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Pandemic delays opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas beyond Jan. 15

Virgin Announces Jan. 15, 2021 Opening

Steve Marcus

Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, speaks with reporters during a news conference at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas porte cochere Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

The opening of the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has been pushed back again, with owner JC Hospitality citing the “continuously evolving COVID-19 situation.”

The off-Strip resort was initially anticipated to open in November, but that date was pushed back to Jan. 15.

The company did not set a new opening date when announcing it was delaying beyond the January target.

Construction on the project at the former Hard Rock on Paradise Road is on time and the delay was “predicated on the current conditions in the market as it pertains to the pandemic,” JC Hospitality CEO Richard Bosworth said in a statement.

The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the travel and tourism industry. With visitor volume significantly down, a number of Strip resorts have suspended their midweek hotel operations.

Bosworth said the company is excited to introduce the new resort, but the “safety and health of our guests, partners and team members continues to be our top priority.”