Mohegan Gaming & Leisure Accomplice with Virgin Motels Las Vegas, Curio Assortment from Hilton – Hospitality Web
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the main developer of impressive Integrated Entertainment Resorts (IER) worldwide, will enter one of the most exciting casino markets in the world through a project with JC Hospitality. MGE has signed a multi-year contract with JC Hospitality to operate the 60,000 square meter gaming area in the soon-to-be Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, which is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. This depends on the successful completion of construction and is subject to MGE regulatory approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission.
“The alignment of the MGE brand with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas expands our growing reach into yet another legendary global entertainment capital. Together with Virgin Hotels, experience seekers around the world have the opportunity to take part in an extraordinary guest journey that only our strategic alliance can deliver” said Mario Kontomerkos, MGE’s chief executive officer.
MGE is currently in the middle of an exciting growth chapter to become the world’s leading developer of integrated entertainment resorts (IER). MGE’s brand presence in the world’s most exciting entertainment environment will establish the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, owners of MGE, as the first Native American tribe to operate in the corridor of the Las Vegas Strip Resort.
“This new and exciting relationship brings together two ‘best in class’ organizations and continues the Mohegan Tribe’s tradition of breaking new ground for others,” said James Gessner Jr., interim chairman of the Mohegan Tribe.
“Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment as an extension of the Mohegan tribe is proud of ttraditional principles, in sync with modern values. We are excited that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be their first entry into the Las Vegas market“said Richard” Boz “Bosworth, President and CEO of JC Hospitality LLC, owner of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.” MGE expands its commitment to partnering with world class operators in the transformation of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. “
The hotel recently announced an agreement with AEG Presents to take over the management, operations and booking of The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in fall 2020, once the hotel is renamed Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
The eight-month renovation is slated to begin in early February 2020, and the redesigned Las Vegas Lifestyle Casino Resort is slated to open in late 2020.