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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas may not open this fall

Decision expected mid-September
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Posted at 1:42 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 16:42:09-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Virgin Hotels Las Vegas may not open this fall, according to a recent press release.

Construction of the property, which is replacing the former Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Paradise Road, is still on schedule, according to JC Hospitality President and CEO Richard “Boz” Bozworth.

However, they may delay the actually opening until a later date because of recent events (coronavirus pandemic) and convention cancellations. A decision is expected to be made by mid-September.

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

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The completely reconceptualized casino floor will feature a striking design, mirroring the property’s modern desert vibe. The 24-hour casino will offer players a variety of experiences including slots, table games, high-limit areas and a race and sportsbook.

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An impressive restaurant portfolio, complete with some of the country’s hottest restauranteurs, will take guests on an inspired culinary journey. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will also welcome back the iconic Nobu and award-winning MB Steak. Guests can expect the unexpected with captivating lounges and bars such as the flagship Commons Club.

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.