Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced an agreement with Shenyang Huaqiang Jinlang City Square Properties to debut the W Hotels brand in Shenyang, a northeast China province. Scheduled to open in January 2019, W Shenyang will be located along Qingnian Avenue, known as the city's Golden Corridor, which comprises the central business district, central administration district and central cultural district.
W Hotels is slated to open 12 new properties in the Asia Pacific region by 2019, with more than half those hotels planned for China, including new flagships in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Suzhou, Changsha and Chengdu.
Shenyang served as the national capital city of China for more than two decades in the 17th century before the Manchu reign moved west to Beijing in 1644. Leaving behind the palaces and tombs of early rulers, these relics have since become popular tourist attractions, such as Shenyang Botanical Gardens and Mukden Palace, among others. Shenyang has historically been a titan of heavy industries, and in recent years the city has seen greater contributions from tertiary industries and boasts robust consumption of luxury goods in northeast China.
W Shenyang will offer an integrated contemporary lifestyle experience, offering 280 guestrooms, including 30 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite (the W brand's reinterpretation of the traditional Presidential Suite). It will also have more than 26,000 square feet of meeting and event space, as well as 24-hour, WIRED business center, spa, FIT workout facility, WET indoor heated swimming pool and W Hotels' The Store.
In addition, the hotel will offer four restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining restaurant, Chinese restaurant, specialty restaurant and the Living Room Bar.