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SEPTEMBER 19, 2023

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

EATER New Orleans

SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

14 of the Best Happy Hours in New Orleans Right Now.

Piano Moms

SEPTEMBER 14, 2023

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

Eater Dallas

SEPTEMBER 07, 2023

The 12 Hottest Restaurants in Dallas Right Now.

Eater New Orleans

SEPTEMBER 07, 2023

The Hottest New Restaurants in New Orleans, December 2021.

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.

He Said Dallas

AUGUST 09, 2023

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


AUGUST 03, 2023

26 Awesome Winter Date Ideas in Dallas.


AUGUST 01, 2023

Virgin Hotels Dallas wins equity leadership award.

Dallas Observer

JULY 12, 2023

Bottoms Up to the Top 100 Bars in DFW.


JULY 11, 2023

13 New Venues in Dallas-Fort Worth for Summer 2023 Meetings and Events - The Pool Club Dallas.

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.


MAY 15, 2023

Actually Cool Things to Do in Dallas this Fall.

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.

The Points Guy

MARCH 16, 2023

10 TPG-approved hotels for your next New Orleans stay.

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.

PaperCity Dallas

JANUARY 05, 2023

The Best Dallas Hotel Pools to Dip Into This Summer.

Garden & Gun

DECEMBER 27, 2022

Fried Egg Sandwich with Chili Aioli.

My Sweet Charity

NOVEMBER 07, 2022

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

Conde Nast Traveler

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 05, 2022

Top 20 Hotels in Texas: Readers' Choice Awards 2020.

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.

Condé Nast Traveler

OCTOBER 03, 2022

Top 20 Hotels in Texas: Readers' Choice Awards 2021.

Eater Dallas

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

11 Dallas Restaurants That Are Perfect for Celebrations.

10Best USA Today

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

Virgin Hotels Dallas.

Fifty Grande

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

The Virgin lifestyle comes to the Big Easy.

Eater Nashville

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

Where to Drink Cocktails in Nashville Right Now.

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.

My New Orleans

JUNE 01, 2022

A Floral Affair - A New Orleans bridal shower stuns with blooms aplenty.

Where Y'at

MAY 27, 2022

5 New Orleans Hotels with Unique Restaurants.

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.


FEBRUARY 02, 2022

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

New York Magazine

JANUARY 25, 2022

Where 22 Stylish People Always Stay in New Orleans.

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.

Thrillist Dallas

JANUARY 04, 2022

The Best Patios for Eating and Drinking Outside in Dallas.


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.

Where Y'at

NOVEMBER 24, 2021

Get Brunched At Virgin Hotel's Commons Club.

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.

Business Traveler

AUGUST 19, 2021

Virgin Hotels debuts in New Orleans.

EATER New Orleans

AUGUST 18, 2021

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

Yahoo Finance

AUGUST 18, 2021

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

Travel + Leisure

AUGUST 18, 2021

Richard Branson Is Taking Over the Big Easy With the Opening of Virgin Hotels 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.

Texas Monthly

MARCH 23, 2021

Where to Eat Now - March 2021.

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.

The Dallas Morning News

FEBRUARY 04, 2021

Who's Cooking in Dallas? New Chefs at Meddlesome Moth, Hawthorn, and Virgin Hotels.

D Magazine

DECEMBER 08, 2020

Five New Dallas Hotels To House Your In-Laws This Holiday Season.

Condé Nast Traveler

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.

Food & Wine

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

Fall Restaurant Openings: 2020.

Conde Nast Traveler

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

15 Best Hotels in Nashville.

Homes & Gardens

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

13 Luxury New Hotel Openings in the US for 2020.


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.

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 Design

JULY 01, 2020

Virgin Hotels Arrives in Nashville.

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.

Nashville Post

JULY 01, 2020

Virgin Hotel Nashville Opens on Music Row.

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.

Nashville Lifestyles

JUNE 30, 2020

Virgin Hotels Nashville Opens on Music Row.

Nashville Business Journal

JUNE 29, 2020

Long-Awaited Hotel Opening on Music Row This Week.

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.


JUNE 15, 2020

Hotels Are Reopening in the U.S. Here’s What You Need to Know.


MAY 26, 2020

Virgin Hotels Dallas to Use Fashion to Dress Up Social Distancing.

Travel & Leisure

JANUARY 31, 2020

83 Hotel Openings to Look Forward to in 2020.

Smart Meetings

JANUARY 15, 2020

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

Nashville Business Journal

JANUARY 09, 2020

Sneak Peek: Get a Glimpse of Forthcoming Virgin Hotels Nashville.

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.


Architectural Digest

DECEMBER 19, 2019

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.

Eater Dallas

SEPTEMBER 04, 2019

The Kitchen, 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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