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Around Chicago: New Hotel Designed for Relaxation

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Virgin Hotels is new to the hospitality industry—and new to the IMTS hotel block. The iconic brand’s first hotel opened last January in Chicago, and it is now ready to welcome IMTS guests.

With a purposeful design meant to combat all the traditional frustrations of travel, Virgin Hotels is a truly unique housing option for IMTS attendees. Abby Geha, Virgin Hotels Chicago’s Content Marketing Manager joined IMTSTV to discuss what makes the hotel different.

Geha first explained that the hotel’s rooms, or chambers, were designed with the female business traveler in mind. This focus—which is also inviting and comfortable for men—means the rooms are lighter, brighter and equipped with lots of electrical outlets. They also feature dedicated vanity areas that make getting ready easier and privacy doors that close to create a personal sleeping lounge.

Even before guests get to the room, Virgin Hotels works to eliminate some of the pain of traveling. Their mobile app, Lucy, allows travelers to check in remotely, as well as order room service, message guest agents and adjust the thermostat in their room.

In addition to removing the typical frustrations of travel, Virgin Hotels also aims to increase the options and the opportunities for relaxation. The hotel features a full-service spa on site, as well as a co-ed Turkish Hammam, or steambath. The steam bath is a great spot for unwinding after a long day at work, and it is complimentary for hotel guests.

Beyond the spa, guests will enjoy an array of dining and lounging options. The Commons Club, is a lounge, study and bar in one. The Club hosts a social hour every evening that is complimentary for hotel guests. The rooftop bar, Cerise, offers amazing views of the city, live music and delicious cocktails. Finally, Ms. Ricky’s, the onsite diner, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

To learn more about Virgin Hotels Chicago and all the great housing options in the IMTS Hotel block, visit imts.com/travel.

IMTS specially contracts the lowest room rates during the event, guarantees your room and offers free shuttle service to and from McCormick Place for all hotels within the IMTS Hotel Block. Every hotel room in Chicago will be occupied during IMTS. Book your room today to avoid housing complications.

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