W Hotels to more than double Asia presence over next five

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Starwood has unveiled plan to more than double its number of W Hotels in Asia by the end of 2018, offering nearly 20 W Hotels and Retreats in nine countries in the region.

More than half of the W brand’s global pipeline is slated for Asia Pacific, including the first W Hotel in mainland China opening in Guangzhou later this month, followed by other China openings in Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha and Suzhou over the next five years. Additional W Hotels have also been confirmed in India, Indonesia and Malaysia.

The W brand first entered Asia in 2004 with the opening of W Seoul – Walkerhill. Since then, W Hotels has strengthened its presence in the region with eight hotels and retreats in seven countries, including properties in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Maldives, and Hong Kong.