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Hotly anticipated W Edinburgh to open this November

Posted: 24th August 2023

Bookings are now open for W Hotels’ debut in Scotland, bringing distinct dining, cutting-edge design and an extraordinary view to the city of Edinburgh.

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 31 extraordinary brands, prepares to debut in Scotland this November with the opening of W Edinburgh. W Edinburgh brings a playful twist on Scottish culture with always-on programming and passionate service. Located in the city’s newest neighbourhood, the hotel is in the heart of the St James Quarter, a stylish lifestyle district where guests can benefit from world-class retail on their doorstep.

Bookings are now open for this hotly anticipated, unique and city-defining hotel. This new luxury destination offers visionary design, eclectic gastronomy and a socially-driven spirit drawn from its creative surrounds. From the Ribbon Building to James Craig Walk and the Quarter House, each of the 199 rooms and 45 suites, many with outdoor terraces, offer a new perspective on the city. Interior designers, Jestico + Whiles, have reimagined the best of Scotland with locally-rooted influences and creative collaborations throughout the design.

“With an unrivalled wealth of culture and vibrant arts scene, Edinburgh matches W Hotels legacy of embracing local creativity and talent. This property is set to be a stand-out destination hotel unlike anything else in the city, igniting guest’s curiosity and attracting locals drawn to the unique energy of the W brand.” said Agnieszka Rog-Skrzyniarz, Vice President Luxury Brands, Europe, Marriott International.

The hotel’s top floors will bring energy and flair to Edinburgh’s lively social scene. Highlights include a buzzing W Lounge, SUSHISAMBA restaurant, Joao’s Place cocktail bar and terrace, chef’s table and outdoor terrace, offering locals, visitors to the city and hotel guests incredible 360-degree panoramic views of the historic skyline. W Lounge reimagines Gaelic cuisine throughout day and night, and the unique rooftop W deck rewards visitors with the finest unfettered 360-degree views of Edinburgh and beyond.

“W Edinburgh does more than put you at the centre of Scotland’s historic and culturally rich capital city – it immerses you in the spirit of the festival capital of the world.  We can’t wait to introduce our new, luxury offering to guests and locals alike as we open the hotel for bookings” said Ken Millar, General Manager, W Edinburgh.

The state-of-the-art event spaces are the perfect platform for inspiration and the world-class Sound Suite empowers musicians, podcasters, to take a stance and be heard, creating a buzz that’s right here, right now.  With more details to be announced over the coming months, W Edinburgh is anticipated to become an evolutionary heartbeat of the city with detail-driven design and impactful programming, coupled with an Away® Spa and FIT® fitness centre.

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