Las Vegas resorts light up with messages of unity and hope

As people band together globally to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic by staying home, the process of self-isolating can start to feel, well, a little bit isolating. 

In light of these uncertain times, Las Vegas strip mainstays have started doing their part to spread a message of unity, with hotels like the Vdara and the MGM Grand lighting up their displays with images of hearts and words like “hope.”

“While Las Vegas may be currently closed for business, The Strip is lighting up literally with signs of love and support to show that its heart is with the world during this difficult time,” MGM Resorts explained in a statement. “Iconic resorts including MGM Grand, ARIA Resort & Casino, Park MGM, Vdara, Delano and New York-New York are displaying beautiful messages of hope across the façades of their buildings nightly through strategically lit guest rooms.”

MGM Resorts has also donated $1 million dollars to an employee emergency grant fund to support those affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the company has donated 400,000 meals to communities in need. 

“As we confront extraordinary events and an unprecedented global pandemic crisis, we know that this is an extremely challenging and uncertain time for many of our employees, their families, friends and neighbors and we are committed to help those in need,” said Bill Hornbuckle, acting CEO and president of MGM Resorts International. 

See the Las Vegas strip’s eye-catching light show in the clip above.

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