MGM Resorts expands COVID testing for larger groups

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MGM Resorts is updating its Convene with Confidence program as its Nevada hotels open to larger groups. Most notably, the company will offer on-site rapid, molecular COVID-19 testing for attendees. Since launching Convene with Confidence in September with an option for attendee testing in partnership with Clear, Cue Health and Impact Health, MGM Resorts has hosted close to 300 meetings and groups within the approved size limits using the protocols outlined in the program. 

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“Convene with Confidence is a result of close consultation with health experts and our increased focus on leveraging innovation to not only provide a better guest experience—but a safer one as well,” said MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle. “MGM Resorts has long been at the forefront of the rapidly evolving hospitality and events industries. We are confident we’ve built a program that enables companies to meet in person, giving them peace of mind as they do so.”

“Meetings and conventions are critical to our company and to Las Vegas, in addition to the organizations putting on these programs,” said Stephanie Glanzer, MGM Resorts’ SVP and chief sales officer. “Developing Convene with Confidence, a completely customizable program, with multiple options for planners and attendees, reflects our deep commitment to the future health of the meetings industry.”

In-Room Testing

In addition, all guests can now take advantage of in-room COVID-19 testing options at MGM’s Las Vegas properties. As part of a collaboration with Henderson, Nev.-based Community Ambulance, guests can choose from three tests depending on their travel schedules and requirements of their next destination: 

  • Standard RT-PCR test: results in approximately 24-72 hours, based on lab availability
  • Fast molecular (NAAT) test: results in approximately 20 minutes
  • Rapid antigen test: results in approximately 20-30 minutes

Community Ambulance analyzes all test types and delivers results electronically to the guest.

Testing appointments are available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by calling guest services at the guest’s host hotel. Prices for in-room testing range from $140 to $230. Additional charges may apply for same day/after-hours requests and cancellations.