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W Edinburgh Opens in Scotland’s Capital City

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W Hotels has opened its second hotel in the United Kingdom, this time in Edinburgh, Scotland. The new hotel in the St. James Quarter promises to be a cultural hub within the city.

Keep reading to find out what a stay will be like at this all-new Marriott Bonvoy hotel.

Locally-Inspired Design Concepts

W Edinburgh’s interior designer, Jestico + Whiles, blends “the best of Scotland” with the brand’s signature offerings. This includes the hotel’s unique Whatever/Whenever service, the hotel’s idea that guests should have whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Inspired by the city’s coastal location and foundation of volcanic rock, guests can find “charred wood” paneling in public areas, and volcanic rock is used at the welcome desk. A nod to fire and water can be found throughout the hotel, including at the W Lounge bar and the minibars.

A view of the bar at SUSHISAMBA at W Edinburgh
SUSHISAMBA is a fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian flavors. Image Credit: W Edinburgh

There are 199 guestrooms and 45 suites, some offering outdoor terraces. The showstopper and W Hotel’s version of the Presidential Suite, The Extreme Wow Suite, is 1,600 square feet with a view of Edinburgh’s skyline. The suite features a round, super-king-size bed, a free-standing bath, a private sauna, and more.

There are 3 dining options at W Edinburgh, all of which present a twist on traditional Scottish cuisine. SUSHISAMBA is a fusion of flavors from Japan, Brazil, and Peru. W Lounge has a menu designed around produce from Scotland, Wales, and Ireland with dishes like Baked Ben Nevis. And lastly, João’s Place is a secret apartment speakeasy where guests can enjoy music, cocktails, and sunsets in the evenings.

Additional amenities include a spa, fitness center, and a Sound Suite recording studio, a signature offering of W Hotels, and a first for the U.K.

How to Book W Edinburgh

W Edinburgh is available to book now with both cash and Marriott Bonvoy points directly on the hotel’s website. Redeem Bonvoy points starting at 71,500 points per night.

If you’re in need of more points, check out Marriott’s portfolio of co-branded credit cards.

Bottom Line:

W Edinburgh is now open and accepting reservations. The second-of-its-kind hotel in the U.K. is designed to honor Scotland’s coastal location with signature W Hotel brand offerings such as Whatever/Whenever and W Lounge.

Final Thoughts

W Edinburgh is a new addition to the now 15 Marriott Bonvoy hotel offerings within the city. It’s a welcome luxury option for Marriott Bonvoy loyalists and elite status holders visiting the city.

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Ashley discovered a love for travel in college that’s continued as her family has grown. She loves showing parents how they can take their families on trips using points and has contributed to numerous publications and podcasts.


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