Virgin Hotel Las Vegas Remodel Will Begin Next Year
Beginning next February, the Hard Rock Las Vegas (l.) will undergo a $200 million remodel and be transformed and rebranded as Virgin Hotel Las Vegas. Completion is targeted for November 2020, right after the presidential election.
Hard Rock Las Vegas will begin its $200 million remodel and rebrand as Virgin Hotel Las Vegas next February, once the Super Bowl is over with a target completion date of early November 2020.
CEO Richard “Boz” Bozworth said he didn’t want the opening to compete with next year’s presidential campaign. “This is a grand opening of a new hotel, and we don’t want to get lost in that distraction,” he said.
Bosworth told the Las Vegas Review-Journal “The property’s project deadlines were fluid and the scope of the project continued to expand.” He added, “Based on the additional improvements that we have identified, the deadline to begin work has shifted to early 2020. Significant construction activities remain 10 months away and the property will remain open for business without any disruptions to our guests and team members through Super Bowl of 2020.”
It’s been a year since the sale of the property from Hard Rock to Virgin was announced. Since then the hotel announced a partnership with the Curio Collection by Hilton customer-service program.
The upgrade will include an expansion of the 5-acre pool deck, renovating all 1,500 hotel rooms including a redesign of the VIP suites. Vinyl, home of the Raiding the Rock Vault, will be transformed into a 3,000 square foot night club with DJs.
The hotel has not yet announced its restaurant partners.
The hotel wants to keep its 2,000 plus staff on tap during the construction with its “Stick Around And Come Back” program that will compensate employees and let them return to their old jobs without having to reapply.