Next month, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will officially debut, after “current market conditions as it pertains to the pandemic” were cited in January in the midst of the latest delay to affect the revised former Hard Rock International asset.
Richard Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, announced that the casino resort is expected to open on Thursday, March 25, as part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
Milestone in sight
Bosworth said: “It has been a journey, but to finally reach this milestone and confidently announce our opening date would not be possible without our incredible partners and construction team.
“Today we are not only celebrating the fact that we finally get to welcome back guests to the most exciting resort to open in Las Vegas in years, but we also get to bring our team members back to work.”
Revised deadline due to pandemic
The most recent setback came after the company had originally aimed to open its refurbished venue during the latter stages of 2020, before revising the deadline in September of last year to January 15, 2021.
The 60,000 square foot Mohegan Sun Casino, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, is located off-strip and will give players a range of activities, including slots, table games, high-limit areas, and a race and sportsbook.
More than 1,500 suites around the three towers of Ruby, Opal and Canyon will also be included in the refurbished resort; a five-acre desert pool oasis with a multi-functional event lawn; 4,500 capacity live music and entertainment theatres; 24 Oxford showrooms seating 650 guests; and an exclusive portfolio of twelve food and beverage venues.