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A number of design partners have been announced by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to develop the new Virgin Hotel and resort in the US gambling capital.

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9/10/2019

article Firms selected to transform Hard Rock to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has announced the design partners that will reimagine the Hard Rock Hotel property. Five companies have joined forces to help...

9/9/2019

article Virgin’s team for Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A number of design partners have been announced by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to develop the new Virgin Hotel and resort in the US gambling capital.

9/6/2019

article Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Announces Design Partners
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, has announced that five world-class design and construction partners Rockwell Group, Klai...

8/19/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas announces decision to close completely during re-brand
(Las Vegas) -- After being sold to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in February 2018, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has announced that it will...
article Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Closing Temporarily During Rebranding
(Las Vegas) -- Travelers heading to Las Vegas next year will not be able to experience the iconic Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as it will be temporarily closed as it...

8/18/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel going dark for most of 2020, CEO says
(Las Vegas) -- Let it be said that Hard Rock Hotel is not a halfway house. Thus, the resort has scrubbed plans to remain partially open during its renovation to Virgin...

8/17/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino decides to close completely during rebranding
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has made the decision to temporarily close in February 2020. The property was sold in February 2018 to Virgin Hotels....
article Hard Rock Hotel going dark for most of 2020, CEO says
(Las Vegas) -- Let it be said that Hard Rock Hotel is not a halfway house. Thus, the resort has scrubbed plans to remain partially open during its renovation to Virgin...

8/7/2019

article The Ladder: Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel gets new managing director
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, announced Mary Giuliano as the managing director at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, which soon...

7/16/2019

article Virgin Hotels Announces Managing Director of Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, Soon to be Rebranded as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, announces Mary Giuliano as the Managing Director at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las...

5/24/2019

article VIDEO: Buffalo Cauliflower served poolside at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- To make the Buffalo Cauliflower served at the Breathe Pool Lounge and Nirvana Pool at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, cook Adam Tapia fries the florets...

12/20/2018

article Hard Rock Las Vegas Announces 2019 Transformation to Virgin Casino Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock Las Vegas will undergo an eight-month makeover next year to transform the off-Strip property into a Virgin-branded casino and hotel. Billionaire...
article Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel to go dark for 4 months in Virgin renovations
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock Hotel’s 2020 vision is to close for a time, take care of the employees, and then party. HRH has sharpened its timeline in its efforts to...

10/7/2018

press release Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Forms Revenue Strategy Partnership with Duetto
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has agreed to implement the cloud-based applications GameChanger and ScoreBoard at its 1,504-room property as part of its new...

9/20/2018

article Gaming license OK’d for manager of Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a gaming license for the company that will manage the casino at the Hard Rock Hotel as it...
article Nevada gaming regulators approve casino manager for Hard Rock Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- Gaming to continue as the casino operator for the Hard Rock Las Vegas while the property undergoes a multi-million transition to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

9/4/2018

press release Pink Taco Announces Preliminary Licensing Agreement with JC Hospitality for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Cantina in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Pink Taco, the iconic, playful Mexican restaurant brand, today announced it has signed a preliminary licensing agreement with JC Hospitality, allowing...

7/2/2018

article Flo Rida Unveils Memorabilia Case at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- On Friday, June 29, multi-platinum selling rapper Flo Rida unveiled a dedicated memorabilia case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ahead of his celebratory...

6/28/2018

article Rehab Beach Club Resident Performer Flo Rida Unveils Memorabilia Case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, June 29
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will dedicate long-time Rehab Beach Club resident performer, Flo Rida, with a personalized memorabilia case on...

6/17/2018

article Pedestrian dies after being struck by car near Hard Rock; driver arrested
(Las Vegas) -- A pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning near the Hard Rock hotel-casino after a driver drove on the sidewalk, colliding with another pedestrian.

6/15/2018

article New CEO talks about changes coming for Hard Rock in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Months after developer Steve Witkoff bought the Fontainebleau last summer, he unveiled plans to turn the mothballed hotel into a Marriott-managed resort...

4/9/2018

article Making the iconic Hard Rock guitar 'rock' again
(Las Vegas) -- There's a push to bring the iconic Hard Rock guitar sign back to light. The Neon Museum is trying to raise $350,000 to refurbish the guitar. The...

4/6/2018

article New Hard Rock Hotel owners plan to overhaul the Las Vegas property
(Las Vegas) -- When Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was at the Hard Rock Hotel last week to announce the resort’s purchase, yours truly asked during a Q&A...

4/3/2018

article Virgin Hotels Purchases Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announced this week it will open fall 2019. The lifestyle hotel brand partnered with Juniper Capital Partners and Fengate Real...

4/2/2018

article Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas will be reborn as Virgin Hotels property
(Las Vegas) -- Richard Branson has plans for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Virgin Hotels founder and private partners announced Friday they had...
article Richard Branson buys Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas
(UK) -- The UK billionaire Richard Branson has bought the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas and confirms plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars renovating...
article Richard Branson No Longer Casino Virgin, Billionaire Buys Hard Rock Las Vegas to Add to Hotel Group
(Las Vegas) -- British billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels announced late last week that it was acquiring the off-Strip hipster casino property Hard...
article Richard Branson to Turn Hard Rock Las Vegas Into Virgin Hotel
(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...
article Virgin Group Becomes New Owner of Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- UK business magnate Richard Branson has now acquired an interest in Sin City after purchasing the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas for an...
press release Virgin Hotels, Juniper Capital to buy Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, in partnership with a group led by Juniper Capital Partners and...

4/1/2018

article Richard Branson buys Hard Rock casino-hotel in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be overhauled over the next several months following its purchase Friday by billionaire Richard Branson....

3/31/2018

article British billionaire Branson, partners buy Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ casino business has a new competitor: flamboyant billionaire Richard Branson. Branson, founder of the Virgin Group conglomerate, bought...

3/30/2018

article Culinary Union: Statement re Hard Rock Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Statement by Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union regarding the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
article Richard Branson buys Hard Rock casino-hotel in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Richard Branson has purchased the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The property off the Las Vegas Strip will be rebranded over the...
article Richard Branson buys Hard Rock casino-hotel in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be overhauled over the next several months following its purchase Friday by billionaire Richard Branson.
article Sir Richard Branson on Virgin's Takeover of Hard Rock Vegas Hotel: It'll Be 'Tasteful, Fun'
(Las Vegas) -- Richard Branson arrived in Las Vegas on the first Virgin Atlantic nonstop flight from London in 2000 dressed as Elvis Presley. In 2007, he rappelled off...
article Man threatened to burn down Las Vegas hotel, police say
(Las Vegas) -- A man who set fire to a countertop inside of an off-Strip hotel also threatened to burn down the building, an arrest report shows. Las Vegas police accuse...

3/29/2018

article Privacy Expert Says Vegas Hard Rock Engaged in Shady Customer Data Harvesting
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas may have secretly harvested its patrons’ mobile phone data for marketing purposes, according to a former...

3/26/2018

press release Nine Inch Nails to bring show to Hard Rock Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Nine Inch Nails, hailed by Billboard as "one of rock's greatest live bands," is bringing their explosive live set back to Las Vegas for two...

3/23/2018

article Arrest report: Man admits to setting fire at Hard Rock hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- A man was arrested on Wednesday after admitting to police that he set fire to a countertop at Juice Bar inside the Hard Rock hotel-casino. According to an...

3/10/2018

article Potential Hard Rock Hotel sale draws closer
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino sale may soon have a new owner. Brookfield Asset Management, the majority owner of the off-Strip property, confirms terms...

3/7/2018

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas alleged to have improperly applied tax on resort fee
(Las Vegas) -- Guests of a Las Vegas hotel allege a tax was improperly charged as part of a fee for their rooms. Jeffrey Mason and Eric Serrano, on behalf of themselves...

3/6/2018

article REHAB Beach Club at Hard Rock Las Vegas re-opens for 2018
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' original dayclub, REHAB Beach Club, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and will return for an unforgettable spring break celebration at...

2/20/2018

article Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday coming to Hard Rock Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Celebrated American rock bands Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday today announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 28-...

1/29/2018

article Paul Scally Hosts Red Carpet for 35th AVN Awards at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- On Saturday, January 27, Paul Scally, British Comedian and Las Vegas Celebrity Host, hosted the Red Carpet for the 35th AVN Awards in Las Vegas at the...

1/22/2018

article Rumors: Sir Richard Branson Considering Hard Rock Las Vegas as First Land-Based Casino for Virgin Hotels
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is up for sale and, if the rumors are to be believed, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson is mulling the...

1/21/2018

article Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas being sold, sources say
(Las Vegas) -- Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel are in talks to sell the Las Vegas resort, and plans call for British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels to...

1/20/2018

article Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas being sold, sources say
(Las Vegas) -- Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel are in talks to sell the Las Vegas resort, and plans call for British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels to...

1/18/2018

article Chrissy Metz from NBC’s “This Is Us” Visits the Kelly Cardenas Salon at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- While filming “This Is Us,” Actress Chrissy Metz stopped by the Kelly Cardenas Salon at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to get her extensions...

12/17/2017

article Casino, Union To Settle Unfair Labor Practice Charges
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has agreed not to interfere with its workers’ rights to join or assist a union as part of a deal with a...
article “The Big Bang Theory” Star Kaley Cuoco Visits “Magic Mike Live” at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Last night (Dec. 16, 2017), “The Big Bang Theory” star, Kaley Cuoco, visited Las Vegas’ hottest production, Magic Mike Live at the Hard...

8/4/2017

article R. Kelly performance at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino canceled, October 5
(Las Vegas) -- R. Kelly's scheduled performance at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been canceled. The performance was scheduled for Thursday,...

7/29/2017

article 3 high-end retail shops move into Hard Rock Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- A first-of-its-kind partnership has added three high-end retail shops to the Hard Rock Hotel. Featuring apparel and accessories, Bezel, Day + Night and...

5/21/2017

press release Much-Anticipated MB Steak To Open At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Brothers David Morton and Michael Morton will open their much-anticipated new restaurant, MB Steak, the “MB” stands for “My Brothers,...

3/11/2017

article RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT Set for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas announces that it will soon be home to the ultimate rock concert experience. Raiding the Rock Vault will join the...

3/4/2017

article Don’t Be Surprised If Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Is Sold
(Las Vegas) -- We fully realize we’ve been light on the rumors and speculation lately, but we’re about to make up for it. From what we hear, the Hard Rock...

12/23/2016

article At the Hard Rock, the beat goes on
(Las Vegas) -- It's been 21 years since the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino made its Las Vegas debut just a few blocks off the Strip. Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee, Jack...

12/7/2016

article The Hard Rock Hotel pulls back the curtain on its Casino Tower renovations
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel recently unveiled the first phase of a $13 million renovation of its Casino Tower, including a refreshed look for 575 hotel rooms east...

7/29/2016

article More Hard Rock legal claims come out of the woodwork
(Nevada) -- More legal woes for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino appeared on the horizon this week, as another contractor has sought foreclosure due to an unpaid lien....

7/24/2016

article Here are 21 things to love about the Hard Rock Hotel as it turns 21
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel has come of age. In March, the purple-hued landmark on Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue turned 21. And we’re still celebrating....

6/18/2016

article ‘Suspicious package’ at Hard Rock Hotel found to not be a device
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police and Clark County firefighters responded to a “suspicious package” at the Hard Rock Hotel near UNLV on Friday evening but...

6/17/2016

article Metro police investigating suspicious package at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Metro police are investigating a suspicious package at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Friday night. Police say the package was discovered just before 10:...

2/16/2016

article Man run over by semi-truck at Hard Rock hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities say a man has been hospitalized in critical condition after he was run over by a semi-truck at the Hard Rock hotel-casino near the Las Vegas...

9/19/2015

article Card Counter Sues Hard Rock Casino and Resort in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas may have landed itself in hot water, as New Jersey resident Thom-Matthew Kho claims that the casino...

9/15/2015

article (Second) life of the party: Hard Rock Hotel unveils its new Center Bar
(Las Vegas) -- I did the whole one-last-drink thing at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Center Bar before they shut it down for renovation. I reminisced with friends about...

5/5/2015

article Hard Rock Hotel warns guests of data breach
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel said a malware attack may have allowed hackers to steal credit card information used at its retail and service locations. The...

5/4/2015

article Carders crack Hard Rock casino
(Las Vegas) -- Carders have hit the Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino stealing credit card numbers, names, and addresses, according to reports The company says...

5/1/2015

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino reports possible credit card security breach
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas said on Friday a malware attack may have allowed hackers to steal credit card information used at its retail and...

3/5/2015

article The Rock Star: Peter Morton and the Birth of the Hard Rock
(Las Vegas) -- This is it: the opportunity that comes once a lifetime, the deal that anyone in the hospitality business takes without looking back. Specifically, this is...

11/17/2014

article Rascal Flatts announces nine-show run at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Country superstars Rascal Flatts is bringing the first country residency, “Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!,” to the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las...

10/20/2014

article Nevada: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to open at Lake Tahoe in January
(Nevada) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is set to open in January. It took $60 million to renovate the former site of the Horizon Resort Casino in...

10/8/2014

article Company plans to reopen Horizon casino on Lake Tahoe as Hard Rock
(Nevada) -- The company that operates Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino today earned initial approval from state gaming regulators to reopen a shuttered Lake...
article Warner Gaming gets initial OK to rebrand Tahoe casino as Hard Rock
(Nevada) -- Management company Warner Gaming received initial approval Wednesday from state gaming regulators to take over the Horizon in Lake Tahoe and transform the...

7/23/2014

article Def Leppard planning return Vegas residency
(Las Vegas) -- Currently on the road with Kiss, Def Leppard have signified their intent to return for a second residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in the wake...

4/15/2014

article Golden Gaming’s taverns in marketing agreement with Hard Rock Hotel
(Nevada) -- Golden Gaming’s PT’s and Sierra Gold taverns are announcing a marketing agreement today with the Hard Rock Hotel where customers of the Southern...

1/16/2014

article Eye on Business: Report says Las Vegas Hard Rock aims to avoid foreclosure
(Las Vegas) -- The owner of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is seeking options to avoid missing a March mortgage interest payment, a financial news service...
article Las Vegas Hard Rock Casino Aims to Avoid Foreclosure
(Las Vegas) -- Bref HR LLC, the owner and operator of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, is seeking options to avoid missing a March mortgage interest payment....

1/8/2014

article Iowa Supreme Court grants more time to review Hard Rock license
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court told a district court Wednesday to take another look at a ruling that temporarily suspended the state gaming license for the Hard Rock...
article Supreme Court Sends Casino Controversy Back to the Lower Court
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court is asking a district judge to review his earlier decision to put the license of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on hold.

12/11/2013

article Decision threatens Hard Rock Sioux City construction
(Iowa) -- A state judge on Tuesday halted -- at least temporarily -- construction of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The stunning decision sent supporters...
article Hard Rock Casino's Gaming License On Hold After Judge's Ruling
(Iowa) -- Construction of Sioux City's new Hard Rock Casino has already been underway for months. But work could soon come to a sudden halt.
article IRGC reacts to judge's Hard Rock decision
(Iowa) -- Iowa gaming regulators are left with some uncertainty, after a judge orders construction at Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino stop.
article Judge's ruling puts Sioux City's Hard Rock casino on ice
(Iowa) -- When the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was first proposed for Sioux City, Iowa, community leaders hailed its potential to reinvigorate the city's downtown.

12/10/2013

article A judge has sided with Penn National Gaming, and it's request to stop construction on the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
(Iowa) -- A judge has sided with Penn National Gaming, and it's request to stop construction on the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. In September, Penn National Gaming...
article Hard Rock Casino's Gaming License On Hold After Judge's Ruling
(Iowa) -- Construction of Sioux City's new Hard Rock Casino has already been underway for months. But work could soon come to a sudden halt

10/3/2013

article New Hard Rock Hotel entertainment chief wants the property to work in concert
(Las Vegas) -- Thirteen years ago, Chas Smith took part in little-known boxing events at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. These were not title fights. He was, in fact,...

6/5/2013

article IRGC will hear request to reconsider Hard Rock gaming license
(Iowa) -- The Argosy Casino's owner is hoping the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will reconsider its decision to grant Woodbury County's gaming license to...

5/31/2013

article Hard Rock pool kicks off Fridays for a cause
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is being charitable with their cabanas every Friday all summer long.

1/11/2013

article Hard Rock didn't disclose fines to IRGC
(Iowa) -- Illegal drug sales by nightclub employees at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas led to fines of more than half a million dollars in 2011.

11/29/2012

article Justices uphold judgment against developer Milam over Hard Rock tower
(Las Vegas) -- A $1.1 million fraud judgment against aspiring stadium developer Chris Milam is valid, the Nevada Supreme Court wrote in a ruling dated Wednesday.

11/5/2012

article Boutique hotel added to Hard Rock Casino proposal
(Iowa) -- Sioux City Entertainment, Inc., developer of the proposed Hard Rock Casino in downtown Sioux City, and Stoney Creek Hospitality Corp. have teamed up to add a...
article Hard Rock project adds hotel to mix
(Iowa) -- The developers of the proposed Hard Rock Casino added another amenity Monday to its proposed $118.5 million gaming and entertainment complex in downtown Sioux...

10/30/2012

article MRHD board readies Hard Rock application
(Iowa) -- The Missouri River Historical Development Board took a series of legal steps Tuesday in advance of finalizing its application for a state gaming license for a...

10/23/2012

article Casino developer: Hard Rock brand will be big draw
(Iowa) -- The developers of the proposed Hard Rock Casino Sioux City say they expect the world-famous brand to bring scores of new visitors to downtown.

10/12/2012

article Hard Rock Casino seen as easy sell in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- To Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott, a proposed Hard Rock Casino has the potential to rejuvenate his city's downtown and draw a diverse crowd of all ages from...
article Hard Rock proposes $100M casino complex in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Nebraska’s Winnebago Tribe has a new competitor in the bid to build a new gambling hall in the Sioux City metro area.
article Hard Rock-themed casino gets support in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- A nonprofit group that jointly holds a casino license in Woodbury County will join forces with a Las Vegas company to develop a $100 million Hard Rock-themed...

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