W HOTELS COLLABORATES WITH LUXE CITY GUIDES
Exclusive travel guides provide information on what’s new / upcoming in design, music, fashion and wellness at the destinations of nine W hotels
There are no strangers when you travel, only friends you haven’t met yet. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announced an exciting collaboration with LUXE City Guides – to organize a series of print and digital travel guides featuring inside information for W Hotels guests in nine W Hotels destinations , including Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Suzhou and Xi’an. The look of the W Hotels LUXE City Guide is influenced by Spring / Summer 2022 trends, with fabulous, eye-catching colors and layouts brimming with the craftsmanship of a savvy local friend.
“The mission of the W brand has always been to fuel our clients’ thirst for life by providing them with access to the latest trends and immersive experiences unique to each city, and the W Hotels LUXE City Guide is the latest example of this. that we do. ” noted Jennie Toh, Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “As everyone re-prepares for the jetset, the guide will be the perfect resource for new / upcoming discoveries for those waiting to rediscover the pleasure of travel.”
The W Hotel LUXE City Guide provides a plethora of quick and accurate travel advice in a 24-hour chronological format, including where to go, what to see and what must-see restaurants in each destination. The guide draws on the DNA of the W brand by inspiring customers to connect with every city and culture through approaches to great music, design, fashion and FUEL – the brand’s unique take on the well-being. Directing visitors to the best spots for interesting works of art, delicious food, and local entertainment, the guide helps guests get the most out of every trip.
24 hours in Bali!
Start your day off right, right here, right now!
Just 10 minutes from W Bali – Seminyak, you’ll find another great breakfast, Sisterfields, which will help set the tone for your day bright and on the move. Then take a look at John Hardy’s Kapal Bamboo boutique near Ubud to get that fashion craving ticked off your list. To balance, proceed to the next destination, Tirta Empul Temple, where you can purify your fuel side like the Balinese do. Yet in Ubud, feast on Babi Guling Pande Egi for those looking for a delicious Balinese suckling pig.
Back to back in Ubud, next on the list, have your sunset scene checked out with the artistic decor of Café Del Mar between Canggu and Seminyak. And finally, head to Sangsaka Restaurant, 10 minutes from W Bali, to sample a selection of Indonesian dishes, with their wide array of traditional flavors.
Explore Xi’an’s other underground scene
The daring and bright W Xi’an captivates with its balconies offering fantastic vistas of the historic city, welcoming guests with inspired culinary offerings in its three restaurants, as well as bespoke cocktail selections in its signature WOOBAR. The 24-hour LUXURY guide’s advice in Xi’an begins with street snacks for breakfast and a scenic bike ride around the city walls, past Xi’an old and new. A lunch of Shaanxi cuisine is recommended behind the local market in a relaxed open-air courtyard, while the evening is spent on cocktails and beers at underground-style underground bars and local taprooms, or a refreshing dip and scrub. in a classic local public bath.
Detox and Retox in Osaka
O Osaka blends Japan’s cultural heritage with bold contemporary designs in an atmosphere of playful chic and seamless luxury, immersing guests in extraordinary social and dining experiences. A day in Osaka can begin with an onsen hot spring experience in the morning, followed by a visit to a local independent art gallery and people watching at Orange Street, lined with shops and cafes. Night owls can enjoy chicken sashimi at Osaka’s only Michelin-starred yakitori, or party the night away at the city’s clubs and nightclubs which are open until 5:00 a.m.
On the move in Melbourne
Holding the entrance keys to the New / Upcoming Alley in the city’s CBD and taking inspiration from the street design of Australia’s cultural capital, West Melbourne is a playground where early risers and late night revelers can mingle. In Melbourne, guests are encouraged to cycle through the Australian outback along the Yarra River before refueling in an Edwardian-era boathouse featuring contemporary Australian cuisine. Guests can take a refreshing break in the W Melbourne swimming pool before setting out again to explore the city’s fantastic bars, restaurants and nightlife in the evening.
“LUXE City Guides are a trusted source of highly researched travel and lifestyle information curated by teams of local experts,” said Simon Westcott, CEO and owner of LUXE City Guides. “The high energy of W Hotels celebrates the never-ending appetite of its customers to discover the latest / upcoming novelties in design, music, fashion and wellness. With the theme RELEASE YOUR CURIOSITY, the W Hotels LUXE City Guide sets the stage for next-level travel knowledge, providing valuable destination information through the dynamic lens of W.
Throughout October, pop-up events celebrating the launch of the W Hotels LUXE City Guide will take place at W Hotels in Singapore, Suzhou and Xi’an. The pop-ups will showcase the guide’s nine destinations and offer delicious bites and sips that are virtual passports to the fun, charm and magic of each city.
The W Hotels LUXE City Guide is available in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. For more information, customers can connect with the W Insider at any W hotel to get a copy of the guide, or access the destination content available at https://www.whotels-asiapacific.com/luxecityguides.