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If you haven’t heard, the Vegas strip will be re-opening on June 4th. It won’t be the same Vegas just 78 days before, but it will start welcoming visitors who have been quarantined far too long. The opening will be rolling, with only a select few hotels and reduced amenities opening to start, with more opening as capacity dictates.
Want to know all the hotels that are opening in June? Check out all the openings here. But today we are focusing on what a Vegas trip in June might look like at The Bellagio, one of the three MGM resorts opening in the first wave.
The Bellagio is perhaps the most iconic hotel and casino on the strip, with the Bellagio Fountains welcoming visitors from around the world to Vegas and the Bellagio Conservatory wowing visitors with beauty & wonder. It’s central location and iconic status makes it a perfect place to spend your first long weekend back post-COVID-19.
Fortunately, the two main attractions at Bellagio (and maybe the entire strip) will open with the casino. Bellagio’s Conservatory will open with a beautiful new Japanese Spring Garden display called “Japan Journey: Magic of Kansai” and the iconic fountains will once again come to life.
This will ensure that the Bellagio remains a destination for those visiting Vegas, whether they are staying in the hotel or not. In addition, the pools and select cabanas will also open, as well as the salon and fitness center.
While all restaurants will not immediately reopen, there will be a number of excellent dining options. Prime and Lago will give steak, seafood, and fine dining options with The Mayfair Supper Club offering an amazing dinner and a show.
Here is the full list of restaurants and dining options that will be open as of June 4th at Bellagio:
- Mayfair Supper Club
The following bars are open. At-bar gaming and lounging experience may be limited.
- Lily Bar & Lounge
- Baccarat Bar
- Club Prive
- Petrossian Bar featuring signature pianists nightly
- Pool Bar
If you do want to get out and check out the strip, the Central location gives easy access to Caesar’s Palace, The Flamingo, The Venetian, and The Cosmopolitan. Each offer great restaurants and bars, so The Bellagio is a perfect home base.
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We know there are deals to be had during the opening, but how good should we expect? A resort King with no rewards status would run $159/night for a long weekend in June and cost around $630 all in (fees, taxes included) for a Thursday through Sunday trip.
Here’s pricing from a few of the hotels for the weekend of June 11-14 from Vegas.com. If you’ve always wanted to upgrade to that stunning Fountain View suite, this could be a perfect time, as many of the options were significantly discounted, especially for MGM Gold+ members.
|Resort||Room Type||Per Night||Total||Book|
|Caesars Palace||Forum Classic K||$96||$445||Book|
|Caesars Palace||Julius Lux K Suite||$391||$1120||Book|
|Venetian||Lux King Suite||$113||$552||Book|
|Venetian||Grand King Suite||$471||$1566||Book|
|The Cosmopolitan||City Room QQ||$197||$728||Book|
|The Cosmopolitan||Terrace Suite||$367||$1204||Book|
|Wynn & Encore||Wynn Resort King||$147||$605||Book|
|Wynn & Encore||Wynn Tower Suite||$366||$1255||Book|
As for flights, many cities direct flights to Vegas are as cheap as they have ever been. Many Southwest routes are just $99/way and Frontier, Spirit, and other low-cost carriers are even more affordable.
That said, many of the hardest hit areas like New York City have shut down direct flights, so your milage may vary. From Indianapolis, Southwest direct flights were just $220 round trip including taxes and fees.
So what will you not find in Vegas in June? Most shows are canceled till at least July, pool parties and night clubs are closed for the foreseeable future, and gaming will look very different in the new COVID-19 world.
There will be a number of new safety features implemented at Bellagio which you can see here. The Casino experience has been updated to implement new health and safety measures for both guests and employees, while balancing the guest experience you’ve come to love. Additional space between table games and slot machines players, enhanced cleaning protocols, and additional handwashing stations are just some of the tools that will be used.
Part of the premium experience at a resort like the Bellagio is the premium shopping in one location. Many stores will also be open throughout the hotel. Here’s the list of the stores that have confirmed they will open:
- Pool Retail
- Bellagio Shops
- Harry Winston
- Tiffany & Co
- Christian Dior
- Bottega Veneta
- Van Cleef & Arpels
- Louis Vuitton Womens
Not staying at the Bellagio or want to take drive? Self parking will be free opening, so locals and those who rent don’t have to worry about paid parking!