Wed. Dec 7th, 2022

We’ve reached the season to be noticed in Chicago—the one where folks want to see and be seen. Warmer weather brings out merrymakers in droves and what better way to celebrate than to gather your friends and loved ones and snap photos on a posh Chicago rooftop with a wrap-around deck and skyline views. Indulge in an inventive cocktail or two, nosh on creative bites, and stay the night in swanky and fun accommodations at Virgin Hotels Chicago. Not only will you have access to all that Chicago has to offer, but also, you’ll have no problem filling up your social feed with multi-hued images that are sure to engage your friends and followers.

Rooms for the Contemporary Traveler

Located in the Chicago Loop, the hotel’s lifestyle-focused rooms are designed to have separated areas for sleeping and living. As the website states, “Calling them Chicago hotel rooms is like calling the Space Shuttle an airplane.” In the Chambers category (king bed or two full beds), privacy doors divide the spaces, creating an ideal environment for work, play, and sleep. You’ll notice bright pops of color throughout, like with the red Smeg refrigerator and task lamp. The Suites category offers more space, double the size of the Chambers category, perfect for a long weekend or extended stay.

Traveling with your pet in tow? Request a dog-friendly room, full of pet amenities like water bowls, treats, and a red Virgin Hotels bandana. Pets stay free with no size or breed restrictions. You’ll love the dog sculpture situated outside of your room.

Something Delicious for Everyone

Three dining choices are available and easily accessible on property, so you don’t need to travel far for decent sustenance. Cerise has a lengthy cocktail list, hearty bites, lively entertainment, and a rooftop view to boot—this is your go-to hot spot for late night fun. Two Zero Three, with bustling Chicago street views, has hot coffee, tea, and small bites waiting for you in the morning. For brunch, pop into Miss Ricky’s, serving up favorites like avocado toast, French omelets, fried chicken and waffles, and churro French toast.

The new menu, created by Chef Tony Roldan, is an ode to the Windy City’s resiliency and the hotel’s ability to pivot during the pandemic and bounce back. The newly imagined beverage program harks back to days of ole, giving a nod to the city’s culture and heritage with cocktails named Chicago Outfit, Broad Shoulders, Construction Szn, Michi-Gin Ave, and Reverse Flow.

Book Ahead

Spring and summer are lovely seasons to explore Chicago. The flowers are in bloom, the weather is nicer, and special deals on hotel stays abound. From drink bargains to discounts on room stays to lower prices offered for local Chicagoans, Virgin Hotels Chicago has your back.

Near the hotel, you’ll have easy on-foot access to popular sites and attractions like Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago River Walk.

Step Out in Your Party Dress

A classic Chicago experience most certainly includes enjoying a rooftop view during the warmer months. Virgin Hotels Chicago has a full entertainment schedule, including performances from up and coming local talent. Tengo Funk, a Reggaeton, Afro beats, and Baile funk dance party, produced by Gio Sandz; Bizarre Love, which was voted 2019 Best Dance Party in Chicago, hosted by Will Galvan; and UpsideDown IcedTea Time, a nod to the hotel’s smart creation of the boozy tea alternative, UpsideDown Tea Party, are three monthly happenings that should not be missed.

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