‘You are fighters, you are survivors’ Virgin praises Las Vegas’ resilience

After previously asserting confidence in meeting its construction guidelines, Virgin Hotels has officially revealed that its Las Vegas property is to debut on January 15, 2021.

Revealing the date at a press conference featuring partners and investors, Richard Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, paid homage to the city and praised the resilience of the workforce across the region’s hospitality, gaming and entertainment industry.

“A lot has happened in the last 232 days (since Hard Rock was shutdown), the climate here in Las Vegas, COVID related, has been really devastating to the hospitality market,” it was commented. 

“We feel very very fortunate that we were able to be closed during that time period, and we feel very fortunate that we were able to move towards completion on schedule, despite the COVID restrictions and the COVD requirements.

“We don’t take any of this for granted at all, in fact, before I talk about what is to come here with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, I want to pay respect and homage to the employee and hospitality workforce of Las Vegas who has had to endure so much during the last six months.” 

— Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (@VirginHotelsLV) September 24, 2020

Expressing excitement at the prospect of bringing employees back to work, Bosworth asserted that “lightning will strike twice at 4455 Paradise.”

Furthermore, enthusiasm was also shared regarding the properties “unique” aspects ahead of the grand opening, with Bosworth pinpointing the over 1,500 renovated chambers, upgraded entertainment venues, food and beverage portfolio, gaming floor and the expanded meeting and convention spaces.

Earlier this year Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment entered into agreement with JC Hospitality that is to see the firm operate the 60,000-square foot gaming space inside the soon to be rebranded Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The venture marks not only the debut of the global entertainment brand in Las Vegas, but also the first Native American Tribe to operate in the Las Vegas Strip market.