Virgin Hotels Las Vegas rendering courtesy of Virgin Hotels and Rockwell Group

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Announces Design Team

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, has announced that five design and construction partners - Rockwell Group, Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors, Studio Collective, Taylor International Corporation and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. - have joined the project to re-conceptualize and develop the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Designs for the new property are nearing completion and construction is set to begin February 2020.

The re-imagined Las Vegas lifestyle casino resort slated to open at the end of 2020 will have 1,504 Chambers, Grand Chamber Suites and Penthouse Suites, which will include the Virgin Hotels patented bed and in-room technology; a 60,000-square-foot casino; over five acres of luxury poolside spaces and outdoor event venues; a portfolio of dining options; lounges and bars including the flagship Commons Club; and over 110,000 square feet of renovated meeting, event and convention spaces.

Design and construction partners include:

Studio Collective, a boutique design agency based in Venice Beach. “For our portion of the project, we have chosen to seek inspiration from the surrounding landscapes, both natural and synthetic, of the American Southwest," said Adam Goldstein, design director and partner at Studio Collective.

Taylor International Corporation, which has constructed MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, The Palazzo Las Vegas and Stratosphere

Rockwell Group is an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York with a satellite office in Madrid. The firm’s notable Las Vegas projects include KAOS Nightclub, Bobby Flay’s Shark, Greene St. Kitchen and the Kingpin and Hardwood Fantasy Suites at Palms Casino Resort; OMNIA Las Vegas; Nobu Hotel Las Vegas; and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Other projects include Virgin Hotels Chicago (the first Virgin Hotels property in the U.S.); Nobu restaurants and hotels worldwide; W Hotels (New York, Nashville, Paris, Madrid, Suzhou, Singapore and Vieques); Moxy Chelsea, Moxy Times Square and Moxy East Village in New York; and set designs for “Tootsie,” “She Loves Me” and The Shed’s inaugural commission, “Soundtrack of America.” Honors and recognition include 2016 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Scenic Design for “She Loves Me;” the AIANY President’s Award; the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award; and the Presidential Design Award.

Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors, which was most recently responsible for the $2.2B property-wide expansions for the Seminole Tribe of Florida's two flagship Hard Rock properties, including the iconic guitar-shaped hotel tower in Hollywood, Florida. The company also continues to lead efforts at the Las Vegas Convention Center Phase 3, Venetian, Bellagio and Palms; and expansion and remodel projects for San Manuel Casino Resort, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Fremont Hotel and Casino, Rivers Des Plaines (Chicago), Pittsburg and Philadelphia; Maryland Live! hotel and event center; and UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Modernization with its "Strip-view" Pavilion and the Fertitta Football Complex.

McCarthy Building Companies, whose local team of builders has contributed to $700 million of entertainment projects in the last five years, including several high-profile property renovations.

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

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