Richard Branson comes to San Francisco, Rosewood raises the luxury stakes in Hong Kong, Nobu makes its long-awaited debut in Cabo San Lucas and the Shinola empire continues its brand extension in Detroit. These are among the more intriguing hotel openings scheduled for the end of 2018 and the first half of 2019.
Virgin Hotels San Francisco The second location of Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels (the first is in Chicago), this 196-room property, opening in December, is situated near Yerba Buena Gardens and the new Central Subway station, which is scheduled to open in 2019. It will have multiple dining and drinking outlets — including the brand’s flagship space, Commons Club, which hosts events such as fashion shows and lectures — and one of the few rooftop bars in the city. Virgin has plans to open several more locations in the United States in the next several years, including in Nashville and Miami. Nightly rates from $215.
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