Bummer: Shiny New Southwest Las Vegas Resort Grand Opening Delayed
What a bummer! If you are looking forward to visiting Station Casinos’ shiny new resort in southwest Las Vegas, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. The grand opening for Durango Casino and Resort is being delayed a little over two weeks.
Durango Casino And Resort Grand Opening Delayed
Specifically, Station Casinos’ newest resort was set to open on Monday, November 20th. However, the grand opening for Durango Casino and Resort has been pushed back until Tuesday, December 5th. That’s according to an article by Fox 5 Staff on Fox5Vegas.com. By and large, the original grand opening date was set back in August. But it appears the Southwest’s newest casino resort will need a little more time to get up and running to Station Casinos’ satisfaction.
The announcement about the delayed grand opening came on Tuesday, November 7th. It appears the situation may have even caught Station Casinos by surprise. I checked the Durango Casino and Resort website at 8pm on Tuesday evening. Photos on their home page still show them opening November 20th, 2023.
What Happens To Guests And Employees During The Delay?
All in all, Station Casinos is handling this delay in the best way possible. All Durango Casino and Resort employees will receive their full wages and tips for the period of November 20th through December 5th.
In addition, room reservations for all dates from November 20th through December 5th will get “priority booking for future dates at the property or will be offered to be rebooked at a sister Station property.” That’s according to the Fox5Vegas.com article.
At any rate, the new Durango Casino and Resort was not scheduled to open until after the Formula 1 race weekend. At least they won’t have to deal with rebooking all the people in town for the Las Vegas Grand Prix. That would have been disastrous.