Virgin Hotel Las Vegas (technically, “Hotels,” though there’s only one) has announced its opening date: Jan. 15, 2021.
The resort, undergoing a major renovation from its previous incarnation, Hard Rock, was supposed to open in Nov. 2020, but COVID has ruined everything.
Hard Rock closed Feb. 4, 2020.
Hard Rock was purchased by JC Hospitality and bajillionaire Richard Branson on March 30, 2018.
The launch of Virgin Las Vegas is estimated to be costing in the neighborhood of $200 million.
In case you wondered, the push-back of an opening date for Virgin had everything with the business climate in Las Vegas due to COVID-19, not the financial state of Richard Branson or his Virgin Atlantic or Virgin Group.
Virgin recently showed off some renderings of its rooms (which the resort refers to as “chambers,” despite our best efforts), so let’s take a look.
Here’s the living room for Richard’s Flat.
Virgin will have three towers: Opal, Canyon and the all-suite Ruby Tower.
Here’s the Opal tower room.
Virgin will be part of Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program boasting 108 million members.
It’s worth noting, Virgin announced it will be rebranding its popular showroom, The Joint.
There’s a good amount of anticipation building about Virgin Hotel Las Vegas, including ours.
We’ve got a solid stretch of newness in the works, from Circa (Oct. 28, 2020) to Virgin (Jan. 15, 2021) and Resorts World (summer 2021), and we look forward to gambling and drinking and debauching our way through each one.
Not necessarily in that order.