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Aria, Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Strip welcome back guests

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 20:15:24-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Aria and Mandalay Bay were two of the latest Strip properties to reopen their doors on Wednesday.

Employees and executives gave a round of applause for the first guests to walk inside the Aria at 10 a.m.

Vice President of Hotel Operations Andy Meese says he expects an impressive Fourth of July.

MGM Resorts announces reopenings of Luxor, Aria and Mandalay Bay

“We’re so excited to welcome back our guests to the Aria today. We’ve been preparing since we closed,” Meese said.

Guests are required to wear masks with employees enforcing social distancing guidelines. Handwashing and hand sanitizer stations are scattered throughout the property. Guests can also choose to check in to their hotel rooms digitally.

Plexiglas separates the chairs at the poker room and every other slot machine is turned off on the casino floor.

Beth Searfoss, who was visiting Las Vegas to visit her daughter, says she’s attended every resort’s reopening.

“I’m very happy that more places are opening, I hope that means more people are coming because this is what the city relies on,” Searfoss said.

The Mandalay Bay Beach also reopened to guests and the resort unveiled stadium view rooms that give views of Allegiant Stadium.

Libertine Social and STRIPSTEAK restaurants are planning unique recipes for the Fourth of July holiday as well.