W Hotels has a few new openings round the world for 2019, but that’s not all, there are a few properties being renovated and a few new programs at various properties.

Here’s the breakdown on what’s going on at W Hotels. In the first quarter of 2019, W Dubai—The Palm and the W Muscat will be opening; W Aspen will debut in the second quarter, while the W Ibiza will open in the third quarter. Finally, the W Philadelphia and W Abu Dhabi—Yas Island will make their debuts at the end of 2019. Properties that are getting a bit of a facelift are the W Washington D.C., W Atlanta—Midtown, and the W Atlanta—Buckhead.

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W Ibiza. (Photo courtesy of W Hotels Worldwide.)

As for new programming, the brand is adding everything from music festivals, to wellness, and LGBTQ programming at a few of its properties. When the W Dubai—The Palm opens it will host a music festival in March. For those clients seeking a wellness-centered escape, suggest they stay during a FUEL Weekend, which is the W’s Detox/Retox/Repeat Wellness Retreat series. These wellness retreats will be hosted at the W Costa Rica on Feb. 28-March 4, 2019; the W Dubai—The Palm on April 11-13, 2019; and at W Aspen on Aug. 23-26, 2019.

There will also be a few ongoing projects, such as W Records, the brand’s official record label, which will be dropping new tracks throughout the year—all performances are recorded at W Sound Suites around the world. For those clients interested in LGBTQ+ programming, Queer Me Out will continue with panel discussions and more throughout the year, and What She Said, W’s female empowerment speaker series will also continue across the globe.

If you missed it, W Costa Rica just opened this month. And, agents, if you’re on the West Coast of the U.S., contact W Hotels to be invited a celebration for W Costa Rica’s opening, which will be held at the Santa Monica Pier in January (including a zipline).

For more information, visit w-hotels.marriott.com.