Rio Las Vegas to be Reflagged as Hyatt Regency

By Kurt Stolz on 18 March 2021
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Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced plans to expand its presence in the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, and reflag the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

The home of the Penn & Teller theater opened its doors to guests in 1990 and was the first all-suite property in the Las Vegas area.  It was designed with a Brazilian theme and named after the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The 2,510-key Rio opened with a single tower and a second was added in 1993. Both towers are clad in blue and red glass.

One tower will become a 1,501-room Hyatt Regency, while the other tower is expected to open as another Hyatt full-service property.

This will be the first Hyatt Regency to open in the city.  The company has already signed franchise agreements with Dreamscape, a real-estate development company.  Dreamscape will manage the renovation of the Rio.

“We know Las Vegas is an important destination for our guests, World of Hyatt members, and customers,” said Kimo Bertram, the hotelier’s vice president of real estate.

The Hyatt Regency tower will undergo a complete renovation that will eliminate the all-suite concept and result in a property with standard guest rooms of an average size of 580 square feet (54 square meters). The remainder of the property including its public spaces, gaming areas, restaurants, spa, and pool will also undergo a complete redevelopment.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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