Covid-19 is set to make Las Vegas a better place than ever
CNN -- This desert city looks bigger, bolder, and better than ever, more than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Las Vegas continues to innovate in spite of all odds, with new casino resorts and innovative restaurants.
Elon Musk built an underground tunnel system and transportation system, which will be opening soon.
The town was not without its problems during the first year after the pandemic. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, visitor volumes have dropped by nearly 54% since February 2020. Some older casinos resorts have also not reopened since last spring.
However, Vegas is recovering thanks to the resuscitation and transfusion of old blood. The city is now ready to welcome more tourists, as many Americans have increased their vaccinations making travel less dangerous.
"There's not just a pent up demand for travel; there's also a pent up demand for the unrivaled Vegas experiences," Lori Nelson-Kraft, senior vice-president of communications at the LVCVA, said. "We expect Vegas visitation to grow stronger each month."
Pandemic boom in Vegas casino gaming
Las Vegas' newest casinos must be discussed when discussing the best and newest in Las Vegas.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opened its latest entry March 25, in a redesigned version of the space that was formerly occupied the Hard Rock Casino Hotel.
The property boasts more than 1,500 rooms and a casino measuring 60,000 square feet. There is also a concert hall that seats 4,500 and an expansive pool area. This includes a resort pool, Mykonos-themed dayclub and an event lawn. The resort retained Nobu, some of its predecessor restaurants, but it added One Steakhouse, from brothers David Morton.
These are just a few reasons to visit the resort. Richard Bozworth, president of parent company JC Hospitality, said that Virgin does not charge resort fees and offers free parking.
He stated, "We wanted to be different from the beginning." "I believe we have achieved that goal."
Sin City was pleased to welcome Circa Resort & casino in October 2020.
The 35-story, 777-room hotel is the first new casino to be built in downtown Las Vegas for more than 40 years. Highlights include an iconic steakhouse and one of the most impressive sportsbooks in town. There is also a pool deck with lounging terraces that rival stadium-style. The pool is actually called "Stadium Swimming."
Circa was created by Derek Stevens, a casino magnate and owner of Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on Fremont Street as well as the D Las Vegas a few blocks away. Stevens was the first local casino operator to install a Bitcoin ATM at his D Las Vegas casino floor. Stevens was the first to open a 24/7 sports book at a casino. He often wears a shiny blazer to work and spends hours with his customers at his bars. Las Vegas Casinos