The official opening of Las Vegas’ newest casino is just days away, with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, to begin welcoming guests on Thursday 25 March.

The date was confirmed last month, after “current conditions in the market as it pertains to the pandemic” was cited in January amid the latest delay to impact the overhauled former Hard Rock International property.

Guests will be able to access the reimagined and re-conceptualised casino resort at the property’s official opening at 6:00pm on Thursday, where the venue promises a “passion for food, culture and entertainment to punctuate the opening and beyond”.

This comes alongside a line-up that contains live entertainment including DJs, street performances and more, beginning at the aforementioned time and continuing into the early morning.

The latest delay experienced earlier in the year came after the group had previously intended to debut its revamped venue during the latter stages of 2020, before revising that target in September of last year to January 15, 2021.

Located off-strip, the facility boasts a 60,000 square foot Mohegan Sun Casino, operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, will offer players a variety of experiences including 650 slots and over 150 table games, high-limit areas and a race and sportsbook.

The refurbished resort will also feature more than 1,500 suites across the three towers of Ruby, Opal and Canyon; a five-acre desert pool oasis including a multi-functional event lawn; live music and entertainment theatre with 4,500 capacity; 24 Oxford showroom accommodating 650 guests; and an exclusive portfolio of twelve food and beverage venues.

All restaurants inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will operate in accordance with the governor’s current public health directives, operating at limited capacity with up to six guests per table. 

“The opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is just one more positive sign of the recovery of the Las Vegas economy,” stated Richard Bosworth, president & CEO of JC Hospitality and owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

“We’re excited to have our team members back to work as we prepare to welcome locals and tourists alike at our completely redesigned resort.”

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas says that it is “flipping the script” on traditional resort openings and will open its doors to the consumer first, putting a significant number of people back to work in the city and aiming to offer a positive first sign that Las Vegas is heading in a more hopeful direction. 

A traditional grand opening celebration is being planned for late spring based on projected increased gatherings, and potential lifting of entertainment restrictions.