W Edinburgh, a new luxury hotel by Marriott International, has opened its doors to the public, offering a spectacular experience of the Scottish capital. The hotel is part of the £850m St James Quarter development, which also includes retail, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities.
SushiSamba: A Fusion of Flavours on the Rooftop
One of the highlights of the hotel is SushiSamba, a restaurant concept that blends Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and design. SushiSamba is located on the 10th and 11th floors of the hotel, featuring a main dining room with views of Edinburgh’s skyline, a bar and lounge, a chef’s table and outdoor terraces. The restaurant also boasts a signature tree sculpture, which is a trademark of the brand.
SushiSamba is the third UK location and the first outside of London for the restaurant group, which also has venues in Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Miami. Omar Gutierrez, chief operating officer of SushiSamba, said: “Edinburgh and its international appeal make it a natural fit for SushiSamba’s third UK location as we continue to expand our brand globally. We look forward to unveiling our cutting-edge plans and are honoured to join the growing list of pedigree brands that make up St James Quarter’s iconic estate.”
Spa, Fitness and Wellness Facilities
The hotel also offers a range of spa, fitness and wellness facilities for guests and locals alike. The AWAY Spa is a place to relax and rejuvenate, with treatments such as massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. The spa also features a sauna, a steam room, a jacuzzi and a relaxation lounge.
The FIT gym is open 24/7, with state-of-the-art equipment and personal trainers. The gym also has a yoga studio, where guests can join classes or practice on their own. The hotel also has a partnership with local fitness brand Tribe Yoga, which offers outdoor sessions on the rooftop terrace.
The hotel also has a WET pool, which is heated and open all year round. The pool has a retractable roof, which allows guests to enjoy the sun or the stars. The pool also has a bar, where guests can order drinks and snacks.
Rooms and Suites with Style and Comfort
The hotel has 244 rooms and suites, each with a unique design and theme. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with amenities such as Wi-Fi, smart TVs, minibars, coffee makers and W signature beds. The rooms also have floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer stunning views of the city.
The suites are even more luxurious, with features such as living rooms, dining areas, fireplaces, balconies and outdoor showers. The Extreme WOW Suite, which is the hotel’s most extravagant accommodation, has a 12th-floor deck, which is perfect for hosting parties or events. The suite also has a private elevator, a DJ booth, a pool table, a karaoke machine and a hot tub.
A Destination for Events and Celebrations
The hotel also has a variety of spaces for hosting events and celebrations, such as meetings, weddings, parties and concerts. The hotel has a Great Room, which can accommodate up to 300 guests, with a stage, a screen and a sound system. The hotel also has several Studios, which are smaller rooms for more intimate gatherings. The hotel also has a Business Centre, which has computers, printers and scanners.
The hotel also has a W Music Lounge, which is a venue for live music and entertainment. The lounge has a bar, a dance floor and a VIP area. The lounge also hosts regular events, such as DJ nights, acoustic sessions and themed parties. The hotel also has a partnership with local music label Lost Map Records, which showcases emerging artists from Scotland and beyond.
A New Addition to Edinburgh’s Hospitality Scene
W Edinburgh is the second W hotel in the UK, joining its counterpart in London’s Leicester Square, which opened in 2011. The brand is part of Marriott International, which has over 7,000 properties in 131 countries and territories. The hotel is also the first W hotel in Scotland, and the first hotel to open in the St James Quarter development, which is set to transform Edinburgh’s city centre.
The hotel aims to offer a unique and memorable experience for guests, with its stylish design, innovative cuisine, vibrant atmosphere and exceptional service. The hotel also aims to support the local community, by collaborating with local businesses, artists and organisations. The hotel also has a sustainability programme, which includes initiatives such as reducing waste, saving energy and water, and sourcing local and organic products.
W Edinburgh is a new addition to Edinburgh’s hospitality scene, and a destination for travellers and locals alike. The hotel is located at 7 St James Crescent, Edinburgh, EH1 3AE. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the hotel’s website or call +44 131 226 5555.