Updated June 3, 2020 - 8:49 am
MGM Resorts International plans to have the corner of the Las Vegas Strip and Tropicana Avenue covered this month.
The Excalibur will be the next MGM Resorts resort to reopen, on June 11, according to a hotel spokesman. The reopening is just ahead of the hotel’s 30th anniversary June 19.
If form holds, the resort is expected to open its casino, select dining options and bars, with a limited number of rooms available. That is the model for Bellagio, New York-New York and the MGM Grand, all set to open Thursday morning: Bellagio at 10 a.m. and New York-New York and the MGM Grand at 11 a.m.
Excalibur’s entertainment lineup would probably be targeted for a July 1 return, pending the state’s Phase Three COVID-19 reopening timeline. All acts in the Thunderland Showroom (Hans Klok, Thunder From Down Under and the Australian Bee Gees) are on sale for July 1.
Excalibur, with its 4,000 rooms, joins New York-New York and the MGM Grand as MGM Resorts properties on the corner of the Strip and Tropicana.
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