LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Rio hotel-casino on West Tropicana Avenue near the Las Vegas Strip reopened today.
Statement by mike thoma, assistant general manager, on the reopening of tropicana las vegas® “While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat limited for the time being, the ability to safely welcome back our team members and guests remains our top priority. The Tropicana Las Vegas has previously announced plans to reopen on September 1, 2020. The Tropicana is owned by Penn National Gaming and in their August 6 earnings call the company cast some doubt on reopening plans. The revised opening date is September 17, 2020. The casino pushed back it reopening, previously plans for September 1. Restaurant offerings will include Starbucks and a limited menu from Trop & Go, located at Robert Irvine’s Public House. The grand reopening for the Tropicana hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip will happen at 10 a.m. 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays. Tropicana Laughlin hotel operations have resumed as normal. Occupancy limits may apply. All guests are required to wear a mask and social distance while on property based on health and safety guidelines. C omplimentary masks will be provided to any guest that needs one. Simply stop by Security Podium, Caesars Rewards Desk or Front Desk and we’d be happy to supply you with one.
The hotel-casino closed in March at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
The property celebrated the reopening by giving away turkeys this morning. Resident headliners Penn Jillette and Teller helped distribute the turkeys.
HAPPENING NOW: @RioVegas officially reopens today! @pennjillette and @MrTeller celebrate by passing out holiday turkeys to employees. pic.twitter.com/oWq6y6jwWh
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Although the hotel-casino is now open, it is only accepting reservations for its rooms for Thursdays through Sundays.
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Las Vegas hotels are currently experience low midweek occupancy rates, resulting in several deciding to close during the week.
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, weekend occupancy rates are currently 64% and weekday rates are 39%.
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The Rio is currently offering rooms on the weekends for less than $50.