Property-wide, multi-phase transformation is underway at the iconic 2,500-room hotel as it expands Hyatt’s brand footprint in a leading leisure and convention travel market and prepares to transition into the Destination by Hyatt brand this fall

CHICAGO (March 1, 2024) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H), together with Rio Hotel & Casino, announced today that World of Hyatt members can now earn and redeem points for qualifying stays at the Hyatt-affiliated hotel, which is in the midst of a multi-phased, $340 million transformation. Phase one of the hotel’s two-phase renovation is expected to be completed in fall 2024, when the reimagined all-suite hotel will move into Hyatt’s Independent Collection under the Destination by Hyatt brand.

“We’re proud to collaborate with Rio Hotel & Casino on this transformational project to revitalize the iconic hotel as a Destination by Hyatt hotel,” said David Tarr, senior vice president of development, Americas, Hyatt. “Destination by Hyatt hotels are individual at heart and embody the true spirit of the destination, and Rio Hotel & Casino will be no exception. 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 warm and welcoming service. We look forward to providing World of Hyatt members and guests an authentic and unforgettable experience in Las Vegas.”

Rio Hotel & Casino, which is owned and operated by Dreamscape, will mark the first Destination by Hyatt hotel in Nevada and the third Hyatt hotel in the Las Vegas area, strengthening Hyatt’s brand footprint and leading the way for new growth in one of the most visited leisure, group, and convention markets in the world.

When complete, the reimagined Rio Hotel & Casino will be completely transformed into a paradise for all. A place of adventure and discovery beyond the Strip, Rio Hotel & Casino renovation includes fresh design, thoughtful amenities, upgraded offerings and friendly service creating a place that is comfortable for everyone to enjoy, find inspiration and be themselves. Phase one renovations 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.

“We are thrilled to welcome World of Hyatt members to the Rio Hotel & Casino as we embark on revitalizing this iconic Las Vegas landmark,” expressed Eric Birnbaum founder of Dreamscape. “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 and we look forward to them witnessing the changes we have made to date and will continue to make throughout the renovation.”

Redefining the hotel experience for leisure guests and business travelers, the reimagined hotel will welcome guests to enjoy spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling views of the Las Vegas Valley, vibrant dining and nightlife venues for inventive cocktails and cuisine, high-energy casino excitement and world-class entertainment that embodies the true spirit of Las Vegas, while providing everything travelers need in one place once renovations are completed in the fall. The hotel will meet the demand of Las Vegas’ burgeoning meetings and event business with more than 220,000 square feet of renovated function space and state-of-the-art meeting facilities.

Effective March 1, Rio Hotel & Casino is fully participating in the World of Hyatt program allowing members to earn and redeem points for eligible stays in Las Vegas. To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members 500 Bonus Points for every qualifying night at Rio Hotel & Casino from April 1 to June 30, 2024, as part of the new hotel bonus point offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.

Centrally located at 3700 W. Flamingo Road, just a short walk from the Las Vegas Strip and a less than 15-minute drive from Harry Reid International Airport, Rio Hotel & Casino provides guests with even more options for exploration, adventure and creativity in the heart of Las Vegas, but away from the hustle and bustle.

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