Marriott opens W property in Xiamen’s East Business District

3 Nov 2021 by Mark Caswell
W Xiamen

Marriott has opened the latest Chinese property under its lifestyle W Hotels brand, located in the East Business District of Xiamen.

The 293-room property has been designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates and pays tribute to Xiamen’s “tropical surroundings, natural beauty of its harbour and its transformation from an industrial port city to a modern music mecca”.

Guest rooms feature coffee tables inspired by local dice game Bo Bing, and digitally rendered artworks, using RGB (red-green-blue) illustrations which “work as a colour puzzle with pieces falling into place once the ambient light shifts from one colour to the next”.

W Xiamen

Food and beverage outlets include Min Yen for Cantonese and Minnan dishes and private cognac tastings; Nine, which combines a daytime food hall, afternoon teas and evening steak and seafood dishes; and lobby level Soundscape for “organic brews and healthy beverages to the soundtrack of W-curated music”.

Other facilities include a fitness centre, signature Away Spa, a swimming pool featuring “a mosaic wall reflecting gently filtered sunlight”, and the 1,000 sqm Great Room with the city’s largest LED screen at 100 sqm.

W Xiamen

Commenting on the opening Tom Jarrold, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide, said:

“Xiamen is a dynamic and highly charged city with a youthful energy and drive that is an ideal fit for the W Hotels brand.

“Our playful and intriguing nature comes to life through immersive art and design, Happenings like live music performances and our Whatever/Whenever service, which we know will be embraced by local creatives and international travelers alike.”

Marriott recently opened its first W property in central China, located in the city of Changsha.

W Hotels opens property in Changsha

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