W Hotels Sets Sights on Japan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that its upscale W brand is set to enter Japan. W Yokohama will debut in 2010 with 245 guest rooms, a W Living Room Bar, two restaurants and a signature spa. "W is going global as the influential and innovative lifestyle authority," said Ross Klein, president of Starwood's luxury brands group. The property will be in Japan's new port, Shinko, which is known as a district filled with high-end shopping and futuristic buildings. Visit [http://www.whotels.com]. (DE)