It was just last month that MGM Resorts International announced they would begin charging for parking, much to the dismay of patrons to the companies many Las Vegas properties. On Tuesday, the company announced they will be working with SP Plus Corp, a publicly-traded company that will handle the paid parking aspects of MGM’s resorts located on the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas properties affected by the parking charges will be the Monte Carlo, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Vdara Hotel & Spa, New York-New York and The Mirage. The parking charges are currently set to begin within a 60 day time frame.
In the announcement, it was revealed that SP Plus will hire the non-union valet employees of MGM, around 400 individuals, with health benefits and pay to continue. The employees will also be able to keep their time off and seniority will be considered.
The changes all come as part of a parking upgrade within MGM properties, with a total of $90 million being spent on the changes.