Virgin Hotel Las Vegas Set to Open Jan. 15, 2021

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.

Channel 13 chastity belt

It’s hard to overstate the gloriousness of Channel 13 using our Photoshopped rendering of Virgin Las Vegas, complete with chastity belt. Because Virgin.

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.

Virgin Richard's Flat

This room is called Richard’s Flat. It refers to Richard Branson, but may also be a nod to the resort’s CEO, Richard Bosworth. Sly.

Here’s the living room for Richard’s Flat.

Virgin Vegas hotel rooms

Yes, we zoomed in on the liquor. No labels!

Virgin will have three towers: Opal, Canyon and the all-suite  Ruby Tower.

Virgin Vegas rooms

Oxymoron of the day: Canyon Tower.

Here’s the Opal tower room.

Virgin Hotel rooms

This is the Opal Tower. If you’re getting a feminine vibe, it’s because Virgin is known for appealing to female business travelers, among others.

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.

6 thoughts on “Virgin Hotel Las Vegas Set to Open Jan. 15, 2021

  1. Ziggy

    As a Uk resident lets hope the experience lives up to the marketing . Virgin’s portrayal of their offerings is glossy , sexy & hip .
    The experience of using them often is way off the mark , lacking badly in quality, value and customer service .
    We shall see.

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  2. Mike Alexakis

    They have their work cut out for them, the Hard Rock was a fabulous resort, great food, great pool, and a nice little friendly casino… I had a good time there every single time I stayed there or visited, Virgin would be wise to emulate the vibe that existed…

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  3. DEENA AYAKO TOKUDA

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATION ONLINE FOR COCKTAIL SERVER.
    I HAVE BEEN A COCKTAIL SERVER FOR 3 YEARS. I LOVE IT AND I AM PROBABLY THE FRIENDLIEST COCKTAIL SERVER ON THE STRIP! I CAN’T WAIT TO WORK FOR SUCH A FABULOUS/SEXY CASINO.

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  4. danglingdave

    Gonna be a super expensive place to visit. That is my guess. All lipstick, no pig is what i think it will be all about.

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