W set for Hong Kong and Doha openings

14 Aug 2008 by Mark Caswell

Starwood’s W
Hotels brand will open its first properties in both Hong Kong and the Middle
East over the next couple of months.

The W Hong Kong
is due for a September 1 launch, and will comprise 393 rooms with views of the
city’s skyline. The hotel is located in Hong Kong’s commercial,
entertainment and cultural district of West Kowloon, and is connected to
Elements shopping centre.

Features include
two restaurants and a bar, a rooftop pool, spa, 73rd-floor fitness centre, business
centre and 760sqm of meeting space. For more information visit

A couple of months later W
will launch its first property in the Middle East, when the W Doha Hotel and
Residences opens on November 1. The hotel is located in the West Bay area of
Doha, and features 291 rooms and 154 residences, several restaurants including
La Maison du Caviar and Spice Market, a poolside shisha lounge, champagne bar, 1,000sqm
of meeting and events space, and luxury retail outlets.

W Doha will be joined
in the Middle East by a Dubai-Festival City property in 2010. For more
information visit

W is the trendy brand
from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, sitting alongside sister brand Aloft. Signature features include room categories
such as Wonderful, Spectacular and Fabulous, as well as Sweat gyms and Bliss spa
facilities. For a look at the recently opened W Istanbul, see online news April

Report by Mark

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