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The Latest Virgin Hotels Press

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2021 Readers' Choice Awards: The Top Hotels in Chicago

-Condé Nast Traveler
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We've made the list of some of the hottest rooftop bars and restaurants in Chicago.

-ABC 7
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#2 Top Hotels in Chicago, 2019

-Condé Nast Reader's Choice Award for Top Hotels in Chicago, 2019
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Virgin Hotels Chicago. Top 10 Hotels in Chicago, 2019.

-Travel + Leisure
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19 Outstanding Spots To Sip Tea in Chicago. The Commons Club within Virgin Hotel Chicago takes a more alcohol-fueled approach to high tea.

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The rooms have a hip, modern look. And the hotel's rooftop bar, Cerise, is the perfect spot to grab a drink before a night out—or a nightcap on your way to bed.

-Forbes, 2019
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Virgin Hotels Chicago was awarded a Gold Badge by U.S. News & World Report and was named the #8 hotel in Illinois, #8 hotel in Chicago and #1 hotel in the Loop.

-U.S. News & World Report, 2018
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"One of the most inventive new restaurants in Chicago. Commons Club’s open kitchen allows diners a front-row view of culinary hustle."

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“Virgin Hotels Chicago has fast become our readers' favorite since it opened its doors in 2015.”

-Condé Nast Traveler
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“The most memorable feature, however, is that the room feels surprisingly spacious, never cramped.”

-Cool Hunting
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“The room is designed to allow for comfortable lounging or work."

-Fast Company
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“Branson’s hotel had officially showed me—and the working women around me—a good time.”

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“Branson's Virgin Group is trying to give business travelers an alternative to large, impersonal hotels...”

-USA Today
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“Everything about its cheeky design is intended to delight and inspire, from the building itself (a restored 1920s Art Deco landmark) to unexpected in-room perks...”

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“The 250-room property includes the Commons Club: a bar, lounge, relaxed work zone and restaurant with the vibe of a private club but open to all.”

-The New York Times
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“In classic Virgin style, their hotel experience takes the assumed, ordinary details and makes them something extraordinary and unexpected.”

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“No need to hold out on the adorable Smeg mini-bar: The prices are comparable to what you’d pay at a nearby drugstore.”

-Condé Nast Traveler
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“Virgin’s First Hotel Got Rid of Everything We Hate About Hotels”

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“The Virgin Hotel encourages a type of work-life balance in which business travelers can be productive while sipping on cocktails...”

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“The 26-story, 250-room hotel has also embraced technology, with no traditional check-in desk and rooms powered by the Virgin Hotels app.”

-Daily Mail
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"The jaw-dropper that will make you feel as though you're in a fancy hotel is the Commons Club, a bar-restaurant that sits on what was the floor of a former bank.“

-LA Times
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Oct, 2021
Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards 2021
Sept, 2021
USA Today, 10 Best Reader' Choice Awards
Aug, 2021
Business Insider
Sept, 2021
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
2019, October
Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards 2019
2019, July
Travel + Leisure
2019, August
July, 2019
Travel and Leisure
2018, August
USA Today's 10Best, Reader's Choice Award
2018, February
U.S. News & World Report, 2018
2018, October
Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
2017, October
Conde Nast Traveler Reader' Choice Awards, 2017
2017, August
USA Today, 10 Best
2017, July
Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards
2016, October
Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards 2016
2016, October
HOTELS Social Hotel Awards 2016
2015, August
2015, May
Entrepreneur: Business Travel Award