Starwood to Open First W Hotel in Israel
Starwood announced it will introduce its W brand to Israel in 2015. The company will open the W Tel Aviv – Jaffa and the Residences at W Tel Aviv – Jaffa during that year.
The hotel will be built inside a historic 19th century building that once housed the French Hospital. Jaffa, an ancient port city, is currently undergoing a revitalization that includes an extended sea promenande.
The W Tel Aviv – Jaffa will have 125 guestrooms and suites, including one WOW (presidential) suite. There will also be a signature restaurant, bar, an Away Spa, a Sweat fitness center, and 24-hour business center.
The six-story Residences at W Tel Aviv – Jaffa will include 38 apartments. The building will have a private entrance, separate from that of the W Tel Aviv – Jaffa.
The apartments will range in size from 753 to 4,305 square feet (70 to 400 square meters). Residents of the apartments will have access to the W Tel Aviv – Jaffa’s facilities.
The W Tel Aviv – Jaffa and the Residences at W Tel Aviv – Jaffa will comprise of over 215,278 square feet (20,000 square meters). Starwood expects to have over 60 W hotels worldwide by the end of 2015.