American hotel & casino giant Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that two of its Las Vegas Strip properties, The Planet Hollywood Resort and The LINQ Hotel + Experience, will resume 7-day-a-week hotel operations before the end of this month.
In a recently released statement, Caesars Entertainment said that The Planet Hollywood Resort will resume its hotel operations for seven days a week starting coming Monday (March 15th). The LINQ Hotel + Experience, another Las Vegas property owned by Caesars, will follow suit on the next Monday (March 22nd).
The encouraging announcement, which came around a year after the day Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered all casinos to close due to COVID-19 pandemic, is the latest in the slow but sure reopening of Las Vegas Strip properties. The months-long closure of the gaming and hospitality properties was deemed essential to prevent the highly-contagious disease from spreading further. However, the closure of casinos and hotels resulted in huge losses for the gaming & hospitality industry, which is apparently the biggest economic engine for Nevada.
Sean McBurney, regional president for Las Vegas operations of Caesars, said they were very excited to welcome more guests back to their Planet Hollywood Resort and LINQ Hotel + Experience properties, following easing of COIVID-19 restrictions by Gov. Sisolak.
Commenting on the move, McBurney added, “With Governor Sisolak’s recent announcement, we are encouraged Las Vegas will continue to rebound beyond expectations. Spring break, the big college basketball tournament, pool season, and more are around the corner, and we can’t wait to see more friendly faces on the casino floor.”
Earlier on Friday, Gov. Sisolak announced good news for the struggling casino resort industry. From Monday, organizers wanting to hold events for more than 250 individuals will be able to get certified for up to 50 per cent capacity.
The announcement came just a day after The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort announced the reopening of its suites. Around a week ago, MGM Resorts International announced return of the Mirage, Mandalay Bay, and Park MGM hotels to a seven-day-a-week schedule.
While Gov. Sisolak allowed casino operators to reopen their properties in early June in 2020, Caesars employed a strategy of gradual reopening. The gaming & hospitality giant restarted only a few of its Las Vegas Strip properties in June and gradually reopened more properties as demand picked up.