Marriott’s W Hotels Worldwide have unveiled the first W Sound Suite to launch in North America at W Seattle. The private music studio, writer’s room and lounge offers a retreat for musicians and producers to write and record tracks while on the road. Hotel guests are also able to get in on the fun by booking the studio to live out their rockstar dreams.
Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole here chats with Ignace Bauwens, Complex General Manager, The St Regis Dubai, W Dubai, and The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City, about the major Starwood investment in the United Arab Emirates and what the three new properties will bring to the destination.
Following a $38 million renovation, W Chicago – Lakeshore has transformed all 520 guestrooms and its signature Living Room experience; expanded its 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space to include three new outdoor spaces; and introduced a new signature restaurant, CURRENT, with Executive Chef Gregory Elliott at the helm.
Pioneering what’s new and next in design, W London – Leicester Square is pleased to announce a new partnership with Clerkenwell Design Week. The luxury hotel is to become the sponsor of Platform, a new exhibition at the House of Detention that recognises some of the world’s most exciting emerging design talen
W New York - Union Square has unveiled the completion of a multi-layered renovation project that merges traditional and contemporary styles. The transformation is part of the W brand’s ongoing, $100 million commitment to the renovation of more than 11 of its properties across North America, and includes a full re-design of the hotel’s 270 guestrooms and top suites, W Living Room, Todd English’s iconic Olives New York and destination bar Lilium by Gerber Group (previously Underbar).
W Hotels Worldwide announced it has signed an agreement with Evolution Tower Corp, a joint venture between F & F Properties and EFC Group Inc., to debut the W Hotels brand in Central America.
W Hotels Worldwide has announced the opening of the first W Hotel in Singapore with the debut of W Singapore - Sentosa Cove and The Residences at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. Owned and developed by an affiliate of City Developments, W Singapore is an urban oasis located on Sentosa, the city’s most glamorous island only minutes away from downtown Singapore.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of W Los Angeles – Westwood to Pebblebrook Hotel Trust for $125 million.
W Hotels is planning to reinvigorate more than 10 of its hotel properties across North America within the next 18 months. The ambitious renovation schedule, which will include cutting edge updates, is focused on key markets including New York City, Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.
A new W Hotel is set to open on The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai in 2016. The 283-room, 102-suite W Dubai-The Palm will include a WET pool, SWEAT and AWAY spa as well as 8 dining and lounge concepts and extensive meeting space.
BTN talks to Safak Guvenc, General Manager & Team, W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar - Middle East’s Leading Business Hotel 2012 at this years World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony in Dubai
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has named Vincent Gillet the Global Brand Leader for W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts.