Mandalay Bay, Mirage ceasing midweek hotel operations amid pandemic


Wade Vandervort

An exterior image of the Mirage May 15, 2020.

Fri, Nov 20, 2020 (11:05 a.m.)

Mandalay Bay and the Mirage will close their hotels midweek beginning later this month, according to operator MGM Resorts International.

They join a growing number of Strip resorts closed during the week because of soft customer demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning Nov. 30, the hotels at Mandalay Bay and the Mirage will be closed Mondays through noon on Thursdays, according to a statement from MGM. The closures are not expected to last into the new year, the company said.

An MGM spokesman said the company will “continue evaluating business levels” before deciding when to reopen midweek.

Casinos, restaurants and other amenities will remain open.

In September, midweek hotel occupancy in Las Vegas was 39%, down from 86% from the same month in 2019, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Earlier this month, MGM announced hotel operations at Park MGM would cease during the week. Wynn Resorts has also moved to limit midweek hotel operations on the Strip.

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