W Hotels Worldwide will be the official hotel partner of (RED)WIRE, the new online music magazine by (RED). Applying the (RED) idea to music, (RED)WIRE helps to buy lifesaving medicine and other services for those living with HIV/AIDS in Africa by contributing a portion of the proceeds from memberships to the Global Fund, a leading financer of programs to help eliminate AIDS globally.
Starwood fails to stand still as it opens a W Hotel in Thailand’s Koh Samui, transforms Le Meridien hotels with art installations and continues to expand in Spain.
W Hotels Worldwide announced today plans for the first W Hotel in the Caribbean, W Vieques - Martineau Bay, located on the largely undiscovered island of Vieques. Scheduled to open in Fall of 2006, the W Vieques - Martineau Bay will have 156 guest rooms and villas, two restaurants including one pool-side cafe, an 8,000 square foot spa and a 3,000 square foot bar. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., W’s parent company, signed an agreement with Reig Capital Puerto Rico, Inc., which owns the 42 acre beachfront site. The property will be managed by W Hotels.
The W Mexico City which opened its doors in December 2003 was recognized as the Best Hotel Design worldwide during the “Golden Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design 2004” ceremony sponsored by Interior Design magazine and HOTELS magazine.
Brian Windle has been named as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of W Hotels, a new brand of business hotels from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. The announcement was made by Ted Darnall, Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide, Inc. Ten W Hotels will open in major U.S. cities nationwide, beginning in the Fall of 1998 with the opening of W New York.