As the official sponsor of Chicago Pride Parade & Chicago Pride Festival, Virgin Hotels Chicago is celebrating Pride Month with a variety of events and initiatives that praise love and inclusivity. Virgin Group has been an advocate of LGBTQ+ rights for over 50 years. From the launch of the Student Advisory Centre, a helpline based in London that gave young callers a safe space to talk through their troubles, to Virgin Atlantic making history with the first ever Pride flight to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising,
Virgin Group continues to be an ally to the queer community this month and forever after.
Virgin Hotels Chicago has launched the #ProudToGiveBack initiative that allows guests to make a difference by purchasing a cocktail, booking a room, and much more throughout the month of June. Each offering that is a part of the #ProudToGiveBack program goes to benefit the Center on Halsted, an organization dedicated to securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community of Chicago. For every purchase of the following offerings, Virgin Hotels Chicago will donate a portion of proceeds to Center on Halsted:
● Pride Pizza at Miss Ricky’s
● Glitter Mimosa at Miss Ricky’s
● Double Date Cocktail at Cerise
● Pride Latte at Two Zero Three
○ Grabbing a cup of coffee with your pup? Fuzzy can also enjoy a complimentary
pup cup and rainbow treat from Shameless Pets.
● Proud To Give Back Chamber Package
Later in the month, join guests for a late night affair with Organized Grime and Dom Brown for the official after party of Pride In The Park. The event will take place at Cerise on Saturday, June 24 at 9pm & will feature entertainment by Dom Brown, BLU 9, Ryan Willing, and other surprise guests.
On Sunday, June 25, head to Uptown and join the city in celebrating the 52nd annual Chicago Pride Parade. Virgin Hotels Chicago will proudly be participating alongside teammates from the hotel and the brand’s mascot, Snoozy.
Virgin Hotels Chicago is located at 203 N Wabash Ave in the city’s iconic Loop neighborhood. For more information on the hotel’s Pride Month celebrations, please visit virginhotels.com/chicago/chicago-pride/