Starwood's in-house design team to overhaul W Montreal

As part of the second wave of renovation projects to reinvigorate its North American portfolio, W Hotels Worldwide announced that W Montreal will renovate all 152 guestrooms and suites with a new palette that pays tribute to the historical architecture of the city. Starwood's in-house design team will oversee the renovation project.

W Montreal currently has six room categories, including the Cozy Room, measuring square feet; Wonderful Room, measuring 325 square feet; Mega Room, measuring from 422 square feet to 486 square feet; and the Extreme Wow Suite, measuring from 1,000 square feet to 1,336 square feet. All the rooms have the brand's signature W bedding, Bliss bath products, 42-inch flat-panel televisions with in-room entertainment and Internet connectivity.

The new rooms will be revealed in 2015.

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

Established over 14 years ago, W Hotels is planning on reaching 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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