NATIONAL REPORT—Hotels in development include Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, an independent property in Denver and a Vikings-inspired Omni hotel in Minnesota.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Construction at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, is on schedule. The lifestyle resort will feature 1,505 chambers (rooms), grand chamber suites and penthouse suites in three towers: Ruby, Opal and Canyon. All chambers will include the Virgin Hotels’ patented bed and in-room technology.
The property will offer more than 130,000 sq. ft. of redesigned meeting and convention spaces; more than five acres of poolside and outdoor venues, including The Event Lawn, a 13,000-sq.-ft. outdoor entertainment space; and F&B outlets including MB Steak and the flagship Commons Club.
The resort is being developed and designed by Rockwell Group, Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors, Studio Collective, Taylor International Corporation and McCarthy Building Companies Inc.
The Catbird, an independent hotel in Denver’s RiNo Art District from Sage Hospitality Group, along with Walnut Development Partners and EXDO Development, has topped off.
Focusing on extended-stay guests and inspired by the feeling of home, Catbird’s 165 guestrooms will feature full kitchens with functional high-end housewares, unique storage spaces, multifunctional furniture and high-tech entertainment equipment. Each guest floor will include complimentary laundry services, as well as a water filling station that dispenses still and sparkling water.
A section of the hotel will consist of a repurposed 3,600-sq.-ft., four-bedroom historic home that was originally built in 1890. It will be completely updated with high-design, high-touch amenities and decor.
The rooftop at Catbird will feature a yet-to-be-named indoor bar and an outdoor deck with lounge seating, firepits and two jacuzzi tubs, as well as an additional 3,300-sq.-ft. deck dedicated to hosting corporate and social events.
Omni Viking Lakes Hotel
Located in Eagan, MN, in the Viking Lakes mixed-use development adjacent to the TCO Performance Center, Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is expected to open on Oct. 1. The full-service hotel will feature 320 guestrooms; 35,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including an event center, ballrooms and pre-function space; a specialty restaurant; an all-day dining outlet; a spa; and a fitness center.
The hotel design draws inspiration from Icelandic and Nordic cultures, according to the brand. The lobby will feature wood columns with hand-carved engravings by local artist Kevin Showell to represent how the Vikings would tell stories of strength and adventure through Norse Symbols.