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Five openings in sight for Virgin Hotels between 2021 and 2023

Virgin Hotels announced the opening of five hotels in the cities of Miami (2023), Edinburgh (2022), New York City (2021), New Orleans (2021) and Las Vegas (2021).

The first opening in 2021 will be Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Formerly the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Las Vegas, the hotel will feature 1,504 rooms, luxury suites and penthouse suites. Guests will also be able to enjoy a 60,000 square foot renovated casino, multiple pools spread over five acres, several restaurants, lounges and bars, as well as ample meeting space.

Las Vegas has always held a special place in my heart. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin America have enjoyed flying many passengers and holiday makers to Las Vegas over the years and, I’ve always felt that Virgin Hotels will thrive there as well. I’m looking forward to Virgin Hotels painting the town red.

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Hotels Group

Las Vegas is a dynamic city – the people, the excitement, the entertainment. To me, it’s always been the perfect city for our next Virgin Hotel. We are dedicated to delivering the best in design, entertainment, heartfelt service and culinary excellence and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to what is sure to be an awe-inspiring Las Vegas experience.

Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels


Two other openings will follow in 2021, Virgin Hotels New Orleans and Virgin Hotels New York City.

Virgin Hotels New Orleans
The new hotel will be located in the city's warehouse district at 550 Baronne Street. It will have 225 rooms and will feature a swimming pool, a rooftop lounge and meeting and event facilities. Construction will be supervised by RTKL Architects, Mathes Brierre Architects and Broadmoor Construction and the interior design will be carried out by a local architectural firm.

New Orleans is an incredibly special city and one Virgin Hotels has had an eye on from the beginning. The history, the food, the music, the spirit – they all work together to make it a one-of-a-kind destination for both business and leisure travellers. We’re excited to bring the Virgin experience to the Big Easy because it’s a perfect fit in terms of our values and our emphasis on creating unique and immersive experiences for our guests.

Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels New York City
Located in the NoMad district of Manhattan, the hotel will have approximately 500 rooms. Guests will find several dining options, meeting spaces and other services. The project will be entrusted to the Lam Group.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh 
The property is scheduled to open in 2022. Featuring 225 rooms and large suites, the hotel will span 10 floors and will be located in the two buildings of India, at 1-6 Victoria Street and in the new South Extension. Construction will be completed in partnership with owner Flemyn and assets managed by Siggis Capital.

Edinburgh is such an iconic city and we’re thrilled to be able to say it will be the home of the first Virgin Hotel in the UK and across Europe.

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Hotels Group


Virgin Hotels Miami 
The hotel is scheduled to open in 2023. Located at 1040 S. Miami Avenue in the Brickell district, the hotel will offer 250 rooms spread over 40 floors. Guests will find meeting and event spaces, multiple food and beverage outlets, a beer garden with live music, and a common work area called Funny Library Coffee shop. The project will be developed by Blue Jay Capital with BLUR Workshop as architect and the hotel will be managed by Virgin.

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