Boston Welcomes W Hotel

W Hotels has opened a property in Boston, it announced last week. The brand's ninth new hotel in 2009, and its 35th hotel worldwide, the W Boston has 235 guest rooms, including 24 suites, and approximately 5,000 square feet of meeting space.

"As our 35th W Hotel and ninth hotel to open in 2009 alone, W Boston marks a true milestone in W's global expansion into the world's most exciting and vibrant destinations," W Hotels Worldwide Global Brand Leader Eva Ziegler said in a statement.

Featuring a garden-themed design that pays homage to Boston Common, the Public Garden and Boston’s other prominent green spaces, the W Boston also features 123 W-branded residences; Descent, an underground bar and lounge opening early next year; Bliss, a Boston version of the New York spa, also opening next year; Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s casual restaurant, Market; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and a W-brand hotel gift shop.

"Boston does not have to wait a moment longer to have the world-class W Hotel open its doors, despite a difficult economy and slower credit market than we have seen in years," said Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. "We're extremely pleased to welcome W—and we know they will be a terrific addition to the Chinatown and Theater District neighborhoods."

Source: Hospitality Design Magazine