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MGM closes deal for Cosmopolitan, welcomes employees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is now formally a part of MGM Resorts International, in line with a Tuesday announcement.

Officials at MGM mentioned the deal is finished, bringing the Cosmo into MGM’s portfolio. Blackstone offered the resort operations to MGM for $1.625 billion.

The transaction continues MGM’s pattern of promoting the property that resorts sit on and persevering with to run the hotel-casino operations with lease offers.

A information launch from MGM signifies the company can pay $200 million in hire the primary year, and that may go up 2% every year for the primary 15 years of a 30-year lease. The lease shall be 2-3% greater every year on the again finish of the lease.

“This is a big moment for our company and for the Las Vegas Strip,” MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle mentioned. “The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has already established itself as one of the Strip’s premier resorts with an iconic brand, well-curated experiences and a loyal customer base. We couldn’t be more excited to bring them into our portfolio of world-class operations.”

The Cosmopolitan opened in December 2010 and was acquired by Blackstone in 2014.

Hornbuckle additionally welcomed the resort’s employees to MGM. As many as 5,000 employees on the Cosmopolitan obtained shock $5,000 bonuses final week.

“We’re also thrilled to have the talented group of CoStars from The Cosmopolitan joining the MGM Resorts family,” Hornbuckle mentioned.

In the announcement of the deal’s closing, MGM mentioned the Cosmopolitan has generated $1.1 billion in internet income over the previous 12 months.

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