After being closed for most of the year, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is finally ready to welcome guests and visitors.
The off-the-Strip hotel and casino resort will resume operations at 10 a.m. on December 22. The hotel portion of the complex will host weekend stays, Thursday through Monday, while the casino floor will be open seven days a week.
The Rio is the last Caesars-operated casino to reopen in the US and Canada after the company closed all of its properties in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In Nevada, casinos and other non-essential businesses were allowed will resume operations on June 4. Caesars gradually began to reopen its properties across the state, beginning with its largest Strip complexes.
It should be noted that the company is responsible for Rio’s day-to-day operations, but does not own the property. Caesars sold the complex to a company affiliated with New York-based real estate developer Eric Birnbaum late last year for $ 516.3 million.
Under a lease between the casino giant and the property’s new owner, Caesars agreed to continue to manage Rio for two years. The new owner of the casino complex has the option to extend the lease for one more year.
William Hill’s New Sports Betting Book
The Rio will debut a new William Hill sportsbook on the day it resumes operations, Caesars announced Thursday. The William Hill brand comes to the property after Caesars closed its $ 17.3 billion merger with rival Eldorado Resorts in July and inherit an exclusive sports betting association that the company had signed with William Hill.
The new sports betting facility will include new offers for customers in the futureincluding self-service betting kiosks and an expanded sports betting menu that will feature LIVE InPlay betting, among other things.
Caesars further announced that during the holiday season, between December 23, 2020 and January 3, 2021, Rio will accept hotel reservations seven days a week.
Automatic parking will be free at the Rio when it resumes operations, but the valet service will remain closed. Caesars has dropped the automatic parking charges after it began reopening its Las Vegas properties this summer, and valet service has not been available as part of a set of reopening guidelines aimed at attracting visitors, but also protecting them. them and the staff of the coronavirus exposure.
As part of those guidelines, dining options will be limited at the Rio when it resumes operations. Restaurants reopening on December 22 will include All-American Bar & Grille, Hash House A Go GO, Starbucks, VooDoo Steak and Sports Deli.
The Penn & Teller Show He will also be back at the Rio, but the schedule of performances will be announced at a later date. Rio’s gym, various bars and lounges, and the Rio Logo gift shop will also be among the complex’s facilities, which will resume operations on December 22.