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Virgin Hotel Makes Progress; Waldorf Astoria Taps New Chef

Curbed Chicago comes with more excited updates about the city's hotel boom.

THE LOOP — The Old Dearborn Bank Building, which is currently undergoing its transformation into the first Virgin Hotel franchise, has received its inaugural General Manager. Industry veteran Anna Anderson comes to the Virgin from the Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills and Maison 140 Beverly Hills, both in Los Angeles. [CurbedWire]

RIVER NORTH — River North's Waldorf Astoria Hotel has appointed chef Brendan Sodikoff to handle all food and beverage duties at the hotel, including its popular restaurant Balsan. Sodikoff is currently coming up with a plan to reconcept the restaurant at the luxury hotel. [Eater Chicago]