MIAMI—Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, marks a new milestone as the brand breaks ground with Dunhill Partners and Gatehouse Capital on Virgin Hotels Dallas.
This will be Virgin Hotels’ second property currently under construction, behind Virgin Hotels New York City. The new hotel will open its doors at the end of 2018.
Located in the Design District on Hi Line Dr. and Turtle Creek Blvd., the hotel will provide more than 200 Chambers, including Grand Chamber Suites, and will offer multiple dining and drinking outlets, including a pool deck and bar, a rooftop lounge and the brand’s flagship space, The Commons Club.
“We couldn’t have found a more perfect city than Dallas and a more perfect neighborhood than the Design District to continue our expansion of Virgin Hotels across America,” said Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels. “We’re so excited to welcome guests and locals alike to experience all that our brand has to offer—from elevated cuisine and cocktails to comfortable and spacious Chambers for work, sleep and play.”
The hotel will be a new-build located within the 33 acres that developer Dunhill Partners and its founder, Bill Hutchinson, acquired in 2014. Dunhill Partners has chosen Gatehouse Capital to develop Virgin Hotels Dallas.
Virgin Hotels recently named Rani Gharbié as VP of development. Gharbié, who is located in New York City, will oversee the brand’s continued expansion in the U.S. and into Canada.