Krause + Sawyer helps re-energize W New York

W Hotels Worldwide announced that, as part of the second wave of renovation projects to reinvigorate its iconic North American portfolio, W New York re-energized its Living Room. For the renovation, the property partnered with local New York design agency Krause + Sawyer. The re-design was inspired by the sights and sounds of New York City, the W brand's birthplace.

The property has various room types, including Cozy room, which measures from 150 square feet to 170 square feet; Studio Suite, measuring from 400 square feet to 450 square feet; and Extreme Wow Suite, measuring 1,500 square feet to 2,200 square feet.  All room types have 37-inch televisions, Bliss bath amenities, an in-room safe and individual climate control.

The property’s dining venues include: W Café/Oasis Bar, Heartbeat, and Whiskey Blue.

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For events, the property has seven flexible state-of-the-art and newly renovated meeting rooms totaling 8,868 square feet. Located just off the Living Room on the second floor, the meeting area allows guests to flow freely among rooms with various pre-function areas. The 3,690 square foot Great Room Ballroom is also available.

W New York is located close to Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Theater District and world-class shopping. It is also only steps away from anything and everything in midtown.

The renovation projects of W Hotels Worldwide is a strategy that focuses on further enhancing the W portfolio and $100 million investment of the brand and its ownership groups with updates to public spaces, new signature bar and restaurant concepts, and guestroom updates in key markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Mexico City and Washington, D.C.

Established over 14 years ago, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by 2017. W Hotels have been announced for Milan, Shanghai, Beijing, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Sante Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Goa and Mexico's Riviera Maya. 

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The new hotel is a mile from where the brand made its debut in London's Mayfair neighborhood 48 years ago. 

The former Holiday Inn in Port Washington will continue under the direction of S&L Hospitality, its owner and operator since 1998.

The hotel will be a conversion of the former Al Areen Palace & Spa.