The new Virgin Hotels New Orleans opened with great fanfare
some weeks ago when Sir Richard Branson himself paraded down the street with
the famed St. Augustine Marching 100 supporting him. Now that the Virgin Hotels has settled in, it's time to get to know it a little better.
The open-air rooftop Pool Club is incredibly inviting and
offers a wide-view of the New Orleans skyline. You can pull up a seat or a
lounge to have a fun evening with friends or even have a seat next to the
fireplace. The other side of the fireplace is situated inside a room sharing
the rooftop. The wood-paneled lounge is named Dreamboat. At the dreamy
Dreamboat, you can catch a local musician or DJ regularly, and I hear the old
80s Night from One Eyed Jacks is relocating here!
For those staying the night and looking to splurge, you can
request Richard's Flat or The Penthouse, which look down upon the pool area
while giving you an unparalleled view of the CBD and beyond.
Locals will love hanging out in the Commons Club, which is
the street-level bar/lounge/restaurant/funny library. The swanky multi-room
area features a totally different design for each room so that you can take a cool
selfie in each room. Commons Club also offers fabulous foods for sunny brunches,
decadent dinners, and in-between snacks.
Hotel hang-outs are THE social spots to be seen in right
now, and there's no better backdrop than Virgin!