W Hotels

As a reflection of design leadership and innovation, W Hotels Worldwide is proud to partner with Design Miami/ Basel. This new alliance kicked off at Salone del Mobile in Milan, where Design Miami/ Basel announced its annual Designers of the Future Award, which is now known for the first time as the “W Hotels Designers of the Future Award,” recognizing young, emerging designers whose work reflects exceptional innovation and beauty in limited-edition design.

“Design is at the core of W Hotels and is a source of innovation that has and will continue to set us apart from other brands,” said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader of W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien. “We are very excited to partner with Design Miami/Basel to work together in identifying and collaborating with rising stars in design.”

About W Hotels Worldwide®

W Hotels is an innovative, contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the hotel category buster with 37 hotels and retreats in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access to a world of "Wow." Each hotel offers a unique mix of innovative design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment.  W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand's sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous nightlife experiences, stylish retail concepts and signature spas.  With more than 10 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to more than double its footprint by 2011. W Hotels and W Retreats have been announced for Downtown New York, London, Paris, St. Petersburg, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Bali, Koh Samui, and Verbier, among other international destinations. For more information, visit www.whotels.com