The concept of a hosted wine hour at boutique hotels has been around for a while, but Virgin Hotels takes the concept to a whole new level at its first U.S. property in Chicago.
That’s because it elevates the free drinks concept thanks to its Cocktail Hour – one of its cool concepts to reimagine the boutique hotel experience.
Hotel guests are treated to nightly cocktails on-the-house from 7 to 8 pm daily – no matter the room type booked.
Virgin Hotels is definitely setting out to take the boutique hotel business to a new level of luxury – and they have more locations coming soon to Nashville, New York, Dallas, Palm Springs and Silicon Valley.
Virgin Hotels Does A Modern Re-Do on Rooms
The Chicago property is unique because it focuses on how hotel rooms and suites work, not just how they look.
When you swipe your keycard to your room, you’ll find two lifestyle-focused rooms.
Its groundbreaking Chamber design combines the hallway, closet, and bathroom into one luxurious Dressing Room area, while Privacy Doors close to create a personal Sleeping Lounge, ideal for working, recharging, and playing.
If you’ve ever flown with Virgin, you know they are all about unrelenting dedication to the consumer.
Now they’re ushering in a new standard for hospitality and heartfelt service.
Everything you would normally expect in a suite is here, plus a few surprises.
Who doesn’t want a mini fridge stocked with your favorite chasers, or a couple of your puppy’s favorite Chicago-style dog treats?
Did we mention its minibar is stocked at street prices? This means convenient drinks and snacks are available without paying the cost of convenience or for someone to stock it for you.
Want to request an extra pillow? You can do by ringing guest services right from its mobile app.
From your mobile device, you can also order room service, control the climate, make dinner reservations, valet your car, even live chat with your concierge and other guests. This seamless integration is sure to tap your happy buttons!
Ready to grab a drink, Virgin style?
Its lounge on the lobby level is called The Commons Club.
Flirt with a menu of culinary delights, craft cocktails and endless conversation.
Feeling hungry? Be sure to check out its landmark Chicago diner, Miss Ricky’s, which offers modern casual dining with a warm and welcoming flair.
From late night bites to early morning munchies, this diner combines comfort food with a delightfully playful approach.
Enjoy classics like Chicken and Waffles, The Miss Ricky Burger, A big salad and Chef’s famous spaghetti and meatballs. Try its Red Door Specials, daily – just like mom used to make if mom were a cross-dressing foodie with a full sleeve tatt.
When you are ready to call it a night, its one-of-a-kind custom designed hybrid bed (patent pending) features an ergonomic headboard and erectable footboard that allows for a multitude of, ahem, positions. Work comfy, lounge lavishly, and rest like modern royalty!
Virgin Hotels Chicago is located at 203 N. Wabash, Chicago, Illinois.
For more information, visit www.virginhotels.com.