· New York
· San Francisco
· Los Angeles
· Washington, DC
As we mentioned yesterday, Virgin's airline, Virgin America, flies to all of these places (technically FLA instead of MIA but that's close enough.) While every hotel brand and their mother looks to open in NYC first, Virgin America is based in Northern California so San Fran could be a very real first location for Virgin Hotels.
Miami is also a hot market but we think anywhere that's cool in Miami (i.e. South Beach) could be a PITA to build thanks to strict Art Deco preservation rules. Los Angeles could even emerge as a first location since Virgin is all about cultivating relationships with Hollywood (didn't you catch Branson and his twins on "Entourage" the other week?) Boston and DC are nice thoughts but they usually come after a big NYC-LA-Miami opening.
Now, those are just our musings on where we think Virgin Hotels could open first and your guess is as good as any. Sooo step right up and place your bets on where you think Virgin Hotels will open first. Put your guesses in comments below! Who knows, maybe you could win something for it? Wink. Wink.