‘When things get tougher, you’ve got to give a little’: Experts predict the evolution of Las Vegas nightlife

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased on the Las Vegas Strip, we are inching our way toward normalcy.

That includes the return of nightlife, but nightclubs will look a lot different.

For years, a typical night out for many on the Las Vegas Strip involved partying at nightclubs at various properties, but that trend is changing.

Experts tell 8 News Now, especially following COVID-19, nightclubs might never be the same again.

Lorenzo Doumani has something majestic in mind for this dirt lot near the Las Vegas Strip. Just feet away from the convention center expansion is where he’s building the “Majestic Las Vegas” — a non-gaming, non-smoking resort.

It will have a new form of nightlife.

“We wanted to do something very different here,” Doumani said. “No DJs allowed.”

The majestic will not have a nightclub. Instead, there will be live entertainment near the pool area.

Doumani tells 8 News Now tastes are transforming, and COVID-19 has sped up that process.

“I think behaviors are going to change to a more physically safer and healthier environment,” Doumani said. “Do you really think people anymore want to be crammed in a room with two or three thousand 20-something-year olds?”

For more and more people, the answer to that question is “no” — even prior to the pandemic.

According to data from the Las Vegas Convention Center and Visitors Authority, only 2 percent of visitors surveyed in 2019 said they had been to a hotel nightclub that charged a cover fee. That number has been dropping for the last four years.

Meanwhile, 21 percent of visitors said they went to a freestanding bar or lounge with no cover. That is up from 2018.

So, are nightclubs dead?

UNLV hospitality expert David Schwartz says over the past 20 years Vegas’ nightclub scene has adapted to many changes, and he expects that will happen now, too.

“You always want to be careful about giving something last rights,” Schwartz said. “It’s a little bit hard to imagine what a socially-distanced dance floor would look like, but I think they might want to experiment with different ways of configuring the rooms and different kinds of programming, just to see what people do react to in the post-pandemic environment.”

First up to bat is the Omnia nightclub at Caesars Palace, which resumes operations in March.

Only the terrace area will be open, and safety is a top priority. Hakassan Group says it is implementing touchless menu systems and rigorous cleaning plans.

Anthony Curtis, with the tourism newsletter “Las Vegas Advisor,” anticipates long-term alterations because of the economic hit nightclubs took from coronavirus closures.

“When things get tougher, you’ve got to give a little,” Curtis said. “What we’ve seen in the past I don’t think is ever going to come back. You’re not going to see the DJs making the kind of money they make. You’re not going to see them spending the money going after these high-priced people, these high-priced effects.”

Doumani recognizes club culture won’t disappear, but as he prepares to break ground on the Majestic Las Vegas this fall, he hopes his luxury lounges offer a different option.

“I’ve always thought it’s something that’s kind of sorely missing from Vegas,” Doumani said.

Experts stress that despite our evolving party scene, companies need to create a balance, because there will always be a market for traditional nightclubs.


New Non-Smoking, Non-Gambling Hotel Comes to Las Vegas

While many people visit Las Vegas to gamble, some go to watch the shows or explore the Strip and surrounding attractions. Almost all of the hotels in Vegas feature an expansive casino with plenty of tables, slot machines and other games. Along with gambling, most of the casinos also allow players to smoke in the casinos. A new Las Vegas resort is about to change the scene.

Majestic Las Vegas will be the first non-smoking, non-gambling hotel in Las Vegas and is set to open in 2024. Located on approximately six acres, across from Las Vegas Convention Center, two blocks away from the Strip, the project is set to start construction this summer.

This ultra-luxury resort will feature 720 suites, six extraordinary restaurants, spa and fitness center, and 270,000 square feet of Corporate Sky Suites. The hotel will also have a plaza that features beautiful dancing waters, live entertainment and much more.

The resort pool is the place to be, with 50 luxurious cabanas overlooking the Strip, live entertainment, Turkish coffee, international newspapers and more. The experience at the Majestic pool will be unlike any other.

The new project is taking a major step in Vegas resorts redefining brands and offering different options for travelers with different interests.

Non-gambling resort to bring a different customer to Vegas

Despite its reputation as Sin City, Las Vegas is keen to offer a different kind of accommodation and tourism experience.

Las Vegas has always been famous for its gambling venues, but the pandemic is beginning to encourage a diversification in the city.

A new non-smoking, non-gambling, wellness-focused luxury hotel named Majestic Las Vegas aims to attract a different kind of customer, developers have said.

Tbe venue, scheduled to open in 2024, will be located two blocks from the Strip across from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The five-star resort will have 720 suites, a landscaped pool with 50 cabanas overlooking the Strip; a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a spa.

It will also feature six freestanding restaurants around a European-style piazza where there will be dancing fountains and live entertainment.

The Majestic Las Vegas said it would offer: “No casino. No smoke. No noise. No hassle. Only white gloved service & timeless contemporary elegance befitting the discerning traveler who wants and expects the very best.”

Developer Lorenzo Doumani said: “It is time for Las Vegas to provide a luxury option for those who visit our city who want something that is non-gaming.”

Yes, Nevada is the most sinful state across the U.S.

No surprise here: according to a new report by personal finance website WalletHub, Nevada is the most sinful state across the U.S. We wonder if the recent news about the 2024 arrival of the Majestic Las Vegas—a new resort that will apparently ban gambling and smoking—might, perhaps, change that ranking in the near future.

To come up with the list, the company compared all 50 states based on seven sinful behaviors, including jealousy, anger and hatred, greed, excesses and vices, lust, vanity and laziness—specifically looking at 47 key indicators of immoral or illicit behavior.

According to the study, our vices aren’t only affecting our moral character and social disposition: smoking is costing the United States $300 billion a year while gambling comes along with a $5 billion a year price tag. Let’s vow to try and be better citizens of the world moving forward?

In addition to the ranking, WalletHub has unearthed a few interesting facts: Wyoming is considered the least sinful state across the land while Idaho has the fewest thefts per 1,000 residents. Colorado, on the other hand, boasts the lowest share of obese adults while Utah claims the lowest percentage of adult smokers.


New Las Vegas resort won’t have gambling, smoking

Want to go to Las Vegas and skip the walk through a smoked filled gambling room? You can thanks to a new resort opening sometime in 2023/2024.

Majestic Las Vegas will be a non-gambling, non-smoking resort. They will be located about two blocks away from the strip next to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“It is time for Las Vegas to provide a luxury option for those who visit our city who want something that is non-gaming” – developer Lorenzo Doumani.

The five-star hotel will tout 720 suites, six restaurants around a courtyard, and live entertainment. The complex will also feature corotate ‘Sky Suites’ from floors 51 to 60 for companies who want to set up shop. Those suites state at $10 million.


A no-smoking, no-gambling resort is coming to Las Vegas

TAKING THE SMOKING and gambling out of Las Vegas is like taking the lobster and leaf-peeping out of Maine. You might think that a non-smoking, non-gambling hotel would be a rather unattractive destination for Vegas visitors, but this new luxury resort hopes to attract a different kind of tourist. Majestic Las Vegas, set to open in 2024, will be located two blocks from the Strip across from the Las Vegas Convention Center, and is designed as a luxurious and wellness-focused destination.

The five-star resort and 720 suites will abound with amenities such as a landscaped pool with 50 cabanas overlooking the Strip; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and a world-class spa that tests the limits of luxury. It will also feature six freestanding restaurants around a European-style piazza where there will be dancing fountains and live entertainment.

The Majestic Las Vegas is moving away from what travelers have learned to associate with Sin City. On its website, it explains, “No casino. No smoke. No noise. No hassle. Only white gloved service & timeless contemporary elegance befitting the discerning traveler who wants and expects the very best.”

Lorenzo Doumani, the hotel’s developer, told Hotel Online, “It is time for Las Vegas to provide a luxury option for those who visit our city who want something that is non-gaming. Whether you want to relax in the lap of luxury, host a meeting or event in your own corporate space, facilitate an executive retreat, or launch a new product, Majestic Las Vegas offers the ideal marriage of sophistication, luxury, and strategic location.”

Construction will begin in the summer of 2021, with a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for July 4.


A new £614 million hotel is opening in Las Vegas

Un nuovo hotel da 614 milioni di sterline sta aprendo a Las Vegas, ma invece di casinò e discoteche, gli ospiti potranno godersi il relax in un centro spa e un’esperienza tra fitness e benessere. Questo perché il Majestic Las Vegas sarà un hotel dove non si gioca, per non fumatori, con sei ristoranti, una “medical spa” e un centro fitness e benessere.

Gli ospiti potranno ricevere piani nutrizionali e fitness personalizzati creati da nutrizionisti e istruttori, oltre ad avere accesso a lezioni di yoga, spinning e allenamento e godersi i servizi di un’enorme spa.

Il resort a cinque stelle avrà 720 suite, nonché un grande complesso di piscine.

L’hotel promette di offrire un’esperienza lontana dal caos anche se si trova a due isolati da The Strip.

Sin City non abbia strutture di gioco come un casinò. La costruzione del nuovo resort inizierà entro la fine dell’anno e si prevede che il Majestic aprirà le sue porte agli ospiti nel 2024.


Las Vegas to get £614million no-gambling hotel with gym and spa replacing casino

A new £614million hotel is opening in Las Vegas but instead of casinos and nightclubs, guests can expect a spa, fitness and wellness centre.

That’s because the Majestic Las Vegas will be a non-gaming, non-smoking hotel with six restaurants, a ‘medical spa’, and a fitness and wellness centre.

Guests will be able to receive personalised nutrition and fitness plans created by the nutritionists and trainers, as well as having access to classes including yoga, spinning and interval training. Oh, and of course there will be plenty of spa treatments on offer too at the impressive 70,000 sq ft spa.

The resort will also feature a five-star hotel with 720 luxurious suites, as well as a large pool complex with 50 cabanas offering views of the Las Vegas Strip.


The Former Clarion Hotel Is to Become Majestic Las Vegas

Majestic Las Vegas Is Primarily Intended for Business Travelers

Lorenzo Doumani is the developer behind this project which will cost $850M. The site belonged to the former Clarion Hotel and Casino. The place has changed its name many times over the past 50 years. Doumani’s project is set to begin this fall and to be finished in 2024.

The future hotel includes 35 corporate suites but no casino. Its main target will be business clients. And there will be suites for sale from $10 million to $100 million on the top 10 floors. Majestic will be right across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Hopefully by the time Majestic opens, the world will be back to its normal rhythm. In his statement on Wednesday, Doumani said that by 2024 things should be back to normal, and if they are not the world will have a huge problem. He also said that he obtained his approval for the hotel plans in 2019 and wanted to start developments last year but the pandemic prevented him from doing so and delayed the project by 15 to 18 months.

The Las Vegas tourism industry has seen better days, to say the least. The pandemic had a serious impact on Las Vegas. There is no accurate prediction on when the tourism industry will be back to normal and people would be able to travel for business or leisure with fewer restrictions. Doumani is a realist and doesn’t expect people to rush back and travel like before right away. He said: “I hope I’m wrong, and I wish I could be a little more optimistic.”

Majestic Las Vegas Will Be Built on a Site with Long, Interesting History

The first hotel built on the site was the Royal Inn in 1970 with 200 rooms for the cost of $3 million. It was bought in 1980 and transformed into New York Theme hotel with additional 100 rooms and re-branded as the Royal Americana Hotel. In 1982, due to financial losses, it was sold to an investment group for $15.4 million. It opened again as Paddlewheel Hotel and Casino in 1983 and made changes to shift its clientele a few times for the next decade until it was up for sale again in 1990.

Interestingly enough in 1992, it was bought by Debbie Reynolds and her husband Richard Hamlett at an auction for $2.2 million in 2000. However, due to financial difficulty, the family had to sell the property tothe highest bidder which happened to be the World Wrestling Federation who planned on building a hotel and casino with a wrestling theme. The hotel opened for a short period of time but the owners didn’t think it is big enough and in 2001 it was sold to become the Greek Isles Hotel and Casino, which had a Greek theme interior and became a home for the Delta Air Lines crew during their layovers.

In 2007 it was bought for a project by a real-estate group who wanted to build a hotel with 780 rooms but the project went bankrupt and in 2009 it became the property of Canpartners Reality who rebuilt it as Clarion Hotel and Casino which in 2014 was bought by Lorenzo Doumani. In 2024 it is to become Majestic Las Vegas.


The Majestic Las Vegas: No Gambling! No Smoking!

Who want’s a new Las Vegas resort with no gambling? The Majestic Las Vegas is set to launch in 2024, and apparently they believe this will be a good idea… as long as there’s no smoking allowed at the resort, either!

The new hotel aims to carve out a niche for itself in Vegas by becoming a non-gambling, non-smoking luxury resort. It will be located two blocks off the Strip across from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Groundbreaking for the Majestic Las Vegas is set to begin in July. The $850 million resort is set to be a five-star hotel with over 700 suites and 6 restaurants located in a European style courtyard with fountains and live entertainment.

There will be an outdoor pool which overlooks the Strip, a 70,000 square-foot wellness spa, and a 270,000 square foot corporate Sky Suites section located between the 51st to 60th floors.

Learn more about this new hotel resort and what it will offer when you visit Travel and Leisure.