Experiencing Virgin’s First-Ever Hotel in Chicago

Richard Bransons's foray into city lodging and hospitality is full of design flourishes and fun surprises

Lifelong philanthropist and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has shaken up traditional industries with his adventurous spirit and design sensibility. His companies encompass everything from banking stem cells and future space travel to an entire island in the British Virgin Islands. While most of us probably can’t make the minimum seven-night stay at the private Necker Island compound anytime soon, Branson’s latest foray is a …