The Commons Club of Hotel Virgin

Title

The Commons Club of Hotel Virgin

Client

Rockwell Group Europe

Location

Chicago, USA

Classification

Hostelry · Interior Design · International

This is the first hotel to be launched by the Virgin brand, owned by magnate Richard Branson. Located in downtown Chicago, the city’s historical centre, the design combines the restoration of original Art Deco elements and other more contemporary ones. Behind the stately old façade of the Old Dearborn Bank of 1928, the Madrid branch of the Rockwell Group creates a set of humourous and extravagant luxuries for the modern traveller. The Commons Club, both a lounge and restaurant, has a zinc and leather covered oval-shaped bar on two levels, which is enhanced by filament lighting hanging from the ceiling to produce a versatile spatial experience.