The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is closing completely beginning of February to end over two decades servicing their guests. One last party is planned to celebrate the hotel’s final days in Sin City. The grand party is expected to last from Jan 30th-Feb. 2.
The legendary property’s last party will include; live music, giveaways, food and beverage specials and more.
It is worth mentioning that the Hard Rock Cafe first opened its doors back in 1990 and they celebrated with an epic Aerosmith concert. In 1991 the company announced plans to expand to building a resort and by 1995 the resort started welcoming guests in Las Vegas.
The future of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
In 2018, Richard Branson announces his interest in buying the hotel-casino and turning it into Virgin Hotels.
Branson completed the purchase of the hotel-casino last at an undisclosed fee after partnering with property developers and a group of hedge funds. The Virgin Group had its online casino, Virgin Games, launched in 2003 and as it stands, the group controls over 400 companies.
The hotel-casino is now owned by J.C. Hospitality. President and CEO of JC Hospitality, LLC and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas explained in an earlier statement that “the original four months that had been estimated for closure of the hotel-casino ‘was not efficient from a construction process’ and he went further to state that they could not provide the deserved hospitality service to the guests given the timeline.”
Explaining why they opted for an eight-month closure, the President said that it was efficient and it would ensure that there was a timely opening which will not happen before the first quarter of 2021.
The 1,650 workers already on board are being encouraged by the management to remain put. They are poised to get a retention bonus and for those workers who would wish to work for the new hotel, they will not be subject to another interview to take over their prior positions.
“Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has been an important part of Las Vegas history and it is truly the end of an era,” remarked Richard “Boz,” “We are especially thankful to the Las Vegas community for its support over the past twenty-five years and allowing us to be a part of their most cherished memories.”
Virgin Hotel partners providing food, beverages, nightlife, and gambling services are yet to be revealed.
Virgin Hotel Las Vegas Grand Opening
The hotel plans to open its doors after the 2020 US presidential elections taking place next November. Company representatives asserted that Nevada and Las Vegas will play a pivotal significant role in the elections and that the new Virgin Hotel did not see its benefits to compete with the campaign period.
Expected renovations at the 1995 established Hard Rock will stem from the 1,500 hotel rooms, enlargement and upgrading of the casino floors, expansion of conference space, and opening of new restaurants.