Red Rock Resorts has announced that the opening of its $780 million Durango Casino and Resort has been delayed, with the new planned opening date pushed back to December 5th. The company cited that certain portions of the resort will not be completed in time for the previously scheduled November 20th opening.
The 201-room casino and resort, located near the 215 Beltway and South Durango Drive in southwest Las Vegas, broke ground in March of last year and is now gearing up for its grand debut. The property will feature an 83,000-square-foot casino floor with 15 dining establishments, including a new lounge, a speakeasy bar, and a 25,000-square-foot food hall.
Red Rock Resorts emphasized that they are still in the process of hiring the casino’s 1,700-person workforce and will be compensating Durango employees who were set to begin work on the original opening day during the period of November 20th to December 5th. Additionally, hotel guests with reservations between these dates will be given priority booking for future dates at the property or offered the option to rebook at a sister Station Casinos property. Similarly, anyone with restaurant reservations will be contacted to rebook at a Station property or for a future date at a Durango restaurant.
The delay comes at a time of heightened activity in Las Vegas, with tensions running high due to the planned Culinary Union strike and the upcoming events for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. Furthermore, the opening of the new Fontainebleau Las Vegas casino is scheduled for December 13th, adding to the flurry of activity in the city.
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