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XS Nightclub, Encore Beach Club Furlough Staff at Wynn Las Vegas Until Nightclubs Reopen

Plus Drai’s laid off its nightclub and pool party staff

XS Nightclub
XS Nightclub
Barbara Kraft

While casinos get ready to reopen on Thursday, nightclubs and pool parties remain closed until they get the OK to debut from Gov. Steve Sisolak. Wynn Resorts placed its staff at XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club on temporary furlough starting on June 4.

Employees at the resort’s water-based show Le Reve and in the poker room also go on temporary furlough. The company plans to pay full benefits until all can reopen. Wynn paid its entire staff while the resort was closed.

Previously, Drai’s Nightclub at the Cromwell laid off all of its employees, who were previously furloughed. The nightclub tells FOX 5 that it hopes to reopen sometime this summer. “…under Governor Sisolak’s phased opening plan we do not have a clear understanding when nightclubs will reopen. Our hope, like so many of us in Las Vegas, is that this era will end soon so that we can return our team to work.”

In March, Hakkasan Group laid off 1,600 workers, but paid employees their salaries and health benefits through the end of March. Hakkasan-led nightclubs and restaurants include its flagship Hakkasan Restaurant and Nightclub at the MGM Grand, as well as Wet Republic Ultra Pool and Level Up, the gaming lounge; Omnia Nightclub and Searsucker at Caesars Palace; and Jewel Nightclub and Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria. Wet Republic just went through a major renovation to open pool season. All closed on March 12.

Tao Group temporarily laid off its staff at Tao Asian Bistro and Tao Nightclub at the Venetian, Lavo at the Palazzo, and Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub and Beauty & Essex at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. All of those nightclubs closed on March 13 and restaurants closed on March 16. Tao Beach never planned to open in 2020 as it went through a yearlong renovation.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board issued guidelines for casinos to resume gaming operations, and nightclubs and dayclub pool parties at a casino must remain closed, although pools can reopen with seating arranged with social distancing in mind.

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Tao Asian Bistro

3377 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-388-8338 Visit Website

Encore Beach Club

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-7300 Visit Website

The Palazzo

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-7777 Visit Website

Hakkasan Restaurant

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-7888 Visit Website

Tao Nightclub

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-388-8588 Visit Website

JEWEL Nightclub

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89158 (702) 590-8000 Visit Website

Social

225 East Maple Road, , MI 48009 (248) 594-4200 Visit Website

Wet Republic Ultra Pool

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-3563 Visit Website

XS Nightclub

3121 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-770-7000 Visit Website

MGM Grand

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 880-0880 Visit Website

Liquid Pool Lounge

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 590-9979 Visit Website

Tao Beach

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 388-8588 Visit Website

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 333-9000 Visit Website

Las Vegas

, , NV

Beauty & Essex

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 737-0707 Visit Website

Hakkasan

3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 891-7888 Visit Website

The Venetian

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-1000 Visit Website

Omnia Nightclub

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 785-6200 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

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