Virgin Hotel Opening Date Might Be Delayed

Coronavirus Impact On Visitation, Conventions Cited

Mitch Kelly
August 21, 2020 - 9:34 am
Artist rendering of the new Virgin Hotel, Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) -While construction of the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas at Flamingo and Paradise is still on schedule, officials with the company are now saying the planned fall opening date might have to be delayed.

In a press release, Richard Bosworth, President and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas said, “Construction of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas remains on schedule and the operations team is expected to receive the keys to the property in early November. However, due to current COVID-19 regulations, market conditions and recent event and convention cancellations, the ownership group is carefully evaluating the previously announced Fall 2020 opening date. The ownership group expects to have a date identified by mid-September at which time we will provide full details.”

The hotel is being built on property formerly occupied by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The reconceptualization lifestyle resort will feature three towers with 1,505 Chambers, Grand Chamber Suites and Penthouse Suites. 

In addition, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be home to the first tribal casino in the city, Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, a  60,000-square-foot casino, operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.

The property will also offer more than 130,000 square feet of re-inspired meeting and convention spaces and will be home to over five acres of luxury poolside and outdoor venues amidst a desert landscape, including The Event Lawn, a 13,000 square foot outdoor entertainment space for concerts, private parties and events.