W Hotels to open first India property in 2015
Mumbai, April 17, 2011
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open W Mumbai in 2015, marking the debut of W Hotels Worldwide in India.
Under a management contract with Jaguar Buildcon, W Mumbai will be developed on approximately three acres of land in bustling South Central Mumbai, and is expected to open by 2015.
Overlooking the Mahalaxmi racecourse, the hotel will form a part of the Namaste Tower, an iconic 55-storey mixed-use building designed by WS Atkins to look like clasped hands. W Mumbai is expected to be a landmark in the city of Mumbai with its iconic design.
“W Mumbai will offer a contemporary take on design, fashion and music in the heart of one of the city’s most vibrant districts, bringing an innovative and distinctive experience to Mumbai. When W Mumbai opens, Starwood will have seven of its nine brands present in India,” stated Frits van Paasschen, president and chief executive officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
W Mumbai will feature more than 350 guestrooms, including two WOW Suites and one Extreme WOW Suite (W’s take on the presidential suite); two contemporary restaurants and one destination bar; the signature W lounge (W’s interpretation of the traditional hotel lobby); WET pool deck; Sweat, state-of-the-art fitness centre; and a signature spa.
W Mumbai will also house stylish spaces for luxury designer retail stores and boast a full calendar of exclusive and exciting W Happenings events that showcase what’s new and next in design, fashion and music for both guests and locals alike.
“Luxury in India has existed in its traditional form, but with the entry of W, there is an opportunity to introduce luxury in its modern and trend-setting sense,” added Gurinderjit Singh, managing director of Jaguar Buildcon.-TradeArabia News Service