Travel | August 9, 2020 5:33 pm

“Work From Vegas” Is the Highly Stupid Hotel Offer We Deserve in 2020

You can work remotely from a hotel room, after all

Nevada Casinos Reopen For Business After Closure For Coronavirus Pandemic
A "Vegas safely" message is shown on the side of a new hand-washing station on the gaming floor that also dispenses complimentary masks, gloves and wipes.
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Barbados isn’t the only tourist destination working to pitch itself to remote workers. A new report from The Real Deal suggests that MGM Resorts in Las Vegas is working to amplify its appeal as a remote work destination. While the idea of going to Las Vegas and spending the bulk of your time working at your job from a hotel room might seem strange at first, upon closer examination it starts to make a lot more sense.

First and foremost, there’s the fact that the pandemic has hit the economy of Las Vegas particularly hard. Many of the city’s casinos and hotels re-opened in early June, but — for understandable reasons — the mood there has changed. Casinos also took a hit from a computer error that allowed certain bets to be placed after the events being bet on had begun. All of this means that casinos are in need of a boost to their income — and if that comes via remote workers looking for a change of scenery, so be it.

The article notes that the program will begin at 2 of MGM Resorts’ hotels:

MGM Resorts has launched “Work from Vegas” business packages at the Bellagio and ARIA resorts, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. There are three packages, the cheapest five-day stay starting at around $100 per night, going up to around $400 a night for the top-tier package.

The packages include credits for food and drinks and concierge services. They also include discounts on flights from a host of cities in the western US: Burbank, Orange County, Seattle, Dallas and Oakland. Will it help to jumpstart the local economy? It could be a welcome boost.

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