For nearly a year, Las Vegas Hotels & Resorts have been reducing operations to match the pandemic-stricken demand on The Strip. Well finally, MGM Resorts will soon have Mandalay Bay, Park MGM, and The Mirage open seven days a week.
The Las Vegas Boulevard Resorts will officially return to 24/7 operations on March 3. So it’s likely airlines will begin seeing travelers load up on tickets to celebrate.
“As we begin to see positive signs around the public’s sentiment about traveling, coupled with important progress on the vaccination front and decreasing COVID-19 case numbers, bringing Mandalay Bay, Park MGM and The Mirage back to full-week operations is an important step for us,” Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ CEO and president, said in a statement Wednesday. “We remain optimistic about Las Vegas’ recovery and our ability to bring employees back to work as business volumes allow us to do so.”
The lack of demand and traffic led MGM Resorts to shut down hotel operations during the midweek at the Mirage, Mandalay Bay, and Park MGM resorts. A plan that ended up working out by still keeping weekends fairly busy.
“We are constantly evaluating occupancy levels and adjusting operations accordingly,” MGM Resorts said in a statement at the time.
In regards to traffic, casino floors are now limited to 35% capacity. On March 15, businesses operating at 35% will be able to move to 50% capacity.
Indoor dining at restaurants and bars are capped at 35% capacity – but outdoor dining has no capacity limit. Reservations are no longer required, and the number of patrons allowed at a table has jumped from 4 to 6.