Xi’an is one of the most culturally and historically rich destinations in the world. Over thousands of years, the city has maintained its magnetic attraction for global travelers seeking both boundary-pushing and iconic art, design and entertainment, making it the perfect destination for W Hotels‘ new flagship property – W Xi’an.
Known to many as “the birthplace of Chinese civilization,” Xi’an was a popular stop along the Silk Road since ancient times. Alongside world-famous relics of past dynasties including the Terracotta Warriors and the Ancient City Wall, Xi’an buzzes with an eclectic mix of local bites from Cantonese to Sichuan style spice and an emphasis on artisan products.
With its neon coating shining each night, W Xi’an has becomes an iconic feature adjacent to the Qujiang Pool Park and on the Xi’an city skyline.W Xi’an is the hospitality brand’s seventh hotel in Greater China and the largest W to open in Asia Pacific.
W Xi’an is located near Northwest China’s largest international travel hub, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, as well as Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the Datang Furong Garden, and the ubiquitous Qujiang Lake, some of the most breathtaking sites in the region.
Time Labyrinth Design
Spread over approximately 80,000 square meters, W Xi’an gives a bold first impression of the W Hotels brand, standing in the shape of a ‘W’ along with the other two buildings of the W Five Park complex.
Imagined by acclaimed interior design firm AB Concept, W Xi’an reinterprets the historical, social and physical contexts of the city. The design is showcasing the history of the region with dynamic visual displays taking guests through five ancient dynasties that once called Xi’an home. The hotel features five intricate labyrinths inspired by the Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui and Tang dynasties.
An enormous eye-catching multimedia art installation with digital fragments of Tang dynasty architecture welcomes guests through a floating garden entrance. The 17-meter-high Living Room is a showpiece of the hotel’s inspired design, boasting lighted floating curves, hanging artistic details and sloping divisions sweeping up from the floor, each inspired by the famous palace wall and historic depictions of the nearby Silk Road. Artworks of acrobatic pottery figurines pay tribute to the “Welcoming Ceremony” in ancient times, luring guests to explore further.
Inspired by the supreme diplomatic gifting in Tang dynasty, peach motifs are displayed as signature W pillows alongside the brand’s signature beds. With spacious balconies carefully arranged for each guestroom, W Xi’an deliberately links each private terrace to the stage-like hidden mini bars so guests can treat themselves to a sip or bite while soaking in the skyline. The Extreme WOW Suite, the most lavish of the hotel’s 73 expansive suites, is embodying the energy of the Silk Road.
W Xi’an showcases four places to socialize and dine.
Wei, the all-day dining restaurant, infuses local cuisine with international favorites under an eye-catching giant satin vortex embedded in the ceiling. Expert chefs craft each dish from the restaurant’s multiple show kitchens, putting the decadent eats on display even before they hit the plate.
Yen, the hotel’s signature restaurant, features 11 separate rooms with Tang dynasty accents, and is a showcase of Cantonese fine dining and innovative Dim Sum.
FU serves up trendy hotpots providing guests with an interactive interpretation of the redefined traditional dish. With unparalleled views of Qijiang, WOOBAR transforms from a laid-back hangout by day to a stylish lounge by night, seating guests with easy access to the dance floor and serving up both a global selection of spirits and a curated take on afternoon tea.
Guests can detox, de-stress and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul at the indoor WET swimming pool and outdoor WETDeck. A digital screen at the end of the WET pool allows for over-the-top events to reach a new level with projected graphics and the ability to host on-water fashion shows.