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Virgin Hotels and Hilton reopen former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

30 Mar 2021 by Mark Caswell
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton

Virgin Hotels has opened its latest US property, housed within the former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The group first announced plans to rebrand the 1,500-room property back in 2018, and it has been closed since early 2020 to allow for the hotel to be “reimagined and reconceptualized”.

As reported by Business Traveller late last year, the property is being marketed as part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, and is now known as the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to open in January

Located on the corner of Harmon and Paradise Road, around one mile east of The Strip, the property is spread over three towers, and offers no less than 12 food and beverage options including One Steakhouse by brothers David and Michael Morton, Olives by celebrity chef Todd English (coming May 2021), Casa Calavera by the Hakkasan Group, Kassi Beach Club from restauranteur Nick Mathers, and signature Virgin Hotels brands The Kitchen at Commons Club, The Bar at Commons Club, The Shag Room and Funny Library Coffee Shop.

Other facilities include a spa and fitness centre, over 12,000 sqm square feet of indoor and outdoor events space including a 4,500-capacity theatre, and the 5,600 sqm Mohegan Sun Casino.

A new two-floor Mykonos-themed dayclub will open in May, as will the Mediterranean-inspired swimming pool and sports entertainment venue.

Rendering of the resort pool at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Hilton Honors members staying up until May 2 will receive 2,000 bonus points per stay, as well as 5,000 bonus points for every 5th night completed.

Commenting on the opening Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality and owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, said:

“The opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is just one more positive sign of the recovery of the Las Vegas economy. For a city that thrives on tourism and large gatherings, with the current Covid-19 cases dropping and the increased access and availability to the vaccine there are positive signs pointing to another great Las Vegas comeback.

“No city does it better than Las Vegas and we are excited that our doors are once again open to our team members and are ready to welcome locals and tourists back to the city.”

Virgin Hotels recently outlined plans for five hotel openings between now and 2023, including the brand’s first UK property in Edinburgh.

Virgin Hotels to open Edinburgh property in 2022

virginhotels.com, hilton.com

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