Published on : Saturday, February 23, 2019
Virgin Hotels has opened its long-awaited second property – and it boasts 192 rooms, a rooftop bar and ‘street priced’ mini-bar snacks.
It is located in San Francisco, close to the South of Market area, and is described as a mix between the city’s Victorian-era past, the 1960s rock and roll era and 19th-century Britain.
And it also has two restaurants, a members lounge-style bar and a cafe serving coffee from Laughing Man, the brand co-founded by actor Hugh Jackman. Each of the hotel’s rooms has been designed using a two-room concept, giving guests a dressing room and a bedroom.
The dressing room includes a makeup desk and mirror, an extra-large shower with a bench, and a closet for two.
Meanwhile chef Adrian Garcia, formerly of Benu and Quince, will offer modern Californian cuisine with international influence at The Kitchen restaurant. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art fitness centre open 24 hours a day, over 7000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, Red Flower toiletries, complimentary yoga mats, intimacy kits, and additional amenities for pets available in the rooms.
Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Hotels, said: ‘I love visiting San Francisco, and it has always been very special to Virgin. Never losing its local charm, the city continues to be dynamic and innovative, embodying so much of what our brand stands for.
‘Virgin Hotels and the delightful city of San Francisco make the perfect pair and I’m thrilled to announce that the hotel is now open.’
While Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels, said: ‘There are a lot of wonderful things about this property, but what I’m most excited about is the dynamic yet mystical spaces throughout the hotel; from Commons Club, to the lush rooftop escape on the 12th floor, this hotel will offer visitors a unique experience.