INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Marriott International’s family of brands is expanding its footprint across the globe, with a couple of W Hotels set to open in far-flung destinations and the debut of the Tribute Portfolio in Germany.
W Hotels to Open in Ibiza in 2019
W Hotels Worldwide plans to debut its newest hotel in Spain with the opening of W Ibiza in summer 2019. Owned by Inversions Hoteleres Ebza S.L., W Ibiza will be located in Santa Eulalia del Río, a beachside neighborhood centrally located to Ibiza’s beaches, nightclubs and inland attractions.
“With its playful energy and bohemian spirit, Ibiza is an ideal destination and perfect match for W Hotels,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide.
Three distinct concepts designed for dining, drinking and relaxing will be complemented by a lively rooftop sunset bar and adults only Wet Deck—the brand’s signature take on the poolside scene. A second Wet Deck will have direct access to the beachfront promenade and the white sands of Santa Eulalia beach, which guests will be able to enjoy from W Ibiza’s very own ‘Chiringuito’, the brands elevated take on the quintessential beach bars of Ibiza.
W Hotels Touches Down in Jordan
W Hotels Worldwide unveiled W Amman, the brand’s first property in Jordan. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 280-room hotel is located in the heart of Amman’s up-and-coming downtown neighborhood, Abdali, and features design inspired by the energy of the Middle East and charm of Jordanian history, culture and tradition with a playfully modern twist.
W Amman marks the first hotel collaboration between Marriott International and Eagle Hills Jordan, which will be followed by three more hotel openings across Jordan—The St. Regis Ammanl The Westin Saraya Aqaba; and Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba.
Tribute Portfolio Arrives in Germany
Tribute Portfolio made its debut in Germany with the opening of Nordport Plaza, Hamburg-Airport, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
As with all Tribute Portfolio properties, Nordport Plaza, Hamburg-Airport, will be inspired by its location. An aviation theme flows through the hotel, reflecting the spirit of travel. Furniture classics from the 1960s and retro black-and-white aviation prints populate its public areas and guestrooms, while quirky flourishes such as 1960s-style business class food trays in the hotel’s Restaurant Blue inject a sense of originality.