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Opening on October 28, 2020, Circa Resort & Casino – Downtown Las Vegas’ first integrated resort built from the ground up in 40 years – will feature an eclectic beverage programme including six original bar, lounge and coffee shop concepts that embody the essence of Downtown Vegas and honor the city’s most iconic eras:

  • Legacy Club, a luxe rooftop lounge celebrating Vegas’ founding fathers with incredible panoramic city views, opening in December
  • Vegas Vickie’s, an elevated cocktail lounge in Circa’s lobby starring the famed neon cowgirl, Vegas Vickie 
  • MEGA BAR, a 165-foot-long bar on Circa’s first floor, claiming the title of Nevada’s longest indoor bar and home to Downtown’s famous flair bartenders
  • Overhang Bar, a sports bar overlooking the world’s largest sportsbook with prime views of its three-story, 78-million-pixel screen
  • Circa Bar, a high-energy drinking destination taking the reins as the longest outdoor bar on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience
  • Jack Pots, a coffee stand created by legendary Detroit restaurateur Paul Saginaw

“Circa was designed to bring our guests an atmosphere of unbridled energy, and you will see that heavily reflected in our beverage program,” said Derek Stevens, CEO, Circa. “No two concepts are alike, but the one thing that will tie every venue together is fun. The best sunset view in Las Vegas will be at Legacy Club’s fire pits overlooking the city, hands down.”

Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hotel operator, continues its support of the country’s medical workers with the initiative of its ‘10,000 Thanks’ campaign dedicated to the heroes working tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people. 

Kew Green Hotels, one of the UK’s leading hotel management companies with over 55 hotels in its portfolio, is expanding into the South East Asia market through a joint venture with Siamese Asset.

Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announced the appointment of Ramsay Rankoussi as the new head of development for Africa and Daniel Trappler, senior director, development for sub-sahara, as the group continues to increase its presence and renews its commitment to Africa.

R Hotels unveils its new website and mobile application to allow users to conveniently book at its seven properties in the UAE.

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, is extending the positive impact it is making on local and regional communities during the COVID-19 crisis, by offering medical workers on the frontline, a complimentary stay at a choice of two of its properties in Dubai.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hotel operator, recently donated 1,500 food boxes to the Thai Government’s Public Relations Department, as part of its ongoing efforts to help those communities and individuals most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accor, a global hospitality leader, and AXA, a global leader in insurance, announced an innovative strategic partnership to provide medical support to guests across the 5,000 Accor hotels worldwide.

Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) was the first hotel brand to set a high level of cleanliness with the roll out the I Care Clean programme in 2012.

Using this current downtime to prepare future operations for a post-COVID-19 business environment is a must for lodging companies, said GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Ralph Hollister, travel and Tourism analyst, GlobalData, commented, “It has become a necessity for hotel companies to furlough staff, halt expansion plans and impose pay cuts on employees. However, it is important that hotels also incorporate long-term, forward-thinking strategies that address how operational efficiency can be achieved when the impact of COVID-19 lessens.”

Upskilling remaining team members could be invaluable, teaching staff a range of different skills involving different operations within a hotel will increase their skillset, whilst allowing the hotel to fill a range of positions if other staff members are still off work due to COVID-19. This will allow service quality levels to be maintained which is highly beneficial for a hotels image.

Hollister continued by saying: “Companies could also re-evaluate services and policies. Management should take the time to look at where the company has received negative feedback in the past and see if they can rectify it to enhance its reputation for the future.”