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Branson to transform Makepeace Island in to boutique hotel

Australia: Richard Branson has revealed plans for a hotel on his heart-shaped Queensland island. The entrepreneur said he wanted to make the 10-hectare island on the Noosa River more accessible – currently guests can only stay there Island if they book the whole island for a minimum of AUS$8000 per

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Virgin Hotels plan second site in Scotland

UK: Marking the second international opening for the brand, Virgin Hotels has announced plans for a hotel in Glasgow expected to open in 2022. Located at 236-246 Clyde Street, the hotel will feature 242 rooms and suites, meeting and event space, multiple dining and drinking outlets, a restaurant, bar, social

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Virgin Hotels announce five openings

US/UK: Lifestyle hospitality brand Virgin Hotels has announced openings in Miami (2023), Edinburgh (2022), New York City (2021), Downtown New Orleans (2021) and Las Vegas (2021). Virgin Hotels Miami Developed by Blue Jay Capital with BLUR Workshop as the architect, the hotel will be managed by Virgin. It is located

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Eco-luxury hotel to open in The Bahamas

BAH: Illa Bimini, a new beachfront hotel, is set to break ground next month in the westernmost district of the Bahamas: Bimini. Designed by Island Developers and Oppenheim Architecture, the 49-room boutique hotel will feature a beachfront pool, tennis courts, dining and drinking areas, a library, fruit gardens, and an

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Virgin Hotels to open Edinburgh property

UK: Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels will open its first European property in the Scottish capital. The hotel will be located in the landmark India Buildings at 1-6 Victoria Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, close to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, and is expected to open in 2020. Speaking on

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Virgin Hotels debuts with Chicago property

US: Virgin Hotels has opened its first property this week, a renovation project in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. US: Virgin Hotels has opened its first property this week, a renovation project in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. The 26-storey Virgin Hotels Chicago consists of 250 guests rooms, including 40