If you clean it, will they come?
The CEO of Wynn Resorts thinks so. Matthew Maddox, CEO and president of Wynn Resorts, has offered a 32-page plan outlining health and safety measures the 2,700-room Wynn Las Vegas can take to reopen next month, according to our sister publications group MeetingsNet:
In a guest post published in The Nevada Independent on April 19, Matthew Maddox, CEO and president of Wynn Resorts, Ltd., outlined a plan to begin accepting guests at the luxury Wynn Las Vegas in May. Wynn has been a leader in responding to the pandemic, preemptively closing its properties before it became mandatory in Nevada, and the company has so far spent more than $3 million a day over the last two months to keep employees on the payroll and cover income from both wages and tips.
In the post, Maddox commended the Nevada governor on instituting the shutdown, and acknowledged that if new cases of COVID-19 spike as properties begin to reopen then Wynn’s plan will be curtailed. But he also published a 32-page plan detailing the health-and-safety measures the hotel will institute for the proposed reopening in mid- to late-May, possibly as early as May 15.
The plan, which could serve as a blueprint for other hospitality businesses, includes obvious measures for sanitizing rooms and public areas, handling arrivals, and enforcing social distancing by increasing spaces between restaurant tables. Significantly, the hotel will also be pro-active about screening guests by using thermal cameras to monitor for high temperatures.
The plan states, “Anyone displaying a temperature over 100.0 degrees F will be taken to a private area for a secondary temporal temperature screening. Employees or guests confirmed to have a temperature over 100.0 degrees F will not be allowed entry to the property and will be directed towards appropriate medical care” …. MeetingsNet