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Hilton’s rapid growth in Sin City signals the company sees a full travel rebound for Las Vegas, which greatly suffered from a year of no major events during the pandemic. But developing a successful Las Vegas mega-resort doesn't come cheap: Celine Dion wouldn't leave Caesars Palace for pennies.

Series: Early Check-In

Early Check-In

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It wasn’t long ago when analysts wondered what future there was for resort developers in a place like Las Vegas, where occupancy rates relied on events and gambling halls filled with crowds of people — concepts very much at odds with the pandemic’s social distancing mantra.