Did you know that the Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas has no resort fees, comes with free Wi-Fi access, and has complimentary self-parking? The Las Vegas Virgin Hotel is enriched through the scenes of its region by covering the residence with themes from the middle of the Mojave Desert.
Virgin Hotels debuted this new Hotel in Las Vegas early this year on March 25. The Hotel is modern and bright, which takes its inspiration from the desert sceneries. JC Hospitality is the agency that runs Virgin Hotels with Richard Bosworth as its CEO.
According to Richard Bosworth, the Virgin Hotels are constructed to embrace the local scene and bring out the uniqueness of their geographic locations. In the Las Vegas Virgin Hotels, there are murals and artwork that are inspired by the red rock mountains and the sunset yellow and orange colors. You will find cacti scenes and other geographic emulations that are reminiscent of the desert.
We will take a look at the Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas, starting from how it came to be. We will also dive into the various places to visit in the Hotel and give you a few of our best to make your stay memorable.
Virgin Hotels Overview
The Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas is located at 4455 Paradise Road, which is less than 2 miles from the McCarran International Airport. Unlike other resorts in Las Vegas, Virgin Hotels does not charge any resort fees and also comes with free self-parking for visitors and guests. There is also free Wi-Fi access and no price-gauging policy.
The entrance is welcoming with desert flora décor that makes you feel like you are in a desert paradise. There are red, silver, and black rock sculptures that are inspired by the Seven Magic Mountains art work. The welcoming lobby is filled with palm trees, cactuses, and agave plant decorations that continue throughout the Hotel.
The Las Vegas hotel was formerly Hard Rock property but was renovated and turned into Virgin Hotels – which opened this year. The Hotel is owned by the joint venture JC Hospitality which comprises Bosworth Hospitality, Virgin, and Jupiter Capital.
There are over 1,500 luxury accommodation rooms for guests. The room choices are vast, ranging from standard Virgin Hotel chambers and suites to Virgin Resort’s premier luxury accommodations at the Ruby Tower. The accommodations are in three towers; the Ruby Tower, the Canyon Tower, and the Opal Tower.
There are many casual, quick bite eateries in the Hotel, including Pizza Forte, Funny Library Coffee Shop, the Afters Ice Cream place, Kassi Beach Club, One Steakhouse, and Nobu Las Vegas. There is an event center that includes VIP areas and bars for quick beer runs.
The Virgin Hotels at Las Vegas also act as a resort since it includes pools, spas, and several shopping places to indulge in a bit of spending. The shopping areas are close to the event areas and casino floors. They include Hudson, Smolder, Chill by Hudson, Brookstone, Swag, and 5th & Sunset.
Things to do in the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel
1. Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotel
Mohegan Sun Casino existed in the previous Hard Rock building but has gone through numerous renovations to look more impressive than before. The casino is housed in a 60,000 square foot area that is located on the 16th floor.
The Mohegan Sun Casino is run by Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment company that manages a private gaming salon in the Hotel. There are 650 slot machines on the venue with all the greatest and favorites combos, including Buffalo Diamond, Dollar Storm, and other slots with giant jackpots that grow when played.
You will also find 50 plus tables for those who like table games to enjoy the likes of Blackjack and Baccarat to Craps, plus the Roulette and Three-Card-Poker. There are online slot games that can be played for free and comes with daily bonuses.
Betfred Sportsbook is not yet available at the Mohegan Sun Casino but is scheduled to debut in the next few months. You will get to place bets on your favorite teams, players, drivers, and fighters. The casino floor is where you want to be if you are a gambling enthusiast in the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel.
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2. Commons Club, Virgin’s Flagship Bar and Restaurant
Commons Club is a bar and restaurant where you can have a good meal and a few drinks while taking in the scenic view. The club features The Bar at Commons Club, which replaced the Hard Rock Hotel’s Center Bar. It is open 24/7 and has a highly curated wine list to keep your stay as long as you want. The lobby bar also has a piano which is used for pop-up performances.
The Kitchen at the Commons Club serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday only from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is also open 24/7 to serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, and late-night meals throughout the week. The Kitchen offers weekly specials that are available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
The Kitchen at Commons Club Weekly Specials:
|Monday||The Elvis Pancake|
|Wednesday||BBQ Baby Back Ribs|
|Thursday||All-you-can-eat Fettuccine Alfredo|
|Saturday and Sunday||Prime Rib dinner|
3. Night + Market
Night + Market is a 10-year-old famous restaurant owned and run by the award-winning chef Kris Yenbamroong. His food has won several awards, including the best Thai street food in Los Angeles and a nomination for the James Beard ‘Best Wine Program’.
The food in Night + Market is a mix of modern recipes with traditional Thai foods. The combination of both has led to revolutionary recipes that are part of their famous outside-the-box fried chicken sandwich and the crispy rice salad. The restaurant’s tagline is Thai Drinking Food because it’s always appropriate to order a bottle of wine with their meals. Quite exciting.
4. Casa Calavera
The Casa Calavera restaurants debuted at Vidanta Los Cabos in 2018 and have grown to be known as the most Instagrammable Mexican outlets. There is a huge skull throne that is situated at the entrance of the Casa Calavera in the Virgin Hotel. The skull décor is made of several beautiful bright flowers to help you commemorate your visit with an impressive picture.
The opening hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Friday to Saturday. A happy hour special happens daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Taco Tuesdays start at 3 p.m.
The restaurant has beautiful views from the outdoor patio that overlooks the pool at the Virgin Hotel resort. You can enjoy a La Manana Brunch at the patio with a plate of bottomless Bellini, mimosa packages, coconut parfait, granola bowl, or just stacks of pancakes.
5. 24 Oxford, Former Hard Rock Casino and Hotel
24 Oxford is a performance venue that used to be Hard Rock Hotel’s live music club. The name is a callback to Virgin’s first record store, opened in 1971, situated at 24 Oxford in London. The venue is massive and is set to feature many upcoming artists of different genres.
Some of the upcoming events include the 27 – A Musical Adventure show that honors musicians and other music icons that passed away too soon at the age of 27. Bands like We Came as Romans are also set to perform on the stage as part of their anniversary tour. If you want to get introduced to new sounds, exceptional music talent, and lyrical ambiance, this is the place to be.
6. Virgin Hotel Accommodations
There are three different towers at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas that house the accommodation chambers and suites. The Opal Tower is ideal for business clients due to its location, which is near the meeting venues. The Canyon Tower is strategically placed to give you a view of the skyscape in Las Vegas and the resort’s pool area. It is also close to the best restaurants in the Virgin Hotel.
The Ruby Tower is the luxurious premier tower that has only suites meant for VIP guests. There is a spa near the building, a day club, a dedicated Valet, a check-in area, and a fitness center. Suites are the only rooms since the ‘chambers’ are located in Opal and Canyon towers. The suites are more spacious and come with King options that cover 700 square feet.
Whether you are in a chamber or a suite, the Virgin Hotel accommodations are state-of-the-art with well-designed privacy. There is a door between the entrance door and main rooms to keep the room private and free from any outside interruptions. You will not lose a night’s sleep in these rooms, and the Virgin-branded beds will make your stay worthwhile.
7. Pool and Spa
The Spa at the Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas offers massages, body treatments, facials, and a special happy hour menu. Fun fact: all the Virgin Hotel spa services involve products infused with FarmHouse Fresh, a natural-based skincare brand.
The Spa’s hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enough time to relax, rewind, and rejuvenate. However, it would be best if you remembered that the minimum age requirement for accessing the Spa and the Fitness Center at the Virgin Hotel is 18 years and older.
The resort pool is can only be used between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Sunday. Entrance to the pool area is granted by showing your room key-card, and non-guests can use the pool if they reserve the cabanas or daybeds via an email to the resort. The pool area is massive, with several sun-basking areas for you to enjoy the hot sun in Las Vegas.
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8. Élia Beach Club
Élia Beach Club is a high-end luxurious day club in the Virgin Hotel. It has a gorgeous stage that is filled with straw-thatched roofs to add into the beautiful scenery near the pool area. The décor is inspired by Mykonos to create an international and unique paradise for visitors from across the globe.
Élia debutted in June 11, 2021 and it has been open ever since every week from Friday to Sunday starting at 11 a.m. till sunset. The service at the club has so far gone without any hitch and is now one of the most popular places to be on a weekend in Vegas.
Just make sure to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee entry. It is usually full and there are rarely any spots left if you do not have tickets prior. Moreover, the cover charge at the admission door is usually $40 per person.
The club is for entertainment and acts as a musical venue for artistes of all genres in the house music genre. House music (beach house, world house, and deep house) is great at providing a relaxed, stress-free, and rhythmic experience. Some of the notable people who will bless Élia Beach Club with their presence include Antony Attalla, and Above and Beyond Band.
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Virgin Hotels have not failed to bring their highly-valued brand experience to Las Vegas with their new resort. It is massive, with thousands of accommodation areas and multiple enjoyment sections.
You will not run out of fun things to do from dining, gaming at the casino, enjoying the sun in the pool, getting a spa treatment, or just having a chill business gateway in the comfy lounges.