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W Hotels
Industry Hospitality
Founded 1998
Number of locations
80 hotels[1]
Area served
Parent Marriott International

W Hotels is a luxury hotel chain owned by Marriott International[2] that is generally marketed towards a younger age group than their other upscale properties. As of July 2017, W operates 52 hotels in 25 countries and is continuing to expand both domestically and internationally.[1]

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W Hotels was launched in 1998 with the W New York,[3] a conversion of the old Doral Inn hotel at 541 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The first few W hotels were mainly conversions of existing hotels already within the Starwood group. In 2001 Starwood added W New York - Times Square and made it its Starship property. The W expanded its number of properties quickly in the United States over the next decade and is now focusing its expansion efforts abroad for the most part.

W opened its first hotel in Europe in Istanbul in May 2008. The hotel, located in the renovated Akaretler Row Houses, a group of historic structures built in the 1870s to house the employees of the Dolmabahçe Palace, blends the traditional Ottoman design of the row houses with the contemporary feel of the luxury hotel chain. The W Barcelona hotel was W's first in Western Europe and opened in October 2009. It features a futuristic design by architect Ricardo Bofill in the shape of a sail and, standing 26 stories tall, it can be seen from all over the city. W's most notable properties under-development includes the 62 storey W MUMBAI also known as Namaste Tower.


The lobbies of all the hotels are known as the "Living Room." W Hotels attempt to include the letter W wherever possible - the swimming pool is known as "Wet", the concierge and Service Express is known as "Whatever Whenever", the laundry bag is known as "Wash" and so on. Many of the W properties are accompanied by their well regarded "Bliss" spas.

Many W properties are co-located with luxury apartments known as "Residences at the W" such as W Boston and W Austin. These residences are also marketed towards a younger, more affluent demographic than other properties in the area.


North America

  •  Canada
    • W Montréal
  •  Mexico
    • W Mexico City
    • W Punta de Mita
    • W Riviera Maya (Opening December 1, 2018)
  •  United States
    • W Atlanta - Buckhead
    • W Atlanta - Downtown
    • W Atlanta - Midtown
    • W Austin
    • W Bellevue
    • W Boston
    • W Chicago - Lakeshore
    • W Chicago - City Center
    • W Dallas - Victory
    • W Fort Lauderdale
    • W Hoboken
    • W Hollywood
    • W Las Vegas (never opened)
    • W Los Angeles - Beverly Hills
    • W Miami
    • W Minneapolis - The Foshay
    • W Nashville (Opening 2020)
    • W New Orleans - French Quarter
    • W New York - Downtown
    • W New York - Times Square
    • W New York - Union Square
    • W Philadelphia (Opening June 2019)
    • W San Francisco
    • W Scottsdale
    • W Seattle
    • W South Beach
    • W Washington D.C.


South America

Central America


  •  Czech Republic
    • W Prague (Opening November 2020)
  • W Algarve (Opening March 2019)
  • W Amsterdam
  • W Barcelona
  • W Belgrade (Opening September 2019)
  • W Budapest (Opening June 2020)
  • W Edinburgh (Opening June 2021)
  • W Istanbul
  • W London - Leicester Square
  • W Madrid (Opening June 2019)
  • W Paris - Opéra
  • W St. Petersburg
  • W Verbier


  • W Sharm El Sheikh (Opening July 2020)

Middle East

  • W Amman
  • W Dubai - Al Habtoor City
  • W Dubai - The Palm (Opening September 2018)
  • W Doha
  • W Muscat (Opening November 2018)

Asia Pacific

  • W Bali - Seminyak
  • W Bangkok
  • W Beijing - Chang'an
  • W Brisbane
  • W Changsha (Opening June 30, 2019)
  • W Chengdu (Opening January 1, 2019)
  • W Goa
  • W Guangzhou
  • W Hong Kong
  • W Koh Samui
  • W Kuala Lumpur
  • W Maldives
  • W Melbourne (Opening January 1, 2020)
  • W Mumbai (Opening December 1, 2019)
  • W Sanya - Haitang Bay (Opening January 1, 2019)
  • W Shanghai - The Bund
  • W Shenyang (Opening January 1, 2019)
  • W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
  • W Suzhou
  • W Sydney (Opening June 10, 2020)
  • W Taipei
  • W Xian (Opening January 1, 2019)
  • W Xiamen (Opening September 1, 2019)



  1. ^ a b "Starwood Hotels and Resorts Annual Report" (PDF). Starwood Hotels and Resorts. 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ Reuters. "Starwood Hotels says it's exploring strategic alternatives". Fortune. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ Karmin, Craig (December 23, 2014). "Starwood's Sternlicht Returns to Hotel Operations". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 15, 2015.

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