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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.

GQ Magazine

JUNE 05, 2023

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

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.


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.

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.


DECEMBER 14, 2021

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

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.

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.


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."

Travel + Leisure

JULY 02, 2020

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

Condé Nast Traveler

NOVEMBER 06, 2019

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


SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Virgin Hotels Announces Its First Miami Property.

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.”

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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