There are no strangers when you travel, just friends you haven’t met yet. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announced an exciting collaboration with LUXE City Guides to bring a range of printed and digital travel guides with inside information to W Hotels guests in nine W Hotels destinations including Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Osaka , Shanghai, Singapore, Suzhou and Xi’an. The look of the W Hotel LUXE City Guide is influenced by the spring / summer 2022 trends, with fabulous, eye-catching colors and layouts brimming with the know-how of a savvy local friend.
The W Hotel LUXE City Guide offers a wealth of quick, pinpoint travel tips in a 24-hour timeline format, including must-see attractions and restaurants in each destination. The guide draws on the DNA of the W brand by inspiring guests to connect with each city and culture through the approaches of great music, design, fashion and FUEL – the brand’s unique view on wellness. By directing visitors to the best spots for interesting art, delicious food, and local entertainment, the guide enables guests to make the most of every trip.
Explore the other underground scene of Xi’an
The brave and bright W Xi’an tempts with exiting balconies, which offer a fantastic panoramic view of the historic city, and welcomes guests with inspired culinary offers in its three restaurants as well as a tailor-made cocktail selection in the unique WOOBAR. The advice of the LUXE guide for 24 hours in Xi’an begins with a street snack for breakfast and a scenic bike ride around the city walls, passing old and new Xi’an. Shaanxi cuisine lunch is recommended behind the local market in a casual outdoor courtyard, while the evening is devoted to cocktails and beers in underground whisper bars and local taprooms or a dip and scrub in a classic local bathhouse.
Detox and retox in Osaka
W Osaka combines Japan’s cultural heritage with bold contemporary designs in an atmosphere of playful chic and seamless luxury, immersing guests in extraordinary social and culinary experiences. A day in Osaka can begin with a morning thermal onsen experience, followed by a visit to a local indie art gallery and people watching on Orange Street, which is lined with boutiques and cafes. Night owls can try chicken sashimi at Osaka’s only Michelin-starred yakitori shop or party the night away at the city’s clubs and nightspots, which stay open until 5:00 AM.
Out and about in Melbourne
Hold the back alley entry key to what’s new / neighbors in the city’s CBD and orient yourself on the streets of the Australian Capital of Culture. W Melbourne is a playground where early risers and night owls can meet. In Melbourne, guests are encouraged to take a bike tour of the Australian outback, pedaling along the Yarra River, before refueling with modern Australian cuisine in an Edwardian-era boathouse. Guests at W Melbourne can stop for a swim in the pool before heading back in the evening to explore the city’s fantastic bars, restaurants and nightlife.
“LUXE City Guides are a trusted source of highly researched travel and lifestyle information curated by expert teams of locals.” called Simon Westcott, CEO and Owner of LUXE City Guides. “The charged energy of the W Hotels celebrates the endless desire of its guests to discover the new / next in the fields of design, music, fashion and wellness. Under the motto UNLEASH YOUR CURIOSITY, the W Hotels LUXE City Guide lays the groundwork for the next travel knowledge and provides valuable inside information on travel destinations through W.’s lively lens. “
Throughout October, W Hotels in Singapore, Suzhou and Xi’an will host pop-up events to introduce the W Hotels LUXE City Guide. The pop-ups present the nine travel destinations in the travel guide and offer delicious bites and sips that represent virtual passes to the fun, charm and magic of each city.
The W Hotels LUXE City Guide is available in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. For more information, guests can contact the W Insider at each W hotel for a copy of the travel guide or access the travel destinations available at https://www.whotels-asiapacific.com/luxecityguides. Guests are invited to join the discussion on Instagram @whotels @luxecityguides and the hashtag #UnleashYourCuriosity #WLuxeCityGuides.
Via LUXE City Guides
LUXE City Guides are the stylish pocket-sized travel guides and the digital travel guides with clever, idiosyncratic information for modern, discerning travelers. LUXE covers 30 destinations in print and digital form and is constantly adding new locations. All LUXE content and products are the work of a top team of real insiders, local contributors and experienced internal editors. It’s 100% independent and ad-free; everything that LUXE recommends is only tested and selected based on performance. The LUXE app is available for iOS and Android devices and offers extended content, maps, images, a practical âAround meâ function, travel routes and much more.
About Marriott International
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