Vegas News March 14, 2021
Vegas Higher Capacity
Before we start to celebrate and discuss Vegas higher capacity limits, you may have noticed that I’ve been taking advantage of monthly offers to enjoy a couple of complimentary nights at the Cosmopolitan. My visits have remained mostly the same. I’ve been spending most of the time inside the room.
Vegas More Normal
For the first time in about a year, I sat down to play some video poker and drink a couple of delicious Woodford Reserve (5 rocks). Besides wearing a face covering the experience in the casino seemed pretty normal. Like more normal than the other visits this year.
I even saw a group of not sober women barely able to walk in their way too high heels. The Vegas experience seems to be getting back into form between the warmer weather, pools opening, vaccine availability, capacity limits increasing, more shows, and more hotels opening.
The local news seems to agree. Casino workers and others working in hospitality are finally eligible to get vaccinated. Between employees and guests being vaccinated, there should more people comfortable visiting Las Vegas. Casinos, bars, and restaurants can have up to 50% capacity starting Monday.
Last month Caesars was very positive about Las Vegas and I think we’re starting to see the reason for that optimism. Caesars is now up to 60% capacity during the weekdays. The company previously touted 95% weekends as well.
There are fewer Coronavirus hospitalizations in Nevada since this information was first released to the public almost a year ago. Governor Steve Sisolak should open Nevada up more on May 1 if cases continue to decrease and more people are vaccinated.
I may lose my comp nights at the Cosmopolitan but that’s a small price to pay for more people being able to enjoy Las Vegas again. Viva!
TravelZork Travel – Waldorf Deal
We’ve got a special at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas that is worth a look.
TravelZork Travel has access to special Hilton Impresario rates allows us to offer you a promotion that they are currently running. It applies to bookings of at least 2 consecutive nights between now and June 30.
If you’re not interested in Las Vegas, most Waldorf and Conrad properties have the same offer.
Here’s what you’ll get:
- A guaranteed room upgrade at the time of reservation.
- Complimentary breakfast for two guests daily
- $200 hotel credit per stay – Double hotel credit!
- Double Hilton Honors Points.
Las Vegas Quick Hits
I’ve been noting that there’s more Vegas News over the past few weeks. This week is no different. There’s so much happening today and being planned for tomorrow. Let’s get to it!
- Aria just switched the lobby decorations for the spring season. It may not be the same experience as the Bellagio Conservatory but it’s something to look at. Read more here.
- Hakkasan at MGM Grand is reopening part of the club as a lounge later this month. Read more here.
- The Wicked Spoon buffet at Cosmopolitan is reopening on March 25. Unless another casino operator changes plans this will be the only buffet open on the Vegas Strip. You can find more info on the menu and prices here.
- “O” at Bellagio and “Mystere” at Treasure Island will be the first Cirque du Soliel shows to reopen. Others will follow this summer. Read more here.
- Important: The Linq is opening the first two Dunkin Donuts locations on the Vegas Strip. Read more here.
- Video games, skee ball, and booze at New York- New York. What could go wrong?
- Jabbawockeez are back at MGM Grand (again). Read more here.
- It seems like March Madness in Las Vegas is going to feel like March Madness in Las Vegas. Here are a bunch of parties at MGM Resorts properties.
- The Palazzo hotel tower is reopening for seven days a week service starting Monday. Read more here.
- The Scorpions residency at Planet Hollywood has been pushed back to 2022. Read more here.
- MGM Resorts is being sued over resort fees. Read more here.
- The Linq appears to be fixing its elevators for the first time since Imperial Palace opened. Read more here.
- Rock Of Ages is returning to Vegas. The show will now take place at Planet Hollywood. Read more here.
- Downtown Vegas construction coming soon. Read more here.
- Mobile Flavortown should be the name of your fantasy baseball team. Read more here.
- Breaking News: There are fewer poker rooms in Las Vegas since the coronavirus pandemic landed in Las Vegas. Read more here.
- Tyson Fury may only box in Las Vegas moving forward. Read more here.
- Pass Casino (formerly Eldorado) in Henderson will open in April. Read more here.
- Capacity limit increases are fun. Now just over 3,400 people can attend Vegas Golden Knights games thanks to new capacity limits. Read more here.
- Immersive Van Gogh is coming to Las Vegas. The location is still a mystery. Read more here.
- You love the Stardust. Now you can gamble at the Stardust in some states. Boyd Gaming is opening a real-money Stardust online casino in PA and NJ. Everyone else can waste time playing the social game.
- The lineup for Life Is Beautiful was announced this week. The first batch of tickets sold out but more will be released soon. The only band I want to see is Death From Above 1979. You can see other performers here.
Also, be sure to join the ZorkCast Group on FaceBook. This is the Facebook group to continue the conversation from the ZorkCast podcast and TravelZork website. Feel free to start a conversation related to anything TravelZork or ZorkCast.
Want direct access to casino news, casino reviews, narratives, loyalty programs, and video poker? Visit our casino/Vegas section directly at CasinoZork. Join the thousands of people who read TravelZork every month! Sign up here for one email per week updates. (Email is sent weekly on Monday and now includes EXCLUSIVE tips and commentary!)