W Hotels

W Melbourne locks in December 2020 opening date

May 22, 2020

Hugely anticipated lifestyle hotel W Melbourne has confirmed a new opening date, pushing back their originally stated mid-2020 debut to the end of the year. Come December 2020, the second property as part of W’s triumphant return to Australia – the first was W Brisbane – will be flinging doors open for guests ready to […]

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W Brisbane will host a floating cinema in their pool throughout March

February 17, 2020

Lifestyle hotel and local haunt W Brisbane is set to flip the idea of an open-air cinema throughout March when it launches its own take on the popular night out. As part of a new “Float in Cinema” series, the property will be using their famous WET Deck as they transform the space into a […]

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W’s conceptual “Future Rising” audio-visual concert series is back

September 30, 2019

Ever-so-slick hotel brand W is no stranger to overlapping with the music world. They’ve already flipped the script of a typical music with their roaming Wake Up Call festival (you can check our recap of the Bali leg HERE), and many of their properties feature bespoke music studios for visiting artists (and guests). Now they’re […]

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W Brisbane Review: No shortage of excitement at this luxury hotel

August 28, 2019

W Hotels are about to stage a massive comeback in the Australian market, returning down under with three properties, one for each major city across the east coast. While Melbourne and Sydney openings are on the horizon, Brisbane was the first to receive the luxury Marriott brand’s renewed energy when W Brisbane cut the ribbon […]

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Wake Up Call: W Hotels’ bold rewrite of what a music festival can be

October 29, 2018

You have to be careful when promised a luxury festival experience nowadays. One minute you’re proudly uploading Instagram stories and living your #bestlife, the next minute you’re stranded in The Bahamas being chased by rabid dogs, desperately downing questionable ham sandwiches, and watching through tears as your tent is used as fire fuel. Okay, maybe […]

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W Sydney to open with an infinity pool overlooking Darling Harbour and almost 600 guest rooms

June 18, 2018

Following the big-ticket launch of W Brisbane, the first luxury property from W Hotels Worldwide as they steadily re-enter the Australian market, the renowned brand have announced a 593-key property for Sydney. The new-build W Sydney will make its debut in 2020 as part of The Ribbon from award-winning architect Hassel, a $700 million development […]

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W Brisbane, the city’s first five-star hotel in two decades, confirms June opening

May 13, 2018

The highly anticipated Australian return of the W Hotels brand is upon us. Brisbane’s W Brisbane has been confirmed to open on the 1st June 2018, bringing the city its first five-star hotel in 20 years and re-introducing the country to W’s energetic, bold aesthetic and playful sense of luxury. Located at 81 North Quay, […]

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Three Blue Ducks to open their first Queensland restaurant at the new W Brisbane

February 21, 2018

Not only is Brisbane getting an epic Australian return for the W Hotel brand with W Brisbane, but it has been confirmed that one of the property’s on-site restaurants will be none other than a Queensland iteration of Sydney-originated favourite Three Blue Ducks. The hugely anticipated April debut of the 312-room modern hotel will open […]

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W Brisbane announce casting call for dream-role: Australia’s first “W Insider”

October 20, 2017

Ahead of the exciting return of the W Hotel brand to Australia, with W Brisbane opening early next year, a callout has been issued for the country’s first “W Insider”. It’s basically a dream-role, integral to W’s unique culture where the W Insider is tasked with connecting hotel guests to what’s “new and next” in […]

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Review: W Retreat & Spa Bali balances style and substance in Seminyak

January 30, 2017

I would be very surprised if any frequent traveller had never heard of W Hotels & Resorts. Though down here in Australia the luxury chain no longer has much of a presence (that’ll all change with W Brisbane in 2018 and W Sydney in 2019), there are around 47 W properties in over 20 different […]

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In Conversation with W Hotels: How the W Sound Suite strengthens the hotel group’s connection to the music world

June 1, 2016

For years W Hotel & Resorts have enjoyed a healthy connection to culture around the world. In a market where groups of hotels, resorts, and properties yearn for a significant point of difference, W has maintained credible and exciting ties with their guests’ interests, blending with the worlds of music, fashion, design, and most recently […]

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W Hotels Worldwide launch W Sound Suites: a private music studio within a hotel for musicians and guests

May 17, 2016

W Hotels Worldwide have had a long-standing and seamless involvement in the music world for years now. Prince once famously performed unannounced at W Hollywood, and their many properties in hot-spots like Barcelona, Seattle, and Bali regularly welcome traveling musicians, producers, and DJs. It then makes perfect sense that W kick up their immersion in […]

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