W Hotels to Double Asian Portfolio

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to double its portfolio of W Hotels in Asia Pacific, expanding to 20 properties by the end of 2018.

W Hotel Dubai Palm Jumeirah

W Hotels Worldwide has signed an agreement with Al Sharq Investment LLC to introduce a new W Hotel in Dubai on the Palm Jumeirah.

W Paris Opéra Hotel opening

The latest outpost of W Hotels, the long-awaited W Paris, has thrown open its doors in the French capital as Paris Fashion Week gets underway. The W Paris offers 91 guest rooms going from €340 per night and overlooking the grandiose Opéra Garnier — Paris’s distinctly more traditional landmark opera house.

W Paris unveils interior details

Hotel chain Starwood has released new details of its soon-to-open luxury property in Paris, set to open on February 14. The W Paris revealed December 14 that the structure has been conceptualized by the Rockwell Group, the designers behind the W New York. The hotel has been designed along the theme of light, playing on … Continued

Wet Deck at W Hong Kong

W Hong Kong continues to WOW the town this summer by the launch of its poolside bar Wet Deck on the 76th floor. With the phenomenal views and sophisticated gourmet palate, Wet Deck refines the art of delights in this bustling city and depicts an explosion of fantasy. Located on the 76th floor, WET DECK … Continued

Starwood Preferred Guest points most valuable

Starwood’s Preferred Guest program has topped a list of the ‘best value’ reward programs from US website NextAdvisor. Preferred Guest, a loyalty program which rewards hotel guests for their stays in Starwood-operated brands such as W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien and St Regis, offered a worth of $0.021 per point when redeemed for a … Continued

W Hotels brings superstar DJs around the world

W Hotels has announced yet another addition to its musical offering, in the form of a global tour of DJs, in association with energy drink Burn. The hotel is sending six DJ competition winners on a week-long crash course dubbed the DJ Lab, which begins at the W Barcelona and concludes at the burn studios … Continued

Music and room service on new W Hotels app

When it comes to hotel apps, not all are created equal, as the excellent travel guide app from Fairmont and the concierge iPad app from InterContinental have shown. But this week, hotel chain W Hotels pushed the bar a little higher with the release of the W Hotels Worldwide app, embracing travel, music and food … Continued

W Hotels Unveils Plans for the Namaste Tower

W Hotels has just announced plans for the Namaste Tower, a new W Hotel in Mumbai that is due to open July 2015. To follow the long tradition of great Indian architecture, the striking 984-foot-tall building will house 62 floors combined into a hotel, office, and retail space. The design of the tower is actually … Continued

W Hotels debuts on London’s Leicester Square

W Hotels opened its 40th hotel and new flagship in London February 14, bringing the brand’s design-led luxury to the colorful streets of Soho. The 192-room property stands ten stories tall above the city’s famous Leicester Square and is covered in translucent glass which changes color according to the time of day and the ambience … Continued

Where to buy your favorite hotel’s bedding

Increasingly, travellers who wake up in a luxurious hotel bed can head home and order the accessories to recreate the experience for themselves at home. This week, Swiss luxury hotel chain Swissotel announced its first online shop Swissotel At Home, selling bed linen, towers and bathrobes used in its hotels, as well as Swissotel branded … Continued