Richard Branson lands in New Orleans with new hotel

Sir Richard Branson.

Fresh from tip into orbit, British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has landed in New Orleans with a new hotel.

Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, opened the doors to Virgin Hotels New Orleans on August 18.

Located in the city’s artsy Warehouse District, the new hotel delivers “thoughtful yet playful” references to the city.

The hotel features multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the 13th-floor bar, Dreamboat, a cocktail lounge; The Pool Club, a rooftop pool, restaurant, and bar; Commons Club, the brand’s flagship restaurant, bar and lounge, and Funny Library Coffee Shop plus various meeting and event spaces.

“Each of our hotels embrace the local flavour of the cities they are in, and Virgin Hotels New Orleans is certainly a fun one. The city’s welcoming spirit, exciting entertainment, and incredible culinary scene are all things we are excited to bring to life through our hotel. We look forward to becoming a gathering place for the entire community and a destination for both locals and visitors alike,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group.

We’re excited to officially open our doors in New Orleans,” added James Bermingham, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Hotels. “This beautiful, new hotel will offer the distinctive ‘Virgin’ experience travellers know and love, from our inviting Chambers to our dynamic food and beverage offerings.”


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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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