A global capital of fashion will soon sport a global hotel renowned for being fashionable. Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for a 76-room W Hotel in Milan, which further represents the hotel operator's aggressive growth outside the United States. The property will be a conversion, scheduled for Dec. 2008. The W in Milan will represent the first W hotel in Italy. The W Milan is one of seven recently announced W hotels scheduled to open in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in destinations such as Istanbul, Barcelona and St. Petersburg.
by David Eisen