W Hotels is excited to present W Edinburgh. W Hotels is a well-known part of Marriott Bonvoy’s vast worldwide hotel portfolio, which features over 30 exceptional brands. This newest addition boasts the famed Whatever/WheneverTM service, daring and surprising design, and unmatched experiences. A spectacular rooftop terrace with unmatched 360° views and the debut of the W Hotels brand’s iconic Sound Suite recording studio—the second in Europe and a ground-breaking first for the UK—are notable features. This studio allows DJs, musicians, painters, and podcasters to express themselves creatively while drawing inspiration from Edinburgh’s wide range of influences. Ideally located in the core of the St. James Quarter, W Edinburgh skillfully combines top-notch food, entertainment, and shopping with city-center living.
Inspired by the richness of Scottish history and culture, W Edinburgh is housed in three unique buildings: the Quarter House, James Craig Walk, and the Ribbon Building. With its 199 rooms and 45 suites—many of which have outside terraces—the hotel provides a distinctive vision with a strong local connection. Scotland’s Soul has been expertly reinvented by interior designers Jestico + Whiles, who have integrated creative partnerships throughout the design. The James Craig Walk’s stone façade retains Edinburgh’s ancient charm, while the Ribbon Building’s 12-story building features a contemporary landmark face. The Quarter House embraces classic Edinburgh architecture, connecting with the Ribbon Building. The interior design pays attention to local inspirations with dark ‘charred wood’ paneling, dramatic copper highlights, and volcanic rock accents that evoke the characteristics of the coastal city.
With 1,600 square feet and an unmatched view of the Edinburgh skyline, the Extreme Wow Suite is built for maximum comfort. This suite, the W Hotels’ version of the Presidential Suite, has ample dining space, a whimsical, spherical, super-king-sized bed, a lavish bathroom, and a unique rock bar inspired by the city’s volcanic history. With a large private terrace and unparalleled views of Edinburgh Castle, it’s the perfect place to host guests.
With three cutting-edge dining ideas, W Edinburgh gives Scottish culinary tradition a creative touch. The upper floors are home to the country’s only SUSHISAMBA restaurant, the buzzing W Lounge, and João’s Place, a speakeasy with Brazilian influences. SUSHISAMBA serves a varied menu, including the best local Scottish ingredients, with influences from Brazilian, Peruvian, and Japanese cuisines. With innovative programming and a menu showcasing the freshest food from Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, The W Lounge reinvents Gaelic cuisine. Discover vibrant evenings of music, sunset sessions, and excellent drinks inspired by São Paulo’s João Liberdade district at João’s Place, a hidden apartment speakeasy.
With its cutting-edge event spaces, top-notch Sound Suite for musicians and podcasters, Away® Spa in collaboration with Scottish skincare company Ishga, and FIT® fitness facility, W Edinburgh is a place that is “always on.” With its robust programming and meticulously designed exterior, the hotel hopes to establish itself as a thriving cultural center in the St. James Quarter, a popular destination for residents and tourists worldwide.