The very first Virgin Hotel is located in the heart of Chicago's Loop Area within the 26-story 1928 Art Deco former Dearborn Bank Building. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and has eliminated early check-in fees, late check-out fees, room service delivery charges, business center transactions, and other services that usually cause frustration for travelers.
Several of the building's original features remain intact and are showcased throughout, like a beautiful 1920s oak Cigar Bar that serves as the hotel's front desk, ornate brass elevator doors, and the original mail slot and chute serving all floors.
The Commons Club, a dynamic two-story space where guests can dine, drink, work and mingle, as well as attend the nightly hosted Social Hour. Virgin Chicago also has a (seasonal) rooftop bar "Cerise" designed by Paola Navone.
All 'chambers' are divided into two spaces by sliding doors, complete with a peephole. The dressing room includes a full vanity, make-up desk and mirror, an extra-large shower with a bench, and his and hers closets designed by Poliform. Slide open the privacy door and guests will enter the lounge with a red SMEG mini-fridge, LG Smart TV, custom designed table that swivels and a Poltrona Frau task chair. Tired of searching for an outlet, guests can look no further than their bedside to find ample outlets for their smartphone, computer or other electronic devices.
• Free Wi-Fi (unlimited bandwidth)
• Hotel opened: January 2015
• Unique: the nightly hosted Social Hour includes free cocktails, not only beer and wine