The grand opening of Las Vegas’ newest casino is only days away, with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, a part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, set to open on Thursday, March 25.
After “current conditions in the market as it pertains to the pandemic” were cited in January amid the ongoing delay to affect the overhauled former Hard Rock International property, the latest opening date was announced last month.
At the property’s official opening at 6:00pm on Thursday, guests will be able to visit the reimagined and re-conceptualised casino resort, which promises a “passion for food, culture, and entertainment to punctuate the opening and beyond.”
This is in addition to a live entertainment lineup that starts at the aforementioned time and lasts until the early hours, featuring DJs, street shows, and more.
The most recent setback emerged earlier this year, after the company had originally expected to launch its redesigned venue in the latter stages of 2020, before revising the target to January 15, 2021 in September of last year.
The 60,000-square-foot Mohegan Sun Casino, which is owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and is located off-strip, can provide players with a range of attractions, including 650 slots and over 150 table games, high-limit zones, and a race and sportsbook.
More than 1,500 suites will be available through the three Ruby, Opal, and Canyon buildings, as well as a five-acre desert pool oasis with a multi-functional event lawn, a live music and entertainment theatre with a seating capacity of 4,500, a 24-hour Oxford showroom with seating for 650 visitors, and an exclusive portfolio of twelve food and beverage venues.
Both restaurants inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will obey the governor’s new public health directives and will have a maximum capacity of up to six guests per seat.
Positive sign for recovery
Richard Bosworth, president & CEO of JC Hospitality and owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas said: “The opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is just one more positive sign of the recovery of the Las Vegas economy.
“We’re excited to have our team members back to work as we prepare to welcome locals and tourists alike at our completely redesigned resort.”
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas says it is “flipping the script” on typical resort openings and will open the doors to the public first, bringing a huge number of people back to work in the city and promising to give an optimistic first indication that Las Vegas is on the mend.
Based on expected expanded gatherings and the possible removal of entertainment limits, a typical grand opening event is being scheduled for late spring.