W Hotels debuts in France with W Paris – Opera

Highly-anticipated W Paris – Opera made its debut in Paris marking the launch of W Hotels Worldwide in France. Owned by Barcelona-based Meridia Capital, the luxury hotel is set inside a historic 1870s Haussman-era heritage building near Opéra Garnier, Galeries Lafayette and Place Vendome in the eclectic, historic 9th Arrondissement in Paris.

The opening of W Paris – Opéra marks a significant milestone in the W brand’s global expansion as it gears to enter Singapore, Thailand and China later this year.

“Fashionable global jetsetters can now be on the runway with W from New York to London and Paris. Unique lifestyle programming within a cutting-edge, designed environment will bring a new, distinctive experience to Paris and the Parisians alike,” says Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien.

W Paris – Opéra is featuring 91 stylish guest rooms, including 20 suites and two Extreme WOW Suites (W’s interpretation of the Presidential Suite).

The hotel’s signature restaurant, Arola, marks the debut of Michelin-starred chef, Sergi Arola in France. The restaurant introduces the innovative “Pica Pica” culinary concept of creative dishes and tapas, seasonal products and French classics, served on a platter for all to share. Regarded as one of the most creative minds in Spanish haute cuisine, the Catalan chef has also designed the menu for the hotel’s W Lounge and in-room dining.

The hotel offers spectacular views of the Opéra Garnier from its ground level and mezzanine floors, including W Lounge, W’s take on the traditional lobby, a buzzing social space where visitors can sip, drink and flirt over tapas and cocktails by the hotel’s mixologist. 


W Paris – Opéra features a SWEAT fitness centre, as well as stylish meeting and event spaces. Guests can expect the brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, providing guests whatever they want – from the latest in fashion, design, and music in Paris, to the city’s most exclusive events and nightspots.