share
by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 19, 2016
The 214-room W Edinburgh will debut in Scotland's capital in 2021, the first W hotel to open in the country. The property will be part of the Edinburgh St James development, a 1.7-million-square-foot complex that will be completed in 2020 with retail, entertainment, leisure and residential space.

Designed by Jestico + Whiles architects and interior designers, and Allan Murray Architects, the 12-story hotel will offer a rooftop bar and an outdoor terrace, a W Lounge, a restaurant, a Fit workout facility and an Away Spa. For events, W Edinburgh will provide 2,450 square feet of space.

"As an established business hub with a thriving global tourism industry, we are confident that there will be a huge appetite for our innovative lifestyle brand in the Scottish capital," said Michael Wale, president of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. "W Edinburgh's location at the pulsing heart of the new Edinburgh St James development, combined with its innovative design, contemporary interiors and the W brand's signature programming, will create the perfect setting for the second W hotel in the United Kingdom."