Sky high Virgin Hotels

With stylish boltholes in some of the most vibrant cities, Virgin Hotels puts clients in the heart of the action. Charlotte Flach checks out the six with the best city views

Chicago

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Known as the ‘second city’ a stay in Virgin’s Chicago property promises to be first-class. Finding its home in the Chicago Loop, the hotel mingles with over 100 Art Deco masterpieces and modern skyscrapers that make up the city’s iconic skyline. Take a stroll to nearby Millennium Park, home to ‘The Bean’, jam to live music, or check out one of the many eateries, shops and theatres on your doorstep.

Edinburgh

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With streets that inspired JK Rowling’s Harry Potter, Edinburgh is a hit with history enthusiasts. Located in the1864-vintage India Buildings in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Virgin Hotels is the perfect base to explore the city. Guests have the iconic Edinburgh Castle on their doorstep and can enjoy views of the cityscape from the rooftop terrace, plus there’s live music Thursday to Sunday evenings – bagpipes at the ready.

New York City

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Bite into the best of the Big Apple from the centrally located Virgin Hotels NYC in NoMad, one of the city’s trendiest districts. Nestled among the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden, the hotel boasts some of New York’s most high profile neighbours. Its third floor Everdene restaurant gives unparalleled views of the Empire State Building, served up with cocktails and a stellar line up of entertainment.

Dallas

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New Orleans

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Explore the ‘Big Easy’ from a base in the Warehouse District, considered the soul of New Orleans. Here, converted brick warehouses are home to innovative restaurants, sleek coffee shops, eclectic boutiques and BBQ joints, with museums and art galleries on every corner. Just 15 minutes away is the famous French Quarter and Garden District, and the hotel’s rooftop is the perfect place to watch the Mardi Gras festivities.

Nashville

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Virgin’s Music City property is located a short walk from the city’s famous Honky Tonk bars of Broadway. Enjoy good old Southern hospitality at in-house eateries Commons Club and The Late Great, or take in the cityscape from The Pool Club on the 14th floor. The hotel is just steps away from Vanderbilt University and the trendy Gulch neighbourhood, where visitors can listen to up-and-coming artists at all the local favourites.