Immersive design, local culture and eclectic on-stage dining in China’s electrifying underground music destination
XIAMEN, China, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of W Xiamen. Owned by Xiamen Powerlong Industrial, the hotel is located in Xiamen Trendy downtown business district in the East, where the sunset reveals a creative and avant-garde street culture and an upscale food scene. This makes it the ideal location for a designer hotel that offers guests privileged access to all the design, fashion, fuel and music of its destination.
“Xiamen is a vibrant and busy city with a youthful energy and dynamism that is a perfect fit for the W Hotels brand, ”said Tom jarrold, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “Our playful and intriguing nature comes to life through immersive art and design, events such as live musical performances and our service Anytime, which we know will be embraced by local creatives and international travelers. “
Watch + Listen
Hotel design by Hirsch Bedner Associates pays homage to Xiamen tropical environment, the natural beauty of its port and its transformation from an industrial port city into a hotbed of modern music. Here, the mixing of people over the millennia has inspired an idiosyncratic culture that embraces extremely varied musical forms and young, rebellious attitudes that Xiamen captures through stunning digital installations and specially commissioned works of art.
TO W the store, the iconic look of Gaojia’s opera singers is reimagined in contemporary art, with hypnotic faces rendered in oil paint on curved metal walls. Before entering the Salon (W’s signature in the lobby), guests find themselves in an electric forest made of neon glass pillars, their muffled stillness contrasting with sudden bursts of flute notes played whenever guests approach the centerpiece from the lobby – an interactive piece of art inspired by musical instruments on display in a local organ museum.
Among the highlights of W Xiamen’s 293 rooms and suites have walls that use digitally rendered artwork to bring the city’s tropical nature inside using RGB (red-green-blue) artwork that works like a color puzzle with pieces that snap into place once the ambient light changes from one color to another, as well as consoles and coffee tables inspired by Bo Bing, a popular local dice game. The Extreme WOW Suite is a 262 square meter contemporary art filled venue that sets the stage for private parties. A vast entertainment space is anchored by a plush L-shaped sofa, and the party’s party trick activates with the flip of a switch, amplifying the drama with underwater ripples across the room. .
Touch + Taste
W Xiamen’s four distinctive dining concepts are intended to captivate travelers and locals with innovative dishes and eclectic drink offerings. TO HEAT, the destination bar by WET (the swimming pool), musical curator Marc Lussier spins as guests sip champagne in a hot tub. On the menu, bites and cocktails inspired by modern street food that pay homage to the island’s ancient Amoy heritage. Tucked away in the living room on the east lobby level SOUND LANDSCAPE, a socially responsible community center to rejuvenate with organic beers and healthy drinks to the music soundtrack curated by W.
Thrill seekers can dive into a fusion of Cantonese and Minnan flavors at MIN YEN, which hosts private Cognac tastings associated with mystery menus. To eat all day, all roads lead to NINE, an upscale dining room by day with nine interactive stations that tempt with fresh baked goods and handmade noodles during the day. In the evenings, the NINE serves premium steaks and seafood. In the afternoon, a sophisticated HI TEA @ NINE highlights from Fujian tea culture with a selection of rare infusions, as well as custom craft beers.
The 1,000 square meters of the hotel Big room with avant-garde art and cutting-edge technology features an 11 square meter LED screen, the largest in the city, to create events like no other. Color-changing Starburst ceiling bulbs add extra sparkle to every celebration. Xiamen Also offers highly customizable studios for small events with decor that includes floral resin tables and abstract oil paintings, a reminder that art and commerce often go hand in hand.
TO ADJUST, W Xiamen’s 24/7 fitness center, a spectacular speaker wall keeps both casual gym goers and fitness freaks in the groove. WET – a rainbow-colored aqualand – features a mosaic wall reflecting lightly filtered sunlight, sending a prism of lilac and canary yellow dancing across the pool’s surface. OUTDOOR SPA is on the top floor and offers a quiet antidote to Xiamen bustle with soothing spaces inspired by a colony of egrets. In addition to couples massages, manicures and pedicures, the hotel’s signature spa treatment, Egret Does Massage soothes body and mind with a foot care ritual followed by a gentle application of essential oils to using feathers in a light motion resembling the flight of an egret.
“With the arrival of W in Xiamen, jetsetters with a luxurious spirit, passionate about music and design, will find everything that Xiamen such a fascinating destination, ”said Henri lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. “To allow local and international taste makers to experience this forward-looking city through the W lens, we’ve distilled the most exciting sounds, flavors and ideas and interpreted them through iconic design, visionary cuisine and carefully selected music. “
For more information or to book, visit wxiamen.com.
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