W Hotels to Expand Presence in Asia

By Jesse Sokolow on 4 April 2013
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A typical W suite

A typical W suite

W Hotels announced that it will increase its presence in Asia by more than double by the end of 2018.  The company will expand to have additional W hotels in nine countries in the region.

Eleven of these new properties will be located in Asia Pacific, including the first W Hotel to be located in mainland China, the Guangzhou Hotel & Residences.  Opening later this month, the property will include 317 rooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars, a spa, and fitness center.

There will also be the W Beijing – Chang’an, the W Changsa, and the W Shanghai – the Bund opening in China next year.  The W Beijing will include 340 guestrooms and suites, while the W Changsha will have 330 rooms.

The W Shanghai will house 600 guestrooms and a spa.  In addition, the W Suzhou, including 366 rooms, 71 serviced apartments, and four dining outlets, is set to open in China in 2017.

In India, the W Retreat & Spa Goa, as well as the W Mumbai, are both set to open in 2015.  The W Retreat & Spa Goa will offer 105 guestrooms and suites, while the W Mumbai will include 325 rooms and 25,833 square feet (2,399 square meters) of meeting and event space.

Also opening in India is the W Noida – Delhi NCR, set to debut in 2016, and the W Delhi NCR – Gurgaon WTC, opening its doors in 2017.  The W Noida will offer 581 guestrooms, a pool and spa, and a restaurant and bar, while the W Delhi NCR will include 225 rooms.

Indonesia is also set to have a W property open in the coming years, the W Jakarta.  The property will be the company’s second hotel in Indonesia, and will include 300 guestrooms, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant and bar.

In Malaysia, the W Kuala Lumpur will open in 2016.  The property will include 150 rooms, housed inside of a skyscraper.

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