Virgin Hotels Las Vegas pushes back opening

A new launch date has yet to be confirmed.
A new launch date has yet to be confirmed.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas was originally scheduled to open last autumn but the casino resort has postponed its launch for the second time.

US.- Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has pushed back its opening date for a second time in response to restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The venue was originally scheduled to open last autumn, but the date was pushed back to January 15. The opening’s been pushed back again with the new target date yet to be revealed.

A company statement read: “Due to the continuously evolving Covid-19 situation, not only in Nevada but nationwide, we have made the decision to delay the January 15, 2021, opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.”

In regards to a new launch date, it said: “At this time, an opening date has not been finalised, but an announcement is forthcoming.”

The casino’s opening was initially delayed due to the cancellation of large conventions and the reduction in gambling tourism in Las Vegas due to the pandemic.

Other properties on the strip have reduced opening hours in response to a decline in traffic, the latest example being the MGM-owned Mirage Las Vegas.

The new Virgin property occupies the site of the former Hard Rock which was sold to Richard Bosworth in 2018. He then partnered with Virgin owner Richard Branson and Juniper Capital Partners.

Venues in Nevada are currently operating at a 25 per cent capacity cap, which is to remain in place for at least one more month after Governor Steve Sisolak extended the restrictions.

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