It’s a big year for W Hotels, expected to debut 10 new properties in key destinations around the world including Bogota, Colombia. Noteworthy is the brand’s foray into China with new hotels in the strategic urban centers of Shanghai (directly on the Bund, opening June 15, 2014) followed by Beijing on June 28, 2014.
The Beijing property is getting a lot of buzz for its location next to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The W Beijing- Chang’An will have 340 guest rooms with city views, equipped with the W signatures like Munchie Boxes, Bliss bath amenities, and all the latest technology (adjustable lighting, flat-screen TV, integrated audio systems).
Expect a spa, indoor pool, meeting space, and three restaurants including the Living Room for cool cocktails and a gastronomic Chinese eatery. Along with the brand’s Whatever/Whenever service, there will be a “Wish Workshop” where you can try your hand at cooking classes or yoga.
W Beijing - Chang'An; No. 2 Jianguomennan Avenue, Beijing, 100022, China; www.starwoodhotels.com