W HOTELS Worldwide Amps Up Shanghai with Electrifying Premiere of W SHANGHAI – THE BUND


22 September 2017 – W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), stole the scene in China with the recent premiere of W Shanghai – The Bund. The grand opening party, themed to capture the hotel’s design narrative of ‘Captivating Contrasts’ was attended by over a thousand guests including local and international media, industry influencers and personalities. Taking center stage at the Premiere was Chinese rapper VAVA, who debuted a song specially written for W Hotels from her yet to be released album. Additionally, in celebration of the hotel’s opening, the premiere also kicked off the first stop of the traveling Xiao Long Bao – an iconic Chinese delicacy – cart tour, with stops to be made across Asia, London and New York.



From the WOOBAR®, to the hotel’s all-day dining venue, The Kitchen Table, to the WET Deck, guests were treated to a myriad of performances in true W edgy, sassy style served by fun-tastic drag queens and waiters and waitresses in high fashion outfits. WOOBAR® displayed a melting pot of high art and digital technology through a captivating GIF party, while the WET Deck pool party revealed hidden images found under the sun umbrellas and brought to life by performing synchronized swimmers. The daring visuals amidst a gripping light show were accompanied by eclectic soundtracks of acclaimed underground band Cola.



Located on the North Bund, W Shanghai – The Bund draws upon colonial glamour and futuristic motifs, with nearly all 374 guestrooms featuring views of the Huangpu River due to the uniquely curved frame of the building’s edifice. Designed by the acclaimed G.A Design, the hotel showcases an exciting combination of historic and modern influences, such as Hai Pai – the art of combining the old and the new, East and West.This is evident in both the hotel’s location, perfectly positioned between the Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River, as well as the surrounding locale, where Art Deco buildings sit alongside opulent Chinese mansions.



For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.whotels.com/shanghai


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