“Viva Las Virgin!” That’s the provocative battle cry of this new Curio Collection hotel, by Hilton and Sir Richard Branson.
And it’s true — Sin City has a new “player” in town. Even though Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is located about a mile off the strip where the Hard Rock used to be it still feels like it’s in the heart of all the action.
Visitors can experience the first tribal casino on the hotel’s property, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. This space encompasses nearly 650 slot machines and 50+ table games as well as a sports betting station.
There are more than 1,500 rooms spread throughout the property’s three towers. This includes the all-suite Ruby Tower, and the Canyon Tower. Both offer sweeping views of Nevada’s mountains (yes, Vegas offers WAY more than just gambling). You can also see the strip, and the 5-acre desert pool oasis below (to be completed, soon).
I stayed in a room in the Canyon Tower. I was lucky enough to enjoy a view of the strip and watch the construction of the pool, below. I can tell it’s going to be gorgeous.
The hotel’s atmosphere feels bright and open, and there’s plentiful artwork paying homage to the desert. Think “Joshua Trees, coyotes, a woman in her bathing suit gazing up at said coyote next to her VW bus” — all very artsy.
From the elevators to the walls that run along the hallways in the towers and on the ground floor, the art is everywhere.
I have a brother who lives in Las Vegas, so I’ve been all around the city both on and off the strip. What impresses me most about this property is that it seems to be a hit among both locals and tourists. This goes for business conventions, too.
The hotel features a large 5-acre outdoor courtyard with a performance stage that can safely host up to 1,500 people. There’s also a 500-seat music and entertainment theater.
Plenty of Outdoor Space
In terms of culinary offerings Virgin does not disappoint. Nobu had been a crowd favorite at the Hard Rock since 1995 and will remain a staple of this property. The Funny Library Coffee Shop serves up your lattes and light bites with a desert-themed design twist.
There’s also Michael and David Morton’s One Steakhouse, Los Angeles’ Thai concept restaurant Night + Market, and Casa Calavera which serves Mexican cuisine.
The Kitchen at Commons Club creates hearty all-day breakfast and a tasty lunch/dinner menu. It’s decorated in a relaxed, home (but still chic) setting with a record player.
The Bar at Commons Club across the casino creates delicious craft cocktails.
Oh, and then there’s “The Shag Room!” Order a “Shagedelic,” — strong enough to make you wonder why you were only speaking in Austin Powers quotes all night.
Those who are into fitness and wellness will also find a gorgeous spa and a spacious gym on-site, too.
Overall, it’s a really wonderful property in a nice location just off the strip. Honestly, you might not even want to leave the hotel while you’re there! It has everything you’d need for a relaxing and adrenaline inducing vacation (depending on what you’re feeling at the moment) all on-site!
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