LVCVA Releases June 2020 Visitation Report After Staggered Las Vegas Reopening

Kenya McCullum
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LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) recently released an executive summary detailing Las Vegas gaming property visitation data for June. After staggered reopenings of hotel room inventory that began on June 4 — following three months of being shut down in response to COVID-19 — the LVCVA reports that 1,065,100 leisure visitors filled the 95,396 rooms that were made available to book during the month, which is a 70.5% decrease from last year’s numbers. Hotel room inventory was opened at the discretion of individual properties.

Also, according to report data — which the LVCVA’s Research Center compiled in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), McCarran International Airport and the Nevada Gaming Control Board — June had an average total occupancy of 40.9%, down from 91.7% in June 2019. On weekends, the average occupancy was 51.8%, while the midweek rate was 36.5% — a reduction of 44.6% and 53.2%, respectively, from last year.

The executive summary also included data on the amount visitors spent on hotel rooms. The average daily rate was $104.07, and the revenue per available room (RevPAR) was $42.56. This time last year, the average daily rate was $120.43, and the RevPAR was $110.43.

“It was great to see the city of Las Vegas reopen in June and welcome back our leisure guests,” said Steve Walker, Executive Director, City Wide Sales at MGM Resorts International. “Meetings and conventions are such a critical part of our city, and we are anxious to welcome groups back to Las Vegas as soon as possible.”

When  conventions and exhibitions return again in full-swing, they will be welcomed to an expanded Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), which will include an additional 600,000 square feet of exhibition space and 150,000 square feet of meeting room space. The LVCVA reports that, as of July 31, the project is 90% complete and is expected to be done in December 2020.

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Reach Steve Walker at (702) 632-4861 or stewalker@mgmresorts.com.