Despite a sharp uptick of COVID- 19 cases in Nevada, crowds of tourists are expected to flock to the Las Vegas Strip this Fourth of July weekend.
Resorts have been preparing for the holiday crowds for weeks, opening more hotel-casinos.
MGM Resorts International reopened Aria and Mandalay Bay Wednesday. The nongaming hotel Waldorf Astoria also reopened Wednesday. Nobu Hotel, the boutique hotel within Caesars Palace reopened Thursday.
Room rates listed on Hotels.com and company websites hint that demand has increased for the three-day holiday weekend compared to the weekend of June 4, when Nevada casinos first reopened.
A Wednesday search on Hotels.com showed a night at Harrah’s Las Vegas started at $349 for Saturday, compared to $75 on June 6. A room at Circus Circus started at $118 Saturday, up from $52 on June 6. MGM Grand rates also went up from $169 to $199.
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