The hotel had previously announced plans to close for four months of a longer renovation period to be remodeled and rebranded as a Virgin Hotel, after it was purchased last year. But KTNV and the Las Vegas Review-Journal now report the renovation process will shut down for the entire renovation.
“We determined that a phased closing of four months, followed by a total closure of four months was not efficient from a construction process nor could we provide a hospitality service experience our guests deserve,” JC Hospitality President and CEO Richard Bosworth told both outlets in a statement.
“Therefore an approximate eight-month closure would be most efficient and ensure a timely opening prior to January 2021,” he added.
USA TODAY has reached out to Hard Rock and Virgin Hotel for comment.
The Review-Journal reports that Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will close after the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Before closing, Hard Rock guests can see live performances by Brian Wilson and The Zombies, Cake & Ben Folds, Greta Van Fleet, Daughtry, Stone Temple Pilots and comedian Demetri Martin.
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