Las Vegas Sands Named as One of the Best Employers in the U.S.

Las Vegas Sands Corp
Las Vegas Sands Corporation was named as one of the best employers in the United States. In an article published by Forbes on Monday, Las Vegas Sands was officially included in its list of America’s Best-in-State Employers.

Said Sand chairman and chief executive officer Sheldon G. Adelson:
“Our company has built an enduring reputation as a global hospitality and business leader, due in large part to the dedication of our Team Members and leadership team. Our inclusion on the Best-in-State Employers list reinforces and validates that that reputation is well-earned. We set the standard for delivering an exceptional guest experience, maintaining consistently solid financial operations and being a responsible corporate citizenship in our communities, making them better places to work and live.”

Convention-Based Integrated Resort Pioneer

Las Vegas Sands Corporation is the largest developer and operator of world-class Integrated Resorts. It is considered as the trail blazer in the convention-based Integrated Resort Model model which combines state of the art convention facilities with luxury hotel rooms, world class gaming, and a wide-range of other attractions and offerings.

Its properties include two Las Vegas Strip attractions in The Venetian and The Palazzo. It is also the owner of the iconic Asian resort Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The casino operator also owns the largest properties on the Cotai Strip in Maco, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza, and Four Seasons Macao.

The company was established by Sheldon Adelson in 1988 when he and his business partners bought the famous Sands Hotel and opened the Sands Expo and Convention Center across the hotel. The 1.2M square foot property is the largest privately owned convention facility in the world.

Best-Liked Companies List

Forbes collaborated with market research company Statista to identify companies that are best-liked by employees. To come up the list Forbes and Statista conducted an independent survey of 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of 1 to 10, how likely they would recommend their employer to others.

The first survey was held last year and a ranking of the top 1,430 employers that received the most recommendations in each of the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia, was published. On Monday, Forbes released the 2020 list on its site. The list based on surveys conducted from the period of October 2019 to May 2020.

Off-Strip Las Vegas Hotel Offers ‘Quarantine Getaway’

Artisan Hotel in Las VegasGetting cabin fever yet? With many of Las Vegas residents stuck at home, it’s easy to see why a lot of people would want to self-quarantine elsewhere.

Being home for an extended period of time with family, partners, or roommates because of the quarantine orders may have brought some tensions to the surface.

While the Las Vegas Strip and casinos across the entire valley are shut down, some off-Strip hotel properties have remained open for weary travelers who have been on the road, those who need another place to sleep, or for our frontline workers as a place of respite.

So, if you’re in desperate need of a change of scenery during this shelter in place, the Artisan Hotel awaits you!

A Unique ‘Quarantine Getaway’ Spin

For locals, they can enjoy a ‘quarantine getaway’ at the Artisan for just $39 a night, and it doesn’t end there. Their stay will come with a complimentary bottle of wine, and, you guessed it, a bathroom equipped with toilet paper.

Their tongue-in-cheek getaway promotion that’s advertising free toilet paper and a bottle of wine is a unique spin indeed, but also completely serious.

On their social media accounts and through other advertisement avenues, their slogan reads:

“Quarantine and chill gone wrong? We have a room for you…and your new boo” and “We got your butt covered. Toilet paper included with room.”

Michael Crandall, VP of the Siegel Group, who owns Artisan Hotel, says that if anyone is looking for a play to stay and “quarantine for the night” to get away, that they are there for you, and that you are safe.

Hotel’s Safety Measures

To keep guests safe during their stay amid the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a limited number of staff at hand at the front desk and other areas of the hotel.

Common areas will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times throughout the day, to ensure guest safety, and housekeepers will only enter vacant rooms.

These health and safety measures could be a precursor of what’s in the Strip’s future when it reopens. In fact, casino executives are in talks now about new coronavirus safety measures to implement once the Governor gives the green light to open things back up.

About Artisan Hotel

The Artisan Hotel is known for its stylish and unique room and suites, where no two rooms or suites are alike. Each room has its own theme equipped with modern artwork and its own air of mystery.

Artisan Hotel is located at 1501 W. Sahara Ave, right off of the I-15. To make a reservation, call (702) 214-4000 or visit their website at https://artisanhotel.com/.

Las Vegas Hilton Properties Offering Free Rooms for Healthcare Workers

DoubleTree by Hilton in Las VegasHilton Properties has just joined the growing list of hotel properties who are offering up free rooms as a way to support healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Numerous Hilton properties are participating in the new initiative, with over 10 locations in Las Vegas opening their doors to medical personnel across the valley.

According to a statement made by the company Monday night, they will be providing nearly one million hotel room nights throughout the U.S. for the brave men and women in the healthcare field who put their lives on the line every day fighting COVID-19.

“By donating rooms to frontline workers, we hope (these heroes) can rest, stay strong and protect (their families) from potential exposure,” the statement explains.

Growing List of Hotel Chains Offering Free Rooms

Hilton Properties now joins an increasing list of hotel properties who are playing their part to support our country’s healthcare workers during this time of need.

Other major hotel chains who have pledged similar initiatives include Marriott International, Diamond Resorts, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, and Choice Hotels International.

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) recently created a similar new nationwide initiative called “Hospitality for Hope” and have seen more than 15,000 hotels sign up. The program also matches healthcare and emergency frontline workers with comped stays at participating hotel properties.

Best Western also announced on Monday that they’ve launched a “support package” aimed to help frontline workers. The chain will be offering 10 perfect off to essential workers, this includes healthcare personnel, emergency first responders and transportation workers at participating properties across the U.S.

Professionalism Driving Healthcare Workers During This Pandemic

While handling sick patients is something aspiring healthcare workers know they’re signing up for when they enter the medical field, dealing with a major pandemic on a global scale like COVID-19 is something you don’t anticipate running into until you’re faced with it.

So, what’s driving these medical workers to fight on the front line of COVID-19? In many major cities, like New York City, hospitals and healthcare facilities are overwhelmed with patients, but medical supplies are low.

The answer to their dedication to the fight, despite the constant challenges they’re facing, is professionalism. The very nature of their professionalism prioritizes the interests of their patients and public health over their own.

These are the men and women who need the most support and care during this challenging time because support and care is something they courageously and graciously give.

We applaud the hospitality industry for providing our health heroes with a comfortable and safe space to rest their head at night, before having to go back into the battlegrounds the very next day again.

Participating Hilton Properties in Las Vegas Offering Free Rooms

The following 15 Hilton Properties in Las Vegas are offering free stays to medical personnel across the valley:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Las Vegas Airport
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas South
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas-Henderson
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas-Red Rock/Summerlin
  • Hampton Inn Las Vegas/North Speedway
  • Hampton Inn Las Vegas/Summerlin
  • Hampton Inn Tropicana
  • Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South
  • Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas/Henderson
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Strip South
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Henderson South Las Vegas
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Center

Hospitality Heroes

There’s nothing like hearing good news and seeing the community step up for those in need while this pandemic is going on.

Much like our healthcare workers are being called health heroes, we want to give it up for the hospitality industry and all of the participating hotels who are offering free stays during COVID-19.

You are true hospitality heroes.

Non-gaming Hotels Open in Las Vegas During Casino Closures

Hampton Inn HotelWhile major casino-hotel properties in Las Vegas were forced to closed their doors for a minimum of 30 days in an effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak, there are still some non-gaming lodging options open for business in the valley.

If you’re looking for a good place to rest your head, take a look at the list of hotels that are still open currently, including their meal offerings. Note: None of the following hotels charge a resort fee or internet fee as well.

 

Courtyard Marriott Las Vegas South

5845 Dean Martin Drive

702-895-7519

Grab-and-go breakfast available

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Las Vegas South

5775 Dean Martin Drive

702-895-9810

Grab-and-go breakfast available

 

Hampton Inn by Hilton Las Vegas North Speedway

2852 E Craig Road

702-655-0111

Complimentary breakfast available

 

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South

7830 Las Vegas Strip South

702-453-7830

Breakfast to go available

Dinner to go available

 

Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas South

5760 S Polaris

702-736-0098

Grab-and-go breakfast available

 

Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Strip South

7740 Las Vegas Strip South

702-710-7740

Complimentary breakfast available

 

Residence Inn Marriott Las Vegas South

5875 Dean Martin Drive

702-795-7378

Grab-and-go breakfast available

Kitchens in rooms

 

Springhill Suites Las Vegas North Speedway

2910 E Craig Road

702-522-9200

Complimentary breakfast available

 

Towneplace Suites Marriott Henderson

1471 E Paseo Verde Pkwy

702-896-2900

Grab-and-go breakfast

Full kitchens in rooms

Coronavirus Shutdown Shakes Casino Industry

In what’s a first for the Entertainment Capital of the World, the Strip has gone quiet amid the closure of major casino operations on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond.

“I’ve never seen how a casino shuts down in my 35 years working on the strip,” said a Treasure Island employee. “Only when they open up.”

Another local dealer, a 25-year industry veteran, said that the last and only time the casinos in Las Vegas closed was after the JFK assassination, and the dealer added that it “was for one day.”

Tuesday evening, Gov. Sisolak ordered for a statewide shutdown of nonessential businesses, which included casinos and gaming properties.

The announcement gave the state’s casinos around six hours to halt their gambling operations, which includes over 5,400 table games and 160,000 slot machines.

Current Businesses Open in Las Vegas

With the COVID-19 outbreak growing stronger every day, people are being encouraged by the government level to remain indoors and participate in social distancing.

If you must be out in public, it’s recommended that 6 feet of distance be maintained between you and another person.

Right now, the businesses that remain open to the public are all businesses deemed as essential businesses.

Those businesses include healthcare services, grocery stores, supermarkets, hardware stores, convenience & discount stores, gas stations, laundromats, dry cleaners, and essential stays in hotels to name a few.

If you happen to be visiting Las Vegas during the coronavirus closures and are looking for something to do that doesn’t go against social distancing guidelines, there are some nature options to explore, including Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead.

Las Vegas Room Prices Are Dropping Due to Covid-19

Every day single, the coronavirus is taking a larger toll on the world. Due to its rapid spread around the US, many cities are taking drastic steps to prevent major outbreaks. Interestingly, Las Vegas room prices are beginning to drop and for now, this city has managed to avoid any major rise in infection rates.Las Vegas Street View

How long this will last is still unknown. The city will do everything it possibly can to keep its tourism industry up and running. Today, we’re giving a quick coronavirus update and discussing what officials in Las Vegas are doing to tackle this issue.

Let’s get into it!

Coronavirus Update: Sports World Takes a Major Hit

Back in early January, no one really knew how serious the coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China would become. Over the next several weeks, however, health experts began warning the public that this was something we haven’t seen before. The ability for the virus to spread and its relatively high death rate sent chills through governments around the world.

Eventually, Covid-19 began hitting Europe. Over the span of just two weeks, the confirmed infection cases in Italy went from three to more than 15,000. Nearly all other countries in Europe also began experiencing growing infection rates, as well.

After a rapid spread throughout the US and a huge number of other countries around the world, the WHO officially declared this virus a pandemic. It’s now beginning to take a major toll on the sports industry. The NBA decided to suspend its season indefinitely.

The NHL recently announced similar measures. The NCAA basketball tournament first announced that tournament games would be played without players. It’s now looking like this tournament will be canceled, as well.

Things are only just beginning. With a limited ability to test individuals, there’s really no telling how many people have been infected with Covid-19 in the United States. Based on the results, Las Vegas has only recorded a few cases. Now, hotel prices in the city are beginning to plummet.

Las Vegas Room Prices Begin to Fall

Las Vegas relies heavily on its tourism and gambling industry. For this reason, officials are doing everything they can to prevent further infections. In recent days, hotel room prices in Las Vegas have begun to drop dramatically.

This isn’t a surprise. The city is already seeing a considerable drop-off in tourism rates. Hotels are doing what they can to attract visitors, with some Las Vegas room prices dropping by an incredible 86%.

Between April 23rd and the 25th, the NFL draft is scheduled to take place across several Las Vegas venues. Unfortunately, some feel this event is now in danger of being canceled. Just a few months ago, the draft was expected to draw in around 750,000 attendees.

Mark Davis, owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, commented on public health concerns to the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week.

“Health and safety will be at the top of the list, and if there is any type of problem, we’ll make adjustments to whatever schedule we have,” he said. 

As of now, the NFL draft is still scheduled to take place. With the drop in Las Vegas room prices, perhaps visitors will still choose to attend the event. It wouldn’t be a major shock to see the NFL cancel the event in the next few days, though.

Hotels Take New Measures to Protect Against Covid-19

The new coronavirus is proving to be incredibly difficult to contain. It has an unusually high spread rate and is now known to pass from person to person simply from breathing. Hotels in Las Vegas are still working to make things as safe as possible.

This week, Wynn Resorts and Caesars Entertainment announced several new measures to better protect guests. This includes adding more sanitizing areas around the hotel, requiring employees to be more stringent with their hygiene, and implementing a better quarantine protocol.

Tourism rates in the city for the past few weeks have not yet been released. It’s reasonable to assume that things have dropped off considerably. As time goes on and more infections are announced, this will likely get worse.

How exactly this will affect the city is still unknown. Las Vegas has survived low tourism rates in the past. Hopefully, enough steps are taken to keep things moving in one of the country’s most-visited cities.

Las Vegas room prices are dropping every single day. This trend is likely to continue for weeks. Make sure to stay tuned for more Las Vegas news over the next few months!

Hotels Start to Prepare for LV Coronavirus Outbreak

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has just exceeded 115,000. Several countries are now experiencing rapidly growing infection rates. In the United States alone, over 1,000 people have now tested positive for Covid-19. This week, hotels began taking new measures to better prepare for a LV coronavirus outbreak.

Image Of Coronavirus

It’s concerning news for those in Clark County (where a case has already been confirmed) and anyone interested in visiting Las Vegas. Today, we’re going to discuss some of the updates to this virus. We’ll also look at how Covid-19 may end up affecting the US gambling industry.

Let’s get into it!

Covid-19 Officially Named a Pandemic By the WHO

When the new coronavirus first began appearing in Wuhan, no one really knew how serious it would become. It wasn’t the first time a virus emerged in China. SARS, for example, was eventually killed off and many expected a similar scenario here.

Within a couple of weeks, it became clear that this was a virus unlike any other that we’ve seen. It has a unique ability to spread. Part of the reason for this is the ability for transmission between people before any symptoms have shown. It quickly began spreading to every single province in China and several nearby countries.

By early February, the virus was also present in many western countries. As the weeks progressed, more and more nations began announcing new cases of the virus. Experts began warning this could become a global pandemic.

About two weeks ago, Italy had three confirmed cases. Today, more than 12,000 individuals have tested positive and the entire country is under lockdown. This goes to show how devastating Covid-19 can be.

Today, the WHO has officially declared this virus a global pandemic. Some experts claim that in time, between 50-70% of the world’s population will become infected with the virus.

Officials in Las Vegas have feared growing infection rates in the city. This week, several major hotels began taking steps to prepare for a major LV coronavirus outbreak.

Is a LV Coronavirus Outbreak Inevitable?

Las Vegas is one of the most-visited cities in America. Millions of people fly in and out every single month and for that reason, some have expressed fears that it’s prime for coronavirus transmission. As of now, however, there have not been any major outbreaks seen in the city.

Some feel that it’s only a matter of time before many new cases are confirmed here. If that happens, it would be devastating to the city’s gambling industry.

If a real LV coronavirus outbreak takes place, all of the city’s major casino-resorts may be forced to temporarily shut down. That would cost the city’s casino companies millions of dollars every single day. We saw something similar take place in Macau.

The fact that thousands of people are crammed into such a small area on the Las Vegas Strip makes this city very likely for an outbreak. After new reports that the virus can be spread simply through breathing makes this even more likely. Health officials across the city have already begun preparing for a rise in infections.

It does seem that an outbreak is inevitable in Las Vegas. In reality, every city across the country is likely to see new infections in the coming months. How the country’s health services respond to the rise in cases is yet to be seen.

Las Vegas Hotels Began Covid-19 Preparations

This week, both Wynn Resorts and Caesars Entertainment announced new measures to deal with Covid-19. Caesars has taken several measures, including monitoring their employees’ health and better disinfectant measures for public areas. CEO Tony Rodio spoke to the media about these preparations to the media this week.

“We are committed to implementing recommendations from the health authorities to give you peace of mind as you visit our properties now and in the future,” he said. “The health and safety of our guests and employees will always be our most important consideration, especially in these challenging circumstances.”

Wynn Resorts has placed hand sanitizers throughout their Las Vegas hotels and now encourages any guests to self-quarantine in their room and call for support from the hotel desk, who will assess the situation. Any employees with symptoms of the coronavirus will immediately be placed on medical leave.

Matt Maddox released a statement, telling guests he wants Wynn Resorts’ hotels to be as safe as possible for guests.

“We are committed to doing everything we can to make Wynn and Encore a respite when you visit one of our resorts,” he said. “We’ve decided to raise our usual standards of cleanliness and health safety even higher … you can count on us to be a travel leader in meeting the challenge of the coronavirus. We assure you we will be attentive and vigilant so you can enjoy your vacation.”

It’s a very troubling time in the country. With the WHO’s decision to label the virus a pandemic, hope is that more countries begin taking more preventative steps to lower infection rates.

Stay tuned for more news on the situation over the next few months!