The third Virgin Hotel in the United States is soon to open in the Dallas Design District. Set to swing open its doors on December 15, Virgin Hotels Dallas will have 268 of what Virgin calls guest chambers including two Penthouse Suites as well as the brand’s flagship food, beverage, and social club concept called the Commons Club and a rooftop terrace with a pool.
Ranging from 323 to 1,395 square feet, all guest chambers consist of two distinct spaces separated by a sliding door, complete with a peephole, ideal for working, recharging, wellness, and playing. The first space, “The Dressing Room,” combines the hallway and a dressing area which includes a full vanity, makeup desk with well-lit mirror, an extra-large shower with a bench completed with Red Flower toiletries, and a closet for two. Slide open the privacy door and guests will enter “The Lounge” with the brand’s patented ergonomically-designed lounge bed, a red mini-fridge stocked with street-priced comforts, high definition TV, yoga mat, round nomadic walnut table, a red plush sofa, and ample outlets. All chambers feature custom lighting on sensors that automatically illuminate when guests move. Additional amenities for pets will be available in the chambers.
Commons Club will be situated at the main entrance of the hotel and is designed to feel like a “members only” experience that’s open to all. A specially curated entertainment and music program will add to the overall experience which evokes the feeling of a modern social club without the dues, where both travelers and locals can enjoy.
The Pool Club will be located on the fourth floor of the hotel where light bites and cocktails will be served. In addition, Virgin Hotels Dallas will have a Funny Library Coffee Shop, which will be located on the first level of the hotel. The coffee shop is a communal workspace that will house an assortment of whimsical and funny books and games. Funny Library Coffee Shop will pour coffee by Laughing Man, the brand co-founded by actor Hugh Jackman. The hotel will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center.
“I could not have found a more perfect hotel for the Design District and everything it offers the City of Dallas than Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels. It will be the heartbeat of the hottest entertainment district and the biggest jewel in our crown,” says Bill Hutchinson, president of Dunhill Partners that acquired the District in 2014.