W Macau – Studio City is the latest in an impressive lineup of new hotel launches in Macau. After the Londoner and the Karl Lagerfeld Hotel, W Hotels’ newest luxury property is stirring up excitement with its debut in the Macau resort and entertainment scene
Part of the Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 31 hotel brands, W Hotels announced today the opening of W Macau – Studio City located on Cotai Strip, one of Macau’s premier leisure destinations. The hotel is part of Melco Resorts and Entertainment and offers elevated dining experiences, beverage venues and a host of varied guest programming.
“The opening of W Macau – Studio City ushers in a new, modern style of highly experiential hospitality in a city famous for its traditional approach to opulence,” said George Fleck, vice president and Global Brand Leader at W Hotels. “We are excited to bring the W brand’s unique and unpretentious vibe to Macau and appeal to the next generation of luxury travellers through our contextual approach to design and commitment to the guest experience. It’s a new chapter for Macau and for W.”
A Zaha Hadid Architects creation
Designed by world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, W Macau – Studio City takes inspiration from the glamour of 1950s Hollywood, with rich detailing, geometries and contemporary representations of Macau’s unique East-meets-West culture and history.
“W Macau – Studio City celebrates the glamour of nostalgic cinema as well as Macau’s unique cultural heritage,” said Adrian Chan, general manager of W Macau – Studio City.
The design of the hotel’s 557 distinct guestrooms and suites takes its cue from classical cinema as well as Macau’s maritime history.
Ranging from 37 to 258 square meters in size, all 430 rooms and 127 suites offer views of bustling Cotai or the city. On the 38th floor, the two-bedroom Extreme Wow Suite (W’s take on the Presidential) offers 270-degree floor-to-ceiling windows, a circular bed, and a generous dining area complete with a kitchenette featuring Portuguese-style ceramic tiles.
Four distinctive restaurants and bars at W Macau – Studio City invite guests to sample the finest of the city’s fusion-forward cuisine. Day-to-night coffee and cocktail bar Living Room serves up niche coffees and creative cocktails alongside Chinese-Portuguese-inspired pastries and baked goods. A.P.D. (A Perfect Dose), the speakeasy extension of Living Room, is an exclusive and intimate space with a menu of beverages based on the theme of infusion and smoke. Hawker Hawker, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, incorporates influences from a busy local marketplace, with live kitchens and a menu of international and local flavors, including Cha Kee 2.0 concept beverages inspired by Macau’s café culture.
On the 40th floor, specialty restaurant Diva offers contemporary Cantonese fine dining paired with Te Jiu (tea-infused cocktails) in a breathtaking Art Deco setting. Adjacent to the restaurant is the hotel’s destination bar Blind Tiger, which overlooks mesmerizing city views and features an apothecary-inspired bar counter, where guests can indulge in handcrafted dark spirit cocktails featuring specialty highballs and destination-inspired cocktails, as well as limited-edition Japanese and Scottish whiskeys.
Pamper and play
Guests can socialise or simply kick back and relax at the hotel’s 16-meter indoor pool area, Wet, which features a jacuzzi, a cool-down pool, relaxing swing beds and a communal steam and sauna room. Fitness enthusiasts can work up a sweat with the latest cardio equipment and weights at Fit. For some well-deserved post-workout or post-party pampering, AwaySpa features two express and five standard treatment rooms to restore and revive tired bodies and minds with a menu of signature treatments.
Meeting and events
Spanning 600 square meters across seven customisable rooms, the Academy is W Macau – Studio City’s meeting and events space, equipped with an open kitchen and beverage station – a first in Macau. The largest room measures 152 square meters and is able to accommodate up to 130 guests for both work and social gatherings. The Academy is fully equipped with an extensive range of audio-visual facilities as well as the latest in meeting technology.
W Macau – Studio City also features Greater China’s very first W Sound Suite, the brand’s signature recording studio experience. Located within the hotel’s destination bar Blind Tiger, the W Sound Suite lets guests explore their musical side and lay down tracks with professional-grade sound equipment, an example of the brand’s long-standing passion for music and support of the artistic community.