Opening Of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, a former resort with casino Hard Rock, will welcome its first guests on 15th January, 2021.
The owners and developers behind the large-scale renovation of the resort throughout the territory initially hoped to open their doors this autumn.
The reason for the delay is the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richard “Boz” Bosworth who purchased the resort in March, 2018 along with Virgin Group billionaire Richard Branson and real estate investment firm Juniper Capital Partners, said that the cancellations of the conventions and ongoing concerns about the spread of coronavirus require “a bit more time”.
“We look out for our opponents and other members of the hotel community, as they take care of the safety of their guests. And we are going to use all the best methods to reduce the spread of the virus” – said Bosworth this week.
Bosworth and his partners purchased the resort for 500 million dollars. And another 200 million dollars was spent on reorganization of the hotel to the brend Virgin Hotels.
Hard Rock Las Vegas went out of date, and Bosworth confidently stated that the innovative hotel will make the resort “very attractive” for guests, as soon as the tourism will be renovated, whenever that happens.
At the moment the flow of callers to south Nevada remains small. Due to the lack of conventions, casino resorts dropped the room prices, and some criticize them for the recent increase in violence at Las Vegas Strip and around it.
The cancellation of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest annual convention in Las Vegas launched a devastating blow to Virgin Las Vegas. Bosworth said that the show was Hard Rock client №1 for many years.
The volume of visitors from January to July in Las vegas decreased by 55%. The Las Vegas Convention And Visitors Authority (LVCVA) reports that 13.65 million fewer people visited South Nevada in 2020 than in the same 7 months in 2019.
Bosworth believes that both travelers and local citizens will like Virgin.
“We have really created a full-fledged resort that we think will be really well acced not only by travelers, but also by what I would call our most important speaker, namely our local Las Vegas community.” – Bosworth said.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will include a 60000 feet casino operated by Mohegan Gaming, a theatre with live music and entertainment with 4500 seats (formerly known as The Joint), a five-acre pool complex that includes a walking location with dining areas, and 12 restaurants.
1504 hotel rooms were redesigned. The modernization was done by a Los Angeles hotel designer’s studio. Virgin will present 323 hospitality luxe suites of 700-750 square feet each and 79 luxury suites of 900-5000 square feet.
“Hotel design is a departure from the ultra glitz that is overused here and overflowed all of Las Vegas,” – is said in the hand-out Virgin material.