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Virgin Hotels to check in to Silicon Valley

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Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in Milpitas, California, within a new neighborhood development of top tier residential and retail stores called “The Fields.”

The mixed used development broke ground in November 2015 and the hotel is expected to break ground in the autumn of 2017. The Silicon Valley hotel will be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by Lyon Living.

“As we grow the Virgin Hotels brand, the way we continue to expand our footprint in key destinations that align with our brand values is incredibly exciting. Our move into Silicon Valley is the perfect example of this, given our dedication to thoughtful technology within our guest experience,” says Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels. “The city of Milpitas is also experiencing a revitalization driven by the tech industry and developments like The Fields, so we’re thrilled to be a significant part of that growth and look forward to welcoming those travelers visiting Silicon Valley for both business and pleasure.”

Virgin Hotels Silicon Valley, anticipated to open Fall 2019, will feature 200 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites; multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the brand’s flagship space, The Commons Club; a coffee shop; numerous meeting spaces; and a rooftop bar and live music venue. Strategically located between the I-680 and I-880 freeways, the development is also adjacent to Milpitas’ Great Mall, which is currently undergoing a $20 million renovation.

The brand’s first hotel, Virgin Hotels Chicago, is now open and accepting reservations with Nashville, Dallas, Palm Springs and New York slated to open next. Virgin Hotels continues to explore properties in cities such as Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington DC, and London; locations where it is pursuing hotel and office conversions and ground-up development.

Virgin Hotel Dallas

Development to start on Virgin Hotel Dallas this autumn

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Virgin Hotels & Residences has announced construction on its 18-storey property in Dallas is scheduled to start in autumn this year.

The Virgin Hotel Dallas boutique residence will be built in the city’s Design District, after the Virgin Group revealed its interest in a development in the city last year. Now, developer Bill Hutchinson expects to begin work on the property by October.

When completed, the property will have 210 hotel rooms and 70 condo residences, named the Virgin Residences. In addition, the hotel will also have luxury suites, restaurants and bar areas, meeting spaces and a rooftop terrace with a pool, spa and gym.

“We’re doing great on the project, but a lot has happened behind the scenes,” Hutchinson said in a statement. “I’m new to hotel development and it’s been a learning process for me. We were hoping to break ground this summer, but lately we’ve been looking at October.”