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LATEST

THE BAG DESIGNERS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

Brothers Tim and Dan Joo design their backpacks for the disruptors ditching briefcases, from digital nomads to rule-breaking bankers. We visited the duo’s downtown studio to see their signature leather accessories go from inspiration to creation.

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ALUNA GEORGE REVEALS HER SECRET SUITE BEHAVIOR

We got close with fashion muse and vocalist Aluna after her Vegas show, talking style and inspiration over champagne and revealing some secret suite behavior.

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LATEST

BREAKFAST IN BED WITH MAYER HAWTHORNE

We joined Detroit-based artist Mayer Hawthorne for breakfast in bed at W Scottsdale, discussing the tour lifestyle and his favorite albums.

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LATEST

MAKING MAGIC WITH NIIA

With a childhood colored by opera and Italian film scores, songwriting prodigy Niia was born to create. We met up with Niia at the W Hollywood Sound Suite to see how her music comes to life IRL.

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MUSIC

SOUND SUITE SESSIONS WITH ST. VINCENT – SEATTLE

For vocalist St. Vincent, inspiration comes from exploring a new city solo. And in the grunge capital of America, she can’t help but invoke the spirits of icons like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. See how Seattle exerts its influence as St. Vincent records at our new in-house studio.

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MUSIC

POOLSIDE WITH SOFI TUKKER

Sofi Tukker makes for double trouble in Sin City.  We caught up with one half of the dance duo to hear about how the two went from making music in their dorm room to performing around the globe at the hottest dance destinations.

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MUSIC

SOUND SUITE SESSIONS WITH ST. VINCENT – BARCELONA

Follow St. Vincent through the streets of Barcelona to see how she absorbs a city and its music, then into the Sound Suite, where abstract ideas become sonic reality.

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MUSIC

SOUND SUITE SESSIONS WITH ST. VINCENT – SEATTLE

For vocalist St. Vincent, inspiration comes from exploring a new city solo. And in the grunge capital of America, she can’t help but invoke the spirits of icons like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. See how Seattle exerts its influence as St. Vincent records at our new in-house studio.

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FUEL

ROAD-TESTED WORKOUTS FROM CARMEN MORGAN

When travel takes you out of your routine, your workout regimen can get left behind. Personal trainer Carmen Morgan harnesses technology to keep you fit on the go, providing the perfect workout buddy wherever you are.

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FUEL

POWER MOVES WITH Y7 FOUNDER SARAH LEVEY

Y7 Studio founder Sarah Levey shares how she keeps her energy up wherever her travels take her, revealing the do-anywhere, hip-hop-approved power yoga moves that give her a boost.

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FUEL

GET IN THE RING WITH KEONI HUDOBA

One of NYC’s most in-demand trainers, Keoni Hudoba is the force behind indoor cycling studio Cyc Fitness. Come along for the ride as the creator and trainer breaks down the ultimate bodyweight workout.

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FUEL

ELISE YOUNG’S CITY-READY ROUTINES

From scaling indoor rock walls to burpees on the lakefront, learn how trainer Elise Young transforms the mean streets of Chicago into her own personal playground.

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DESIGN

CULTURE, COLORS AND COASTAL DESIGN AT W GOA

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.

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DESIGN

SEA MEETS SKY AT THE NEW W BARCELONA

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.

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DESIGN

W SHANGHAI’S DESIGN IS A WORLD UNTO ITSELF

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.

DESIGN

DAY TO NIGHT IN VEGAS WITH ANDREW KUTTLER

From bold signs to neon design, color is everywhere in Downtown Las Vegas. We asked Insta-famous photographer Andrew Kuttler to capture the magic and bring the bright on the other side of Sin City.

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FASHION

ALEXANDRA ALVAREZ DIVES DEEP IN KOH SAMUI

CFDA {Fashion Incubator} designer Alexandra Alvarez jetted to W Koh Samui for a dose of sun, surf and style inspiration. The Coveteur photographed Alexandra as she took in the exotic allure of Thailand’s quintessential tropical escape.

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FASHION

CHARTING NEW TERRITORY IN PUNTA DE MITA

For years, W Hotels has partnered with the CFDA to support the next generation of style visionaries. W brought the last class to the awe-inspiring oasis of W Punta de Mita in Mexico, asking each designer to share the signature styles that define their brand.

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FASHION

MILLINER MOLLY YESTADT HITS NOLA

From 90’s fashion inspiration to must-taste NOLA treats, we get real with the hat designer Molly Yestadt in the heart of New Orleans, discovering how to make every outfit a celebration.

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FASHION

HAUS ALKIRE FIND SWISS INSPIRATION

The Coveteur followed partners in fashion Julie and Jason Alkire as they set off on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to W Verbier, exploring the local sights and sounds in a bid for new inspiration.

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KICKIN’ IT IN THE STUDIO WITH STREET ARTIST RICARDO CAVOLO

Barcelona-based illustrator Ricardo Cavolo takes on footwear, collaborating with Spanish shoe brand Muroexe and W Barcelona to channel the electric imagery of his city. Step into Cavolo’s studio for an exclusive look at the creative process.

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Queer me out

LGBTQ+ VOICES SPEAK UP

W Hotels kicked off its Queer Me Out speaker with an all-star panel of progressive thinkers, from Paper magazine’s Mickey Boardman to actress and poet Trae Harris. Tune in to hear how social media has led the gender conversation and connected the global queer community.

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Queer me out

TAKING THE LGBTQ+ CONVO GLOBAL

Queer Me Out hits the road, traveling to W Amsterdam, Montreal and Fort Lauderdale to talk fashion, music, art, and politics as they intersect with the LGBTQ+ community. Listen up for insights on everything from the politics of drag to how nightlife shapes culture.

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What she said

TAKING ON THE MEDIA

W Washington D.C. hosted an illuminating conversation between journalists Abby Philip, Tara Palmeri and Sarah Wildman. Catch the highlights and join the conversation.

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What she said

MAKING THE RULES IN FASHION

Industry pacesetters Jenna Lyons and Rachel Zoe brought their style insights to What She Said, sharing stories about their mistakes, successes, and of course, style sensibilities.

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