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Virgin Hotels Joins Award-Winning Program

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. 

An American’s Guide to Scotland

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.

5 Ways to Make Your Bartender Love You

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. 

How to Turn Your Passion For an Issue into Advocacy and Action

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.

A Love Letter to Summer: From “Break My Soul” to Poolside Pride

SEPTEMBER 01, 2022

These were our favorite Virgin Hotels moments from summer 2022.

3 Easy Ways To Switch Up Your Winter Coffee Ritual

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. 

For Your Consideration: 6 Classic Summer Flicks

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.

Delicious Summer Eats

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.

The Dirty Shirley & 6 Other Cocktails of the Summer

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!

How to Embrace Your Inner Drag Queen

JUNE 10, 2022

Life and performance advice from the soul to the stage, with love from the queens that grace the Virgin Hotels’ stages.

How “Yes, And” - the First Rule of Improv - Keeps Life Interesting

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.

5 Fun Ways to Weave Poetry Into Your Day

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.

How the Sustainable, Women-Led Rug Company Outfitted Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

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.

Welcome to Edinburgh

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.

10 Essential Female Authors To Read During Women’s History Month

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.

5 Winter Workouts to Heat Up Your Mind & Body

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.

Explore & Celebrate Black-owned businesses during Black History Month

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.

How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Hotel

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.

Your 2022 Astrological Forecast

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.

4 Creative Dishes From Our Chefs to Spice Up Your Holiday Meal

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?

4 Reasons We’re Buzzed to Brew La Colombe + 3 Coffee Cocktail 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.

Everything You Need To Know About New Orleans' Fall Festivals

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.

Take a Tour of These Cities Through Their Signature Dishes

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. 

The Grand Opening of Virgin Hotels New York City

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. 

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