For the love of Vegas! Sahara Las Vegas announces resort-fee-free room rates

Sahara Las Vegas
Sahara Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (June 2, 2020) – Las Vegas is back! In celebration, SAHARA Las Vegas is welcoming the return of visitors to the neon city by offering no resort fees. The iconic hotel-casino will waive all fees for room reservations made between Thursday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The offer is valid for reserved stays beginning June 4, 2020 through May 31, 2021.

“Las Vegas is America’s playground,” said Paul Hobson, SAHARA Las Vegas Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We know how much everyone has missed traveling and we’ve missed entertaining guests at our resort. Removing the resort fee for our first promotion is our way of welcoming guests back to the city and thanking them for their patronage.”

When debuting the return of the iconic brand last year, SAHARA Las Vegas leadership committed to returning to the same great service and guest experience that had made Las Vegas such a beloved destination. In a nod to this commitment, resort leadership has been mindful of delivering great service with great value. Parking at the resort has always been free and guest services are provided without hidden fees. As Las Vegas reopens, SAHARA Las Vegas welcomes not only the return of visitors but a return to delivering the exceptional guest service that has made Las Vegas great.

Upon reopening, SAHARA Las Vegas will follow a comprehensive outline of health and safety protocols under the resort’s SAHARA Cares program. SAHARA Las Vegas collaborated with health experts to establish hundreds of additional practices to minimize risk for guests and team members.

The “For the Love of Vegas” No Resorts Fee promotion runs June 2-30, 2020. To learn more or to make a reservation, visit SAHARALasVegas.com.

Harrah’s Las Vegas Set to Reopen on June 5

Las Vegas (May 29, 2020) – Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“Caesars Entertainment” or the “Company”) today announced Harrah’s Las Vegas will resume operations on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. As previously announced, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and selected LINQ Promenade outlets will open on June 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with the High Roller Observation Wheel opening at noon on the 4th. The casino resorts will be offering a variety of food and beverage amenities, access to their outdoor pools, as well as slot machines and table games on the casino floors. The Company intends to comply with all reopening and operating directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and public health authorities.

“Initial customer demand to visit the Las Vegas Strip has been much stronger than anticipated, triggering our decision to reopen Harrah’s Las Vegas, in addition to Caesars Palace, Flamingo and LINQ Promenade, next week,” said Tony Rodio, CEO, Caesars Entertainment. “We look forward to welcoming back guests and employees to a casino resort environment where our enhanced health and safety protocols will be highly visible, including social distancing, frequent cleaning and sanitizing throughout the properties, as well as daily health screenings for all employees who will be at work,” Rodio added.

Upon reopening, Harrah’s Las Vegas will debut a $200 million multi-year resort transformation featuring newly renovated rooms and suites, a remodeled casino floor and hotel lobby, Buddy Valastro’s PizzaCake and the recently refreshed Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Resort guests and visitors will have access to the following amenities at Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and The LINQ Promenade:

Caesars Palace

Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN (dinner only)
Old Homestead Steakhouse
Vanderpump Cocktail Garden
Café Americano
Vista Lounge
Venus Pool
Spanish Steps Bar
Lobby Bar
Montecristo Cigar Bar
DiFara Pizza
Starbucks
A selection of retail and restaurant outlets at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Flamingo Las Vegas, LINQ Promenade and High Roller Observation Wheel
X Bar
Bugsy’s Bar
Pizza To Go
Beach Club Resort Pool and GO Pool
A selection of The LINQ Promenade’s retail and restaurant outlets
High Roller Observation Wheel (12 p.m. – 12 a.m., daily)

As the Company previously announced, it is suspending fees for paid self-parking in Las Vegas.

Harrah’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas will also implement the Company’s previously announced health and safety protocols, enhancing existing plans and practices in these areas. The Company is focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and is working to create an environment with enhanced standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices. Health screenings will be conducted on all employees before they return to work and employees will be screened every workday thereafter. Hotel guests will undergo temperature screening immediately prior to check in. Employees will be required to wear masks at work, and guests will be strongly encouraged to wear masks as well.

Station Casinos Announces June 4 Reopening Date for Phase One Properties

Station Casinos LLC (the “Company”), a consolidated subsidiary of Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:RRR), announced today that, pursuant to its previously announced phased reopening plan, the Company plans to reopen its Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Santa Fe Station, Boulder Station, Palace Station and Sunset Station properties, as well as all of its Wildfire division properties, on Thursday, June 4, pending final regulatory approval.

Furthermore, the Company’s Palms Place property will reopen on June 4. Also as previously announced, the Company will assess the performance of those first-to-reopen properties before reopening its Palms, Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho properties. Lastly, the Company announced today that it is extending regular pay and benefits for all full-time team members through June 3, 2020.

As the Company prepares to reopen, the number one priority has been, and will continue to be, the health and wellbeing of its team members, guests and the entire Las Vegas community. All guests and team members’ will be temperature checked via non-invasive state-of-the-art thermal scanners installed at all resort properties’ entrances. For a complete list of the Company’s safety and health protocols, please visit the following link.

Each property will feature robust gaming options, food and beverage offerings, meetings and events space and hotel stays beginning June 4.

The following amenities and offerings will be available at each property:

Boulder Station
Gaming: Guests at Boulder Station will enjoy slot play, select table games (excluding poker), bingo, and keno, sportsbook wagering.
Hotel Amenities: The hotel will reopen for stay dates beginning June 4.
Food and beverage: Guests can enjoy casino bars and dine-in restaurant experiences such as The Broiler Steak & Seafood, Guadalajara and Grand Café, as well as quick-serve options including Burger King, Subway, Starbucks Coffee, Viva Salsa and Winchell’s.
Recreation: Kids Quest will reopen for guests to enjoy.

Fiesta Rancho – Ice Rink Only
Fiesta Rancho will remain temporarily closed as part of Station Casinos Phase II openings.
Recreation: The SoBe Ice Arena will reopen at a soon to be announced date.

Green Valley Ranch
Gaming: Green Valley Ranch guests will be able to experience slot play, select table games (excluding poker), bingo, and keno and sports book wagering.
Hotel Amenities: The hotel will reopen for stay dates beginning June 4 and resort amenities include in-room dining, spa and salon, pool, fitness center and complimentary valet.
Food and Beverage Guests can enjoy casino bars, dine-in restaurant experiences such as Borracha Mexican Cantina, Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca, Grand Café, Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis, Pizza Rock, and Tides Seafood & Sushi Bar. Guests will also be able to indulge in quick-serve options including Auntie Annie’s Pretzels, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Fatburger, Perks Coffee Bar, Pool Café, Slice House, and Starbucks Coffee.
Recreation: Kids Quest will open with the resort.

Palace Station 
Gaming: Guests at Palace Station can partake in slot play, select table games (excluding poker), bingo, keno and sports book wagering.
Hotel amenities: The hotel will reopen for stay dates beginning June 4, complimentary valet, airport shuttle service and the pool will reopen.
Food and Beverage: Guests can enjoy casino bars and dine-in restaurant experiences such as Boathouse Asian Eatery, Charcoal Room, Brass Fork, Little Tony’s, and The Oyster Bar, as well as quick-serve options including to-go from Little Tony’s and Starbucks Coffee.

Palms Place
Gaming: Palms Place is non-gaming, but features a complimentary shuttle to Palace Station included with the resort fee
Hotel Amenities: The boutique residence and hotel will begin taking hotel reservations for stay dates beginning June 4 and the pool and cabanas, gym and complimentary valet will reopen.
Food and Beverage: Laguna Pool House and Rojo Lounge will reopen.

Red Rock Resort
Gaming: Red Rock guests will be able to play their favorite machines, select table games (excluding poker), bingo, and keno and also includes outdoor gaming poolside and sports book wagering.
Hotel Amenities: The hotel will reopen for stay dates beginning June 4, complete with in-room dining, pool, spa and salon and complimentary valet.
Food and Beverage: Guests can enjoy casino bars and restaurant experiences include 8 Noodle Bar, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Grand Café, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge, and Yard House. Guests will also be able to enjoy quick-serve options including Auntie Annie’s Pretzels, Fatburger, Panda Express, Rubio’s, Sandbar Café, Starbucks Coffee, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Villa Pizza. Plus, Lucky Bar.
Recreation: The Red Rock Lanes and Kids Quest will also be open for guests to enjoy.

Santa Fe Station
Gaming: Guests at Santa Fe Station will be able to partake in slot play, select table games (excluding poker), bingo, keno and sports book wagering.
Hotel Amenities: The hotel will reopen for stay dates beginning June 4.
Food and Beverage: Guests can enjoy casino bars, and dine-in restaurant experiences such as Charcoal Room, Grand Café, Leticia’s, and The Oyster Bar, as well as quick-serve options including Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Panda Express, Starbucks Coffee, Villa Pizza, and Wing Stop.
Recreation: Santa Fe Lanes, Kids Quest will reopen.

Sunset Station
Gaming: Sunset Station guests will be able to experience slot play, select table games (excluding poker), bingo, keno and sports book wagering.
Hotel Amenities: The hotel will reopen for stay dates beginning June 4.
Food and Beverage: Guests can enjoy casino bars and dine-in restaurant experiences such as Grand Café, Pasta Cucina, The Oyster Bar, and Sonoma Cellar, as well as quick-serve options including Ben & Jerry’s, Fatburger, Panda Express, Subway, Starbucks Coffee and Viva Salsa.
Recreation: Strike Zone Bowling Center and Kids Quest will also be open for guests to enjoy.

Wildfire Gaming
Gaming: Ten Properties located throughout the valley offering a variety of bartop gaming, guest favorite slot machines and sports book wagering.
Food and Beverage: Offering dining options such as Wild Grill, Barley’s Brewery and Café, and Denny’s at Wild Wild West.
Hotel: The Wild Wild West offers Days Inn by Wyndham hotel rooms as well as a pool facility and gift shop.
Recreation: Wildfire Lanes offers an 18-lane bowling center and a small meeting space.

Sahara Las Vegas plans for June 4 reopening

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LAS VEGAS (May 27, 2020) – Following orders from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak lifting the government-mandated closure of casino operations, SAHARA Las Vegas will reopen at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 4.

Leadership for the iconic Las Vegas Strip resort anticipate following a phased approach to reopening. The casino floor, rooftop pools along with dining outlets including Northside Café, CASBAR Lounge and Starbucks will be available for guests to enjoy on opening day. The award-winning Bazaar Meat by José Andrés will resume operations beginning Friday, June 5.

Upon reopening, SAHARA Las Vegas will follow a comprehensive outline of health and safety protocols under the resort’s SAHARA Cares program. SAHARA Las Vegas collaborated with health experts to establish hundreds of additional practices to minimize risk for guests and team members.

“We remain resolute in ensuring both guests and team members can feel safe when they come to our resort,” said Paul Hobson, SAHARA Las Vegas Senior Vice President and General Manager. “Our guests may notice some of the changes we have made for safety, however what hasn’t changed is our commitment to delivering the same great, personalized experience they’ve come to expect from us. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back on June 4.”

The Plaza Hotel & Casino to welcome guests beginning June 4

LAS VEGAS – The iconic Plaza Hotel & Casino located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas will reopen to hotel and casino guests on Thursday, June 4 in accordance with all federal, state and local government guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The last three months have been a difficult time for the Plaza, Las Vegas, and our country as a whole,” said Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel. “People are yearning to get back to living their lives, including relaxing by the pool and playing on the casino floor. While we recognize the experience will be different than before, it is the start of bringing back fun and entertainment to people’s lives – now, during these stressful times, when they need it most. So, we are very excited to welcome guests back to the Plaza and bring back the vintage Vegas vibe that our guests deserve and have come to expect.”

As part of the Plaza’s reopening plan submitted to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the property will require all staff to wear masks, have their temperature taken before starting work, enter via a designated location, and observe social distancing. Guests will also be encouraged to wear masks (although not required) and receive an amenity kit at check-in with a complimentary mask for their use.

All hotel and casino guests can now self-park for free, and valet parking has been closed. Curbside check-in has been added to minimize contact, and guests will enter the property through a limited number of doors that will operate automatically or be set open manually. Quick-serve dining outlets, such as Pop Up Pizza and Coffee Bar will also reopen.

Elevators will be limited to four people at a time, and social distancing will be observed in all public spaces, including on the rooftop pool deck and casino floor through the removal of chairs at table games and reconfiguring of slot machines.

The Plaza will utilize enhanced disinfecting protocols for all public touchpoints, including doors, tables, chairs, kiosks, room keys, and gaming equipment. Vending machines, including ice machines, will be turned off until all restrictions have been lifted.

During the closure, the Plaza completed a deep cleaning of the entire property and fully renovated the casino bathrooms. Physical modifications were also made including the installation of plexiglass barrier at the registration desk and numerous touchless hand sanitizer stations for use by staff and guests.

On June 4, the Plaza’s Bingo room, the only one in downtown Las Vegas will again offer six daily bingo sessions. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the Bingo room at the Plaza is uniquely located two floors above the main casino. By parking on the third floor of the Plaza’s self-parking garage, guests have convenient and direct access to the Plaza’s bingo room without having to walk through the casino floor.

The Bingo room at the Plaza will reopen with a special offer: Blue Packs pay $75 and the Blue Coverall pays $300. The Plaza will also continue to offer the Bingo Millions Megaprogressive games, electronic specials, Hotball Jackpot and Cashball Bonus. For a limited time, players will be able to purchase the Million Dollar Coverall at 47 numbers or less. Any player with a Plaza Rewards Players Club card is also eligible for Sizzling Summer Bingo Match Play which offers $75 daily Bingo match play every day in June, July & August (three $25 match plays per day and one $25 Bingo match play per session; more details available at the Plaza Bingo room).

To celebrate the reopening, the Plaza is offering a special Old School Fun getaway package offering guests who book by Aug. 31 for a stay before Dec. 29 the lowest available room rates, $25 daily food and beverage credit, $75 daily bingo match play and $10 free slot play as well as complimentary hotel room upgrade and early check-in / late check-out (both based on availability).

Boyd Gaming To Reopen Nevada Properties On June 4

LAS VEGAS—Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced plans to resume operations at nine of its Nevada properties on Thursday, June 4, pending receipt of final regulatory approvals: The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Aliante, Cannery, Sam’s Town, Fremont, California and Jokers Wild.

“We are excited for the opportunity to resume operations in our home state of Nevada,” said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. “By the first week of June, we look forward to having 19 of our 29 properties across the country back in operation, and we are optimistic that we will be able to reopen most of our remaining properties by the end of June. As we continue to return to business, we will remain diligent in protecting the health and safety of every person who comes through our doors, following strict safety protocols that meet the highest standards set by federal, state and local officials.”

Upon reopening, all of Boyd Gaming’s Nevada properties will operate with limited amenities and capacity restrictions in compliance with state and local requirements. Specific amenities and restrictions include:

Food Outlets: All properties will have select dining options open with varied hours. All buffets will remain closed at this time.

Casino Bars: All properties will have select casino bars open with varied hours.

Gaming:

All properties will have slots and video poker available 24/7, following social distancing requirements.
Table games will be available at Aliante, Cannery, the Cal, Fremont, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town and The Orleans with varied hours. Seating will be limited in accordance with social distancing requirements.
The Orleans will offer poker with select hours. Seating at each table will be limited.
Aliante, Gold Coast, Sam’s Town and Suncoast will offer Bingo with varied hours.
Sports books will be open at Aliante, Cannery, Fremont, Gold Coast, Sam’s Town, Suncoast and The Orleans with varied hours.
Amenities:

Fremont will offer valet services. Valet will be closed at all other properties.
Pools at Aliante and The Orleans will open with varied hours.
Bowling will be available at Gold Coast, Sam’s Town, Suncoast and The Orleans with varied hours.
Gift shops will be open at properties that offer this amenity.
All movie theaters, showrooms, fitness centers and spas will remain closed during the initial reopening phase.
Details on individual amenity, restaurant and gaming openings/closures along with hours of operations can be found on the website for each property.

Additionally, all Boyd Gaming properties will practice “Boyd Clean,” a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of our team members and guests. These protocols include:

Mandatory face coverings and temperature checks for all team members;
Social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions across all customer and team member areas, including casino floors and restaurants;
Enhanced cleaning and sanitation of all high-touch surfaces, including door handles, gaming machines, table games, handrails and elevator buttons;
Increased placement of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout our properties;
Required training for all team members on our safety protocols.
For additional information on the Boyd Clean initiative, visit www.boydgaming.com/boyd-clean.

Three of Boyd Gaming’s southern Nevada properties – Eastside Cannery, Eldorado and Main Street Station – remain closed during the initial reopening phase. While the Gold Coast will reopen its casino and some restaurants on June 4, the Gold Cost hotel will remain closed at the present time.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to Reopen June 4

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas At Dusk
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas At Dusk

LAS VEGAS (May 27, 2020) – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reopens its doors to the public on June 4 at 10 a.m. PST. Following Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s directive on May 26 permitting gaming properties to return to business on June 4, and upon receiving approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, The Cosmopolitan prepares to welcome guests back to the luxury casino-resort. As health and safety remain a top priority, The Cosmopolitan has implemented strict guidelines that meet or exceed the standards set by local, state and federal authorities.

“In the past ten years, we have had the privilege of creating environments that house lasting memories for many. And while our world has changed, our commitment to the wellbeing of our guests, CoStars [Cosmopolitan employees] and community remains. As we all acclimate to this new normal, we know the travel experience our guests have grown accustomed to will be altered. However, we are committed to delivering the exceptional service, energy and dedication that our CoStars provide and our guests seek. We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the resort soon.” – William P. McBeath, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Health & Safety Standards
Under the guidance of health and safety professionals, The Cosmopolitan created a comprehensive, internal plan, The Cosmopolitan Commitment, which builds upon existing health and safety procedures and addresses new operational and reporting processes. An extensive range of enhancements, including advanced cleaning and sanitization protocols, have been implemented resort-wide. Measures include dedicated CoStar training, social distancing guidelines, non-invasive temperature screenings, floorplan and furniture reconfiguration, signage installations, in-room sanitization amenity for guests and more.

Additional offerings that further support health and safety efforts:

A standout feature provided to guests can be found in the resort’s distinct room design. More than 70% of the 3,033 guest rooms at The Cosmopolitan feature open-air access from a private terrace. Guests who book a room with a terrace can easily step outside for fresh air at any time during their stay.

The Cosmopolitan’s chat bot and 24/7 digital concierge, Rose, provides contactless guest service and resort information through a guest’s personal cellular device. With a text to Rose, guests can get assistance ordering room service, requesting housekeeping services, making restaurant reservations, and have a direct connection to concierge, guest services, hotel room check-out and more.

Additionally, QR (Quick Response) codes will be utilized at various bars and restaurants as a touchless option for guests to view menus. QR codes will be introduced to additional areas throughout the resort in the coming weeks.

Further details for guests and visitors can be found on The Cosmopolitan’s Health & Sanitization webpage.

Resort Updates

The Cosmopolitan will reopen with a multi-phased approach. Hotel reservations and an initial set of venues and amenities will open with the resort followed by a slow reintroduction of additional outlets in the coming months. Reservation dates are now open for booking and a curated summer promotion is available on the Offers page of the resort’s website. Additionally, The Cosmopolitan will waive paid self-parking for all guests. Valet parking will continue to remain complimentary for hotel guests as previously offered.

The following venues and amenities will be available for guests beginning June 4. Additional information, including instruction for making a reservation and hours of operation, can be found on The Cosmopolitan’s website.

Restaurants: The majority of The Cosmopolitan’s Restaurant Collection will open with the resort. This includes: Beauty & Essex, Blue Ribbon, Block 16 Urban Food Hall (including District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew., Tekka Bar, Hattie B’s, Lardo and Pok Pok Wing), China Poblano, Eggslut, Estiatorio Milos, Jaleo, Holsteins, Milk Bar, Overlook Grill, Scarpetta, Starbucks, STK, The Henry, The Juice Standard, The Pizzeria and Zuma.

Bars & Lounges: The Chandelier, Vesper Bar, CliQue Bar & Lounge and Race & Sports Book Bar will open with the resort.

Gaming: The casino floor, high limit rooms and the Race & Sports Book will be available for guests at the time of reopening.

Spa, Salon & Fitness: Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam will open daily. The Boulevard and The Chelsea tower fitness centers as well as the outdoor tennis courts will also be open and accessible to hotel guests.

Pools: The Boulevard Pool will open with the resort, with appropriately spaced lounge chairs, daybeds and cabanas, with dedicated cocktail service, available for guests.

Retail: A variety of retail shops will open with the resort.

Venues pertaining to entertainment, nightlife or spa remain closed for the time being. Updates and additional venue openings with hours of operation can be found on the Travel Updates page on The Cosmopolitan’s website.

Community Efforts
The Cosmopolitan is dedicated to serving the local community through a variety of initiatives, now more than ever in an effort to give-back to first responders and local charities in need.

Honoring First Responders: The Cosmopolitan honors first responders who have been at the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis with 25% off room bookings now through the end of the year. First responders can book their room reservation by calling 800-435-0005.

The Giving Module: The resort continues its efforts through the Giving Module program, which provides guests with the option to donate change from their slot play winnings to a local charity organization.  Beginning in June, charitable beneficiaries include HELP of Southern Nevada, Goodie Two Shoes, American Heart Association and Veterans Village. These are in addition to a local non-profit organization benefiting first responders, which will be announced in the coming weeks. In further support of the selected charities, The Cosmopolitan matches up to $10,000 of all donations each quarter. Organizations interested in benefiting from The Cosmopolitan’s Giving Module program should reach out directly to GivingModuleProduct@everi.com to be considered.

MGM Resorts Announces Opening Dates For First Las Vegas Properties

LAS VEGAS, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts”) announced its planned June 4 reopening of Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand Las Vegas and The Signature, following the closure earlier this year of all of its U.S. properties amidst the coronavirus crisis. At opening, amenities at all properties 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 and 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.”

Health & Safety

MGM Resorts recently released its comprehensive “Seven-Point Safety Plan,” a multi-layered set of protocols and procedures designed in conjunction with medical and scientific experts to mitigate the spread of the virus, protect customers and employees and rapidly respond to potential new cases. The full plan can be reviewed at mgmresorts.com. We will continue to evaluate and evolve our safety protocols. Key initiatives include:

Employee screening, temperature checks and COVID-19 specific training
COVID-19 testing offered for employees as they return to work in partnership with the local medical community
Employees will be required to wear masks; Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks, and in some settings where physical distancing is more difficult and/or barriers do not exist, will be required to do so. Examples of where masks will be required include salons, certain table games where physical barriers are not in place and elevators, if riding with guests outside of their travel group. Masks will be provided, free of charge
A physical distancing policy will be implemented, with floor guides serving as reminders
For areas where physical distancing presents challenges, plexiglass barriers will be installed, or other measures will be used to reduce risks
Standalone handwashing stations designed by MGM Resorts conveniently located on casino floors
Contactless Check-In through the MGM Resorts App will allow hotel guests to go through the check-in process on their personal devices, minimizing interactions
Guestroom Attendants will wear masks and gloves while cleaning each room and will change gloves between guestrooms
In addition to increased and enhanced routine cleaning of guestrooms and public spaces based on CDC guidance, electrostatic sprayers will be utilized in many large public spaces so that disinfectant is applied efficiently
Digital menus will be available to view on personal mobile devices via QR codes in the company’s food and beverage outlets
To minimize groups congregating while they wait, restaurant guests will receive text message notification when their tables are ready
MGM has compiled its own internal team and processes to respond if a guest or employee tests positive for COVID-19. We ask that if a guest tests positive after visiting one of our properties, they alert us through a special email address (covid19@mgmresorts.com). We will immediately report any positive test results to the local health department and assist with contact tracing to support the health department investigators.
For a full listing of amenities that will be available at each resort, please visit mgmresorts.com. Complimentary self-parking will be available for guests; valet parking will not be operational at this time.

A glimpse at what guests can expect:

Bellagio

Bellagio’s Conservatory will open with a beautiful new Japanese Spring Garden display called “Japan Journey: Magic of Kansai”. The resort’s iconic fountains will once again come to life. Food & Beverage amenities will include a variety of lounges such as Petrossian Bar, featuring its signature pianist as well as casual and fine-dining restaurants like Prime and Lago. The Mayfair Supper Club, which opened only a few months ago to rave reviews, will also reopen its doors. The lush 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 the lively Tom’s Urban, New York-New York guests can enjoy the highly popular Big Apple Roller Coaster and Big Apple Arcade, as well as Hershey’s Chocolate World. Just in time for celebrating summer, the pool will open with a selection of cabanas available. The property’s 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 The Signature

MGM Grand, known for its dynamic mix of offerings, 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 exciting 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.

Days and hours of operation at all venues will vary. For a full list of offerings, and to make reservations, please visit mgmresorts.com.

Caesars Entertainment Confirms June 4 Reopening for Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (May 27, 2020)—In accordance with directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“Caesars Entertainment” or the “Company”) today confirms that it will resume gaming and hospitality operations in Las Vegas at its Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas properties on Thursday, June 4. 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. The Company will be suspending fees for paid self-parking in Las Vegas.
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, which enhance the Company’s existing plans and practices in these areas. Management at both properties is focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and will work to create an environment with enhanced standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices.

Las Vegas CEO Offering 1,000 Free Flights to the City with “Keep America Flying” Promotion

Fremont Street Concert Outside of The D Las Vegas
Fremont Street Concert Outside of The D

LAS VEGAS – As Las Vegas begins to welcome visitors back to the city, one CEO has found a creative way to help reignite tourism. Derek Stevens, who announced plans today to reopen his Downtown Las Vegas properties the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on June 4, will give away 1,000 free flights to Las Vegas from more than 20 major U.S. cities. Stevens’ “Keep America Flying” promotion is intended to help stimulate the tourism and airline industries while reminding the country of the fun to be had in Las Vegas. Participants can book a seat by signing up at theD.com on a first come, first serve basis.


“As we begin to reopen our doors across the city, we are proud to help reinvigorate travel to Las Vegas while supporting airlines in America impacted by the COVID-19 crisis,” said Stevens. “We can’t wait to safely bring visitors to the city and remind them why we’ve earned the title of ‘Entertainment Capital of the World.’ And while we’d love for visitors to stop by Downtown Las Vegas, we primarily want to get people back to Las Vegas to experience the attractions and amenities that make it one of the greatest places on Earth.”

The free one-way flights are available through several popular American carriers including Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. Eligible cities and airports include Appleton, Wisc. (ATW); Austin (AUS); Atlanta (ATL); Boise, Idaho (BOI); Chicago (ORD); Cincinnati (CVG); Dallas (DFW); Denver (DIA); Detroit (DTW); Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS); Louisville (SDF); Memphis, Tenn. (MEM); Milwaukee (MKE); Minneapolis (MSP); Oklahoma City (OKC); Omaha, Neb. (OMA); Phoenix (PHX); Portland, Ore. (PDX); San Diego (SAN); San Francisco (SFO); Seattle (SEA); Sioux Falls, S.D. (FSD); South Bend, Ind. (SBN); and Tulsa, Okla. (TUL). Once registered, guests can choose from several flight options and reservations, which will be arranged through the concierge team at the D.

When they reopen on June 4, guests can look forward to visiting Stevens’ Downtown Las Vegas properties, located on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience:

• the D Las Vegas – A Downtown Las Vegas party hotspot, the D Las Vegas delivers a thrilling energy and attitude synonymous with the surrounding neighborhood. With 629 rooms and suites, as well as a two-story casino, visitors will find that classic Vegas excitement with offerings such as LONGBAR, a sports hub and the longest bar in Nevada; the only Sigma Derby horse racing game in Las Vegas; the recently debuted Circa Sports book; and new hockey-centric bar, BarCanada. Hungry patrons can once again grab a world-famous Coney Dog at American Coney Island, premier steaks and seafood at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse and contemporary fare at D Grill.

• Golden Gate Hotel & Casino – Originally opened in 1906 at One Fremont Street, Golden Gate is Downtown Las Vegas’ most historic hotel. Brimming with stories and artifacts from Las Vegas’ past, visitors can retreat to one of Golden Gate’s “Original 10” rooms – which have been maintained for 114 years – or opt for a swanky suite, located in its luxury tower. Guests can get a drink at the property’s outside watering hole, OneBar, or relive the Rat Pack era with a stop at Bar Prohibition!, which is located in the exact same spot where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. used to drink. Sports fans can bet on their favorite teams with a visit to Golden Gate’s intimate Circa Sports book.

All participants in the “Keep America Flying” promotion must be at least 21 years of age. Flight recipients are responsible for return flights, hotel accommodations and all additional costs associated with their stay, including cancellations and/or rescheduling. For additional information, including terms and conditions, visit www.theD.com.

For information regarding the D and Golden Gate’s health and safety protocol following the COVID-19 crisis, visit www.thed.com/health-safety/.