Wednesday, October 05, 2016

First Virgin Hotel In Texas Picks Design District


DALLAS—Eclectic yet upscale, the Design District is a key piece of Dallas’ cultural fabric comprised of its namesake interior design showrooms, art galleries, fine dining establishments and most recently, apartment homes with a live-work-play community. It has an identity all its own.
Another corporate brand with an identity uniquely its own is Virgin Group, led by Sir Richard Branson. Under the Virgin umbrella, Virgin Hotels is a lifestyle hospitality brand that combines quality service, straight-forward value and a seamless, personalized hotel experience with a track record of innovation.
The newest Virgin Hotel will be developed for opening in 2018 within the Design District. The 240-room hotel will feature luxury suites, restaurants, bars, meeting space and a rooftop terrace with a pool, spa and gym. The Virgin Hotel will be located at Hi Line and Turtle Creek.
Construction will start March 2017 and will be the first Virgin Hotel in Texas. Dunhill Partners Inc. has chosenGatehouse Capital Corp. to be the developer for the new hotel, according to Bill Hutchinson, president of Dunhill Partners. 
“Gatehouse Capital has demonstrated it is the premier lifestyle hotel developer in the country with its development of W Hollywood, W Dallas, W San Diego and W Silicon Valley among many others,” says Hutchinson. “Gatehouse is an experienced and credible addition to our team. We are glad to have their team’s extensive experience on this project.”
Each property will intermix a passion for food and beverage with music and culture, providing an environment for travelers and locals alike. Virgin Hotels Chicago is now open, with Nashville, New York and others to follow.
“We love the Dallas Design District and have had an office here for five years. I am so happy that Dunhill Partners purchased the Design District and is taking the development to the next level. Virgin Hotels is an iconic brand with a great vision on revolutionizing an industry.  The national lifestyle hotel segment is an important development platform within Gatehouse and this project presents an opportunity for us to further showcase our capabilities with a great brand and owner,” Marty Collins, CEO of Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital commented.
Written by Lisa Brown - Globest