Rio Las Vegas to become Hyatt Regency

Rio Las Vegas to become Hyatt(s) This came as a surprise to me.  Apparently Rio Las Vegas, the off-strip Caesars property, is going to be transformed into a number of Hyatt hotels. Dreamscape purchased Rio from Caesars Entertainment in 2019 for $516 million (significantly less than the previous sale in … Read more

Excalibur Las Vegas Room Review

Excalibur Las Vegas Room Review Excalibur is now the lowest tier property in the Las Vegas portfolio of MGM.  When Excalibur opened in 1990, it was the largest hotel in the world (around 4,000 rooms).  Rooms can often be found under $100. As a disclaimer to this review, I didn’t … Read more

Las Vegas Reopened Too Soon

Las Vegas Reopened Too Soon This weekend I visited Las Vegas.  The state of Nevada allowed casinos to reopen on June 4th and many did.  The decision was likely made based on economics and not health considerations. I don’t know the figures regarding visitors to the Strip.  I would guess … Read more