One of the Biggest Parties in Las Vegas is Heading to the Virgin Hotel!

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Las Vegas is known as the party capital of the United States. The casino-resorts in this city are known for putting on exciting nightlife events on a regular basis. This week, news broke that one of the biggest parties in Las Vegas will soon be taking place at the Virgin Hotel-Casino.

This venue recently opened its doors where the former Hard Rock Hotel-Casino stood. Its owners are now working hard to boost visitation rates. Now is a great time to talk about the upcoming party taking place here.

Let’s get into it!

More LV Nightlife Options are Becoming Available Every Month

The nightlife options in Las Vegas are legendary. In this small city, more world-class nightclubs and bars are available than anywhere else in the country. Back in March of 2020, the city’s entire nightlife industry was completely shut down.

It took months for anything to change here. Finally, over the summer of 2020, much of Las Vegas began to reopen. Tourism rates began to increase and many of the health regulations set in place here were slowly scrapped.

2021 is proving to be a much better year for Las Vegas. Today, most of the restrictions set in place last year have been removed. Masks are no longer required inside casinos and almost all venues here are able to operate at 100% capacity.

It seems like every month, more nightlife options in Las Vegas are becoming available. Nearly all of the casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip have reopened their nightclubs. This is helping to bring in more tourists from around the country.

There are some exciting new clubs opening in the city over the next few months, too. Most are looking at the AYU Dayclub and Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World Las Vegas. Resorts World is opening to the public on June 24 and is expected to be one of the best new properties in the city.

Some incredible parties are taking place in Las Vegas over the next few months. We’re now beginning to hear about one massive party scheduled to take place at the Virgin Hotel.

Virgin Hotel is Set to Host One of the Biggest Parties in Las Vegas

This summer is already shaping up to be one of the most special ones in history for the city of Las Vegas. The tourism situation here has been improving over the entire year. Hotels are now reporting a surge of bookings over June, July, and August.

The Virgin Hotel-Casino opened its doors earlier this year. It’s the first casino that the Virgin Group has opened. As many expected, this has proven to be a hugely popular venue for those looking to stay off the Las Vegas Strip.

This week, news broke that one of the biggest parties in Las Vegas this summer will be taking place at the Virgin Hotel. Richard “Boz” Bosworth, President and CEO of the hotel’s ownership group, discussed the “Unstoppable Weekend” party to the media this week. He believes it will help the hotel bring in a huge number of new guests.

“We wanted vibrancy. We wanted a party, and we wanted it to be safe,” he said. And we felt it would have been irresponsible to have that level of a party when you had to have anywhere from 3 to 6 foot social distancing, or 75% capacity, or no dancing, or some of the very natural restrictions that were needed (to keep) our community healthy and safe.” 

This party will begin on Thursday and concludes on Sunday. Christina Aguilera will be headlining the show. Reports claim that Virgin CEO Richard Branson will also be attending many of the festivities.

The “Unstoppable Weekend” is expected to be one of the biggest parties in Las Vegas this summer. If you’re in the city, head over to the Virgin Hotel to see what all of the hype is about!

Fireworks are Returning to Las Vegas on July 4

The Fourth of July is usually one of the busiest days of the year for Las Vegas. This year’s July 4 falls on a Sunday and the weekend is expected to be one for the ages. To the delight of many people planning a trip here, fireworks will be returning to the city this year!

Historically speaking, Las Vegas hosts some truly remarkable fireworks celebrations every year. The one next month should prove to be one of the best yet. Many of the biggest casino-resorts in the city are already planning to launch massive fireworks shows on July 4.

Some fantastic parties will also be taking place over the Fourth of July weekend. Over at Park MGM, multiple-time Grammy winner Bruno Mars will be performing. He’s become a common face in Las Vegas and should bring the heat over the holiday weekend.

Over at the aforementioned Resorts World Las Vegas, Miley Cyrus will be performing at the AYU Dayclub. The performance will conclude with a fireworks show.

Of course, one of the biggest parties in Las Vegas is taking place this weekend! It seems likely that this party weekend will bring a surge of visitors to the Virgin Hotel-Casino. We’ll be sure to report more on this event once it concludes.

Do you plan on taking part in the “Unstoppable Weekend” at the Virgin Hotel? Let us know in the comments section below!

The Las Vegas Virgin Hotel May Not Open This Fall

Back in 2018, Virgin announced it had purchased the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Since that time, the company has been focusing on renovating and rebranding the popular gambling venue. New reports have just surfaced that show the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel may be forced to delay its opening date.Virgin Hotels Logo

It’s disappointing news to hear. Many are excited to see what this venue has to offer. Today, we’re going to talk about what the owners of this hotel-casino have planned.

Let’s get into it!

Looking Back at Virgin’s Purchase of the Hard Rock Hotel-Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas first opened to the public in March of 1995. It quickly became a popular venue with both locals and tourists. Over the years, this property went through several major renovations.

Ownership of this hotel-casino changed hands several times over the years. In 2006, it was sold to Morgans Hotel Group for $770 million. Five years later, Warner Gaming took control over the Hard Rock Hotel and began looking at new ways to boost revenue.

Things didn’t go as planned and revenue here continued to decrease. Many rumors began surfacing that Warner Gaming was looking to sell this venue. In March of 2018, these rumors turned out to be correct.

Virgin Hotels, part of Virgin Group, agreed to the purchase for $500 million. Company officials immediately began revealing plans for the venue. It was closed for eight months while construction and redesigning took place.

The opening date for the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel was pushed back several times. Many felt the global pandemic would push the date back even farther. New statements from company officials seem to indicate this is now a real possibility.

Here’s a look at why the Hard Rock may be forced to delay its opening date once again.

Company Officials May Delay the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel Opening Date

Opening a new hotel-casino in Las Vegas takes a significant amount of time and effort. Virgin Hotels is still a new company and it’s clear officials here are focused on making their new Las Vegas property a special one. Unfortunately, that’s led to several delays getting it open.

New reports seem to indicate that the planned opening in fall may now be pushed back. Richard Bosworth, President and CEO of the parent company of Virgin Hotels confirmed this to the media this week. Bosworth claims that “COVID-19 regulations, market conditions and recent event convention cancellations” could force the delay.

“The operations team is expected to receive the keys to the property in early November,” Bosworth revealed in a company statement. “The ownership group is carefully evaluating the previously announced fall 2020 opening date.”

An official reopening date will be revealed in September. Company leaders are taking a close look at whether or not pushing this date back will be financially beneficial. Based on how things are going in Las Vegas, that seems more likely than ever before.

Richard Bosworth and other officials within Virgin have to be disappointed with this development. All major hotel-casino companies operating in Las Vegas are feeling the effects of the pandemic. Things seem to be slowly improving, though.

Gaming Revenue in Nevada is Slowly Increasing

Between March and June, gambling revenue in the state of Nevada was almost non-existent. All casinos in the state were shut down during this time. The only real money these venues were making came from their online operations.

Several major casino companies saw their second-quarter revenue earnings fall by more than 95%. As the weeks go on, however, these companies are managing to bring in more money. Tourism rates in Las Vegas are increasing, as well.

Full recovery is still a long way away. Casinos are forced to limit occupancy and order social distancing. Many are unwilling to visit the city with so many regulations set in place.

The same can be said for Atlantic City. New Jersey’s casinos were given permission to reopen in early July. Revenue remains low here, yet it’s slowly increasing as time goes on.

It’s a tough situation for casino companies. It seems more likely that the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel will be forced to open at a later date than originally planned. We’ll continue offering updates on this situation as they come up.

Are you excited to see Virgin’s new Las Vegas hotel? Let us know in the comments section below!