Virgin Hotels to Debut Two U.K. Properties This Spring

The Virgin Hotels portfolio expands with three new hotels that are slated to open through 2022, including two new UK-based properties in Scotland and one New York location

Opening this spring, the Virgin Hotels group have announced its historic expansion into the United Kingdom with the welcoming of two Scottish hotels – Virgin Hotels Edinburgh and Virgin Hotels Glasgow – to its existing portfolio of chic and modern stays. Virgin Hotels Edinburgh will be in the landmark India Buildings, originally built in 1864, in Edinburgh’s Old Town, whilst Virgin Hotels Glasgow will covet a prime city centre spot.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh promises a stunning mix of its 19th-century origins and modern luxuries to capture the timeless character of Edinburgh. In re-envisioning the building, the design team has diligently preserved its notable elements while adding a defined style and sophistication. The new hotel will feature 222 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites along with multiple dining and drinking outlets, including Commons Club, Virgin hotel’s iconic cultural hub.

Virgin Hotels Glasgow meanwhile will open in late spring as the brand’s second Scottish hotel. The property will sit on Clyde Street, a prime City Centre position known for its defining arts and music scene. The hotel – which boasts panoramic views of the River Clyde – will feature 240 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites and various restaurant and bar venues, including Virgin Hotels’ signature Funny Library Coffee Shop, complete with an assortment of whimsical and funny books and games.

Leading the charge is Virgin Hotels’ Chief Executive Officer, James Bermingham, and his shining executive team. 

“Expanding into the United Kingdom is a major and much-anticipated milestone for Virgin Hotels. Our two new hotels in Scotland blend their distinctive personalities with the vibrant, playful, and personalized touch unmistakably Virgin. We couldn’t be more thrilled to call the beloved cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow home to our first locations outside the United States,” comments Virgin Hotels Chief Executive Officer James Bermingham. “And with our first New York City hotel following shortly after, Virgin Hotels is poised for a busy year of growth and elevation – and it’s only the start.”

The brand will grow its presence in the U.S. and continue the momentum with a newly built hotel in New York City. Virgin Hotels New York claims stake at 1227 Broadway in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. The 38-floor hotel will boast 463 Chambers and several concept suites, a rooftop pool and bar, numerous dining spaces, and two floors of luxury retailers.

In addition, the property is working with an NYC-based design firm, MARKZEFF Design, to bring the heart and soul of the city into the décor elements of the hotel’s signature venues, Commons Club Funny Library Coffee Shop, and The Pool Club. 

The brand has five existing hotels that have opened in the United States, including Virgin Hotels Chicago, Virgin Hotels Dallas, and Virgin Hotels Nashville. It most recently celebrated the opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in March 2021 and followed with the introduction of Virgin Hotels New Orleans in August.

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