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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Tnexster » 24 Sep 2018 21:09

Don't forget the Sheraton. Biggest example I think we have.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby CTroyMathis » 23 Oct 2018 15:49

Recent facade installation photo (by Andres) :

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https://twitter.com/BuildANDRES/status/ ... 3977452544

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Roman_Patrick » 23 Oct 2018 16:25

Is that the pool i see in the pic above?

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby joshua.dodd » 25 Oct 2018 06:42

I knew this building wasn't going to disappoint. It's exceeding my expectations, which is unusual for Dallas.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby WesTexas » 26 Oct 2018 12:59

I like the facade. It has a retro feel.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby scott2 » 27 Oct 2018 06:06

I like the facade. It has a retro feel.

Like a 1950'5 Vegas hotel

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby maconahey » 22 Apr 2019 14:07

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby mwaskow » 22 Apr 2019 14:59

When is the Virgin sign going up on top?

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby eburress » 22 Apr 2019 15:03

Looks great! I feel like I'm only ever in the DD at night so I haven't had much sense how this is coming along. Thanks a lot of sharing!

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby DPatel304 » 22 Apr 2019 16:10

Great pics! I haven't been to this area in a while, so I had no idea this one had come so far along.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 26 May 2019 00:23

Just took a look at Virgin's site: https://virginhotels.com/coming-soon/
and it lists Dallas' upcoming property first before the others (Nashville, NYC, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, CA), New Orleans, Washington DC (Urban Market), Edinburgh (Scotland), Palm Springs), seemingly because it will open sooner than the others (?), with a date of this year (but nothing more specific). It says there will be "over 200 chambers" (hotel rooms), the Commons Club (Virgin's main restaurant-bar space) and other eat/drink spots (doesn't say how many), plus a rooftop area which will have a pool/spa/gym with a terrace. The Dallas listing also has a quote from Dunhill's president.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby lakewoodhobo » 18 Jul 2019 15:00

Exclusive details about new Virgin Dallas hotel include restaurant and coffee news
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... offee-shop

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby flyswatter » 31 Jul 2019 13:54

Reservations have opened for 12/15 and beyond:

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/trave ... -december/

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Cbdallas » 06 Aug 2019 15:24

Did they nix all of the residential component to this project. I remember there would be condos then they changed to leased units. I don't see anything about them in this building. That area needs a lot more people living down there just like Victory does to make it all come together.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby willyk » 06 Aug 2019 22:33

Seems like a very lonesome outpost, like the W was in the dead days of Victory.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby kingpin » 08 Nov 2019 14:35

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby DPatel304 » 08 Nov 2019 14:42

I dig it, although I wish it were a bit taller. Regardless, it's quite nice that we are one of the few cities to have a Virgin Hotel, and I love that they picked the Design District of all locations, because this area has a lot of potential, but it needed a project like this to really draw some attention to the area. Not only that, but it might also bring more attention to the Trinity Strand Trail that's nearby as well.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby eburress » 08 Nov 2019 15:12

What a gorgeous hotel! They did such a nice job on this!

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby clcrash19 » 08 Nov 2019 15:31

Really slick design

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 08 Nov 2019 15:59

They might have been inspired by the Cabana Hotel across the way who also has a similar exterior type of decorative perforated skin. The same hotel was to be demoed now being restored.
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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby DallasAg » 10 Nov 2019 11:53

mwaskow wrote:When is the Virgin sign going up on top?


Does it have any kind of sign?

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 15 Nov 2019 22:15

According to this article, the Virgin Hotel will open December 15.

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real ... ls-dallas/

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby emmasensei » 16 Nov 2019 11:58

Saw on a Dallas instagram that they were installing the sign yesterday.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 16 Nov 2019 12:01

I wonder what crazy publicity acts they will have for the opening. They made a big deal when they had Richard Branson at the Ground Breaking this time I expect a circus.
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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby R1070 » 16 Nov 2019 22:37

The sign looks great.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby ContriveDallasite » 17 Nov 2019 04:41

I would love to see the views! Will there be a rooftop bar?

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 17 Nov 2019 09:23

According to this, there will be--but on a 4th floor rooftop area, not the top of the building.

https://virginhotels.com/dallas/dine-an ... 17151830:s

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby lakewoodhobo » 18 Nov 2019 10:09

Stills from a video on their Twitter confirming that the sign is installed and says "Virgin Hotels Design District"

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Tnexster » 18 Nov 2019 10:46

Not a bad looking sign, need to see it in person to get a better feel. I like the night look especially well.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 18 Nov 2019 11:56

This building has a great design. I wish there was much more infill of this quality around.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby kingpin » 03 Dec 2019 19:00

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Tnexster » 03 Dec 2019 21:21

Wow, that looks very nice with the lights turned on!


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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby DPatel304 » 11 Dec 2019 15:44

Thanks for the amazing pictures! I had a chance to walk by this one a few days ago and I love how this thing looks from street level, it's a beautiful looking building.

It would have been nice to see them go taller and make more of a statement, but the Virgin sign on top of it is pretty noticeable and they did a great job with everything else.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Cbdallas » 11 Dec 2019 16:13

I really like the hotel but it still feels to me very separated from the urban part of Dallas. This entire area needs to develop density in the future to make this property not feel so lonely and isolated.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 11 Dec 2019 16:33

It is separated but Downtown Dallas was built over decades and even with some nitro in the 80's it failed to build on the promises past density made for it. It was thriving and ultimately fell apart when too much happened too fast. It will take time for the Design District to develop its own unique culture as a place in the city people want to call home and hang out but its certainly already on the right path.
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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby DPatel304 » 11 Dec 2019 18:59

I'm perfectly fine with the fact that it's seperated. At some point, someone had to lead the charge and be the first, and it's a great sign that the Design District is starting off with a pretty big bang.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby willyk » 11 Dec 2019 22:51

As long as they get enough room nights to service the debt I am fine with the location.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby sterling » 12 Dec 2019 01:15

I like this direction for the Trinity Strand Trail. The adventurous design of the hotel exudes a bit of "resort on the riverwalk". I wouldn't mind seeing more of this along Turtle Creek.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 12 Dec 2019 09:46

Also, the gaybourhood isn't that far away and Virgin is the perfect brand for working with their nearby bigger events as well. Trinity Groves is lacking a hotel still as well and Uptown/Victory Park is across the way so I don't doubt they will pick up bookings relatively easily.
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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 12 Dec 2019 22:01

Inside new Virgin Hotel restaurant in Dallas: It opens Dec. 15, serving Texas food with a French kiss

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaur ... ench-kiss/

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby kingpin » 15 Dec 2019 21:19

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby dallaz » 15 Dec 2019 22:05

Dallas’ New Virgin Hotel Debuts Sunday (Includes video)


https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dalla ... y/2273261/

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 16 Dec 2019 15:18

dallaz wrote:Dallas’ New Virgin Hotel Debuts Sunday (Includes video)


https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dalla ... y/2273261/


The painting/print of that British guard drinking out of that Whataburger cup is unexpected, and hilarious.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby DPatel304 » 16 Dec 2019 15:25

itsjrd1964 wrote:
dallaz wrote:Dallas’ New Virgin Hotel Debuts Sunday (Includes video)


https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dalla ... y/2273261/


The painting/print of that British guard drinking out of that Whataburger cup is unexpected, and hilarious.


As someone whose parents grew up in England and entire extended family still lives there, I need to get a picture with that painting.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby itsjrd1964 » 16 Dec 2019 21:58

Photos: Peek inside the new Virgin Hotel in Dallas for a funky, arty, sexy romp

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... sexy-romp/

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby DPatel304 » 21 Dec 2019 13:58

I had a chance to check out the Hotel today and I was super impressed with the space! Very beautiful and well done, and the customer service exceptional. I'd probably go so far to say that it may have been one of the most pleasant customer service experiences I've ever had.

I simply went in for a cup of coffee and to explore the new building. Ordered a pour over coffee, which they actually didn't have, so I ordered a regular small coffee which they gave me for free (I realize it doesn't cost them much, but the gesture was really nice and left an impression on me). As I was enjoying my coffee, the manager(?) of the Commons Club was greeting everyone as they were arriving to the restaurant, he was extremely personable and went so far as to introduce himself to me, shake my hand, and learn my name even though I was just hanging out in the coffee lounge and wasn't planning on eating at the actual restaurant. When I finally leave the place, the doorman asks me if I had a good experience, if there was anything he could do for me, and then tells me to have a wonderful day. All in all, every interaction I had was above and beyond what I am used to, and I was very pleased with the experience.

I will say that I generally don't hang out in nice hotels such as this, so perhaps this is the norm for this level of hotel, and I'm just now experiencing this for the first time. What I liked about the Virgin Hotel is that it felt very posh/fancy but also very approachable at the same time as well. I've been to fancy hotels before and some of them can feel a bit too 'stuffy' (for lack of a better word) and just not really a place that gels with me. This was not the case with the Virgin Hotel though, and I definitely plan to go back and eat at the restaurant there at some point.

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Kelley USA » 27 Dec 2019 11:09

Had dinner and drinks here back on the 20th... As mentioned, the space is very cool and very chic. The restaurant / bar is a great space. We thought the food was good but nothing great. As generally tends to be the case with big name chefs, portions are small and pricey but adequate. Service overall though was top notch from the valet to the restaurant manager to the hostess to the waiter. Super friendly staff!

After dinner we walked back into the lobby, which is quite small BTW. We talked to a young lady that was working and she said the lobby space was designed to be small. Their philosophy is to get you checked in and up to your room as quick as possible. We asked her if we could walk around and she was kind enough to take us on a tour of the hotel. Up to the 4th floor we went to see the pool deck. My gosh what a space! It was fantastic! Beautiful view of downtown. The pool deck is going to be VERY popular with guest in the Summer. Also on the 4th floor are meeting rooms and a ballroom. Up on the 5th floor overlooking the pool is the fitness center. Really enjoyed this hotel and would actually come stay for a night in the summer!

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

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Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Postby Tnexster » 29 May 2020 13:47

Virgin Hotels Dallas marks phased reopening

Virgin Hotels Dallas, one of the newest additions to the Design District, is marking its official reopening with a fashion and art exhibit meant to drive home the importance of social distancing.

The luxury hotel is the third and newest hotel by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and the first to reopen from a near total shutdown because of the coronavirus epidemic, said Ana Lanzas, director of Communications and Social Media for Virgin Hotels. The other two are in San Francisco and Chicago.


https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... allas.html


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