Virgin Hotels opens first property in Chicago

Virgin Hotels opened the doors to its first property, Virgin Hotels Chicago. 

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi at unlimited bandwidth and lacks early check-in fees, late check-out fees, room service delivery charges, business center transactions and other fees associated with many hotels.

"Chicago is an exhilarating and historic city, and a place we're happy to call home for the first-ever Virgin Hotel," said Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels. "We hope our fans recognize the subtle yet authentic Chicago touches throughout the hotel."

Virgin Hotels Chicago is located in the Loop in the historic Old Dearborn Bank Building at 203 N. Wabash Ave. The 26-story art deco building has 250 guestrooms, including 40 one-bedroom suites and two penthouse suites. 

Several of the building's original features remain intact and are showcased throughout, like a 1920s oak cigar bar that serves as the hotel's front desk, brass elevator doors and the original mail slot and chute serving all floors.