A further delay to its long anticipated grand opening was announced by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, with the property ensuring that construction deadlines are met and claiming “current conditions in the market as it pertains to the pandemic” for the push back.
The most recent delay comes after the company had previously planned to launch its revamped former Hard Rock International property during the latter stages of 2020, before revising the target to January 15, 2021 in September of last year.
Health and safety a priority
JC Hospitality, the owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, released a statement on social media to confirm the decision to delay the debut of the reimaged property, saying that it is “beyond excited” to open the venue to visitors, but that the priority must be the health and safety of all concerned.
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment reached an agreement with JC Hospitality last year to see the company run the 60,000-square-foot gaming room inside the facility.
First Native American Tribe Las Vegas Strip project
The company marks not only the launch of the Las Vegas global entertainment brand, but also the first Las Vegas Strip market project by the Native American Tribe.
Richard Bosworth, JC Hospitality’s president and CEO, reported the latest delay: “Due to the continuously evolving COVID-19 situation not only in Nevada, but nationwide we have made the decision to delay the January 15, 2020, opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
“The construction for the project is on time and this decision was predicated on the current conditions in the market as it pertains to the pandemic.
“While the entire team of JC Hospitality is beyond excited to introduce the reimagined resort casino to locals and tourists alike, the safety and health of our guests, partners, and team members continue to be our top priority.
“We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines put forth by public officials. At the time, and opening date has not been finalised, but an announcement is forthcoming.”