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Rio Las Vegas To Get Renovation Into Several Hyatt Hotels

An off-strip Las Vegas resort property will ultimately house several different Hyatt brands in the same property. Hyatt Hotels has partnered with Dreamscape Companies to renovate the property, which will then be subdivided into several different Hyatt brands.

The long-standing home of the World Series of Poker and entertainers Penn and Teller will soon be managed by a new brand. In a press release, Hyatt Hotels announced they are working with Dreamscape Companies to ultimately renovate the hotel rooms, turning the property into several Hyatt property brands.

Over 2,500 Rooms Renovated, Sub-Divided Across Hyatt Brands

Under the plan, Dreamscape will work with Hyatt to renovate and rebrand all 2,510 rooms. Another existing tower will be converted into a 1,501-room Hyatt Regency, a higher-end brand catering to the needs of both business and leisure travelers. In addition, all of the public spaces – ranging from the gambling floor to the restaurants – will also get a facelift.

Once complete, the different rooms will be offered to the public under several different Hyatt brands. The hospitality company has not announced which brands will be represented at the new Rio, nor how the rooms will be updated to meet each of the brand needs.

The move at the Rio is not anticipated to create a rift in Hyatt’s partnership with major Vegas player MGM Resorts International. Hyatt currently has a partnership with MGM, which allows World of Hyatt members to tier match with MGM M Life rewards, and earn points when they stay at an MGM hotel.

“We know Las Vegas is an important destination for our guests, World of Hyatt members, and customers,” Kimo Bertram, Hyatt’s vice president of real estate and development, said in a press release. “And this project is a significant step for Hyatt as we continue to grow our brands in markets that matter most to our loyal travelers.”

Move Comes as New Lawsuits Threaten Las Vegas Resort Fee Practice

Although Hyatt is entering the project on the hopes that leisure travel will lead the post-COVID recovery, it comes as the practice of collecting resort fees is being challenged. Travelers United has entered into a lawsuit with MGM Resorts International, alleging the fees violate consumer protection laws in Washington, D.C.

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edgewood49 March 19, 2021

This will be an interesting play from Hyatt and the ownership. On one hand they have the loyal Hyatt travelers plus huge signage on the freeway a be it the wrong side this all means there should be some pricing adjustments. On the other hand for loyal Hyatt travelers a great option for Vegas. Renovations the shorter the period the more subpar they are likely to be, longer a better product. Disclaimer my company has over the years been involved in a number of casino construction/Rehab projects, this property is in desperate need of a major overhaul !