W Hotels Worldwide has announced the opening of W Xi’an, the brand’s seventh hotel in Greater China and the largest W to open in Asia Pacific. Owned by Vanzhong Real Estate and located in the Qujiang District, adjacent to Quijiang Pool Park, where modernity intersects with rich cultural tapestry, W Xi’an is set to ignite the passions of global guests and add a new beat to the pulse of a city whose history spans back over three millennia.
Known to many as “the birthplace of Chinese civilization,” Xi’an was a popular stop along the Silk Road since ancient times, serving as a collective meeting place for both culture and cuisine, and growing richer and more diverse with age. Alongside world-famous relics of past dynasties including the Terracotta Warriors and the Ancient City Wall, Xi’an buzzes with an eclectic mix of local bites from Cantonese to Sichuan style spice and an emphasis on artisan products. W Xi’an is located near Northwest China’s largest international travel hub, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, as well as Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the Datang Furong Garden, and the ubiquitous Qujiang Lake, some of the most breathtaking sites in the region.
“Xi’an is one of the most culturally and historically rich destinations in the world. Over thousands of years, the city has maintained its magnetic attraction for global travelers seeking both boundary-pushing and iconic art, design and entertainment, making it the perfect destination for our new flagship property,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “W Xi’an shows off our ability to, like the city itself, innovate. From the hotel’s bold and complex design to its many hidden homages to millennia of history, we are ready to add a new level to the city’s ever-evolving offerings for global guests.”
385 guest rooms and suites bring W guests a bold representation of Xi’an culture. Large-scale artworks show off the renowned make up style of the Tang dynasty with a colourful modern twist from ATG Beyond, China’s renowned premiere applied design expert. Inspired by the supreme diplomatic gifting in Tang dynasty, peach motifs are displayed as signature W pillows alongside the brand’s signature beds. With spacious balconies carefully arranged for each guestroom, W Xi’an deliberately links each private terrace to the stage-like hidden mini bars so guests can treat themselves to a sip or bite while soaking in the skyline. The Extreme WOW Suite, the most lavish of the hotel’s 73 expansive suites, screams opulence with corrugated walls in a deep orange-red, embodying the energy of the Silk Road.