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Virgin Hotels Moves Back Its Opening Date to Early 2021

The resort debuts on January 15, 2021

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Virgin Hotels plans to open on January 15, 2021.
Virgin Hotels [Official Site]

Virgin Hotels gives itself another 70-plus days to open. The resort renovating the former Hard Rock Hotel plans to open on January 15, 2021, with new dining experiences and returning favorites.

Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, which owns Virgin Hotels says he looks forward to bringing employees back to work. “Lightning will strike twice at 4455 Paradise,” he says in a press statement.

Virgin Hotels originally planned to open in early November after a nine-month renovation of the hotel and casino. Officials cite the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of conventions in the city as the reasons for moving back the opening date.

Newcomers to the resort include LA’s Night + Market, the Thai restaurant from chef Kris Yenbamroong; Money, Baby!, with space for watching sports, betting, interactive games, food, and cocktails set in a funky mid-century style with indoor and outdoor patios; and Kassi Beach Club from LA restaurateur Nick Mathers with a poolside European-style restaurant and ultra lounge that combines coastal Italian flavors with a Mediterranean flair. Casa Calavera from Hakkasan Group combines Mexican cuisine in an open-air, feet-in-the-sand space, while chef Todd English plans to bring Olives back to Las Vegas in the former 35 Steaks + Martinis space.

Nobu Matsuhisa’s Nobu returns with a makeover that includes refreshed decor and an expanded bar area. David Morton and Michael Morton return with a revamped MB Steak.

Other dining outlets on the way include Afters Ice Cream with its first location outside of California. Pizza Forte returns with Roman-style pizza by the slice, whole pizzas, house-made meatballs, and a variety of Italian street food.

The resort brings its own Commons Club with the 24-hour Kitchen at Commons with fare that represents Virgin’s British roots, as well as carafe cocktails, beer flights, wines by the glass, and more. The Bar at Commons Club offers cocktails and live entertainment. The Shag Room also brings a bar with cocktails and live entertainment.

The resort also confirms Funny Library Coffee Shop with coffee by Laughing Man, the brand co-founded by actor Hugh Jackman.

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Virgin Hotels

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website

Funny Library Coffee Shop

1445 Turtle Creek Boulevard, , TX 75207 (469) 359-7700 Visit Website

MB Steak

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


3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 891-7888 Visit Website

Casa Calavera

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 522-8000 Visit Website

Kassi Beach House

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 693-4000 Visit Website


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

Pizza Forte

4700 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (725) 204-1557 Visit Website

Money, Baby!

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Night + Market

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 693-5280 Visit Website

Afters Ice Cream

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

35 Steaks + Martinis

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 693-5500 Visit Website