Las Vegas hotels have reopened in phases since the gambling mecca began welcoming tourists again in June, but visitors planning a trip in early 2021 might find some of their favorites partially closed again as pandemic travel remains sluggish.
The Mirage, which bills itself as the original mega-resort on the Las Vegas Strip, this week announced that it only will be accepting reservations for Thursday through Sunday stays beginning Jan. 4.
And unlike a midweek hotel closure that went into effect after Thanksgiving, this closure will encompass the whole place. Mirage’s casino, restaurants, spa and signature volcano attraction will be closed from Monday at noon through Thursday at noon into February.
The hotel cited low weekday business levels given the continuing COVID-19 crisis and Nevada’s restrictions on group gatherings.
“While we do not currently expect the mid-week closure to remain in effect past February, we will continue evaluating how long The Mirage’s mid-week hotel closure will remain in effect,” Callie Driehorst, spokeswoman for Mirage parent MGM Resorts, said in a statement.
When the Mirage announced its midweek hotel-only closure in late November, officials said they didn’t expect it to remain past December but that it would monitor business levels to see how long it would stay in effect. Travelers with reservations will be able to cancel or move to a sister hotel.
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