Tired of working from home? Try to change your landscape and start from Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts launched a travel package called “Viva Las Office” to push the red carpet to target business people.
Incentives include cheap rooms, discounted airplane service, use of private swimming pools and even “administrative assistants.”
In Sin City, there are three different “Viva Las Office” software packages that provide a fun work week for workers in remote areas. The minimum stay is three days and prices start from $100. The amenities you can choose from include access to a private swimming pool, free massages, daily food and beverage vouchers, and discounts for activities such as helicopter and jeep trips.
Each package is equipped with an “administrative assistant”
Check-in and check-out times are very flexible-you can bring the key to your room at 8 AM and check out before 6 PM on the day of departure without paying extra.
The home away from home accommodation begins before you arrive in Las Vegas.
Each “Viva Las Office” package provides special access to special fares and access to private terminals through a hop-on-air service called JSX. The aircraft service is limited to flights in and out of California, Washington, Arizona and Texas.
Currently, the “Viva Las Office” discount is only available in Bellagio and Aria hotels.
The marketing strategy came at a time when Las Vegas businesses were trying to make up for lost revenue during the pandemic that caused conference cancellations and postponed events.
According to the local “Review-Journal” newspaper, the number of attendance at the conference in June was 0, compared with 514,000 in the same month last year.
In July, CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics exhibition, announced that its January 2021 event will be digitalized and will not be held in Las Vegas. Last week, out of concerns about the coronavirus, the “Electric Daisy Carnival” joined an increasing number of events that cancel or postpone large-scale events.
Covid-19 cases in Nevada are on the rise. So far, in Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, 48,466 Covid cases and 807 deaths have been reported. This is based on the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
Las Vegas resorts and casinos are making changes to prevent proliferation and create a safe environment for guests.
In Bellagio, MGM Resorts requires guests to perform a temperature check in the hotel lobby before check-in. Also need to wear a mask in the hotel public area.
Bellagio even spread the actual sink with water, soap and paper towels on the casino floor. People saw cleaning staff constantly cleaning the slot machines and plexiglass barriers installed on the desktop game consoles. Changes in the room are also visible, where the room dining menu has been replaced with a QR code.
MGM Resorts said it hopes that the new “Vegas-from-Vegas” event and the promise of safe accommodation will encourage more people to patronize during the work week.
“Viva Las Office brings all the necessary details together to provide a seamless remote working experience while still enjoying the convenience of Las Vegas. The initial visits to the website and advance reservations will show that the nationwide Real demand for a new type of product.”
“For the foreseeable future, as millions of people continue to work from home, we are aware of the opportunity to change the landscape in a safe, well-planned way,” Rafik said.
This strategy is not new. Several other cities have proposed to change WFH’s routine by choosing hotels to work.
Hotels in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Washington, DC also provide cheaper rooms and benefits for local warriors who work from home. They hope that they will leave the house and spend the working day in a clean, quiet and socially isolated space. High-speed WiFi, unlimited printing Privilege and free parking.
The Vegas project further attracted people from all over the world, not just inside the city.
Moreover, as the end of the epidemic has no end, more companies postpone returning to physical offices, so it is not surprising that companies are scrambling to seize this opportunity.