San Francisco was dowsed in that sweet Virgin flavour this week when the group’s accommodation branch opened its second hotel just steps from Yerba Buena Gardens & the Moscone Center.

Fitted with 192 Chambers and 2 Penthouse Suites, Virgin Hotels San Francisco is described as Virgin Group’s Richard Branson as “perfect” for the American city that “never loses its local charm”.

“Virgin Hotels and the delightful city of San Francisco make the perfect pair and I’m thrilled to announce that the hotel is now open.”

Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder


Inside the property situated near the new Central Subway Station in South of Market, guests will find Chambers with a two-room concept whereby travellers have a separate Dressing Room, which includes a full vanity, makeup desk and expertly-lit mirror. There’s also an extra-large shower and closet for two.

On the other slide of a sliding wooden door, travellers will find The Lounge which has been decorated with an ergonomically lounge bed, a red Smeg mini-fridge stocked with street-priced snacks, a yoga mat, round wood table, a custom-designed bench, and ample outlets for smartphones, laptops or any other electrical devices.


Outside the rooms, Virgin Hotels San Francisco has multiple dining and drinking options including the Commons Club, the Funny Library Coffee Shop and a rooftop bar equipped with 360-degree views of the city.

Other highlights of the property include modern cuisine created by Executive Chef Adrian Garcia, formerly of Benu and Quince, at The Kitchen.

Virgin Hotels San Francisco is the company’s second property, following Virgin Hotels Chicago. The company plans on opening a third property in Las Vegas towards the end of 2019.


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