It’s Viva Las Vegas for Virgin Hotels, Home2 Suites

LAS VEGAS—Virgin Hotels inked a deal to open a Las Vegas property in fall 2019, while Home2 Suites by Hilton will makes its debut in the state.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels in partnership with a group led by Juniper Capital Partners and Fengate Real Asset Investments along with their partners Dream, Cowie Capital Partners, and other private investors, has purchased the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from a private real estate fund in a transaction that closed on Friday.

The group plans to open a re-conceptualized and revitalized property, the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, in late fall of 2019.

“Las Vegas has long held a special place in my heart,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. “Virgin Atlantic and Virgin America have enjoyed flying to Las Vegas for years and I’ve always known that Virgin Hotels could thrive there as well. I’m really looking forward to painting the town Virgin red.”

The property, located at 4455 Paradise Rd., will continue full-service operations under the Hard Rock flag until it opens as a Virgin Hotels hotel.

The hotel will feature 1504 Chambers, Grand Chamber Suites and Penthouse Suites; a 60,000-sq.-ft., fully renovated casino, multiple pools over five acres, restaurants, lounges and bars, including new nightlife venues and the brand’s flagship space, the Commons Club, as well as numerous meeting and convention spaces.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Strip South

Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Strip South is now open. The hotel has 120 suites and a range of value, tech-focused and eco-conscious amenities. It is located at 7740 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Owned and managed by National Hospitality Management LLC, accommodations come with fully equipped kitchens and modular furniture. There is also complimentary internet, communal spaces, and trademark Home2 Suites amenities such as Spin2 Cycle, a combined laundry and fitness area; Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items; and the Inspired Table, a complimentary daily breakfast. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

“Following a strong 2017 in which we opened more than 70 Home2 Suites properties, debuting our first hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is a major milestone for the brand,” said Adrian Kurre, global head for Home2 Suites by Hilton.