Nov 29, 2020 The two Strip casinos join Park MGM, Encore and Palazzo in closing midweek. Donny returning: Almost a year to the day of the last performance with his sister Marie after an 11-year run in the. When you reach one-quarter, one-half or three-quarters of the winnings limit, you will receive a prize for being a good gambler. However, reaching the limit will prevent you from playing further gambling games at the casino, but you are still free to use other provided services. Gambling in the casinos has benefits provided by luck.
The Drew is hoping to be one day be the biggest and most lavish resort in Las Vegas. Today, it’s the biggest eyesore on the Strip. The shell of the property was constructed years ago when it was set to open as the Fontainebleu in 2008. However, the economic downtown and recession changed all that. The hotel never opened and remains a blemish on the Strip skyline. At 735 feet, it’s the tallest building in Vegas if you don’t count the Strat.
The unfinished resort is now in the hands of the Witkoff Group, who is planning to finally open it as The Drew in partnership with Marriott. Little progress has been made so far and the opening date has been pushed back until at least 2022. Smoke damage from a fire is rumored to be a major factor in the setbacks. The Drew is so big, it can only fail or succeed on a grand scale. When it finally opens, it will be the most talked about Strip hotel in years. Otherwise, the only answer is a good old fashioned Vegas implosion.
Even with the setback of the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Vegas continues to be a city that looks ahead and moves forward. Throughout 2020 and 2021, expect to see new hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more. It’s an exciting time for Sin City! Check out the latest things to do — and what’s coming in the months ahead.
R&B megastar Usher is the first act scheduled for a new Las Vegas residency in 2021. Dates begin July 16 at the recently renovated Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Expect hits like “Yeah!” and “You Remind Me” as well as new singles like “I Cry” and “Don’t Waste My Time.”
Circa is the first Downtown hotel in decades to be built from the ground up. The project is taking shape on the Fremont Street Experience, where developer Derek Stevens already operates The D. Circa is much larger at more than a million square feet. Guests can book rooms on December 28, but the property officially opens a little earlier on October 28 with the world’s largest sportsbook, Stadium Swim rooftop pool deck and restaurants like Barry’s Downtown Prime and 8 East. Circa is the first hotel property in Vegas to be 21 and over.
Mayfair Supper Club takes over the space once home to the Hyde Bellagio nightclub with a completely new and different concept. The restaurant takes inspiration from vintage London supper clubs and Roaring ’20s-era imagery to mix dinner with a full night of entertainment. Singers, dancers and live musicians work a retractable stage in the center of the dining room with the Bellagio fountains as an impressive backdrop through floor-to-ceiling windows. The energy is designed to increase throughout the night with Mayfair Supper Club transforming into nightclub-mode by the time midnight rolls around. Old-school tableside presentations are the highlight of the menu, especially a Japanese Wagyu prime rib. Guests will also enjoy craft cocktails and a deep wine list.
After the success of the Golden Knights, Las Vegas takes another major step toward becoming a true sports town with the arrival of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season. The 65,000-seat venue is an attraction all by itself with high-tech features, ultra-high-def video screens and a window that allows fans to see the Las Vegas Strip from inside. The stadium initially opened without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Nevada laws have loosened to allow 10 percent capacity. UNLV is already welcoming fans for college football. Will the Raiders follow suit?
It’s finally happening. After years of planning and construction, Resorts World is actually on pace to open in the summer of 2021. The 88-acre site is being developed by Genting Berhap and is already an impressive sight with a pair of twin skyscrapers finished. The towers include Crockfords, a luxury hotel-within-a-hotel concept with its own pool and check-in lobby. No residencies have yet been announced for Resorts World’s all-new 5,000 seat theater, but expect a big name to make a splash.
Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has begun construction on a futuristic “people mover” underneath the new Las Vegas Convention Center scheduled to open by the end of 2020. The project will use autonomous electric Tesla vehicles to transport attendees underground, cutting what would otherwise be a 15-minute walk down to little over a minute. The vehicles have room for both standing and sitting and will travel 35-40 miles-per-hour in a twin tunnel loop system. The new form of transportation could eventually connect to casinos throughout the Strip and McCarran International Airport.
The Wynn was all set to open Delilah in May, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a wrench in those plans. There isn’t an official opening date announced but at this point, the supper club will likely arrive in late 2020 or early 2021. When doors finally open, it will be worth the wait. Delilah will blend a Roaring ’20s vibe with hearty steaks, cocktails and live performances. Expect a late night party scene on weekends with DJs taking over from jazz musicians. An upstairs bar aims to have the atmosphere of a Prohibition-era speakeasy.
Area 15 is a new kind of attraction that mixes art and commerce with food and nightlife. Enjoy cocktails at Oddwood, a bar with a giant 23-foot-tall LED maple tree in the center. You can also take flight with Birdly (a virtual reality attraction) or the Haley’s Comet motorized zipline. Online casino kiwi. Food is offered by The Beast Pop-Up in the back outdoor A-lot. The most intriguing element is Mega Mart, a large-scale, immersive, interactive art installation by Meow Wolf that spoofs the superstore concept. It’s set to open in 2021 along with an interactive on-site distillery by Lost Spirits.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opens January 15, 2021. The property formerly known as the Hard Rock is undergoing an extensive renovation with more than 1,500 rooms being given a fresh makeover. The resort is also welcoming Kassi Beach Club, Night + Market and a casino revamped in partnership with Mohegan Sun. Restaurants include the return of Olives (formerly at the Bellagio) and old favorites Nobu, MB Steak and Pizza Forte.
Magic Mike Live will have a new home in 2021. The stage production and all-male revue based on the hit movie had to end its run at the Hard Rock when the hotel closed in 2019. Now, the show, which is produced by Channing Tatum, will return in the spring at the Sahara. A new theater is being constructed for the production, taking over a two-story space on the second floor of the resort.
The company who runs New York’s Madison Square Garden unveiled their new design for a 500-foot-wide, 360-foot-tall spherical concert arena. Billed by its investors as an interactive, immersive experience, the arena plans to move concerts and other events into the 21st century. They promise internet access at each seat and will beam audio directly to each spectator rather than using masses of speakers. Ground was broken on the MSG Sphere in late 2018 and construction stalled during the 2020 pandemic. While the opening date is now delayed until 2023, expect to see the venue take shape in the upcoming months near the Venetian and Wynn.