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Virgin Hotels Keeps Some Restaurants After the Remodel, Adds Hugh Jackman to the Mix

Nobu, MB Steak remain while the Funny Library Coffee Shop joins the Commons Club and Hugh Jackman's coffee brand

A rendering of the Commons Club restaurant and lounge coming to the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in November 2020.
Commons Club Virgin Hotels Las Vegas rendering
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas/Official Site

Once current resident Hard Rock Hotel hands over the resort's keys to Virgin Hotels on Feb. 2, 2020, the new operators will race to overhaul the entire resort in an ambitious 278 days. Slowly, Virgin starts to share details of the dining, bar and nightlife scene headed to the corner of Harmon and Paradise roads.

Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, updated Las Vegas Weekly that MB Steak, Pizza Forte, plus 20-year Hard Rock veteran Nobu are all scheduled to return when the Virgin-branded resort debuts. The Nobu bar area will reopen at twice its current size and the steakhouse will add to the dining room and its own bar footprint.

Elsewhere on property, Virgin paperwork now confirms the Commons Club lounge and restaurant as a prominent tenant, moving into an open-plan space, close to the main entrance.

With new renderings suggesting a retro, space-age cocktail lounge influence, previous Commons Club venues in the Virgin Hotels portfolio have served a globally inspired menu, “combining unexpected ingredients with bold flavors,” plus “a relaxed, yet elegant experience.”

Among other the “world-class restaurants, lounges, and bars” still to be specified, another rendering hints at a plush, opulent, and more intimate lounge.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas lounge rendering
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas lounge rendering
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas/Official Site

Also on the way, the Funny Library Coffee Shop, a “communal work space” stocked with “an assortment of whimsical yet inspirational books.” Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas is already promised to be stacked on its shelves, plus customers will be able to order grab-and-go bites and coffee blends sourced from actor Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man company.

The overhaul will ultimately transform 1,504 rooms, five acres of outdoor space, and pools and remodel the 60,000-square-foot casino floor. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is officially pushing for a Nov. 6, 2020, debut.

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Virgin Hotels

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website


4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5090

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 693-5000 Visit Website

MB Steak

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 483-4888 Visit Website

Funny Library Coffee Shop

1 Music Square West, , TN 37203 (615) 667-8000 Visit Website