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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Chesapeake Lodging Trust announced today that it has purchased the W New Orleans – French Quarter from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc for $25.5 million. The Trust has entered into a long-term management contract with Starwood to continue to operate the Hotel.
W Hotels Worldwide today announced it has signed an agreement with Terranum Hotels to debut a new W Hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Slated to open in 2014, W Bogota will be a part of a larger mixed-use development, which will also include premium office space and high-end retail.