Now Open: W Paris – Opera

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened the highly-anticipated W Paris – Opera, giving the trendy brand (which counts fashion as one of its brand passions) a presence in one of the world’s fashion capitals. Set within a historic 1870s Haussman-era heritage building, the hotel lies in the heart of the 9th Arondissement near landmarks including the Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette and Place Vendome.


W Global Brand Design partnered award-winning Rockwell Group Europe to design the hotel around “The Spark”. Featuring heavily in the design are elements incorporating colours and light, conceptualized to create a dynamic dialogue between the historic facade, the dynamicism of New York and the sophisticated radiance of Paris.


91 stylish guestrooms and suites await guests at the W Paris – Opera, of which 49 enjoy views of the Opera Garnier. Like other Parisian hotels, the accommodations are small at 21 to 88 square meters, but what it lacks in size is compensated with design and state-of-the-art amenities. Bringing together the classic Haussman style and modern technology, each is luxuriously appointed with the signature W Hotels bed, open-plan bathroom with rainforest shower and Bliss spa amenities, 40-inch LCD television with iPod docking station, high-speed internet access, direct-dial telephone, in-room safe and Munchie Box, the brand’s take on the traditional hotel minibar.


Spanish 2 Michelin Star chef Sergi Arola, regarded as one of the most creative minds in Spanish haute cuisine, sets the culinary direction at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Arola. Global inspirations meet fresh local produce to become bite-sized creations showcased on beautiful platters at the sharing-style restaurant, following which guests can drink, dance, mix and mingle at the eclectic W Lounge, sure to become one of Paris’ favorites nightspots for the jetset.


W Paris – Opera’s 41.5 square meters of event space, featuring the brand’s unique Sensory Set Up with mood music and signature scents, caters to small conferences and intimate get-togethers. The fully-equipped SWEAT fitness center is perfect for an energizing workout, while the Whatever/Whenever service is ready to wow guests with any request imaginable (as long as it is legal).


Since its debut in 1998 with the W New York, W Hotels has expanded its global footprint and continues to grow with 22 hotels under development around the world. There are now 5 W Hotels in Europe, with Athens, Milan and Verbier set to join the list of destinations to fly the flag.


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