Let’s start big picture here.When Virgin Hotels took over the Hard Rock Las Vegas, it wiped away a piece of dubious Vegas history—the Rehab pool area, which ran from 2004-2018 and can be considered the original Vegas pool party, even spawning its own reality TV show. In Rehab’s place is now a beautiful, serene pool deck, outfitted with oversized white daybeds and loungers and cabanas that complements the resort’s redone Desert Modern style.
Any standout features or must-sees?
The two-story Elía Beach Club
has an open-air entertainment stage, promising more of a music festival vibe rather than a packed nightclub feeling. But Virgin has also upped the usual Vegas poolside dining scene with Kassi Beach House
, a dreamy Italian seaside-style restaurant from the same group behind the popular Élephante in Santa Monica. Indeed, Élephante’s famed whipped eggplant and Puccia bread is also served here as are Neopolitan-style pizzas, indulgent pastas, and delicious salads. There’s also a playful cocktail menu featuring slushies, spritzes and classics that you can customize. If you’re looking for a fun brunch by the pool in Vegas, Kassi Beach House is the place.