Las Vegas casino-resorts have been open since June 4 and before the end of July, properties accounting for 125,000 total local guestrooms are expected to be open.

Airlines flying into McCarran International Airport are following suit. At its lowest point during the pandemic, McCarran saw only 110 scheduled arrivals for a single day; that number is expected to increase in July to more than 280 per day. By August, scheduled daily air arrivals into Las Vegas is slated to increase to more than 330. Currently, 55 markets enjoy daily, nonstop service into LAS.

Southwest Airlines will see the largest jump in summer service, averaging 156 daily arrivals in August compared to 87 in May. Similarly, Delta Air Lines will increase from an average of 10 arrivals a day in May to 32 in August. Of these additional services, there are several notable trends and additions:

  • Delta Air Lines will return daily service from a variety of markets including Boston, Cincinnati and New York
  • Beginning in August, JetBlue will launch new, twice-daily service between McCarran and Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Frontier Airlines will see significant increases in service from Denver, Miami and various California markets
  • In July, Spirit Airlines will bring back daily service from Tampa, Philadelphia and Columbus
  • Select foreign markets in Canada and Mexico will also return in late June and early July

These increases account for both the restoration of services previously in place before the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a few new routes being brought online. The return of long-haul flights is a significant indicator of passengers’ renewed confidence in air travel. Listed route availability and scheduling is subject to change.


MGM Resorts International has opened Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons Las Vegas, ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, New York-New York and Excalibur.

You can check out which dining establishments and amenities are being offered at Complimentary self-parking will be available for guests; valet parking is not yet operational.

MGM Resorts has a “Seven-Point Safety Plan,” a multi-layered set of protocols and procedures designed in conjunction with medical and scientific experts to mitigate the spread of the virus, protect customers and employees and rapidly respond to potential new cases. The company will continue to evaluate and evolve its safety protocols. Key initiatives include: 

  • Employee screening, temperature checks and COVID-19 specific training.
  • COVID-19 testing offered for employees as they return to work in partnership with the local medical community.
  • Employees will be required to wear masks; guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks, and in some settings where physical distancing is more difficult and/or barriers do not exist, will be required to do so. Examples of where masks will be required include salons, table games where physical barriers are not in place and elevators, if riding with guests outside of their travel group. Masks will be provided, free of charge.
  • A physical distancing policy will be implemented, with floor guides serving as reminders.
  • For areas where physical distancing presents challenges, plexiglass barriers will be installed, or other measures will be used to reduce risks.
  • Standalone handwashing stations designed by MGM Resorts are conveniently located on casino floors.
  • Contactless check-in through the MGM Resorts App allows hotel guests to go through the check-in process on their personal devices, minimizing interactions.
  • Guestroom attendants wear masks and gloves while cleaning each room and will change gloves between guestrooms.
  • In addition to increased and enhanced routine cleaning of guestrooms and public spaces based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, electrostatic sprayers are utilized in many large public spaces so that disinfectant is applied efficiently.
  • Digital menus are available to view on personal mobile devices via QR codes in the company’s food and beverage outlets.
  • To minimize groups congregating while they wait, restaurant guests will receive text message notification when their tables are ready.
  • MGM has compiled its own internal team and processes to respond if a guest or employee tests positive for COVID-19. We ask that if a guest tests positive after visiting one of our properties, they alert us through a special email address ([email protected]). We will immediately report any positive test results to the local health department and assist with contact tracing to support the health department investigators.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has resumed gaming and hospitality operations at Paris Las Vegas, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, The LINQ Promenade and High Roller Observation Wheel, as well as the gaming floor and other amenities at The LINQ Hotel + Experience.

Paris Las Vegas reopens with renovated guestrooms and suites, a variety of food and beverage amenities, access to the fitness center and outdoor pool, as well as slot machines and table games on the casino floor. Caesars Entertainment Corporation says it intends to comply with all reopening and operating directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and public health authorities.

Many of the food and beverage outlets are open at Paris; the Soleil Pool is also open, as is the Voie Fitness Center. For a comprehensive list of amenities open at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts, visit

The Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace has 181 guestrooms. Shown here is a Deluxe Room.

Nobu Hotel, the boutique hotel within the larger Caesars Palace destination resort, will be offering luxurious guestrooms and suites including the extravagant rooftop Nobu Villa, one of the world’s largest Nobu restaurants — which reopened June 5 — and access to its exclusive fitness center. 

Caesars Entertainment has new and enhanced health and safety protocols, which include more frequent cleaning and sanitization. Caesars has also implemented a health screening program for all employees. Team members are required to wear masks, which will be provided by the company. Guests will also be provided masks and will be strongly encouraged to wear them throughout their visit.

For more information on the Company’s health and safety protocols, visit  

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas has also reopened. The 389-room luxury hotel — which has a smoke-free and gaming-free environment — will have new safety and cleanliness measures as a part of the new “Hilton CleanStay with Lysol” program. New elevated processes and employee training have been developed with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, so Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas guests will have a clean and safe stay from check-in to checkout. New standards for Hilton CleanStay include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to indicate that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and flexible housekeeping options. 

On-property food and beverage options include the opening of Zen Café where guests can order breakfast and lunch for takeaway starting at 7:30 a.m. daily; SkyBar, located on the 23rd floor, will be open daily at 5:30 p.m. and will offer hand-crafted cocktails, small bites and floor-to-ceiling views of the Las Vegas strip. 

The hotel’s pool, available exclusively to hotel guests, will be open at 8:00 a.m. daily. The poolside bar, available Wednesday through Sunday, and food, available Friday to Sunday, will open at 11:30 a.m. Guests can also rent cabanas by the day. 

High rollers will want to book the Presidential One Bedroom Suite. It’s the hotel’s largest one-bedroom suite (3,000 square feet) and has an open-plan kitchen, sitting room, bar, dining room and media room with Bang & Olufsen surround sound and seating for eight guests. Bonus: A fitness area includes a Technogym Kinesis Wall and an exercise bike.


FLY LINQ at The LINQ Promenade, the zipline on the Las Vegas Strip, and the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas have reopened with enhanced public health protocols and are scheduled to operate Fridays through Sundays.

Developed by the team behind High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, FLY LINQ has 10 side-by-side zip lines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. Guests begin their ride by taking an elevator to the top of the 114-foot-tall launch tower above The LINQ Promenade. After enjoying spectacular views of the Strip during the ascent, guests arrive on the launch deck, where gear-fitting takes place. Guests can fly seated, either forward or backward, as they travel 1,121 feet along the Promenade.

The Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas has 360-degree city views, with knowledgeable ambassadors on hand to point out various Las Vegas landmarks from the 541-foot-tall tower. A half-scale replica of the iconic Parisian landmark, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas remains the tallest reproduction of the original in the world.

FLY LINQ Zipline at The LINQ Promenade and the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas will also follow Caesars Entertainment’s previously announced enhanced health and safety protocols, which build on the company’s existing plans and practices in these areas. 

Developed by the team behind High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, FLY LINQ has 10 side-by-side zip lines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders.

The Neon Museum now has a 360 Virtual Tour, allowing visitors to “move” freely throughout the Neon Boneyard’s sign collection, exploring more than 130 informational hotspots.

The 360 Virtual Tour launches with an Evening Glow experience as guests tour the museum at night while the signage is illuminated. 

Tour signage highlights include:

  • The Hard Rock Café Guitar — Guests may watch a 27-minute documentary called “Strings of Neon” about the restoration project and its journey to the Neon Boneyard.
  • Select artworks from the 2019-2020 exhibition of Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum remain in the Boneyard for ongoing exhibition. Guests may read about the history of these signs and fun facts.
  • The recent relamping of the Stardust letters can be viewed on the virtual tour. Guests may enjoy reading about the history of the sign and why the letters take on a futuristic shape.

The tour is available for $10 and allows indefinite access to the content via your computer, smartphone or tablet. Guests may purchase the 360 Virtual Tour at

Meanwhile, on the horizon, Circa Resort & Casino, will debut October 28, 2020. Paying homage to Las Vegas’ vibrant history, Circa will be a “modern casino experience founded on the original principles of old-school hospitality. Fusing the glamour of vintage Vegas with modern luxuries and cutting-edge technology, guests can expect top-notch entertainment while enjoying honest, attentive and friendly service,” say resort executives.

Previously slated for a December launch, the 1.25-million-square-foot integrated casino-resort will partially open with its first five floors of amenities and parking hub in October.

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