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MGM Resorts Hits Milestones as It Reopens Hotels During COVID-19

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It is no easy task to reopen all of your hotels during a pandemic, but MGM Resorts International is on track to do so. The company announced this week that Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas will reopen on Sept. 30, completing the re-opening of its locations around the world after they were closed due to COVID-19.

When the Park MGM/NoMad reopens, it will be the first completely smoke-free casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip. “As we looked toward our reopening, we identified an opportunity to be responsive to recurring guest demand for a fully non-smoking casino resort on The Strip,” recalled Anton Nikodemus, president of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas Portfolio.

MGM Resorts President and CEO Bill Hornbuckle noted that the properties’ reopenings represented significant milestones for the company. “The last six months have presented extraordinary challenges and I could not be prouder of the MGM Resorts team for the tireless effort required to get us there,” he said. “There is much work ahead as we remain focused on the health and safety of our employees and guests, but this is an important moment for us.”

The company has taken caution with its Seven-Point Safety Plan, which is a set of protocols and procedures it designed with medical and scientific experts. Its key initiatives include employee screenings, temperature checks and COVID-19 specific training, as well as requiring all employees and guests to wear masks. “Complementary masks are provided as needed,” MGM Resorts says.

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