Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be opening this month and players should expect a few nice surprises with the property’s opening. First of all, there will be no resort fees, which is a big plus, along with self-parking. By cutting these fees, the Virgin facility may become a favorite among players as they look to avoid any extra charges. The casino is scheduled to open on March 25.
No Resort Fees or Paid Parking
Richard Bosworth is the CEO and President of the property’s parent company JC Hospitality. The CEO announced in a press release last week that the casino resort will not charge resort fees with guests able to enjoy complimentary self-parking. There will also be wi-fi service provided at no charge in the hotel and the casino.
The casino is actually the first major operator to cut resort fees as the city tries to recover after the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts have weighed in on this decision, stating that this type of move could help overcome certain challenges to bring players back to Las Vegas.
Right now, the city is facing a shortage of tourists, with hotel reservations on the decline. Gambling revenues are also falling short as players are not visiting the casino floor as they normally would. With special incentives such as zero fees, players might be more willing to visit properties like Virgin.
When Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opens, it will join four more properties that are operated by the Virgin Group. There are similar hotels in San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and Nashville. There are plans to launch in other areas as well including New York City and Louisiana.
The Las Vegas property’s fee cut follows the Virgin company’s No Nickel and Diming policy. Basically, the company says that its advertised price is what you pay, no cancellation costs or surprise fees are included.
Las Vegas Site Ready to Open
The launch later this month comes after Virgin postponed the opening two times. The pandemic as well as state restrictions connected to the pandemic were the reasons behind the delays. It was first expected to open last fall, but then pushed the date to mid-January 2021. Now, it looks like the facility will finally open in on March 25.
The casino is located where the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas was formally located. The doors of the property were shut in February of last year so that Virgin could begin its $200 million renovations to create a specially branded resort.
The hotel portion of the property is part of the Hilton Curio Collection and will feature 1,500 chambers and suites. There are three towers to house the hotel operations. The casino floor is 60,000 square feet in size and will be operated by the Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment group. The property will include slots and table games plus a sportsbook operated by Betfred.
Other options on-site include a five-acre pool, entertainment area with seating for up to 4,500 people, plus 12 food and beverage options.