Opening day approaching for Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

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Oct 05, 2020

Anticipation is building for the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, set to open Jan. 15 following the renovation and rebranding of the former Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, stressed the resilience of the hospitality, gaming and entertainment industry in announcing the opening date.

“Lightning will strike twice at 4455 Paradise,” referring to the address of the former Hard Rock, which opened to great fanfare in 1995. The property closed in February, before the pandemic’s outset, for the rebranding work.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. In addition to a 60,000-square-foot casino operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the off-Strip property will feature more than 1,500 rooms (known as chambers) and suites, a five-acre pool area, 117,000 square feet of indoor meeting and events space and 12 dining venues.

The Joint, a live music and entertainment venue with a capacity of more than 4,500, will be rebranded, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The facility will be operated by AEG Presents.

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