Suite Saturdays: WOW Suite @ W Paris – Opera

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the WOW Suite, a 59 m2 1-bedroom, king bed, city view suite at W Paris – Opera.

Image: Marriot Hotels

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The W Paris – Opera opened in 2012 on a renovated 1870s Haussman-era heritage building near Opéra Garnier, Galeries Lafayette and Place Vendome in the eclectic, historic 9th Arrondissement in Paris. The hotel features 91 guestrooms, including 20 suites and 2 Extreme WOW suites. Rockwell Group Europe is responsible for the interior design, juxtaposing historical elements of the building with contemporary décor.

Here’s how the property describes their WOW suite on their website:

Magnify your stay in Paris in our Wow Suite. The spacious suite features an expansive layout united by a subtly patterned carpet, smooth white walls, a glittering piece of our trademark Spark wall and a “cabinet of curiosities” that divides the room. Outlined with an innovative twist on classic white crown molding, the cabinet holds original objects—art and fashion books, bold black statues, a “stylo writing plume” by Maison Martin Margiela and more—along with a 40-inch interactive LCD TV on either side and an iPod Docking station. Turn it up, and then settle into the sitting area, where a black leather couch resides alongside a coffee table and classic armchair with a modern twist—and in select suites, a historic fireplace. Of course the mini bar and W MixBar are always on hand with refreshments.

On the adjacent wall, windows invite guests to marvel at Paris. Select suites overlook Palais Garnier. Natural light streams in and illuminates a glass-top work desk, where you can connect via a dual-line telephone and complimentary wired and wireless High Speed Internet Access.

In the sleeping area, a wardrobe combines with a queen-size signature W bed with backlit headboard, topped with 300-thread-count sheets, a goose down duvet, multiple pillows—including an original decorative pillow by photographer Marcel van der Vlugt, featuring a historic Parisian—and a black-and-white throw blanket. A visionary reinterpretation of traditional toile de jouy, it presents illustrated characters by Emily Forgot. The artist’s work also lives on the walls, where illustrated French figures appear just where you least expect them, adding to the suite’s classic/cutting-edge charm.

The bold décor continues in the spacious white bathroom, where a spectrum of surfaces—from a smooth ceramic floor to a lacquered dual vanity—and innovative lighting combine to create a calming oasis. Sink into the oval bathtub illuminated by natural light, or step into the separate glass-enclosed rainforest shower and refresh with Bliss® sinkside six bath amenities and exclusive suite-only amenities, including a vanity kit, slippers and more.

Image: Marriot Hotels

Here is Our video review and commentary on this suite:


Conclusion

This property is an all-time favorite. The location can’t be better and  the hotel interiors are stunning. At only 91 rooms and suites, award availability can be limited. This property is a Category 7, which means 60,000 Marriot points per night until today, soon to be likely 50,000 to 70,000 points as off-peak awards are rolled out. This is worth noticing as with the 5th night free benefit during off-peak, price per night drops to 40,000 in average, a great value for this hotel (base rooms sell from around 250€). Cash upgrade to suites are available from 150€ for points redemptions (don’t know if that’s worth it, though).

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