The W Macau Studio City hotel marked its opening on Friday with a celebratory event in Cotai.
Billed as a “new landmark” on the Cotai Strip, the 557-room W hotel is part of a US$1.3 billion expansion program at Studio City and comes after the April unveiling of the 338-suite Epic Tower and a new water park.
“Travellers are seeking a new modern style of high luxury or hospitality,” said Adrian Chan, the hotel’s general manager, in his welcoming remarks. “I think this property will fit into the offerings very, very well … and I really think that this property, really not only complements but it actually completes the Studio City integrated resorts.”
Kevin Benning, the senior vice president and property general manager of Studio City, noted that the opening of the hotel marked “the inaugural collaboration” between resort operator Melco and Marriott International.
“We look forward to letting Marriott leverage their knowledge and resources to enhance the guest experiences across Studio City,” he said. “We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration and continue to work together.”
The two new properties join two other movie-themed hotel towers at the Studio City resort: the 1,000-room Celebrity Tower and the 600-suite Star Tower.
Accommodation at the W ranges from the 37 square metre standard rooms to the 257 square metre, two-bedroom Extreme Wow Suite. Rooms offer either city or Cotai Strip views and are said to draw inspiration from the “golden age of cinema” – in particular the movies shot in Macao in the 1950s.
Food and beverage offerings comprise the Living Room bar, offering both “niche coffees and cutting edge cocktails”; Hawker Hawker, an all-day dining restaurant; a contemporary Cantonese restaurant known as Diva; and a top-floor bar, Blind Tiger, offering “Macau-inspired cocktails and cuisine.”
The Away spa offers five treatment rooms and there is an on-site gym and heated indoor pool.
The hotel is currently offering an opening package, Stay and Taste, featuring a night’s accommodation, welcome cocktails at Living Room, and breakfast for two.
W Hotels is a US upscale lifestyle hotel chain owned by Marriott International, designed by world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects. W Hotels takes inspiration from Macao’s unique East-meets-West culture and history, the statement said.