Hot Off The Press
Hot Off The Press

The Latest Virgin Hotels Press

We’re making headlines, and we’re having fun doing it. Here’s a look at the latest Virgin Hotels news, industry buzz and good vibes coming our way.

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

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

-BlackBook
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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.

-Condé Nast Traveler
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Virgin Hotels Announces Its First Miami Property

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

-Condé Nast Traveler
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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.

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

-Daily Mail
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Virgin Hotels - Top 10 Hotels in Chicago 2019

-Travel + Leisure
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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."

-Zagat
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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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Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels Is Open in San Francisco

-Travel + Leisure
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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.”

-Bloomberg
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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...”

-Refinery29
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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.”

-Forbes
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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”

-Yahoo
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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...”

-Inc.
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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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Awards

2020, August
Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice, Best of the Best
2020, August
USA Today, 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards
2019, October
Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, 2019
2019, August
Travel + Leisure
2018, October
HOTELS Magazine 2018 Social Hotel Awards
2018, August
USA Today's 10Best, Reader's Choice Award
2018, February
U.S. News & World Report, 2018
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
ChicagoMag.com
2015, May
Entrepreneur: Business Travel Award