RTKL, AB Concepts design W Beijing - Chang'an

W Hotels Worldwide announced the opening of W Beijing - Chang'an. Owned by COFCO Property Investment Co., Ltd., W Beijing - Chang'an marks the 45th W Hotel worldwide and the second W Hotel in Mainland China after W Guangzhou.

W Beijing - Chang'an is the latest addition to Starwood's portfolio of nearly 140 operating hotels in Greater China, with a pipeline of more than 130 hotels to come. W is on track to open seven W Hotels within the next five years in China, across major cities, including Changsha, Chengdu, Shanghai, Suzhou, Sanya, and Shenyang. China continues to fuel the growth of W Hotels in Asia Pacific, which will soon see W Hotels opening in Brisbane, Australia; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Gurgaon, Noida, India and Phuket, Thailand.

W Beijing is situated on Chang'an Avenue, a major thoroughfare that houses many of Beijing's important monuments and buildings, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the headquarters of the Central Bank of China. It also offers easy access to central government buildings, as well as the National Museum of China, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Silk Market, Beijing Concert Hall, and prestigious Diplomat District.

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Global architecture practice RTKL and Hong Kong-based interior design firm AB Concepts brought W Beijing - Chang'an's design to life.

W Beijing - Chang'an consists of 349 guestrooms and suites, featuring fittings such as a digital tablet that manipulates the room's lighting and mood, 48" LED TV, and Bluetooth sound system. Suites sport a JBL home theater system and Bose portable speakers. Additionally, all guestrooms include the signature W bed; Bliss bath amenities; Mix Bar (the W brand's reinterpretation of the mini bar); and a round bathtub in king bed rooms and suites.

In addition, an Extreme WOW Suite, W Hotels' take on the traditional Presidential Suite, with a total size of 345 square meters (3,714 square feet), including a living room and 90 square meters (969 square feet) of space for parties; 76" UED Samsung TV in the living room; two-meter wide circular bed; and Jacuzzi by a ceiling-to-floor window. In addition, the E-WOW Suite, when combined with three Wonderful rooms, can be cordoned off to become one exclusive and private space.

For mixing and mingling, the Living Room at W Beijing – Chang'an features a LED-lit catwalk in the middle of the room that leads to a circular bar counter, and a golden globe DJ booth hanging from the ceiling. A secret space is tucked away behind the bar, while the other side of the room houses a light-filled venue inspired by Beijing's Water Cube aquatics center. X25 is an exclusive lounge at the top of the hotel.

The hotel’s dining venues include: Chinese restaurant YEN; and Kitchen Table, which has a communal table setting.

For events, the hotel offers nearly 1,500 square meters (16,146 square feet) of space, including The Great Room of 518 square meters (5,576 square feet) with a ceiling height of seven meters.

Other amenities include: the Away Spa, the FIT fitness center, and the WET heated indoor pool.

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