Having opened in the summer, W Muscat has added a fresh new dynamic to the hospitality scene in Oman. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Gerald Chevasson, general manager of the hotel, about what is on offer at the property, recognition by the World Travel Awards and the future of tourism in the Middle East.
Marriott International has purchased the 270-room W New York – Union Square in the heart of Manhattan’s dynamic Union Square neighbourhood. The company paid $206 million for the property, with plans for a significant renovation.
W Dubai – The Palm is set to launch an innovative new ‘What She Said’ event featuring inspirational women, where fashion and femininity will take centre stage of the conversations.
W London – Leicester Square has unveiled a multi-million-pound transformation of all 192 guest rooms and suites. At the same time, the hotel has partnered with artist, Jack Irving, to create a one-of-a-kind ‘techorative pillow’, along with a range of immersive in-room experiences.
Nikie Mok has been appointed director of sales and marketing at W Kuala Lumpur. A proven leader with a passion for mentoring and nurturing future talents, she prides herself on inspiring and influencing people by initiating positive relationships.
W Hotels Worldwide has announced the opening of W Bellevue, marking a new era of design for W Hotels in North America. Playing off Bellevue’s tech-forward neighbours and centuries-old traditions, the design of the hotel embraces the region’s juxtaposed affinity for both its natural surroundings and ground-breaking innovation.
W Hotels, part of Marriott International, has announced the appointment of Haldon Philp as general manager of the highly anticipated W Brisbane. Slated to open in early 2018, W Brisbane marks the re-entry of W Hotels into Australia, bringing a new interpretation of modern luxury to the city.
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).