W design is all about taking risks and breaking boundaries. We look to the destination for inspiration and then turn it on its head, shaking up what you think you know about iconic locales from the Mediterranean to the Maldives, South Beach to Shanghai.
Famed for its sail shape and unparalleled sea views, W Barcelona is an icon of the Mediterranean city’s skyline. Now the hotel is setting the pace once again with a visionary redesign that nods to city and sea. Take a look and discover how the renovation brings the celebrated coast inside.
Indigenous meets modern at W Punta de Mita, where the eclectic design pays homage to local surf culture. The sunset-inspired palette brings bold color and chill vibes to Mexico’s Pacific coast, setting the scene for an epic Escape.
Combining old and new, East and West, Shanghai at once embodies thousands of years of Chinese history and a modern cultural capital. W Shanghai – The Bund brings these compelling contrasts to life with interior design that evokes a post-modern dreamscape.
From colorful markets to the pulsing nightlife, Goa blends Indian and Portuguese influences in a vibrant whirl of sights, smells and sounds. W Goa synthesizes the city’s most mesmerizing elements into one epic white-sand escape.
We tapped writer and photographer Laura Lawson Visconti to explore the local Pacific Northwest scene in honor of the opening of W Bellevue. See the natural beauty of the eclectic area through her eyes as Visconti takes on the town.
With neon views, a captivating fashion culture, and a constant pull between the old and new world, Shanghai tells a story at every turn. We asked photographer Skinny to take us on a tour of Shanghai from a new angle, shooting the city from the streets to the clouds.