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Travel + Leisure Readers' 15 Favorite Hotels in New York City of 2024

JULY 09, 2024

The Winner: Virgin Hotels New York

One guest found it “sleek, classy, stylish, sexy,” while another raved about the food. “Hotel restaurant/bar has amazing food, especially that shrimp toast,” the T+L reader wrote.

The Design Of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Highlights History And Art

JUNE 28, 2024

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is unlike any other place in the city. What’s most striking about the hotel is how its design harmoniously preserves the historical building’s beauty and important elements, yet it showcases a modern, chic style and every comfort you would expect in a posh hotel in the city.

Tour of Virgin Hotels’ Top Suites: Richard’s Flats

JUNE 26, 2024

"These suites garnered the nomenclature as they are the suites where Sir Richard Branson stays when he is in town, featuring one-of-a-kind artwork and are equipped with the brand’s iconic bed along with other luxurious appointments throughout. From New Orleans to Dallas, Nashville to Chicago, New York to Edinburgh and London, we got a tour of each Flat, each inherently telling their own story of Virgin’s interpretation of the city."

Places To Stay: The Best Edinburgh Hotels

APRIL 29, 2024

Each of the eight Grand Chamber suites has something delightful and/or unexpected about it – a mezzanine decorated in the style of a Bedouin tent, for example. In a city blessed with more than its share of excellent restaurants and bars, the Commons Club Restaurant and Bar more than hold their own – they’re outstanding.

20 Best Hotels in Dallas-Forth Worth

APRIL 19, 2024

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

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..."

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 Best Hotels In The UK & Ireland To Stay In This Year

MARCH 10, 2024

They're the kind of convenient touches that easily elevate your stay in a place with as much to offer as Edinburgh, and will remain high on our list of the city's pitstops both in and out of season.

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 Ultimate List Of Luxury Hotels In Edinburgh To Book Right Now

JANUARY 31, 2024

If you’re hoping to admire some of Edinburgh’s unforgettable architecture, start with a stay at this Virgin Hotel, which has an impressive backdrop of its own, thanks to its setting within the India Buildings.

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."

Funny Library is a Boozy and Instagrammable Coffee Shop Inside the Virgin Hotel

DECEMBER 12, 2023

Funny Library Coffee Shop, inside the Virgin Hotel, is a distinctive yet friendly coffeehouse with a wink of cheekiness. 

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! "

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

No. 7: Virgin Hotels Chicago - Chicago, IL

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"


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.

Virgin to Open First European Hotel in Edinburgh

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."

3 Of The Best Hotels For Resting Easy In The Big Easy

JANUARY 22, 2022

Located in the city’s Warehouse District at 550 Baronne Street, the property mixes a passion for food and beverage with music and culture that sets it squarely in the crosshairs of its host city. 

Where To Stay In 2022: The Top New Hotels, Part 2

DECEMBER 14, 2021

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

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."

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."

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

NOVEMBER 06, 2019

The hotel exec on Virgin Hotels' price transparency, which trickles down from the room rate to the mini bar goodies


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.

7 Loop Hotels Are The Best In Chicago: Readers’ Choice Awards 2018

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Voted #5 Hotel in Chicago, 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...”

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.”

At the New Virgin Hotels Chicago, It’s Really About the Radical Rooms

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.”

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