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Need A Vacation From Your Vacation? Enter The 'Sleepcation.'

APRIL 24, 2024

"Virgin Hotels Dallas offers blackout curtains in each room and bedtime amenities like bath bombs and relaxation spray."

20 Best Hotels in Dallas-Forth Worth

APRIL 19, 2024

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards Winners 2020, 2021, 2023

Virgin Hotels Dallas Reboots Restaurant With New Chef and Culinary Focus

APRIL 12, 2024

"Dallas Design District's Virgin Hotels Dallas is giving its culinary program a reboot with a new chef and menu theme. New executive chef is Andy Papson will lead all culinary operations at the hotel.."

The 41 Best New Hotels in North America and Europe for 2024, Virgin Hotels New York City

APRIL 09, 2024

"Virgin Hotels are known for their edgy cheekiness, but what makes the brand’s first New York property a standout is that it feels stylishly mature..."

The 34 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago

APRIL 09, 2024

#29: Cerise Rooftop at Virgin Hotels Chicago

Head to the 26th floor of the Virgin Hotel and you'll find Cerise, an indoor-outdoor rooftop where you can get dinner or a late-night drink.

The Best Hotels in New Orleans, From the French Quarter to the Garden District

APRIL 05, 2024

"Funky designs (think: a sculpture of a man in a bunny costume playing chess in the library) are some of the first eye-catching clues that this hotel is more than just a place to sleep and shower."

Virgin Hotels and Autism Double-Checked are Opening Doors to Inclusive Travel

APRIL 02, 2024

"In a world where diversity should be celebrated and travel accessible for all, Virgin Hotels is leading the charge in ensuring that neurodiverse guests feel safe, comfortable, and welcomed."

The 19 Best Hotels Worth Your Precious PTO, According to Cosmo Editors

MARCH 19, 2024

“I’ve been in New York for seven years now, so I’m well-acquainted with the Manhattan hotspots. And the new Virgin Hotels New York, in the NoMad neighborhood, is in a prime location for anyone visiting the city.."

Sleep Hygiene On The Road: 12 Hotels with Amenities For A Better Sleep

FEBRUARY 28, 2024

"These sleep tourism rooms feature blackout curtains and an app that allows guests to control temperature and lighting from the comfort of their beds. All rooms feature Virgin's patented Best Bed Ever with an ergonomic headboard, perfect for lounging before getting some shut-eye."

The Best Hotel Packages for The 2024 Solar Eclipse

FEBRUARY 16, 2024

"Adding to the allure, many hotels in Dallas have rooftop restaurants, bars and pools, including Virgin Hotels Dallas, which is celebrating the blackout with a Total Eclipse Watch Party at its rooftop Pool Club."

The Art Of Celebrating Mardi Gras At Virgin Hotels New Orleans

JANUARY 13, 2024

"Virgin Hotels New Orleans is like no other place to stay in the city. Guests who visit during Mardi Gras are likely to discover some special surprises."

15 Best Places to Travel in April

JANUARY 11, 2024

“The new Virgin Hotels New York City is located in NoMad, a central location ideal for tourists who want to see it all.“

10 Just-Opened New York City Restaurants To Try This Fall

NOVEMBER 30, 2023

"Located on the third floor of the Virgin Hotel, Everdene is an indoor/outdoor rooftop restaurant serving new American cuisine."

L.A. to Vegas: F1 Weekend Arrives

NOVEMBER 15, 2023

"The center will host vibrant and sporty photo opportunities for guests to commemorate their time in Las Vegas for F1. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, situated right along the race track, will feature a full weekend of entertainment."

Where To Go in 2024: The 16 Best Places to Travel

NOVEMBER 06, 2023

"...Dallas will be one of the best eclipse destinations.The city's many hotels, meanwhile, plan to offer stylish viewing, like Virgin Hotels Dallas, which will host a lively rooftop pool party."

20 Best Hotels in New Orleans

OCTOBER 18, 2023

"The design-forward aesthetic sits somewhere between Old World and contemporary via Art Deco and Southern residential."

Virgin Hotels Dallas Is Bringing Holiday Cheer To Your Festive Corporate Celebrations

SEPTEMBER 29, 2023

"Take your holiday party to the next level with seasonal décor and Dallas skyline views.."

Discover the best of Dallas with Virgin Red

SEPTEMBER 27, 2023

"Virgin Red members who sign up to The Know and book a stay will earn five points per $1 – talk about a win-win! "


SEPTEMBER 19, 2023

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

Sofar Sounds Launches Monthly Concerts with Virgin Hotels

SEPTEMBER 08, 2023

"It is launching a monthly concert series called ‘Hear This!’ with Virgin Hotels. The gigs will be held in the US and UK at the chain’s hotels, starting this Sunday (10 September) in Dallas."

Eater Dallas

SEPTEMBER 07, 2023

The 12 Hottest Restaurants in Dallas Right Now.

Luxury Hospitality

SEPTEMBER 03, 2023

Commons Club features a communal Chef’s Table overlooking the open kitchen, allowing guests a front row seat to all the action.

Stay Green At One of The Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels in the US

AUGUST 25, 2023

#7: Virgin Hotels Chicago 

"The LEED Gold certified hotel uses green housekeeping practices, maintains a hotel-wide recycling program, promotes walking tourism, and was built with green roofing material for more efficient storm water management."

Virgin Hotels Opens Second European Property

AUGUST 24, 2023

"The 240-key Virgin Hotels Glasgow is located in the city’s iconic Clydeside region"

He Said Dallas

AUGUST 09, 2023

Once, Twice, Three Years A Lady: Drag Brunch Anniversary Show at Virgin Hotels Dallas.

Virgin Hotels Dallas Wins Equity Leadership Award

AUGUST 01, 2023

“It is an honour for Virgin Hotels Dallas to be recognised as a leader in diversity within the Dallas community,” says Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group. “Creating an inclusive environment where our guests and teammates always feel welcomed to be who they are has always been our priority at Virgin.”

13 New Venues in Dallas-Fort Worth for Summer 2023 Meetings and Events

JULY 11, 2023

"In February, The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Dallas became available for private events. Located adjacent to the rooftop pool, the modern, 1,731-square-foot, coastal-inspired space is available for alfresco events for up to 123 for cocktail receptions, 50 for theater-style setups, and 27 for classroom-style events."

Eater Dallas

JUNE 30, 2023

The State of Drag Brunch in Dallas.

GQ Magazine

JUNE 05, 2023

The Best Hotels in The UK and Ireland To Stay This Year, Virgin Hotels Edinburgh.

Time Out

JUNE 01, 2023

Commons Club named the Best Restaurant in Dallas for 2022.

Travel Market Report

MAY 31, 2023

Wake-Up Call: Wellness Travel Is Having a Moment and Sleep Tourism Is the Newest Standard.


MAY 16, 2023

Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2023, Virgin Hotels Dallas for Equity Leadership.

Modern Luxury - Dallas

MAY 16, 2023

British Invasion, Sir Richard Branson Gets Ready for his, er, Virgin Hotels Dallas’ Close-up.

The Scout Guide

APRIL 13, 2023

Scouted Destinations: 5 Great Guys' Getaways.

The Dallas Morning News

MARCH 31, 2023

Dallas International Film Festival to Feature Screenings with North Texas Connections, Announcing Virgin Hotels Dallas as Premier Sponsor.

The Knot

MARCH 28, 2023

The Guide to the Most Romantic Getaways in Texas.

10 The Points Guy Approved Hotels For Your Next New Orleans Stay.

MARCH 16, 2023

"Thoughtful design that pays homage to New Orleans as well as an array of bars and restaurants that keep things buzzing all day and night."

Virgin Hotels Dallas: A Peek Inside This New Dallas Hotel!

MARCH 06, 2023

"At the Virgin Hotel Dallas, it doesn’t take long to figure that you’re going to get a totally unique and different experience staying here, compared to other hotels."

Fodor's Travel

MARCH 01, 2023

The 12 Most Insanely Luxurious Hotel Suites in the United States.

Paper City

JANUARY 05, 2023

The Best Dallas Hotel Pools to Dip Into This Summer.

The Best Dallas Hotel Pools to Dip Into This Summer

JANUARY 05, 2023

The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Dallas

Fried Egg Sandwich with Chili Aioli, Recipe by Chef Alex Harrell

DECEMBER 27, 2022

A hearty breakfast dish to welcome the new year from Commons Club New Orleans Menu and Executive Chef Alex Harrell

My Sweet Charity

NOVEMBER 07, 2022

DSOL Fashion Notes Shifted Its Runway And Award Presentation To Virgin Hotels Dallas.

Review: Virgin Hotels Nashville

OCTOBER 20, 2022

"A Long-Anticipated New Building on Music Row, the Virgin Hotels Nashville is Sleek and Modern, With Lots of Glass, Open Vantage Points and a Big-City Vibe."

Condé Nast Traveler

OCTOBER 10, 2022

2021 Readers' Choice Awards: The Top Hotels in Chicago

Condé Nast Traveler

OCTOBER 03, 2022

A long-anticipated new building on Music Row, the Virgin Hotels Nashville is sleek and modern, with lots of glass, open vantage points and a big-city vibe.

Eater Dallas

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

11 Dallas Restaurants That Are Perfect for Celebrations.

Dallas Travel Guide: Virgin Hotels Dallas

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

"A terrific addition to the Dallas Design District, this V-shaped, 16-story property features two penthouses as well as 268 rooms (dubbed "chambers") which are uniquely designed to separate, via a sliding door, into two distinct spaces."

Time Out

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

Virgin Hotels Dallas listed in the 20 Best Hotels in Dallas, Texas.

Peter Greenberg Worldwide

SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

Eye on Travel - Dallas.

Time Out

SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

8 Best Weekend Getaways from Austin.


JUNE 14, 2022

Virgin Hotels‘ Dallas outpost is leading the stylistic charge, with a new installation titled Together Again: Reconnecting Through Fashion and Art.

Michelin Guide

JUNE 01, 2022

The Most Exciting New Michelin Guide Hotels for June 2022, No. 5 Virgin Hotels Edinburgh.

A Floral Affair - A New Orleans Bridal Shower Stuns with Blooms Aplenty.

JUNE 01, 2022

"The result was nothing short of perfect, with even the smallest details showcasing Lee’s personality."

5 New Orleans Hotels with Unique Restaurants.

MAY 27, 2022

"Coming up on the first anniversary of opening its doors in New Orleans, the Virgin Hotel offers three unique dining experiences."

NBC Texas Today

MAY 24, 2022

Chef Jonah Debuts New Spring Flavors at Commons Club.

Travel Weekly

APRIL 22, 2022

The new hotel will be a cultural city hub, with a design that sustains the building’s heritage while adding a vibrant, new style to the area.

CultureMap Dallas

APRIL 05, 2022

These 9 Chefs are the Rising Stars of Dallas' 2022 Dining Scene.

Texas Architect

MARCH 22, 2022

Dallas Diamonds.

D Magazine

FEBRUARY 17, 2022

Dallas’ Most Baller Restaurant Bathrooms.

19 Outstanding Spots To Sip Tea in Chicago

FEBRUARY 02, 2022

"The Commons Club within Virgin Hotel Chicago takes a more alcohol-fueled approach to high tea."

Where 22 Stylish People Always Stay in New Orleans

JANUARY 25, 2022

"She was impressed by the décor, like the plush red bed frame and French doors. Don’t sleep on the rooftop area, which affords “fantastic views of New Orleans,” according to Johnson."

USA Today

JANUARY 22, 2022

3 of the best hotels for resting easy in the Big Easy.


JANUARY 05, 2022

A DFW Staycation: Dallas’ Design District.


DECEMBER 14, 2021

Virgin Hotels plans its first expansion outside of the USA this year with two new properties due to open in Scotland.

NBC Texas Today

DECEMBER 01, 2021

Chef Jonah Previews the New Seasonal Menu at The Commons Club.

Get Brunched At Virgin Hotel's Commons Club

NOVEMBER 24, 2021

"Food and cocktails are a huge part of New Orleans culture, and Virgin's cocktail bar and restaurant Commons Club means to honor local tradition by providing mouth-watering meals including a sunny brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., complete with live music."

NOVEMBER 08, 2021

Chef Alex Harrell oversees dining at new Virgin Hotels New Orleans and its Commons Club.

Condé Nast Traveler

OCTOBER 12, 2021

It's a fabulous new addition to the Dallas hotel scene, and it's impressive to see how Branson's design and hospitality translates in this massive city.

Travel + Leisure

SEPTEMBER 08, 2021

Virgin Hotels - Top 10 Hotels in Chicago 2019.

PaperCity Dallas

SEPTEMBER 07, 2021

The 32 Best Dallas Brunches PaperCity Staffers Return to Again and Again.

Virgin Hotels Debuts In New Orleans.

AUGUST 19, 2021

“Each of our hotels embrace the local flavor of the cities they are in, and Virgin Hotels New Orleans is certainly a fun one."

Inside Commons Club, The Virgin Hotels New Orleans Restaurant That Snagged a Top Local Chef.

AUGUST 18, 2021

"Former Sylvian, Angeline, and Elysian Bar chef Alex Harrell is at the helm of the restaurant, which opens Wednesday, August 18, along with the hotel.."

Virgin Hotels New Orleans Opens Today In The Big Easy's Warehouse District

AUGUST 18, 2021

"Sir Richard Branson is ready to invite you to his new place in New Orleans."

U.S. News & World Report, 2018

AUGUST 03, 2021

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.

Modern Luxury Dallas

JULY 15, 2021

Modern Luxury Dallas Lists Best in Dallas Lifestyle - July/August 2021.


JUNE 15, 2021

Virgin Hotels Employs Fashionable Mannequins to Illustrate Social Distancing Guidelines.

Dallas Observer

JUNE 02, 2021

Five Restaurants Kicking Off Pride Month with Drag Shows.

Texas Monthly

APRIL 21, 2021

Practice the Art of Staycationing at Three New Dallas Hotels.

Modern Luxury - Dallas

APRIL 15, 2021

Virgin Hotels by the Numbers.


APRIL 14, 2021

Top Patio Destination for Spring.

Where to Eat Now - March 2021

MARCH 23, 2021

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels Dallas

Texas Monthly

MARCH 23, 2021

The Best To-Go Dishes (and Drinks!) at the Newest Restaurants in Texas.

CultureMap Dallas

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

7 Dallas eateries land on Texas Monthly's best new restaurants list.

Review: Virgin Hotels Dallas

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

"It's a Fabulous New Addition to the Dallas Hotel Scene, and it's Impressive to see how Branson's Design and Hospitality Translates in this Massive City."

Nashville Lifestyles

OCTOBER 16, 2020

Commons Club Opens at Virgin Hotels Nashville.

Eater Nashville

OCTOBER 15, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville’s Commons Club Brings Music Row a New Boozy Brunch.

Fall Restaurant Openings: 2020.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

Commons Club Nashville to debut this fall at Virgin Hotels Nashville


SEPTEMBER 08, 2020

"One of the most inventive new restaurants in Chicago. Commons Club’s open kitchen allows diners a front-row view of culinary hustle."

Paper City Mag

AUGUST 20, 2020

Ryan Lachaine Gets Creative, Extends His Reach to Nashville.

Style Blueprint

AUGUST 20, 2020

2 New Nashville Rooftop Bars (& an Upgraded Patio!).

PaperCity Online

AUGUST 08, 2020

New Virgin Hotel’s Showcase Restaurant Brings Elaborate Cocktails and a Top Dallas Chef’s Best.

Nashville Lifestyles

AUGUST 05, 2020

First Look: Virgin Hotel.

Nashville Post

AUGUST 05, 2020

Notes: Virgin Hotels Nashville Names Chef.

Houston Chronicle

AUGUST 05, 2020

Riel’s Ryan Lachaine to Helm New Nashville Restaurant.

Nashville Scene

AUGUST 04, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville Announces Signature Restaurant and New Chef.

Nashville Business Journal

JULY 09, 2020

Q&A: Virgin Hotels' CEO on the Road Ahead in Nashville.

Nashville Edit

JULY 07, 2020

Cocktails With a View: The Pool Club.

Nashville Post

JULY 06, 2020

Virgin Hotels Opening Celebration.

Travel Weekly

JULY 06, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville Opens.

Meetings Net

JULY 06, 2020

Virgin Hotels Debuts on Nashville's Music Row.

Travel + Leisure

JULY 02, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville Just Opened — and It Has a Stunning Rooftop Pool.

Virgin Hotels Arrives in Nashville

JULY 02, 2020

"Virgin Hotels Nashville has made its debut on the Music City’s historic Music Row in a new-build crafted by Georgia-based BLUR Workshop and locally based Hastings Architecture."

Hotel Management

JULY 02, 2020

Hotels Open Doors Across the Country.

Travel & Leisure

JULY 02, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville Just Opened — and It Has a Stunning Rooftop Pool.

The Tennessean

JULY 01, 2020

On Music Row, New Hotel Opens.

Hospitality Net

JULY 01, 2020

Now Open: Virgin Hotels Nashville.

Hotel Business

JULY 01, 2020

Virgin Hotels Opens in Nashville; More Debuts.

Hotel Online

JULY 01, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville Opens Its Doors.

Music Row

JULY 01, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville Opens Today On Music Row.

Virgin Hotel Nashville Opens on Music Row

JULY 01, 2020

"The long-anticipated Virgin Hotels Nashville — located on a Musica Roundabout site at which Music Row and Midtown meld — opened Wednesday."

The Tennessean

JULY 01, 2020

First Look: Virgin Hotels Nashville on Music Row Opens Wednesday *Subscription Locked.


JULY 01, 2020


WSMV-4 Online

JUNE 30, 2020

Nashville’s Virgin Hotel Opens July 1.

EATER Nashville

JUNE 29, 2020

Virgin Hotel Nashville Adds New Poolside Rooftop Dining Option for Music Row.

Community Impact Newspaper

JUNE 25, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville Set for Early July Opening.

Virgin Hotels Dallas to Use Fashion to Dress Up Social Distancing

MAY 26, 2020

"With a social distancing imperative, some are trying more novel approaches that include fashion-clad mannequins."

83 Hotel Openings to Look Forward to in 2020

JANUARY 31, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville, Opening Spring 2020

Smart Meetings

JANUARY 15, 2020

New and Renovated: From Big Event Spaces to Niche, Fresh Hotel Faces.

Culturemap Dallas

DECEMBER 19, 2019

The Natty New Virgin Hotels Dallas has Opened in the Design District, so has its In-House Restaurant Commons Club, the Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge Nestled on the Ground Floor.


Virgin Hotels Opens in Dallas, M&M Lighting Hosts Winter Sale, and More News in Texas

DECEMBER 19, 2019

"The highly anticipated Virgin Hotels Dallas opened this weekend. The modernist hotel is the latest property to open stateside for Virgin Hotels brand.."

Condé Nast Traveler

NOVEMBER 06, 2019

Innovators: Virgin Hotels' CEO Raul Leal Wants to End Hidden Fees at Hotels.

WFAA-TV ABC Good Morning Texas

OCTOBER 23, 2019

A Sneak Preview of Some of the Art that will be in the Virgin Hotel Dallas.


SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Virgin Hotels Announces Its First Miami Property.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

"One of the most inventive new restaurants in Chicago. Commons Club’s open kitchen allows diners a front-row view of culinary hustle."


SEPTEMBER 05, 2019

The Room, or “Chambers,” in Virgin Lingo, Actually Span at least Two Rooms in Length and Swaddle Guests in Patented Ergonomic Lounge Bed with Built-in Backrests.

Chef Matt McCallister Will Open a Restaurant at the Design District’s Brand New Virgin Hotels

SEPTEMBER 04, 2019

"Called The Kitchen at Commons Club, expect French dishes at the chef’s latest venture"

Travel + Leisure

JUNE 21, 2019

Virgin Hotels Chicago. Top 10 Hotels in Chicago, 2019.


JUNE 21, 2019

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.

New York Times

MAY 18, 2019

Hotel Review: A brand that loves to party opens a hotel with a huge rooftop bar in a city that knows a thing or two about night life.

Daily Mail

FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Virgin has opened its long-awaited second hotel in San Francisco boasting 192 rooms, a rooftop bar and 'street-priced' minibar snacks.

Travel + Leisure

FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels Is Open in San Francisco.

Condé Nast Traveler

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

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

U.S. News & World Report, 2018

JUNE 12, 2018

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.

Fast Company

MAY 15, 2018

"The room is designed to allow for comfortable lounging or work."


JULY 16, 2015

“Virgin’s First Hotel Got Rid of Everything We Hate About Hotels”

Daily Mail

JULY 10, 2015

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

Cool Hunting

APRIL 22, 2015

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


FEBRUARY 17, 2015

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


FEBRUARY 13, 2015

“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...”


FEBRUARY 06, 2015

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

USA Today

FEBRUARY 01, 2015

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

LA Times

JANUARY 20, 2015

"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.“

The New York Times

JANUARY 18, 2015

“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.”

Condé Nast Traveler

JANUARY 16, 2015

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


JANUARY 05, 2015

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

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