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Vegas is back baby! Well, will be back soon. We hope. But we now have a date to look forward to as the tentative plan is for Vegas casinos to be able to reopen on June 4th. It will be a slow rollout and only a small number of casinos will open in the first phase, but it’s a start.
Obviously, Vegas will look a lot different on June 4th 2020 than it did on June 4th 2019, but that’s the new COVID-19 world. These changes include less capacity, less to do, less restaurants, less people, more PPE, and much more personal space.
So what will a Vegas vacation look like when the doors re-open and the lights turn back on? Here’s everything you need to know.
A limited number of hotels will be open. This is especially true for the two largest casino operators, Caesars & MGM. This includes Bellagio, MGM Grand, & New York-New York for MGM and Caesars Palace & Flamingo for Caesars Entertainment. The Wynn, Encore, Venetian, & Cosmopolitan will also be opening on June 4.
Deals can be had. Room are the cheapest they have been and offers are improved. This may not be the Vegas your remember and the price reflects. That said, we could have scored a Bellagio Penthouse Fountain View Suite for under $250 a night, but settled for the comped King room as a Gold Member.
Pools will be open. Praise be! The sun in Vegas won’t social distance, so you’re going to need a way to keep cool. The hotel pools will be open with social distancing in place.
But pool parties will not return till 2021. RIP getting splashed while drinking an $80 Miami Vice. We’ll see you next year! Night clubs too.
Gambling will look much different. Slots are moved or turned off to promote social distancing. Table games will have less players. Pokers rooms will mostly remain closed and table minimums will increase. We probably won’t see $5 blackjack and even if we do, you will only see the person next to you through a plexiglass screen.
And new protections will be in place including temp checks, employee masks, & a plethora of clean commitments. There will be lots more hand sanitizer and plenty of extra cleaning staff.
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Shows will not be part of the first phase of the rollout. But many could return as soon as July. But will likely take a wait-and-see approach to the rest of reopening.
The music has died (for now). Nightclubs, concerts, and events are still canceled for now.
Here’s what each of the major resorts opening on June 4th has to say about the opening.
MGM Resort Opening & Amenities
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.
Caesars Resort Opening & Amenities
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.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Opening & Amenities
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will open on June 4th with the following amenities:
- The Chandelier (Level 1) | 24 hours, daily
- Vesper | 24 hours, daily
- Race & Sports Book Bar | 9AM – 11PM, daily
- Clique Bar & Lounge | 5PM – 1AM, daily
- Boulevard Tower Fitness Center | 24 hours, daily
- The Chelsea Tower Fitness Center | Monday – Thursday, 6AM – 2PM | Friday & Saturday, 6AM – 6PM
- Tennis Courts | 6AM – 2PM, Friday – Sunday
- Table Games & Slots | 24 hours, daily
- Boulevard Pool | 8AM – 6PM, daily
- Sahra Salon | 9AM – 6PM, daily
- Sahra Spa & Hammam | Open daily by appointment only
The following restaurant & bars will also be open:
- Beauty & Essex | Friday – Tuesday, 5 – 10PM
- Blue Ribbon | Friday – Tuesday, 5 – 10PM
- China Poblano | Friday – Tuesday, 11AM – 10PM
- District: Donuts. Silders. Brew. | 6AM – 1PM, daily
- Eggslut | 6AM – 1PM, daily
- Estiatorio Milos | Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 10PM
- Hattie B’s Hot Chicken | Friday – Tuesday, 11AM – 10PM
- The Henry | 2PM – 2AM, daily
- Holsteins | Wednesday – Sunday, 11AM – 10PM
- Jaleo | Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 10PM
- The Juice Standard | 9AM – 10PM, daily
- Lardo | Wednesday – Sunday, 11AM – 10PM
- Milk Bar | 9AM – 10PM, daily
- Overlook Grill | Friday – Sunday, 8AM – 3PM
- Pok Pok Wing | Wednesday – Sunday, 11AM – 10PM
- Scarpetta | Friday – Tuesday, 5 – 10PM
- Starbucks | 6AM – 10PM, daily
- STK | Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 10PM
- Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake | Friday – Tuesday, 11AM – 10PM
- Zuma | Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 10PM
Wynn & Encore Opening & Amenities
Wynn will reopen with the full Las Vegas experience guests expect and deserve, with everything
conveniently and safely available under one roof, allowing for the perfect getaway. From lounging by
pristine pools to lively late-night betting – and most everything in between – the very best of Wynn’s
renowned glamour, excitement, and luxury will be available, including:
- Both Wynn and Encore hotel towers
- Two 24-hour casinos with a variety of table games and slots as well as the Race & Sports Book
- The resort’s full portfolio of fine-dining restaurants, lounges, and casual eateries, several with outdoor seating on open verandas and patios
- Expansive resort pools with private cabanas
- Wynn’s 18-hole championship golf course
- Nightly entertainment at the Lake of Dreams
- Three retail esplanades
- Full-service beauty salons, barber shop, spa treatments and fitness centers
In addition, several thoughtful new measures in social distancing, touch less technologies, and cleaning protocols have been incorporated throughout the resort in a clear and transparent effort to protect the well being of all guests. Most notable among the enhancements are:
- Non-invasive thermal temperature checks and face coverings provided at all entrances
- Automatic hand sanitizer stations, UV Technology, and electrostatic sprayers will be utilized throughout the resort
- Sealed guest rooms after meticulous sanitization by Wynn’s professional housekeeping staff
- Amenity kits including sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and face coverings in each guest room
- Dedicated team of cleaning professionals sanitizing public guest areas 24 hours a day
- Wynn employees are required to wear face coverings at all times, and most importantly, have all been tested for COVID-19 before returning to work.
Venetian Opening & Amenities
Upon opening, our guests can expect all the amenities of a luxury Las Vegas resort: The Venetian Clean commitment. Enjoy the full service casino and more than a dozen restaurants, or shop at the retail outlets. Relax at the newly renovated Venetian pool and reserve a luxury cabana for the ultimate escape.
Here are the amenities open on June 4th:
- Race & Sports Book
- Venetian Casino Floor
- Poker Room (expected June 5th)
- Venetian Pool Deck
- Venetian Cabanas
- Pool Shop
- Gondola Experience
- Grand Canal Shoppes (specific retailers subject to change)
- Wedding Chapel
- Emporio D’ Gondola
- The Venetian Gift Shop
Restaurants & bars opening on June 4:
- Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
- Buddy V’s Ristorante
- CUT by Wolfgang Puck
- In-Suite Dining
- Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano
- Noodle Asia
- sixth+mill ristorante, pizzeria and bar
- Spritz Restaurant
- Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
- Starbucks (Venetian Tower)
Are you planning to head to Vegas? Let us know in the comments.