W Shanghai – The Bund


Escape to where iconic design and contemporary luxury set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences at W Hotels®Worldwide.
From the moment of arrival, guests are invited into surprising, sensory environments where amplified entertainment, vibrant lounges, modern guestrooms and innovative cocktails and cuisine create more than just a hotel experience, but a luxury lifestyle destination.
Each hotel and resort is uniquely inspired by its destination, mixing cutting-edge design with local influences and creating a place to play or work by day or to mix and mingle in high-energy spaces by night. So, while every hotel is unmistakably a W hotel, each has its own personality that is brought to life by our collaborators who are always on the cusp of what’s new and next in design, music and fashion.
Live insider events, exclusive partnerships and a Whatever/Whenever® service standard that is anything but standard make W Hotels a place to escape and get away from the everyday hotel experience.


Combining the personality and style of an independent hotel with the reliability, consistency and attentive service of a major business hotel, W Hotels has redefined the luxury and design-led lifestyle hotel experience.

It began with the recognition that there are guests who seek a balance between style and substance – in their own lives, and in the destinations they choose. Each W hotel embodies this balance with a strikingly modern approach to design that is as refreshing, accessible and comfortable as one’s own living space, with an emphasis on comfort, attentive service and exceptional amenities.

The W Hotels experience began with the W New York (49th St. and Lexington Ave.), which opened its doors in December 1998. An instant phenomenon, its success drove the development of more than a dozen new properties in colorful destinations – including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and Seoul – in an unprecedented two-year span.

Each hotel offers signature restaurant and bar areas that attract not only hotel guests, but local tastemakers as well. A collaboration with renowned chef Drew Nieporent led to the success of Heartbeat, the restaurant in our first New York location, followed by Earth & Ocean at W Seattle. The creative excellence of chefs like Todd English of Olives at W New York – Union Square and Tom Colicchio of Craft at W Dallas – Victory extended W Hotel’s foray into the culinary world.

The approach we started with in 1998 still energizes us today. Each hotel and retreat worldwide synthesizes our birthplace’s (New York City) energetic, vibrant, forward-thinking attitude into an atmosphere entirely appropriate to its destination. It’s an approach that reflects the W Hotels vision of the hotel as a mix of vibes and elements that mingle to create a welcoming and social gathering place.