The Virgin Voice

A small blog that holds Chicago’s most brilliant musings, distractions, daydreams, and wisdom.


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Dark Matter & Virgin Hotels Chicago

We know one thing: Our guests can’t live without coffee. Not to worry, we’ll keep finding ways to…

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Music & Entertainment

Chicago Record Label Celebrates 10 Years

    It was 10 years ago that Michael Kolar and Alexander Fruchter founded Closed Sessions (closedsessions.com)—and Chicago’s…

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Music & Entertainment

Make Our Chicago Rooftop Bar Your Own

If you’re planning an event in Chicago, let us help you make it one your guests won’t soon…

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Indulge

Chicago Restaurants: Where to Eat Now With Emily Elyse Miller

There are nearly 900 restaurants in downtown Chicago. How can you decide which to try? Enter Emily Elyse…

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Fun Stuff

36 Hours in Chicago With R’el Dade and Marcus Lloyd

If you want to know what you can do in 36 hours in Chicago, just ask R’el Dade…

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Culture & Art

Lauren Asta: Fresh Paint

To say Lauren Asta has never met a wall she didn’t like is an understatement. As a prolific…

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Good For People, Good For Planet

Market Watch: Green City Market

Just in time for spring’s bounty, Virgin Hotels Chicago has partnered with Green City Market, Chicago’s largest and…

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Culture & Art

The Man Behind the Mural

When guests first step inside Virgin Hotels Chicago, they’re welcomed to a beautiful historic lobby – elevator doors…

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Good For People, Good For Planet

CAUSING A STIR

Meet the Women Fighting for Inclusion in the Cocktail Industry When Chicago South Side bartenders Ariel Neal and…

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