Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has reaffirmed a commitment to debuting its overhauled former Hard Rock International property during the latter stages of 2020, however, external issues could see a reopening date become delayed.
Initially acquiring the property and outlining plans for a multi-million dollar revamp over two years ago, the Virgin Group commenced an eight month renovation project earlier this year.
The refurbished resort will boast a 24-hour casino that will offer players a variety of experiences including slots, table games, high-limit areas and a race and sportsbook, as well as boasting 1,505 suites across three “luxurious” towers of Ruby, Opal and Canyon.
The property will also offer more than 130,000 square feet of re-inspired meeting and convention spaces and will be home to over five acres of poolside and outdoor venues.
“Construction of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas remains on schedule and the operations team is expected to receive the keys to the property in early November,” stated Richard Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
“However, due to current COVID-19 regulations, market conditions and recent event and convention cancellations, the ownership group is carefully evaluating the previously announced fall 2020 opening date. The ownership group expects to have a date identified by mid-September at which time we will provide full details.”
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas marks not only the debut of the global Virgin entertainment brand in Las Vegas, but also the first Native American Tribe to operate in the Las Vegas Strip market after an agreement was inked alongside Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.
Purchased by Richard Branson and the Virgin Group in 2018, and forming part of Curio Collection by Hilton, the property becomes the latest addition to a Virgin Hotels portfolio that is undertaking a concerted growth effort over the coming years.
Current entities in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville and to also be by New York City, Palm Springs, New Orleans, Edinburgh and Miami in the coming years.