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Gene Simmons of Kiss settles suit alleging sexual battery at California casino - The Mercury NewsGene Simmons of Kiss settles suit alleging sexual battery at California casino - The Mercury NewsPosted: 10 Jul 2018 12:00 AM PDT CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceRocker Gene Simmons has settled a lawsuit brought by a broadcaster who alleged Simmons made unwarranted sexual advances during an on-camera interview at the San Manuel Casino near Highland.Los Angeles County Superior court documents show that an attorney informed the court Monday, July 2, that the case was settled, but it doesn't provide details of the settlement. Another hearing is set for Aug. 10 to dismiss the case.A representative for Kiss band member Simmons couldn't be reached Monday, July 9. When the suit was filed, Simmons said he "did not assault the person making these accusations in the manner alleged in the complaint or harm her in any way."Start your day wit…

Firms selected to transform Hard Rock to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Firms selected to transform Hard Rock to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal


Firms selected to transform Hard Rock to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted: 10 Sep 2019 01:59 PM PDT

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has announced the design partners that will reimagine the Hard Rock Hotel property.

Five companies have joined forces to help develop the new hotel: Rockwell Group, Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors, Studio Collective, Taylor International Corp. and McCarthy Building Companies.

"We look forward to delivering a fresh, modern desert oasis to the Entertainment Capital of the World," said Richard "Boz" Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality and Hard Rock Hotel, in a statement last week.

The partners

Designs are "nearing completion," according to the statement, with construction set to begin in February and the remodeled resort slated to open toward the end of 2020.

The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will include 1,504 "chambers," grand chamber suites and penthouse suites, a 60,000-square-foot casino, more than 5 acres of poolside space and outdoor event venues, and more than 110,000 square feet of meeting, event and convention space.

New York-based Rockwell Group has worked on other Las Vegas projects, including the KAOS nightclub and Bobby Flay's Shark at the Palms. Gaming resort design firm Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors is leading design efforts at the Las Vegas Convention Center's phase three of expansion, among other projects.

Venice Beach-based boutique design agency Studio Collective and Taylor International Corp. — the company that constructed the MGM Grand, Caesars Palace and more — are also partners in the design, along with McCarthy Building Companies.

Desert inspired

Adam Goldstein, design director and partner at Studio Collective, said the agency will be looking for inspiration from the natural and synthetic landscapes of the American Southwest, creating in an aesthetic he describes as "desert modern."

He said the guest rooms are made to accommodate a wide demographic, and will feature "a mix of natural and warm materials," including white oak wood flooring and millwork alongside desert-inspired color schemes. The choices are intended to make the rooms feel lighter and more comfortable, he said.

"We are hoping the guestrooms can offer guests a respite from the high energy of the casino floor, bars and restaurants, pool and other areas on property," he said. "We feel like the rooms will be unlike other offers one can find in Las Vegas."

Rockwell Group partner Greg Keffer said his team is also looking for inspiration in the Nevada's landscape.

This partnership helps "further develop the brand's signature playful spirit while tapping into the wider context of the desert landscape," he said in the statement.

The property, located on Paradise Road, is set to shut its doors in February for approximately eight months as it goes through its transformation to become the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in 2020.

Contact Bailey Schulz at bschulz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0233. Follow @bailey_schulz on Twitter.

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