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What to expect in July 2020: Las Vegas After Lock Down


Vegas is OPEN and ready to serve up your next vacation or staycation the way Only Vegas knows how. We are living in a much different time now, so here's what we can expect for a trip to Las Vegas in July.

**July 11 Update: Bars, Pubs, etc (see graphic) that do not serve food have all been ordered to close. 

First things first, masks are required in all public spaces through the state of Nevada per our latest directive (see specifics here). You will have to wear a mask when you are outside of your hotel room in all public spaces. You do not have to wear a mask when doing physical activity like working out, but you will need to wear one on the way to the gym and back. Same with the pool, you do not have to wear one while in the pool, but a mask is required everywhere else including the pool deck. Restaurants, bars, and lounges all have similar rules, masks will be needed while waiting in line to be seated/served but you do not have to wear a mask while eating and drinking. Social distancing is still a major priority so capacities have been limited to half of what we are used to and reservations are highly recommended and in some spaces required.

This list is extensive, and it can get a bit overwhelming. I encourage you to take advantage of my travel advisement services. Visit www.NovTravel.com/Vegas to get started. 

What there is:
Visitors are free to enjoy gaming, bars*, lounges*, dining, shopping, fitness centers, spas, and pools. Things are a little different as physical distancing means slot machines are staggered, and some chairs are removed to ensure 6ft of distance. Table games are also limiting available play space and spectators. Here is a running list of what hotels and resorts are open NOW and expected to open this month:

Aria:
  • Seven-Point Safety Plan administered at all MGM Resort properties that include Handwashing stations and Enhanced sanitization steps, Physical Distancing protocols, Air Quality controls, and Digital no-touch innovations such as contactless check-in with the MGM Resorts App. Pool Open, Salon and Spa Open, Restaurant options including CATCH, Pressed Juicery and Carbone Open, Bars Open including Alibi and GEM. The Shops at Crystals Open and accessible through the hotel lobby. Free Parking. No Valet.
Bellagio:
  • Seven-Point Safety Plan administered at all MGM Resort properties that include Handwashing stations and Enhanced sanitization steps, Physical Distancing protocols, Air Quality controls, and Digital no-touch innovations such as contactless check-in. Pool Open, Salon Open, Botanical Garden Open, Fountains ON, lots of shopping available, Parking Complimentary at all Open MGM Resorts properties at this time, No Valet.
Fremont Hotel & Casino:
  • In Downtown Las Vegas. All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. Hotel rooms will not be cleaned daily to limit contact unless requested. Deep cleaning completed after checkout.
California:
  • All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. Hotel rooms will not be cleaned daily to limit contact unless requested. Deep cleaning completed after checkout.
Caesars Palace & Nobu Hotel:
  • All Caesars Ent properties are using the same general protocols. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols. Slot machines, table games and Race and Sports Books have been adjusted for social distancing. Anyone found not wearing a mask, and refusing to do so will be asked to leave the property. Party size limited at restaurants and more. Pools Open, COLOR Salon by Michael Boychuck and Qua Baths & Spa open. Forum shops open, Restaurants open such as Restaurant Guy Savoy, Searsucker, Nobu, and Smashburger. Bars open to include Vanderpump Cocktail Garden and Slice Bar Open.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Health and Sanitization Guidelines meet or exceed the standards set by local, state, and federal authorities such as frequent cleaning and disinfecting. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the resort. PPE kit now provided as an in-room amenity kit. Pool open and Food and Beverage options available on site with altered hours.
The D
  • Enhanced safety procedures and new amenities now in place to adhere to Nevada Health District protocols. Prepare to have your temperature checked, and be turned away for any temperature 100.4 and above. Table games, craps, and slot machines set up for social distancing. Regular sanitization. Social crowding will be shut down by security asap.
Delano
  • Seven-Point Safety Plan administered at all MGM Resort properties that include Handwashing stations and Enhanced sanitization steps, Physical Distancing protocols, Air Quality controls, and Digital no-touch innovations such as contactless check-in. Delano Beach Club Pool Open, Mandalay Bay access, Parking Complimentary at all Open MGM Resorts properties at this time, No Valet.
The Strat (Formerly The Stratosphere):
  • Golden Commitment includes testing all employees for COVID-19, limiting to max capacity of 50% their usual, enhanced sanitization, safe distancing guidelines and markers, and more. Pool open.
Sahara (Formerly SLS...and Sahara):
  • Sahara Cares initiatives include added room sanitization, hand sanitizer readily available, and pressing the service button on your machine calls an attendant to sanitize it for you. Pools Open.
Circus Circus + Adventure Dome:
  • Comp Disposable Face Masks available at the gift shop, all employees are required to wear face masks, hand sanitizing stations available, and enhanced sanitization efforts.
Wynn & Encore:
  • Has the most comprehensive plan I've seen noninvasive thermal scans at all entrances, all employees in face masks and comp masks available to guests, guest areas disinfected 24hours a day, hand sanitizer stations, and physical distancing measures in place are a few. There's also a video on the health and safety measures. Talk about having it covered! Intrigue and Encore Beach Club open with reservation only. The Resort, Adult, and "European" pools all open.

TI (Treasure Island):
  • Cleaning and Sanitization to meet all CDC and local guidelines. Noninvasive temp scan for all overnight guests. Social Distancing is advised, elevator limited to 4 guests per ride. Face masks available at the front desk and other areas, and hand sanitizer is being made available. See their full COVID-19 policies. Pools Open, Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Open, Gilley's Open.
Venetian & Palazzo:
  • The Venetian Clean effort includes thermal scanning upon entrance, all team members in masks, increased sanitization and over 800 separate health and safety protocols. They are leaving nothing to chance when it comes to your health and safety. Palazzo Tower Open. Pools are open.
Harrahs:
  • All Caesars Ent properties are using the same general protocols that also comes with a video. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols, masks required. Slot and tables arranged to allow for social distancing. Party size limited at restaurants and more. Carnival Court Open, Restaurants, and amenities. Piano Bar Open.
Linq:
  • Hotel not currently open. All Caesars Ent properties are using the same general protocols that also comes with a video. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols, masks required. Casino Floor open with social distancing in place, Guy Feiri's Vegas Kitchen, & Hash House A Go Go open inside and a full range open in the Promenade. Influence Pool open with limited hours. Linq Promenade Open for Retail and Food & Beverage options and High Roller Tickets available.
Flamingo:
  • All Caesars Ent properties are using the same general protocols that also comes with a video. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols, masks required. Slots and tables arranged to allow for social distancing. Party size limited at restaurants and more. GO Pool Open. The Habitat is Open and still free. Margaritaville Open.
Paris:
  • All Caesars Ent properties are using the same general protocols that also comes with a video. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols, masks required. Slots and tables arranged to allow for social distancing. Party size limited at restaurants and more. All table games players MUST wear masks.
Elara Hilton Grand Vacations: 
  • The Hilton CleanStay plan is Enhancing care and Deep cleaning to ensure your safety and paying extra special attention to high traffic/touch areas in your guestroom. Checkin and Checkout have become touch-free, bell staff use gloves and masks, and guests are offered complimentary face coverings, sanitizing wipes, and hand liquids. After being sanitized the roomes are sealed, certifying that it hasn't been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned. Pools, restaurants, and fitness centers all have social distancing capacity limits and close multiple times a day for cleaning. See their full policy for more details.
New York-New York:
  • Seven-Point Safety Plan administered at all MGM Resort properties that include Handwashing stations and Enhanced sanitization steps, Physical Distancing protocols, Air Quality controls, and Digital no-touch innovations such as contactless check-in. Food and Beverage Options available including Nine Fine Irishmen and Shake Shack. Center Bar Open, Pool Open, Big Apple Coaster and Arcade Open, Free Parking, Shopping options including Hershey's. Free Parking, No Valet.
MGM Grand & Signature Towers:
  • Seven-Point Safety Plan administered at all MGM Resort properties that include Handwashing stations and Enhanced sanitization steps, Physical Distancing protocols, Air Quality controls, and Digital no-touch innovations such as contactless check-in. Pools Open, Salon Open, Food & Beverage options including Emeril's Open, Bars Open including Fat Tuesdays. Limited Shopping.Free Parking. No Valet.
Excalibur:
  • Seven-Point Safety Plan administered at all MGM Resort properties that include Handwashing stations and Enhanced sanitization steps, Physical Distancing protocols, Air Quality controls, and Digital no-touch innovations such as contactless check-in. Food & Beverage Options available like Johnny Rockets and Baja Fresh. Bar options available, 24/7 shop open. Fun Dungeon and Ultimate 4-D Experience Open. Pool Open. Free Parking, No Valet.
Luxor:
  • Seven-Point Safety Plan administered at all MGM Resort properties that include Handwashing stations and Enhanced sanitization steps, Physical Distancing protocols, Air Quality controls, and Digital no-touch innovations such as contactless check-in. Food options available like Diablo's Cantina and Ri Ra Irish Pub. Bar options available including Fat Tuesday and Minus5 Ice Bar, 24/7 shop open. 
Downtowner:
  • COVID-19 Guidelines include Front Desk limited to check-in and check-out services only with plexiglass installed and limited to 2 guests from the party, hand sanitizer dispensers in high contact areas.  social distancing implemented, no-touch check-in just visual confirmation of ID and credit card, the lobby will not be utilized and more. Pool Open, Fitness Center Open. No Casino on site. No Onsite Food and Beverage but options are available in DTLV.
Oasis At Gold Spike:
  • COVID-19 Guidelines include precautionary measures include Front Desk limited to check-in and check-out services limited to 2 guests from the party, hand sanitizer dispensers in high contact areas.  social distancing implemented, no-touch check-in just visual confirmation of ID and credit card, the lobby will not be utilized and more. No Casino on site. No Onsite Food and Beverage but options are available in DTLV.
Golden Nugget:
  • Health and Sanitization Guidelines will require all guests registered to a room be available at check-in for temperature check and signage posted with COVID-19 questions. Employees and guests with a temp of 100.4 and above will not be allowed access to the property. Physical Distancing measures in place through hotel and casino. Hand sanitizer dispensers available at key contact areas. Pool Open (The Tank), Bars available, Food options like Chick-Fil-A open.
Downtown Grand:
  • Their Good Clean Fun protocols include Thermo screening at Guest Entrances, social distancing required in all public areas, and more. Food & Beverage options are available at 50% capacity. Pool Open.
Plaza Hotel Casino Bingo:
  • Health and safety guidelines include sanitizer stations through the casino floor and restaurant entrances, social distancing with floor markers, casino distancing also in place with 50% machines available. 24-hour clean team working to ensure continuous disinfection. Pool open.
El Cortez: 
  • Social Distancing guidelines in place.PPE including gloves and masks available to guests. Hand sanitizer dispersers along the property. To-go ordering made easier and additional security made available to enforce social distancing. 
Four Queens:
  • Resort Fee FREE Four Queens has re-opened after cleaning and sanitizing per Southern Nevada Health District Guidelines. Hand sanitizer placed throughout the property, social distancing suggested, masks suggested and required by employees. Signage posted with best practices through the property.
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino:
  • Enhanced safety procedures and new amenities now in place to adhere to Nevada Health District protocols. Staff wears masks, and guests are suggested to wear masks.Prepare to have your temperature checked, and be turned away for any temperature 100.4 and above. Table games, craps and slot machines set up for social distancing. Regular sanitization. Social crowding will be shut down by security asap.
The M: 
The reopening came with limiting the gaming floor to 50% max occupancy, floor decals, and signage to enforce social distancing. Team members and vendors will all wear masks and have their temperatures checked and guests are encouraged to wear masks. The pool, spa, and fitness center have all re-opened to hotel guests. See their full disclosure here.

Boulder Station:
  • All Station Casinos properties required team members to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to returning to work and to be tested on a regular basis. Thermal scanners under at all guest and Team Member entrances. Team members required to wear PPE, hand sanitizing stations made available. Read more on their guidelines here. Food and beverage options available and Kids Quest Open. 
Green Valley Ranch:
  • All Station Casinos properties required team members to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to returning to work and to be tested on a regular basis. Thermal scanners under at all guest and Team Member entrances. Team members required to wear PPE, hand sanitizing stations made available. Read more on their guidelines here. Food and beverage options are available. Pool Open. Complimentary Valet. Kids Quest Open.
Palace Station: 
  • All Station Casinos properties required team members to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to returning to work and to be tested on a regular basis. Thermal scanners under at all guest and Team Member entrances. Team members required to wear PPE, hand sanitizing stations made available. Read more on their guidelines here. Food and beverage options are available. Oyster Bar open. 
Palms Place:
  • Non-gaming property. Same procedures as other Station Casino properties when it comes to the hotel and interactions with staff. Read more on their guidelines here. Pool Open, Complimentary Valet open. Rojo Lounge Open.
Red Rock Resort: 
  • All Station Casinos properties required team members to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to returning to work and to be tested on a regular basis. Thermal scanners under at all guest and Team Member entrances. Team members required to wear PPE, hand sanitizing stations made available. Read more on their guidelines here. Pool Open, Food Court quick-serve options available like Fatburger, Tropical Smoothie, and Villa Pizza. Kids Quest Open.
Santa Fe Station:
  • All Station Casinos properties required team members to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to returning to work and to be tested on a regular basis. Thermal scanners under at all guest and Team Member entrances. Team members required to wear PPE, hand sanitizing stations made available. Read more on their guidelines here. Bingo open, Keno and Sports Book Open. Charcoal Room Open and Oyster Bar among other food and beverage options. Kids Quest Open.
Sunset Station:
  • All Station Casinos properties required team members to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to returning to work and to be tested on a regular basis. Thermal scanners under at all guest and Team Member entrances. Team members required to wear PPE, hand sanitizing stations made available. Read more on their guidelines here. Food and Beverage options available including Ben & Jerry's, Fat Burger and more. Strike Zone Bowling and Kids Quest open.
Wildfire Gaming:
  • Gaming Only Property. Social distancing required. Slot Machine and sports book wagering available at select properties. Hand sanitizers will be made available and staff will be wearing masks. Read more on their guidelines here. Food and beverage options available and unique to each wildfire property. Wildfire Lanes Open.
The Orleans:
  • All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. Hotel rooms will not be cleaned daily to limit contact unless requested. Deep cleaning completed after checkout. Poker offered with limited seating and select hours.
Gold Coast:
  • All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. Hotel rooms will not be cleaned daily to limit contact unless requested. Deep cleaning completed after checkout. 
Suncoast:
  • All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. Hotel rooms will not be cleaned daily to limit contact unless requested. Deep cleaning completed after checkout. 
Aliante:
  • All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. Hotel rooms will not be cleaned daily to limit contact unless requested. Deep cleaning completed after checkout. 
Cannery:
  • All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. Hotel rooms will not be cleaned daily to limit contact unless requested. Deep cleaning completed after checkout. Food options all available minus buffet.
Sam's Town:
  • All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. Hotel rooms will not be cleaned daily to limit contact unless requested. Deep cleaning completed after checkout. Food Court options available, and bars open.
Joker's Wild:
  • All Boyd Gaming properties are sticking to their Boyd Clean B Safe Procedures. Guests will be screened on arrival. Hand sanitizer is available and complimentary for all guests, air filter and HVAC system cleaning increased, social distancing measures recommended and guest occupancy is limited in retail and meeting spaces. No Hotel.
Silverton:
  • Reopening After COVID-19 safety list has been made available. Temp checks for guests and employees, anyone with a fever will not be allowed entry. Machines configured to encourage social distancing. Special Silverton Sanitizers team focused on cleaning and sanitizing. Some food options available like Johnny Rockets, Starbucks, and Mi Casa Grill Cantina.
Westgate:
  • With the Westgate CARES program, they have health and safety protocols in place like Drive-Thru and Enhanced In Person check-in, consistent cleaning and sanitizing protocols to include disinfectant fogging in any room with any added risk of virus exposure. Pool, Spa, Salon, Fitness Center Open, lots of shopping options, and lots of dining options including Benihana and Nacho Tacos Authentic Mexican.

COMING SOON:
Park MGM - July 16
Nomad Las Vegas - July 16
Planet Hollywood - July 20 (tentatively)
Bally's - July 23
Four Seasons - July 29

Entertainment options like DJs, live bands, and Go-Go Dancers are scattered through different properties and venues but are not yet widely available. You can still catch free shows like the Bellagio Fountains, Fremont Street Experience's Viva Vision Screen and the FORUM Shops Show of the Gods. Please take advantage of my travel advisement if you are coming for a visit, tracking down what is available is incredibly time-consuming and I'm happy to help my clients enjoy every moment of their trip without worrying about any scheduling or searching. Check out www.NovTravel.com/Vegas to get started.

xo
Nikki




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