore towers. The resort’s newest restaurant, Elio, will open later in the month.
“We are ready to provide our guests with a full Las Vegas experience with a collection of luxury amenities and unmatched service,” said Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox. “At the same time, our extensive Health & Safety Plan, validated by the nation’s leading public health experts, will enable a safe environment for our guests. The entire Wynn team is looking forward to welcoming our guests back.”
Several new measures in social distancing, touchless technologies and cleaning protocols have been incorporated throughout the resort in a clear and transparent effort to protect the well-being of all guests.