W Hotels Worldwide News

W Hotels prepares for Amsterdam debut

W Hotels prepares for Amsterdam debut

21 August 2015 Hotel News

This September, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, will make its much arrival in the Dutch capital with W Amsterdam. The debut of the contemporary design-led lifestyle brand will ignite the city with its electrifying style, signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy and a full calendar of exclusive W Happenings, showcasing what’s new and next in design, fashion and music.

W London – Leicester Square celebrates 20 years of Britpop

W London – Leicester Square celebrates 20 years of Britpop

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the iconic Oasis Vs. Blur UK chart battle, W London – Leicester Square has teamed up with the original lady of Britpop Lauren Laverne to launch The Britpop Collection, a vinyl library available to guests through room service. Curated by radio presenter and former musician Lauren Laverne, The Britpop Collection features 40 handpicked vinyl records available for hotel guests to kick back and enjoy from the comfort of their room.

W Retreat & Spa - Maldives appoints new general manager  

W Retreat & Spa - Maldives appoints new general manager  

19 May 2015 Hotel News

W Retreat & Spa - Maldives has announced the appointment of its new general manager, Mark O’Sullivan. A native of Ireland, O’Sullivan brings to the retreat over 17 years of experience providing strategic and inspirational leadership. Prior to joining Starwood, he also served with Hyatt, InterContinental, The Kensington Hotel and most recently served as the general manager at Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort in Thailand.

General manager appointed ahead of W Amsterdam opening

General manager appointed ahead of W Amsterdam opening

24 February 2015 Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Igor Buercher as general manager for W Amsterdam hotel, as the iconic brand prepares to debut its unique style of modern luxury in the Dutch capital this autumn. Buercher has recently joined W Amsterdam from the landmark Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, where he has been General Manager since 2013, and brings with him a wealth of experience having been part of the Starwood team for the past 19 years.

W Doha launches SnapChat profile

W Doha launches SnapChat profile

W Doha Hotel & Residences, the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Qatar, recently launched a SnapChat account to reach global travellers and the local community with engaging content. The hotel is not only the first business in Qatar to start communicating with followers via the app, but also the first hotel to launch the platform globally.

W Hotels continues expansion in China

W Hotels continues expansion in China

9 November 2014 Hotel News

The stylish new 349-room W Beijing - Chang’an has opened its doors.  This is the latest addition to Starwood’s growing portfolio of nearly 140 operating hotels in Greater China, with a strong pipeline of more than 130 hotels to come.

W Hotels boost luxury portfolio in Thailand

W Hotels boost luxury portfolio in Thailand

14 September 2014 Hotel News

W Hotels is planning to debut its third hotel in Thailand with W Retreat Phuket - Phang Nga Bay. Scheduled to open in January 2018, the W Retreat will offer a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and a specialty restaurant and bar. It will feature 120 square metres of modern meeting and event space; FIT, a well-equipped workout facility and swimming pool; and a contemporary spa with six treatment rooms.

Starwood plans W Hotel in Brisbane

Starwood plans W Hotel in Brisbane

7 September 2014 Hotel News

Starwood Hotels is set to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Brisbane, in the state of Queensland, Australia. Scheduled to open in early 2018 as part of a mixed-use development, W Brisbane will bring a new interpretation of modern luxury to George Street at the western end of the central business district, overlooking the Brisbane River.

New appointment for W London

New appointment for W London

27 July 2014 Hotel News

W London are appointmenting Robert Wattie as the hotel’s new Beverage & Food Manager. Reporting to Conrad Patterson, Head of Ignite Operations for Ignite Group who manage the W London outlets, and Coen van Niersen, General Manager of W London – Leicester Square, Wattie will oversee W London’s vibrant W Lounge with its creative cocktail menu, renowned W Rock Tea and chilled-out W Does Brunch on Sundays.

W Hotels Worldwide to debut W Shenyang

W Hotels Worldwide to debut W Shenyang

12 June 2014 Press Release Hotel News Spa News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced an agreement with Shenyang Huaqiang Jinlang City Square Properties Co., Ltd. to debut the W Hotels brand in Shenyang, a Northeast China province. Scheduled to open in 2019, W Shenyang will be located along Qingnian Avenue, known as the city’s Golden Corridor, which comprises the central business district, central administration district and central cultural district.

W Hotels Worldwide to make dutch debut

W Hotels Worldwide to make dutch debut

8 February 2014 Hotel News

W Hotels is set to debut in the Netherlands with the new W Amsterdam, scheduled to open in Autumn 2015. The 169-room hotel will become the seventh W Hotel in Europe joining a portfolio of 45 W Hotels around the world and more than 20 in development.

W Hotels to enter Israel with W Tel Aviv

W Hotels to enter Israel with W Tel Aviv

17 April 2013 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced that it will debut the W brand in Israel in 2015 with the opening of W Tel Aviv - Jaffa and The Residences at W Tel Aviv - Jaffa. Owned by Manhattan-based RFR Holding, the hotel will be set inside a historic 19th century heritage building in the revitalised ancient port neighbourhood of Jaffa.