Marriott Announces Two New W Hotels in Italy

W Naples - Guest Room
W Naples - Guest Room

Marriott International has signed agreements to debut new W Hotels in two of Italy's most desirable hotspots with the signings of W Milan - Duomo and W Naples. Slated to open in 2024, the two hotels join W Hotels growing Italian portfolio following the recent launch of W Rome and the signing of W Florence last year. 

"We are thrilled to announce the signing of W Milan - Duomo with Gruppo Marseglia and W Naples with Solido S.p.A.," said Gianleo Bosticco, Senior Director Development, Italy, Marriott International. "The spirited cities of Milan and Naples have long been a destination of choice for global jet setters, and we're delighted to answer to the growing demand for luxury lifestyle hotels with these two significant signings." 

W Hotels Arrives in Italy's Fashion Capital

W Milan - Duomo will introduce the brand's vibrant energy and unique design to the heart of Milan's Fashion District. Located in a prime location, the hotel is within walking distance of the city's cultural attractions, such as Piazza del Duomo, Teatro alla Scala and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Via Montenapoleone, Milan's most famous street for fashion and shopping, is also only a three-minute walk away from the hotel.

Initially, a bank in the 1920s, W Milan - Duomo will combine Milan's classic grandeur with the brand's boldness and innovation. Headed by Milan-based architects Stefano Boeri Architetti and international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, the upcoming property will showcase 166 guestrooms and 36 suites, including an Extreme WOW Suite.

The hotel's rooftop is set to feature W's signature WET deck, offering panoramic views of the Duomo di Milano. There are also plans for an exclusive rooftop bar, W Lounge, and a signature restaurant with outdoor terraces overlooking the bustling streets, serving the perfect aperitivo (a pre-meal drink). Inspiring workout spaces are planned to boast a 380-square-metre AWAY Spa, complete with an indoor pool and FIT fitness centre, accompanied by the W brand's iconic Whatever/Whenever service.

"We are delighted to work with Marriott International on this exciting project, which will become a new point of reference in Milan for luxury lifestyle under the socially driven W brand. W Milan - Duomo will be an icon in the city for years to come," said Leonardo Marseglia, Chairman of Marseglia Group.

W Hotels Makes an Appearance in the Majestic Bay of Naples

W Naples is anticipated to become a centrepiece in the heart of the historical Piazza del Municipio square. Also, formerly a bank, the structure will undergo a multi-million-pound renovation, with the historic façade remaining untouched as a homage to its historical past.

Old-world charm meets W Hotels' distinctive design and innovative programming as the hotel is set to serve as the perfect gateway to explore Naples. Guests will find themselves immersed in the heart of the cultural city with the hotel conveniently located just steps from the ancient Via Toledo, the glass-domed Galleria Umberto I and the prestigious UNESCO-listed Teatro San Carlo - one of the oldest opera houses in the world.

W Naples will also be within walking distance of Molo Beverello Port, where guests can dine al fresco with seafront views or take a day trip to nearby Rome, Capri, Positano, or Pompei.

W Naples will bring together noble grandeur, culinary delicacies and couture fashion. The hotel is slated to feature 78 guestrooms, including 17 suites, several with private terraces. The interior transformation will be led by the acclaimed Rockwell Group with plans for a signature restaurant, W Lounge and FIT fitness centre.

"We are so proud to have the W brand come to Naples. The hotel will provide a new social hub for locals and tourists alike when visiting wonderful Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast," said Manuel d'Avanzo, Head of Development of Solido S.p.A Group.

The new signings reaffirm the expansion of W Hotels' footprint in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The brand currently operates 14 properties and residences across the region, with new openings in the pipeline in destinations such as Portugal, Greece, Scotland, and the Czech Republic.