W Hotels last month made its debut in the United Arab Emirates with W Dubai Al Habtoor City. Set within the Al Habtoor City project, the hotel is 33 stories above Sheikh Zayed Road, overlooking the newly built Dubai Water Canal with views over the Arabian Gulf.
When guests arrive, they are taken up 30 floors to the W Lounge, the W brand’s version of the lobby. The hotel includes 356 guestrooms and suites, including the Extreme Wow Suite and Sensational Suite, designed by Silverfox Studios and Starwood’s design team. The Extreme Wow Suite is W brand’s version of the traditional Presidential Suite and occupies the 27th and 28th floors of the hotel. The suite includes a lounge area, bar, DJ booth, dance floor, catwalk ramp, pool table and kitchenette. The Sensational Suite features a bar with an adjoining majlis-style lounge, also complete with a DJ booth, dance stage, bar and kitchenette.
On-site food and beverage options include Namu, serving Japanese and Korean fusion cuisine; Level Seven, serving fresh Mediterranean cuisine; and Wet Deck, service light snacks and cocktails on the hotel pool deck.
Other amenities include a fitness center and event space.