INDISTRY Presents Will Unite Like-Minded Creatives Through Monthly Experiential Activations

Chicago – March 2018 – Virgin Hotels Chicago announced today an exclusive partnership with INDISTRY, a first-of-its-kind digital streaming platform that allows members to interact with and curate content around music, fashion, arts and more. INDISTRY will bring their digital entertainment platform to life through a monthly curated event series, INDISTRY Presents, at Virgin Hotels Chicago that bring creatives together for social good.

“Our goal is to create exciting cultural experiences for Chicagoans and visitors through digital activations that include musical performances from emerging to established artists, film screenings, panel discussions, pop-ups and more while giving artists and social causes a unique way to reach audiences around the world,” said Mary Landaverde, Chief Executive Officer of INDISTRY. “We are thrilled to be launching this series with such a like-minded brand like Virgin Hotels Chicago.”

The year-long partnership will kick off this spring with a three-part event series taking place on March 24, April 21 and May 30. Each event will be rooted in film, fashion, music or culture and will bring together top talent and emerging artists from each industry. INDISTRY will live stream exclusive content for its members to watch and interact with across the globe. Each event will benefit a specific charity and INDISTRY’s interactive platform will allow audiences to donate across their screen during the live stream events.

“Virgin Hotels Chicago has always brought the top talent in music, entertainment and the arts to our guests and we are excited to be partnering with INDISTRY to bring this one-of-a-kind cultural series to Chicago,” said Romain Chapuis, Entertainment Manager of Virgin Hotels Chicago.

Information on upcoming events can be found below and guests can register online here:


MUSIC | State of Pop Music: Exploration or Expiration

 March 24, 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Guests: De La Ghetto, Devin Dawson and Z Verse with Celebrity Host Danielle Robay
Description: Live performances and panel discussion
Charity: SocialWorks, a non-for-profit organization founded by Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper and aims to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility and positivity within the youth throughout Chicago


FASHION | Spring Break: The After Party

When: April 21, 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Collaborator: Londo Mondo featuring L’Space
Description:  Swimwear pop-up and fashion show
Charity: SocialWorks, a non-for-profit organization founded by Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper and aims to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility and positivity within the youth throughout Chicago


FILM | Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

When: May 30, 2018, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Guests: Director James Redford with Celebrity Host Danielle Robay
Description: A film screening and Q&A with James Redford followed by a separate ticketed dinner in Virgin Hotels Chicago’s restaurant and lounge, Commons Club
About Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution: Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. The documentary can also be streamed exclusively on HBO.
Charity: Redford Center, co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son and board chair, James Redford, The Redford Center harnesses the power of film, video and new media to engage people through inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action

 CULTURE | Virgin Hotels Chicago and INDISTRY will take this event series to the streets.

Save the date for June 23, 2018 and subscribe to Virgin Hotels Chicago’s newsletter for details.

For those who can’t attend the events, the content will be available exclusively on For more information and to sign up for membership, please visit and download the app INDISTRYTV.



INDISTRY is a first-of-its kind subscription streaming service that offers content shaped by its audience. Members receive exclusive access to premier original programming and new interactive technology that allows them to watch, connect, shop and engage all within a single screen. In addition to on demand TV series and movies, the platform also offers a variety of channels curated for members’ unique taste in music, travel, fashion, arts, sports and more.

Not only can members interact with their INDISTRY content, but they can also define it. In addition to original programming, INDISTRY sources content from member submissions; so whether you’re an up-and-coming musician interested in sharing your sound or an independent filmmaker submitting a show or a documentary, INDISTRY is the platform for young creators to find their voice. Additionally, whenever possible INDISTRY will work with its partners to develop brand sponsorships for member-submitted content. For more information please visit To sign up for membership, please visit


About Virgin Hotels Chicago

Virgin Hotels Chicago is the first property from Virgin Hotels – the lifestyle hospitality brand that combines heartfelt service, straightforward value and a seamless, personalized hotel experience with the track record of innovation and smart disruption that Sir Richard Branson’s global Virgin Group has pioneered for over 40 years. The property mixes a passion for food and beverage with music and culture, fusing with the local landscape and providing a vibrant and inclusive environment for travelers and locals alike. Located in The Loop on Wabash Avenue, Virgin Hotels Chicago features 250 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites across 26 floors; multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the brand’s flagship space, Commons Club; Miss Ricky’s – Virgin’s modern diner concept serving breakfast and lunch; Two Zero Three coffee shop; numerous meeting spaces; and Cerise, the property’s rooftop bar and lounge. The hotel’s event space is designed to assure flexibility and diversity, with state-of-the-art technology, and menus of fully customizable options. Virgin Hotels Chicago is located in the old Dearborn Bank Building at 203 N. Wabash Avenue, serving as neighbor to many cultural attractions in the area, such as Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago. Virgin Hotels Chicago, which was named the “#1 Hotel in United States” by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 and “#1 Hotel in Chicago” by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards in both 2016 and 2017, is now open and accepting reservations at