- Caesars Entertainment has announced that Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will reopen on October 8.
- The property will reopen with limited amenities including weekend only hotel accommodations.
- Most of Caesars Southern Nevada properties have reopened with only The Cromwell and The Rio remaining closed.
Caesars Entertainment has announced that the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will reopen at 10 AM Pacific on October 8. The property has been closed since March 16 when the state’s gaming industry was shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Miracle Mile Shops adjacent to Planet Hollywood have been open since June 9.
As has been the case with most of the major resort properties that have reopened in Southern Nevada the return of Planet Hollywood will be with reduced amenities and other adjustments to reflect the still moribund state of the Las Vegas tourism and gaming economy. The casino gaming floor at Planet Hollywood will be open seven days a week though the hotel will only accept reservations for weekend stays, Thursday through Sunday. Additionally, the non-gaming amenities including dining, spa and retail will only partially reopen with some operating reduced hours.
Senior Vice President and Planet Hollywood General Manager Jason Gregorec is happy to see his property get back to business:
“Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, and we are pleased to announce the reopening of the hotel for weekend stays, along with gaming, restaurants and other amenities, at this resort on Oct. 8. We look forward to welcoming guests back with a continued emphasis on our enhanced health and safety protocols.”
The Caesars Entertainment press release also announced that when Planet Hollywood reopens it will be with the sportsbook newly re-branded as a William Hill shop. William Hill was a beneficiary in the Eldorado Resorts merger with Caesars Entertainment–due to a previous partnership with Eldorado they took over the company’s sportsbooks in Southern Nevada. They’ve been in the process of rebranding the Las Vegas area Caesars sportsbooks since the deal was finalized and most now operate under the William Hill brand including Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas and the LINQ. They’re also installing 24/7 self service kiosks and according to the press release will be implementing an expanded gaming menu including in-play wagering.
When the Planet Hollywood reopens there will be a decent selection of casual dining options including Gordon Ramsay Burger, Heart Bar, Extra Lounge, Café Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich, Chick-fil-A and Strip House. The Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara returns as will the PH 24 and PH Need It retail outlets. The hours of operation for all amenities has yet to be announced.
Still no word about the two Caesars Las Vegas area properties that remain closed: The Cromwell Hotel Las Vegas and the Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino still have no firm reopening date. The only mention that Caesars made in the press release to the Cromwell and/or Rio was this vague catch all statement:
Caesars will open its remaining Las Vegas properties in line with customer demand, regulatory requirements and any additional health and safety considerations.
With the return of the Park MGM/NoMad Las Vegas and Four Seasons Hotel next weekthe only major properties without a reopening timeline are the two previously referenced Caesars properties and the Stations Casino owned Palms Casino Resort.