AB Concept-designed W Xian opens as largest W in Asia Pacific

W Hotels debuts AB Concept-designed W Xi’an as largest W to open in Asia Pacific.
Spread over approximately 861,113 square feet, W Xi’an stands in the shape of a “W” along with the other two buildings of the W Five Park complex. Photo credit: W Hotels Worldwide

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, opened W Xian, the brand’s seventh hotel in Greater China and the largest W to open in Asia Pacific. The property is owned by Vanzhong Real Estate and located in the Qujiang District, adjacent to Quijiang Pool Park.

Spread over approximately 80,000 square meters (861,113 square feet), W Xian stands in the shape of a “W” along with the other two buildings of the W Five Park complex. It has neon coating that shines at night.

Past & Future

Imagined by interior design firm AB Concept, W Xian reinterprets the historical, social and physical contexts of the city through a modern lens. The design is said to fuse the past and future of Xian, showcasing the history of the region with various visual displays that take guests through five ancient dynasties that once called Xian home. The hotel has five labyrinths inspired by the Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui and Tang dynasties.

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A multimedia art installation with digital fragments of Tang dynasty architecture welcomes guests through a floating garden entrance. The 17-meter-high Living Room is a showpiece of the hotel’s inspired design, boasting lighted floating curves, hanging artistic details and sloping divisions sweeping up from the floor, each inspired by the palace wall and historic depictions of the nearby Silk Road. Artworks of acrobatic pottery figurines pay tribute to the “Welcoming Ceremony” in ancient times.

The property has 385 guestrooms and suites with influences from the Xi’an culture. Large-scale artworks show off the style of the Tang dynasty with a modern twist from ATG Beyond. Inspired by the diplomatic gifting in Tang dynasty, peach motifs are displayed as signature W pillows. There are also balconies at every guestroom, linking each private terrace to hidden mini bars.

The Extreme WOW Suite, one of the hotel’s 73 suites, has corrugated walls in orange-red palette.

F&B

For dining, W Xian has Wei, which has a giant satin vortex embedded in the ceiling and multiple show kitchens; Yen, which has 11 separate rooms with Tang dynasty accents; FU; and WOOBAR, which has views of Quijiang.

The property also has the indoor WET swimming pool and outdoor WET Deck. There is a digital screen at the end of the WET pool.

Other amenities include the FIT gym and AWAY Spa that has five treatment rooms, two rooms for manicure and pedicure, a hair salon and two makeup rooms.

For events, the property has more than 43,056 square feet of space. The Great Room, with its towering ceiling and twisting chandeliers, can accommodate up to 1,000 guests across 25,080 square feet.