Ed Komenda, Reno Gazette Journal
Published 7:38 a.m. ET Sept. 9, 2020 | Updated 7:43 a.m. ET Sept. 9, 2020
The Las Vegas Strip is slowly awakening after a nearly 80-day slumber due to the coronavirus crisis.
The Caesars Entertainment property and home of the towering High Roller observation wheel will resume weekend hotel operations at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The hotel will be open Thursday-Sunday, according to the company.
In addition to hotel rooms, several other amenities will return, including the spa, salon, fitness center and O’Sheas Casino.
The opening of the Linq Hotel follows the return of Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris and Bally’s.
Tourists and travelers are beginning to return to Las Vegas, but mostly by highway and well below pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, according to airport and convention authority reports released last month.
McCarran International Airport said it handled 1.6 million arriving or departing passengers in July, down nearly two-thirds from the same month a year ago but up 56% from a million people in June.
Here’s what visitors can expect to find when the Linq Hotel returns this week:
Open Thursday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Thursday-Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Nook Express: Open Friday-Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- The Book Fan Cave and Lounge Area: Open Thursday, Friday and Monday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. The lounge will serve food from Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar).
- O’Sheas Casino: Open Friday-Sunday, 12 p.m. to midnight. The casino bar remains closed.
- The Book: Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LINQ Essentials: Open Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Hotel staffers will follow COVID-19 health and safety practices, including frequent cleaning and sanitation, according to Caesars.
Employees members and guests are required to wear masks, which will be available at the hotel.
Ed Komenda writes about Las Vegas for the Reno Gazette Journal and USA Today Network.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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