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Check into New Virgin Hotels San Francisco

San Francisco is home to the newest outpost of Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, recently opened its newest property in San Francisco. This is the second property of the hotel group that launched its first hotel in Chicago in 2015.

“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,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group.

Virgin Hotels San Francisco sits South of Market (SoMa) just steps from Yerba Buena Gardens and the Moscone Center. The hotel is close to the new Central Subway Station, which, upon opening later this year will connect South of Market with Union Square and Chinatown. Here’s what to know about the new property.

Sleep in style

Virgin Hotels San Francisco features 192 Chambers — featuring Virgin Hotels’ signature two-room concept — and two Penthouse Suites. The Dressing Room includes a full vanity, makeup desk and expertly-lit mirror, an extra-large shower with a bench, and a closet for two. A sliding wooden door (complete with peep hole) separates it from The Lounge, which features Virgin’s patented ergonomically designed lounge bed, a red SMEG® mini-fridge stocked with street-priced snacks, High Definition TV, yoga mat, round wood table, a custom designed bench and ample outlets for smartphones, laptops or other electronic devices. The Chambers showcase warm, wood tones throughout and soft touchable textures, offset with black accents. Touches of signature ‘Virgin Red’ complete the design.

Dining and drinking

Discover numerous dining and drinking outposts in the new hotel. Virgin’s flagship restaurant, bar, and lounge, Commons Club offers a contemporary, chic environment situated at the main entrance of the hotel. Commons Club is designed to feel like a “members only” experience that’s open to all. Executive Chef Adrian Garcia will offer modern California cuisine with international influence at The Kitchen. In addition, 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. The design aesthetic features a modern take on Victorian-era architectural elements, displayed in the bar’s soaring installation wall, the furniture and millwork, and the 30-foot-tall velvet curtains.

Travelers can also enjoy rooftop bar, Everdene, and the Funny Library Coffee Shop. The former features three distinct spaces. First, The Salon is home to a 25-foot wraparound bar and an impressive operable facade that instantly transforms it into an outdoor experience. Second, The Patio is an outdoor space featuring a large communal table where patrons can indulge in refreshing cocktails while lounging beneath a garden trellis. Finally, The Secret Garden Lounge, an intimate VIP lounge os only accessible via a signature Virgin-red garden gate crowned with foliage from the surrounding lattice. Funny Library Coffee Shop pours coffee by Laughing Man®, the brand co-founded by actor Hugh Jackman.

Additional amenities

The hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center, over 7000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, Red Flower toiletries, complimentary yoga mats, intimacy kits, and additional amenities for pets are available in the chambers.

Photo courtesy of Virgin Hotels
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