Our frequent flyers have long been able to benefit from our wide range of hotel partners across the world, earning miles effortlessly with every stay, and now we're delighted to add Worldhotels to our collection, a group of more than 450 independent and unique hotels across 65 countries.
To give you an idea of the style and breadth of the gorgeous hotels offered by our new partnership, we've handpicked a few of the most distinctive properties in some of our favourite Virgin Atlantic cities, and if these don't make you want to pack your suitcase for a few days of urban escapism, nothing will. Details of how to join our Flying Club programme are at the end of this post...
Miami: Sagamore - The Art Hotel
Described as a "beautiful example of postmodern architecture" by Harpers & Queen, the Sagamore sits directly on the Atlantic in Miami's Art Deco district. The all-suite hotel contains an extensive private rotating art gallery, with a particular emphasis on video art which can be viewed at leisure in the hotel's own art video garden.
Delhi: The Claridges Surajkund
Overlooking ancient 10th century Lake Surajkund, the Claridges is a state-of-the-art luxury business hotel in Delhi with extensive meeting and conference facilities, as well as a 15,000 sq ft Ayurvedic spa complete with meditation and yoga studios.
Dubai: Media One Hotel
Located behind the American University in the Media City area of Dubai, Media One is a hip, new hotel with a focus on cutting edge design. Book one of their 'Calm Suites' for the ultimate in minimalist relaxation.
Los Angeles: Petit Ermitage
Self-described as the fashionable alternative to Chateau Marmont and the Sunset Marquis, Petit Ermitage's butterfly-filled rooftop garden is the place to gaze out over the West Hollywood hills whilst sipping your morning coffee.
Sydney: Star City Hotel & Apartments
Situated right on the harbour's shore, the Star City Hotel couldn't be more conveniently located for the best of Sydney's sights. All of its 480 contemporary and stylish rooms offer fantastic views of the city skyline, the Harbour Bridge and the waterside neighbourhood of Pyrmont.
Boston: The Eliot Hotel
Voted the 'Best Small City Hotel in the USA' by Travel & Leisure magazine in 2009, the Eliot Hotel also features two Zagat-rated 'Best in the US' restaurants - inventive Japanese sushi counter Uni Sashimi and Parisian supper club-style French restaurant Clio.
Tokyo: Hotel Metropolitan
The luxurious Metropolitan is located adjacent to the Ikeburo train/subway station - the second busiest in Japan - right in the heart of this major commercial and entertainment district, with easy access to the famous Seibu and Tōbu department stores.
Brooklyn, NYC: Hotel Le Bleu
Tucked away in Brooklyn's beautiful Park Slope neighbourhood, Hotel Le Bleu is close to all the vintage shops, restaurants, hip bars and cosy cafés of this famous borough, yet is still only twenty minutes from Manhattan.
Hong Kong: Metropark Causeway Bay
Panoramic windows throughout the 33-storey hotel provide sweeping views of Hong Kong's magnificent Victoria Harbour and Park, and the hotel's recreational facilities include a rooftop outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Las Vegas: Vdara Hotel and Spa
Enjoy all the excitement and thrills of Las Vegas in a retreat-like environment at this non-gaming spa hotel located right on the strip in the new CityCenter complex, or treat yourself to a foot massage in a private cabana by the pool.
Our Flying Club formula is seriously rewarding. The more times you fly with us, the more tier points you'll earn, propelling you from Flying Club Red, to Silver, up to Gold. But it's not just all about us - did you know you can earn miles by shopping at thousands of online retailers, flying with any of our airline partners, hiring a car with the world's most popular rental agencies, or even just by using your Virgin Atlantic or American Express card?
If you're not yet a member of Flying Club and you want to experience all we have to offer, here's all you need to know.
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About the author: MaxineMaxine Sheppard
Maxine is the editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.