Rebranded Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has feel of desert oasis

Resort planning quiet opening during pandemic, big party later

Friday, March 19, 2021 | 12:01 a.m.

The opening of a new or rebranded casino in Las Vegas is typically an over-the-top celebration with fireworks, bands and people lined up to get in.

With the ongoing health crisis forcing casinos to operate at a maximum 50% capacity and take other precautions, Virgin is planning a relatively low-key opening.

“It was critical to us to open in a very safe environment,” said Richard Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, the company that owns the property.

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