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Virgin has opened its long-awaited second hotel in San Francisco

Virgin Hotels has opened its long-awaited second property – and it boasts 192 rooms, a rooftop bar and ‘street priced’ mini-bar snacks.

The hotel 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.

One of the 192 rooms in the new Virgin Hotel in San Francisco. It is the second hotel that Virgin has opened 

The hotel 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 

The hotel 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 

Each room has a Smeg fridge stocked with snacks that are priced the same as they would be in nearby shops

Each room has a Smeg fridge stocked with snacks that are priced the same as they would be in nearby shops

Each of the hotel’s rooms have 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.

A sliding wooden door (complete with peep hole) separates it from the other room, which features Virgin’s patented ergonomically designed lounge bed and a red Smeg mini-fridge stocked with street-priced snacks.

There’s also an HD TV, yoga mat, round wooden table, a custom-designed bench and outlets for smartphones, laptops or other electronic devices.

Each of the hotel's rooms have been designed using a two-room concept, giving guests a dressing room, pictured, plus a bedroom

Each of the hotel’s rooms have been designed using a two-room concept, giving guests a dressing room, pictured, plus a bedroom

A sliding wooden door (complete with peep hole) separates the dressing room, pictured, from the bedroom

A sliding wooden door (complete with peep hole) separates the dressing room, pictured, from the bedroom

The dressing room includes a makeup desk and mirror, an extra-large shower with a bench, and a closet for two

The closet space in the dressing room

The dressing room includes a makeup desk and mirror, an extra-large shower with a bench, and a closet for two

The rooftop bar, called Everdene, has been designed in partnership with Gensler San Francisco and the 4,000 square-foot area features three distinct spaces.

They include, the Salon, home to a 25-foot wraparound bar; the Patio, an outdoor space featuring a large communal table where guests can indulge in ‘refreshing cocktails’ while lounging beneath a garden trellis; and the Secret Garden Lounge, an ‘intimate’ VIP lounge only accessible via a signature Virgin-red garden gate crowned with foliage from the surrounding lattice.

There is also the Commons Club, the hotel’s flagship restaurant and bar in the main entrance of the hotel that is designed to feel like a ‘members only’ experience but is open to all.

Meanwhile chef Adrian Garcia, formerly of Benu and Quince, will offer modern Californian cuisine with international influence at The Kitchen restaurant.

Each room has an extra large shower and sink

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Hotels, said: 'I love visiting San Francisco, and it has always been very special to Virgin'

Each room has an extra large shower and sink. Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Hotels, said: ‘I love visiting San Francisco, and it has always been very special to Virgin’

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.

‘Guests of Virgin Hotels in Chicago will notice a lot of key brand features like the Chamber design and the Lounge Bed, but this property will feel inherently San Francisco.’

The first Virgin Hotel opened in Chicago in 2015. Other hotels are planned for Dallas, Nashville, New York City, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, New Orleans, Washington DC and Palm Springs.

Edinburgh is set to be the location of the first Virgin Hotel in the UK, and is due to open in 2021. 

The outside of the new Virgin Hotel in San Francisco. The first Virgin Hotel opened in Chicago in 2015. Other hotels are planned for Dallas, Nashville, New York City, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, New Orleans, Washington DC and Palm Springs

The outside of the new Virgin Hotel in San Francisco. The first Virgin Hotel opened in Chicago in 2015. Other hotels are planned for Dallas, Nashville, New York City, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, New Orleans, Washington DC and Palm Springs

 

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