MGM Resorts International’s Luxor Hotel & Casino and The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay Place will be reopened to the members of the public later this month, the entertainment giant announced after experiencing strong opening weekend in Las Vegas.
According to a fresh press release by MGM Resorts, the Luxor Hotel & Casino and the Shoppes will reopen their doors to the public at 10 AM on 25th of June, while Four Seasons and Aria Resort & Casino properties are scheduled to resume operations on 1st of July.
MGM Interim Chief Executive and President Bill Hornbuckle said they were very excited and pleased to welcome back guests and team members, following the lengthy COVID-19-induced shutdown. The first entertainment properties of the company to resume operations were the Bellagio, New York-New York and MGM Grand. Excalibur is all set to join the company’s roster of reopened venues on June 11th.
Making the announcement, Mr. Hornbuckle said, “Our guests are having a great time and are thrilled to be back in the city they love. We are eager to get more of our employees back to work and enhance the Las Vegas experience with additional resorts.”
The reopening of the properties will be accompanied by a number of strict safeguards and measures designed to defend guests and team members against potentially deadly COVID-19 transmissions. Under the health authorities’ guidelines, capacities at the properties will be curtailed to help maintain social distancing, some amenities will remain closed for the time being, each worker and guest will be asked to wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer before entering the properties. In addition, arrangement will be made for temperature screening and providing workers with special training on health safety protocols.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, MGM Resorts furloughed thousands of its employees. Now, in a bid to entice guests back to its properties, the company is offering a variety of attractions, such as free self parking and discounted room prices. While getting guests back to the gambling tables is crucial to Las Vegas’ recovery efforts, room and restaurant services are vital as well. Decreased room rates will leave visitors with more cash to spend on other amenities like dining and gaming. Last year, gaming revenue accounted for 34 per cent of total revenue at the Sin City’s casinos, while room and restaurant turnover accounted for 53 per cent.