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The Virgin Chicago Is Keeping Itself Well Covered Up

Where: 203 N. Wabash Avenue [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60601
September 9, 2013 at 10:19 AM | by | ()

The Virgin Chicago gets photobombed by Trump Chicago

We'd be lying if we said we're not excited about any news that comes out of the Virgin Hotel camp and since our last stroll by the Chicago property, we're even more excited about seeing some hard-core construction going on.

There's already a lot of action going on in this particular Chicago 'hood with a few handfuls of hotels, a city college, and plenty of office space surrounding the Loop building. But with concrete barricades and construction workers cleaning up the Virgin building's vintage detail, this is the action we're most excited about.

We also spied Virgin-red tape securing every window as wells as a red fence and a giant red tarp at the top of the building. Alas, the scaffolding is a boring beige color.

As we've mentioned before, Virgin Chicago was planning to start handing over room-keys in the spring of next year, but by the looks of the work being done, that open date seems like a stretch. Sigh, We guess we will wait a little bit longer. If only we could get inside to make a proper assessment. Hint, hint.

[Photos: HotelChatter]

Archived Comments:

Unnaturally excited

I am getting ridiculously excited for this property. But I'm also getting a little worried. They are keeping this so covered up that I hope it won't be so anti-climatic when it finally opens!