W Macau will finally open on 8 September, the hotel said in a media statement today. Earlier reports said the property – part of phase two of the Studio City resort on the Cotai Strip – would open at the end of 2022.
The 557-room hotel is designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and will offer guests “a more contemporary way to stay,” according to general manager Adrian Chan.
W Macau features a spa, gym and indoor swimming pool, as well as four dining outlets. Guests can choose from a coffee and cocktail bar, an all-day international restaurant, a contemporary Cantonese restaurant and a pub that will offer “Macao-inspired cocktails and cuisine.”
One of the hotel chain’s “sound suites” is located at the pub, should visiting musicians or other guests feel inspired to do some recording.
The hotel also offers 590 metres of multifunctional event space, incorporating what it claims is “virtually limitless technology” as well as other audio-visual amenities.
W Macau’s unveiling comes in the wake of the soft opening of the Raffles hotel, and news that that Andaz hotel will open on 15 September. The latter two properties are located at the Galaxy resort. The Karl Lagerfeld hotel also marked its “full opening” in June.
The new openings come amid concerns that Macao’s tourism recovery is faltering, with total visitor arrivals declining for three consecutive months, down to 2,209,662 in June, from 2,213,807 in May and 2,274,050 recorded in April.
Just 52 percent of visitors in June – the last month for which data is available – chose to stay in Macao for at least one night. The average length of stay, at 2.2 nights, has remained unchanged since February.