W is heading to Brazil. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the signing of the brand’s first hotel in Brazil. Slated to open in 2021, W São Paulo will add a new beat to the heart of Brazil’s most populous metropolis.

“Brazil is beautiful in every way, from the diversity in design and architecture, to the endless varieties of dishes, to the people themselves. Everyone wants to be a part of the action and W is no exception,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. São Paulo specifically is a city of opposites – nature vs technology, old vs new. The city, like W, embraces its idiosyncrasies and welcomes the world to its doorstep. As our first property in the country, W São Paulo will be to be unlike any other hotel in Brazil, combining bold W design and the brand’s dynamic lifestyle with a Brazilian twist that adopts São Paulo’s unique allure”, added.

Designed by Nini Andrade Silva and the W brand’s renowned design team, W São Paulo will feature 179 luxe guestrooms, as well as two feature restaurants including rooftop dining with sweeping views of the city and a signature Living Room (lobby) bar. W São Paulo will also welcome guests to fuel their stays with a state-of-the-art FIT center and expansive WET Deck (pool). Ultra-modern event facilities will take meeting and social gatherings to the next level with approximately 1,500 square meters of meeting space.

Situated in the popular Vila Olímpia business district in São Paulo, the property will be just two blocks away from JK Iguatemi, one of the city’s leading upscale shopping areas with numerous luxe shops and happening dining venues. W São Paulo will be surrounded by a mix of high-end residential towers and a broad range of nightlife and entertainment. The hotel will be approximately five kilometers from the Congonhas Airport and 25 kilometers from Guarulhos International Airport.