Las Vegas Reopens!
Waiting for Las Vegas to reopen is like anticipating a giant shiny wrapped gift as a child. We look at it with anticipation. It’s beautifully presented and calls to you to open it. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is how to create grace around adversity. Be patient; wait, listen, and follow health guidelines. With vaccines rolling out to the public, it’s time to look again with anticipation at the beautiful glittering gift that is Las Vegas.
The things we missed the most were our public spaces. Places meant for people. It’s what Las Vegas was built for; gathering, entertaining and creature comforts that are our calling card.
What’s Opening and When?
Governor Sisolak announced Nevada’s “safe reopening” will begin Feb. 15 and go through May 1. He says statewide coronavirus trends are moving in the right direction and credits this momentum as the reason for the decision. (Gartner, Abdelsayed 2021)
Vegas Timeline for Reopen
- Places of worship
- Gyms, fitness studios, yoga studios, martial arts studios, and similar establishment
- Gaming floors
- Bowling alleys
- Pool halls and similar activities
- Libraries, museums, art galleries, aquariums and zoos
Almost all businesses in the state return to 50% capacity.
- Gatherings to 250 people or 50%, whichever is less, with strict social distancing requirements.
- From now until May 1, retail stores, indoor malls, and community/recreational centers will remain at 50%. Spas, massage establishments, hair salons, nail salons & similar businesses will continue to operate with social distancing requirements under authority of licensing boards.
- Certain high-risk businesses and activities – adult entertainment establishments, nightclubs and day clubs, and brothels, will remain closed until at least May 1.
- Finally, on May 1, the goal is for the State to transition decision-making authority on mitigation management of businesses and activities to local authorities.
Las Vegas Reopening News
(New!) Virgin Las Vegas
In typical Richard Branson fashion, the Virgin brand is coming to Las Vegas and breaking the rules.
“Virgin Hotels will paint the town red.”
Sir Richard Branson
The Grand Opening is March 25, 2021 and the resort is over-the-top for even the most travelled Vegas connoisseur. The Casino is operated by the Mohegan Indian tribe and the theme of the hotel reflects this history and desert lore of the Native American culture. “When you blend the storied heritage and hospitality of Mohegan Sun with the world-renowned innovation of Virgin Hotels, something magical is bound to happen. Add the extraordinary setting of Las Vegas and one-of-a-kind moments of awe will await you at every turn. Welcome to Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.” (Virgin 2021)
Vegas Pools, Spas, and Clubs
The Las Vegas climate says heat and what we missed the most in 2020 were our pools, spas, and nightclubs. After May 1st, you can get back in the pool, enjoy a luxurious spa session, and put on your dancing shoes for nightlife in the clubs again.
You can find the action happening at the hottest spots on the website LasVegasNightclubs.com where they list details about each club and who’s coming back strong. Be sure to bring your finest attire as most of the clubs have dress codes. Dressing up is part of the Vegas M.O.
Getting on the guest list for any of the best nightclubs in Vegas is easy. Simply complete the form on the LasVegasNightClubs.com website and hit send. It’s free! Your name and the names of those in your party will automatically be added to that club’s guest list for that night.
To list some of our club Vegas favs, check out:
- Kamu Karaoke
- Drais After Hours
- Omnia Nightclub
- XS Nightclub
- Marquee Nightclub
- Tao Night Club
- Lavo Party Brunch
Ready to Book? Here’s the Deal!
Finding a package deal is a great way to save money by bundling airfare, hotel, transportation and more. Websites like Expedia.com for travel and Vegas.com for entertainment deals are not to be missed. Know that Las Vegas misses you and the reopen deals are epic. You can even plan to elope as Vegas.com even includes wedding venues.
If you’re visiting on a shoestring budget or a global high roller, there’s a place for you in Las Vegas. Rooms start at $35 a night and end at the most expensive room, the Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort which costs $100,000 a night. Among its over-the-top features is a pool that juts out high above the strip and two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde beside a game room.
We Want You Back!
Las Vegas is ready to welcome back our guests with an unforgettable experience. Name your “bucket list” to-do’s and we can guarantee that the hospitality, lodging and entertainment of the Las Vegas Strip will take you anywhere your imagination can take you.
Jordan Gartner, Amy Abdelsayed. “Gov. Steve Sisolak Announces Timeline for Reopening Nevada.” KTNV, KTNV, 10 Feb. 2021, www.ktnv.com/news/coronavirus/nevada-gov-steve-sisolak-to-update-states-covid-19-response-thursday.
“Homepage.” Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 26 Feb. 2021, virginhotelslv.com/.
“Free Guest Lists, VIP Tables & Events.” Las Vegas Nightclubs, 16 Feb. 2021, https://lasvegasnightclubs.com/nightclubs/.
“Las Vegas Packages: Las Vegas Trips & Deals 2021: Expedia.” Expedia.com, www.expedia.com/Las-Vegas.d178276.Destination-Travel-Guides.’