Virgin Hotels Las Vegas expected to push back opening

The news comes after Gov. Sisolak imposed tighter restrictions this week.
The news comes after Gov. Sisolak imposed tighter restrictions this week.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is reported to have delayed opening again due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

US.- It’s been reported that Virgin Hotels will once again push back its date for opening its new property in Las Vegas.

The opening had already been pushed back from fall to January next year.

Now the Las Vegas blog, Vital Vegas, has reported that president and CEO Richard Bosworth has sent a memo to staff members in which he said the date would be put back further.

It reports that he memo reads: “While the current restrictions put forth by the Governor are only scheduled for three weeks, there could be an extension if there is no improvement in the COVID-19 crisis.

“Either way, a slowdown in county services and the inability to have gatherings with over 50 attendees will likely impact many of our pre-opening activities.”

Earlier this week, Nevada governor Steve Sisolak announced that casinos would be allowed to remain open, but under tighter restrictions due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in the state.

The capacity limit for casinos and other establishments has been slashed by another half, with venues currently permitted to operate at only 25 per cent capacity. The restrictions are projected to be in place for just three weeks.

But Bosworth’s memo is said to continue: “Additionally, we have learned today through both the CDC and John Hopkins University that the next surge is projected to occur in early January, right in the middle of our scheduled launch. It is very difficult to know if this prediction is accurate, but it could be extremely disruptive to our opening.”

The Virgin property was initially scheduled to open this fall, but the opening was pushed back to January 2021.