Virgin Hotels Las Vegas exec explains why it’s time to open the doors

Mar 20, 2021
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, opening March 25, is a dynamic rebranding of the former Hard Rock Hotel, which closed in February 2020. Travel Weekly Las Vegas editor Paul Szydelko interviewed Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, on March 15. The conversation was edited for clarity and brevity.
Q: It’s been a long and winding road to the opening. How excited are you?
A: My level of excitement is beyond personal and professional excitement. We have 1,300 [of 1,453] returning employees from Hard Rock coming back to work. We’ve hired an additional 300 employees, and then we’ll have added another 400 team members over the next two months as our pool — what I call the backyard of the resort — continues to open. Even though we are opening during a pandemic and a public health crisis, we’re opening as Las Vegas is opening.