Almost five months since it shut its doors because of the spread of COVID-19, The Mirage in Las Vegas today announced that it would again open its doors on Aug. 27.
The Mirage, which is owned by MGM Resorts, will begin to welcome guests on that date, becoming one of the last MGM Vegas properties to reopen. Others, including the MGM Grand and New York-New York, reopened shortly after Nevada gave the go-ahead to the state’s casinos on June 4.
“Reopening The Mirage allows us to bring many more of our employees back to work, which is critical in the recovery of our community,” MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle said in a statement announcing the news.
The Mirage is currently accepting reservations for bookings starting on Aug. 27. All guests will be required to wear masks inside public spaces at the property, a requirement that extends to all MGM Resorts properties in the United States.
The resort is also expected to reopen with MGM’s new health and safety plan, which it unveiled on its website in June.
The plan calls for a new set of health protocols for both its employees and its guests including: temperature checks and health screenings for employees and self-screening for guests; mandatory masks and personal protective equipment required for employees and recommended for guests; six-foot of physical distancing; new handwashing and sanitization stations throughout properties; air quality and HVAC checks; new incident response protocols; and digital innovations.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Your favorite paradise on The Strip is back! We are pleased to announce that The Mirage will reopen its doors on Thursday, August 27. ????— The Mirage (@TheMirageLV) August 14, 2020
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