Starwood has signed its latest hotel in the beautiful
city of Paris, France. When it opens in 2011, the W Paris-Opéra will
mark the debut of the W Hotels brand in France.
Located in the bustling Opéra
area of Paris, amid lively cafés, contemporary designer boutiques,
and buzzing restaurants and nightlife destinations, W Paris-Opéra
will occupy an elegant 1870s Haussmann era building, close to the
Galleries Lafayette and Place Vendome in an area where Paris
earned its praise as the City of Lights.
Owned by Meridia
Capital, a Barcelona-based private equity global real estate fund,
W Paris-Opéra will feature 90 stylish guest rooms, a world-class
contemporary restaurant and destination bar, a state-of-the-art
fitness facility with spa treatment rooms, and W Hotels signature
lounge experience where guests are encouraged to mix, mingle and
relax in a chic social atmosphere.
W Paris-Opéra will be the W brands eighth property in
Europe, following the opening of W Istanbul in 2008, and the
upcoming openings of W Hotels in Barcelona, St. Petersburg,
Athens, Manchester, Milan and London. With 10 years of proven
success, W Hotels will triple its footprint by 2011 in vibrant
primary destinations throughout Europe and the world from Paris to
Marrakech, Dubai to Doha, Hollywood to South Beach, and Shanghai
We are thrilled to expand the W brand into
Paris, a major milestone in transforming W Hotels into a global
powerhouse, debuting in the worlds most exciting and vibrant
destinations, said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels
Worldwide and Le Méridien. W Paris-Opéra will offer insider
access, extravaganza and cool contemporary design in the heart of
Paris, bringing contemporary luxury and a completely new and
distinctive product to the Parisian hotel market.
has been on the hit list for W Hotels for many years and I am
delighted we now have a site which is so central and a building
which is so quintessentially Parisian, said Roeland Vos,
President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe Africa and Middle
East. With Paris joining the roster of European openings for W
over the next two years, our global W guests now have access to
some of the most sought after destinations.
In addition to the many
exclusive indulgences at W Paris-Opéra, the hotel will offer a
full-service WIRED business center open 24-hours, fully wired,
ultra-modern meeting and event space, and the brands signature
Whatever/Whenever concierge service, providing guests whatever
they want - from a gourmet picnic in the Jardin du Luxembourg to
exclusive shopping excursions at the emporiums of Faubourg St-Honoré
- whenever they want it.
Guest rooms and suites, including W
Hotels renowned WOW suites and Extreme WOW suites, will all
feature custom-made furnishings, sophisticated accents unique to
Paris, the W Hotels signature bed with feather-top mattress, 350
thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down comforter,
creating an ultimate urban escape. Guest rooms will offer the
latest in cutting-edge technology and some of the most advanced in-room
entertainment systems in the industry.
prestigious global brand like W Hotels to Paris will make this one
of the most significant hotel projects the city has seen in recent
years. We are delighted to be part of bringing the W brand to this
destination, said Javier Faus, Chairman & CEO, Meridia Capital.
W Paris-Opéra will join six sister properties in France under
the Sheraton, Le Méridien, Westin and The Luxury Collection
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