Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has recently announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in Dallas, Texas.
Expected to open in 2018, the Dallas property is to be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by Dunhill Partners, Vinculum Partners and The Crosland Group.
“We’re ecstatic to be a part of the new fabric of the Dallas Design District, and to play a role in the continuation of the neighbourhood’s growth,” says Virgin Hotels CEO, Raul Leal.
“With chic stores, eclectic galleries and upscale restaurants, we expect Virgin Hotels Dallas to move into the neighbourhood seamlessly, as its aesthetic and offerings will attract the growing local creative class and business travellers that will call the Design District home.”
Virgin Hotels Dallas will be situated on High Line Dr. and Turtle Creek Blvd, at the heart of the Design District, and will feature over 200 rooms, including Grand Chamber Suites. The lifestyle hotel is to offer multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the brand’s flagship space, The Commons Club, a rooftop terrace with a pool, gym and spa, and numerous meeting spaces.
The hotel will be a new build, located within the 33 acres that developer Dunhill Partners and its founder, Bill Hutchinson, acquired in 2014. “I could not have found a more perfect hotel for the Design District, and everything it offers to the City of Dallas, than Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels,” he says.
“It will be the heartbeat of the hottest entertainment district and the biggest jewel in our crown.”