Raul Leal leaving his role at the helm of Virgin Hotels this year to find the next challenge should come as no surprise. "It's a company that believes in reinvention," Leal says. Leal was first hired as CEO of Virgin Hotels, more than a decade ago, to turn a PowerPoint presentation into a reality.
Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to open and operate a new hotel in Glasgow, Scotland. Expected to open in 2022, Virgin Hotels Glasgow will be the brand's second Scottish hotel to be signed and will be managed by Virgin Hotels.
Today we have Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal on True Hotel Leaders. Raul will be giving us advice on how to lower OTA commissions (Online Travel Agent), the role of the Dual General Manager ( hotel general manager ), Hotel Foreclosures / Property taxes, and how to make new hotel construction as smooth as possible.
Virgin Hotels Miami is slated to open in 2023 and will be a 40-story new-build hotel. Featuring close to 250 chambers; a spa; over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the brand's signature culinary experience Commons Club, a restaurant, bar, and modern social club; a beer garden live music venue; and Funny Library Coffee Shop.
Making headway is Virgin Hotels Edinburgh, expected to open in 2022. Construction is currently progressing well in both the landmark India Buildings at 1-6 Victoria Street and the new Southern extension, which is nearing completion to the 10-story.
This spring, the hotel group will welcome Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, to its portfolio. Formerly the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, the re-imagined lifestyle casino resort will feature innovative design and function with 1,504 exceptionally appointed Chambers, Grand Chamber Suites, and Penthouse Suites, which include the Virgin Hotels patented bed and in-room technology.
Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, today announces its formal diversity, equality and inclusivity framework. Virgin Hotels is, and always has been, committed to diversity and inclusion.