Las Vegas: Rio Hotel & Casino joins World of Hyatt amid multimillion-dollar renovation

March 1, 2024 11:56 AM
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  • Buck Wargo, CDC Gaming Reports
March 1, 2024 11:56 AM
  • Buck Wargo, CDC Gaming Reports

Hyatt Hotels announced that World of Hyatt members can now earn and redeem points for staying at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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The now-Hyatt-affiliated hotel is undergoing a $340 million renovation. The first of the hotel’s two-phase renovation is expected to be completed in fall, the all-suite hotel will move into Hyatt’s Independent Collection under the Destination by Hyatt brand.

The Rio, owned and operated by New York-based real estate, hospitality, and gaming company Dreamscape, will mark the first Destination by Hyatt hotel in Nevada and the third Hyatt in the Las Vegas area, strengthening the brand’s footprint.

“For almost 30 years, the Rio has been one of the most exciting and talked-about resorts in Las Vegas. Working with Hyatt opens the door for us to share this special place with an entirely new group of travelers who will witness the changes we have made to date and will continue to make throughout the renovation,” said Eric Birmbaum, founder of Dreamscape.

Effective Friday, the Rio is fully participating in the World of Hyatt program, allowing members to earn and redeem points for eligible stays in Las Vegas. World of Hyatt is offering members 500 Bonus Points for every qualifying night at the Rio from April 1 to June 30, as part of the new bonus-point offer.

“Destination by Hyatt hotels embody the true spirit of the destination and the Rio will be no exception,” said David Tarr, senior vice president of development, Americas, Hyatt. “This renovation will serve as a gateway for guests to experience a place of purposefully crafted entertainment and immersive experiences, infused with authentic design and welcoming service.”

The Rio renovation includes fresh design, added amenities, and upgraded offerings. Phase one began in 2023 and are near completion, with extensive upgrades and enhancements to the 1,501-room Ipanema tower, arrival area, building exterior, lobby, gaming floor, sports book, multiple food and beverage outlets, meeting spaces, and outdoor pool area.

Phase two will include a full renovation and redesign of the hotel’s 1,012 Masquerade Tower guestrooms and associated public areas.

The Rio’s 220,000-square-foot convention and meeting space will also be remodeled.