Stay In The Loop
A small blog that holds our most brilliant musings, distractions, daydreams, and wisdom.
APRIL 20, 2023
Virgin Hotels New York City really is magnificent. From Virgin Megastores to Virgin Records to our airlines, New York has always been a special place for the Virgin brand and it’s brilliant we now have a place to call home in the heart of Manhattan.
MARCH 08, 2023
Bermingham spoke alongside a panel of leaders from JP Morgan, Ben & Jerry’s, Indeed, and Virgin Unite, on how businesses are engaging in criminal justice reform – from changing their own hiring practices to policy change.
FEBRUARY 16, 2023
Paula Echevarría Zamora is the head bartender at Virgin Hotels New Orleans, but her spirits career began on the other side of the stick as a food and cocktail writer. So when she decided to make her career transition, Paula was baffled by the same behaviors she did as a patron.
DECEMBER 06, 2022
As temperatures drop and the seasons shift, so do our drinking habits. To help soften this taste transition, we tapped reps from our coffee purveyor, La Colombe, for simple tips on elevating or switching up our winter coffee-drinking rituals.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
In 2004, Richard Branson and Virgin founded the non-profit foundation Virgin Unite to connect people with entrepreneurial ideas that help create opportunities for a better world. Since then, Virgin Unite has worked with partners to tackle global challenges and unacceptable issues.
SEPTEMBER 01, 2022
These were our favorite Virgin Hotels moments from summer 2022.
AUGUST 04, 2022
The temperatures are heating up and there’s nothing quite like the perfect summer cocktail to quench your thirst. We surveyed our hotels’ mixology and restaurant teams to snag a few fresh recipes. Cheers!
JULY 15, 2022
With summer temperatures heating up, there’s nothing quite like retreating into the cool air-conditioned comfort of a summer movie screening. Whether you’re streaming at home or tucked into a luxurious Virgin Hotels chamber, here are a few of our favorite classic summer movies.
JULY 13, 2022
As summer heats up, Virgin Hotels chefs are switching up their menus to highlight seasonal ingredients. They’re also sourcing produce from local purveyors and their own onsite gardens, bringing a fresh new take to farm-to-table dining.
JUNE 26, 2022
With our first two hotels outside of the US opening in Scotland, we’re newly obsessed with exploring this gorgeous gem of the UK. We’ve searched high and low to put together our top picks for every type of traveller, so read on for our American Guide to Scotland.
JUNE 10, 2022
Life and performance advice from the soul to the stage, with love from the queens that grace the Virgin Hotels’ stages.
MAY 26, 2022
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity, but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” – Sir Richard Branson.
APRIL 22, 2022
April may mark National Poetry Month, but our love for self-expression runs year-round. You might view writing poetry as something only for those who are romantically or theatrically inclined, but poetry is accessible to, and within, everyone.
APRIL 21, 2022
When you step inside the new Virgin Hotels Edinburgh’s chambers and suites this June, don’t forget to look down. Each habitation greets guests with a sustainable, handmade, and one-of-a-kind Morrocan rug from the female-run company, Lālla.
MARCH 21, 2022
We’re thrilled to be opening the first Virgin Hotels outside of the US in the historic Scottish capital of Edinburgh in June. We’ve put together a crash course guide as a way of welcoming you to Virgin Hotels Edinburgh.
MARCH 01, 2022
March is Women’s History Month and we plan to spend the month reading books by female authors—and challenge you to do the same. Here’s some inspiration from our reading list, filed in alphabetical order, of course.
FEBRUARY 23, 2022
It’s the dead of winter and we’re dreaming of warmer climes, tropical beaches, and sunshine on our skin. Whether it’s luxurious facilities or a novel class concept, we picked unique studios and clubs that even feel like a when you visit.
FEBRUARY 17, 2022
This year during Black History Month we’re celebrating Black-owned businesses and restaurants as a way into the cities where Virgin Hotels are found. Read on for some must visits spots this February and all year long.
FEBRUARY 02, 2022
When Virgin Hotels New Orleans opened in the Warehouse District last summer, we wanted to tell the story of our new neighborhood through design. So we tapped local design firm Logan Killen Interiors, to help us nail that authentic New Orleans je ne sais quoi.
DECEMBER 17, 2021
After the unpredictable blur of the last 22 months (aka 2020 and 2021), we figured there’s no more reliable source to prophesy what 2022 has in store for us than the stars. So we turned to our favorite astrology sites to see what they forecast for the New Year.
NOVEMBER 18, 2021
When it comes to hosting a holiday meal this year, why reach for the same old cookbooks when you can take a page from our Virgin Hotels chef’s personal recipes?
NOVEMBER 15, 2021
We’ve turned a new page at Virgin Hotels’ Funny Library Coffee Shops by brewing La Colombe—a leading coffee roaster known for their ethical, long-term trade practices and silky, frothy draft lattes.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
With the opening of Virgin Hotels New Orleans, we can’t wait to let the good times roll! And while the Crescent City has had a rough go with Hurricane Ida, we’re thrilled to join the neighborhood and be a part of this resilient city’s recovery.
JULY 22, 2021
With Virgin Hotels New Orleans set to open this summer, The Big Easy will soon have another must-visit restaurant with Commons Club New Orleans.