Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opening is postponed

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Richard Bosworth, CEO of owner JC Hospitality, seen here in October, said the opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has been delayed because of Covid-19 concerns.
Richard Bosworth, CEO of owner JC Hospitality, seen here in October, said the opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has been delayed because of Covid-19 concerns. Photo Credit: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The planned Jan. 15 opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has been postponed because of the pandemic. No new opening date has been announced.

"Due to the continuously evolving Covid-19 situation, not only in Nevada but nationwide, we have made the decision to delay the Jan. 15, 2021, opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas," Richard Bosworth, CEO of owner JC Hospitality, said in a statement Dec. 4. "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."

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (an extensive renovation and rebranding of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino) will be part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. In addition to a 60,000-square-foot casino operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the off-Strip property will feature more than 1,500 rooms and suites in three distinctive towers, 117,000 square feet of indoor meeting and events space and 12 dining venues.

The five-acre pool and entertainment complex includes the resort's pool, day club and the Promenade and Event Lawn.

"While the entire team at 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 continues to be our top priority," Bosworth said.

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