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Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotel opening in New Orleans in 2021; hotel will cost $80M, host 230 rooms

May 22, 2019

May 23-- May 23--Virgin Group's idiosyncratic founder, Richard Branson, shoveled dirt with Mayor LaToya Cantrell Thursday to symbolically mark the start of construction on a new 230-room Virgin Hotel, which is slated to open in 2021. The $80 million project, going up at 550 Baronne Street, on the corner of Layette Street in the Warehouse District, is a joint venture with Maryland-based Buccini/Pollin Group, which is also in partnership with Virgin Hotels on a project in Nashville, Tennessee. The New Orleans hotel, which will be managed by Virgin Hotels and jointly owned with BPG, will be the seventh Virgin Hotel to open in the U.S. ...

Virgin Hotels Appoints Owen Deignan as New Director of Food & Beverage Operations and Denise Walker as New Vice President of Information Technolog

Virgin Hotels | January 18, 2019

MIAMI, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, is pleased to welcome two new members of the team: Owen Deignan as the new Director of Food & Beverage Operations, and Denise Walker as the new Vice President of Information Technology. Owen Deignan, who was based in Chicago, brings 24 years of experience to the brand, and will be responsible for the food & beverage operations of all Virgin Hotels, including the highly anticipated Virgin Hotels San Francisco, opening in 2019. Deignan will work closely with the senior leadership team to develop and execute Virgin's strategic plan to drive...

Virgin Hotels Ramps Up Customer Experience Marketing and Personalization Through Partnership With Local Measure

Local Measure | January 17, 2019

New York and Sydney – 18 January, 2019 – Virgin Hotels, one of the most loved consumer brands, has implemented new Wi-Fi infrastructure at its first hotel in Chicago in partnership with Local Measure, the leading customer experience platform for the hotel industry. Virgin Hotels Chicago is famous not only for the Virgin brand but for its socially connected restaurants, bars and lounges, drawing on pop culture to create iconic experiences for its guests. Their food and beverage offerings play a key part in driving traffic to the hotel, and with new insights from customer Wi-Fi, the team can create personalized experiences and...

Virgin Hotels, Along with its Partners, Purchased the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels | April 2, 2018

MIAMI, April 2, 2018 -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, in partnership with a group led by Juniper Capital Partners and Fengate Real Asset Investments along with their partners Dream, Cowie Capital Partners, and other private investors, has purchased the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from a Brookfield-managed private real estate fund in a transaction that closed today. The group plans to open a reconceptualized and revitalized property, the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, in the late fall of 2019. The Virgin Hotels brand's entrance into the entertainment capital of the world...

Virgin Hotels Embarks on Its First European Property in Edinburgh, Scotland

Virgin Hotels | February 1, 2018

MIAMI, Feb. 1, 2018 -- Virgin Hotels, the luxury lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open in Edinburgh, Scotland. Expected to open in 2020, the development marks an important moment in Virgin Hotels' history and is expected to be joined by more UK and European projects in the coming years. The hotel will be located in the landmark India Buildings at 1-6 Victoria Street in Edinburgh's Old Town. The space itself will feature 225 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites; multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the brand's flagship space, Commons Club, as well as numerous me...

Virgin Hotels Plans New 178-Key Virgin Hotels Washington D.C. Union Market Set to Open Fall 2019

Virgin Hotels | October 23, 2017

MIAMI, Oct. 23, 2017 -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in Washington D.C. Expected to open in fall 2019, the brand's first Washington D.C. property will reside in the city's emerging Union Market area. It will be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by D.B. Lee Development & Construction and Brook Rose Development. "We're thrilled to bring Virgin Hotels to Washington D.C.'s travelers and residents with an energetic, lifestyle hotel experience unlike anything currently offered in the city," said Raul ...

Virgin Hotels Breaks Ground with The Buccini/Pollin Group and BPGS Construction on Virgin Hotels Nashville

Virgin Hotels | September 22, 2017

MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, marks a new milestone as Virgin Hotels breaks ground with The Buccini/Pollin Group and BPGS Construction on Virgin Hotels Nashville. The groundbreaking ceremony, held on location on Wednesday, September 20, marks Virgin Hotels' fourth property currently under construction, behind Virgin Hotels New York City, Virgin Hotels Dallas and Virgin Hotels New Orleans. Virgin Hotels Nashville will open its doors in 2019. Located in the historic Music Row area of the city at 1 Music Square W, Virgin Hotels Nashville will deliver a one...

Virgin Hotels to Open and Operate New San Francisco Property Developed by Paradigm Hotels Group

Virgin Hotels | February 28, 2017

MIAMI, Feb. 28, 2017 -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in San Francisco, California. Expected to open in the Summer of 2017, the San Francisco property will be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by Paradigm Hotels Group. Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal commented, "San Francisco is a dynamic, forward-thinking city that embodies so much of what Virgin Hotels stands for, and is already home to many fans of the Virgin brand. As a top domestic and international travel hub for both business and leisure alike, San Francisco is an ide...


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