LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will not be opening in January 2021.
The property was initially scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, but the date was pushed back to Jan. 15 until Friday’s update.
JC Hospitality CEO Richard Bosworth says the team is delaying the property’s opening due to the pandemic with the following statement:
"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. 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. 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. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines put forth by public officials. At this time, an opening date has not been finalized, but an announcement is forthcoming.”
The new Virgin Hotels property is located at the previous Hard Rock Hotel site on Paradise Road.