After delays related to the pandemic, Virgin Hotel Las Vegas announced it will open on March 25, 2021.
Which you’d already have known if: 1) You’d read the headline, 2) You follow us on Twitter.
The news release didn’t provide a time of day the casino will open, but we hear 6:00 p.m. You know we’ll be there!
Anyway, huge news and a big relief for the employees of Virgin Las Vegas, including many staffers who previously worked at Hard Rock Las Vegas.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton (we have no idea what that is, but Hilton sounds familiar) and the casino will be operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.
President and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Richard “Boz” Bosworth, said, “It has been a journey, but to finally reach this milestone and confidently announce our opening date would not be possible without our incredible partners and construction team. Today we are not only celebrating the fact that we finally get to welcome back guests to the most exciting resort to open in Las Vegas in years, but we also get to bring our team members back to work.”
The off-Strip Virgin Las Vegas will have more than 1,500 rooms (Virgin calls them “chambers” despite our best efforts) and suites.
The resort will feature a five-acre pool complex (you just blew right by a rendering of it), a live entertainment theater and 12 restaurants and bars.
Virgin Vegas was originally slated to open as early as Oct. 2020, but the opening was pushed back to Jan. 15, 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. The opening was delayed again when Nevada was faced with State mandates of 25% capacity in most venues.
In a case of uncanny timing, Hard Rock casino closed Feb. 4, 2020 for its transition to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The plan was already in place to be closed eight months for the renovation.
Virgin’s renderings have been well-received.
The company has partnered with five design and construction partners, and we hear the resort is already pretty much ready to go.
The partners are Rockwell Group, Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors, Studio Collective, Taylor International Corporation and McCarthy Building Companies.
McCarthy may sound familiar as they pretty much build everything in Las Vegas and made a slash with Circa Las Vegas, downtown’s newest casino resort.
It’s a relief to everyone involved Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will finally open its doors on March 25, 2021.
We can’t wait to stay and play there. And drink. It’s doesn’t rhyme with “stay and play,” but we don’t live by society’s rules.