Virgin Hotels started 2015 year with a bang, opening its first property in Chicago. 2016 is also proving to be a big year for the company, with plans just announced to open Virgin Hotels Palm Springs in late 2018.
Virgin Hotels CEO, Raul Leal said, “Opening a property in California has been on our wish-list since day one, and as Palm Springs has grown beyond its reputation of a retreat for Californians, we knew it was the perfect location for a Virgin Hotel.”
Located in the heart of downtown, Virgin Hotels Palm Springs will feature 150 Chambers and Grand [...]
If you’re a regular traveler on Virgin Trains, you’ll soon be finding trains operating with the Pendolino fleet will be offering more Standard class seating. The first Virgin Trains Pendolino to have one of its First Class carriages converted to Standard is now in service. The train, which also received a major interior refresh and a deep clean as part of the work, marks the first of the 21 nine-car Pendolinos to have a carriage converted. When finished, the project will create an extra 5,500 standard class seats a day, a net increase of 2,100.
Phil Whittingham, [...]
Today marks a milestone in the history of the Virgin brand with Virgin Hotels opening the doors to its first property, Virgin Hotels Chicago. The new hotel brand will join a stellar portfolio of hospitality companies led by Virgin Group and its founder Sir Richard Branson, and offer the same excitement, heartfelt service and smart innovation that Virgin is known for.
“It’s been a long held dream to start beautiful, comfortable, fun hotels for guests and give them what they want and need while being gentle on their wallets,” said Richard Branson, Virgin Group [...]
Virgin Trains sees surge in Anglo-Scottish rail travelNew record of 600,000 rail journeys between Glasgow and London Edinburgh-Birmingham route sees a third more passenger in 2014 More than one in five Glasgow-London passengers now choose the train
Cross-border rail travel is seeing a surge in popularity following investment in additional capacity by Virgin Trains, new figures show.
The London to Scotland operator saw an 11% increase in passenger numbers on its Anglo-Scottish services last year after increasing the number of seats available by 3000 every [...]