W HOTELS TOUCHES DOWN IN JORDAN WITH THE DEBUT OF W AMMAN AND FACT’S MARISELA PAESANO SAW THIS AS THE PERFECT TIME TO VISIT A COUNTRY BURSTING WITH CHARM, CULTURE AND TRADITION TO SEE HOW IT IS EMBRACING THE PLAYFUL, CONTEMPORARY TWIST OF THE W BRAND…
W Amman is the brand’s first property in Jordan. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 280-room hotel is located in the heart of Amman’s up and coming new downtown neighborhood, Abdali, and features design inspired by the energy of the Middle East and charm of Jordanian history, culture and tradition with a playfully modern twist. W Amman stands tall as a contemporary and unmistakable architectural statement, offering stunning views of the bustling city’s seven hills running across the Jordanian capital. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with the iconic W sign, inspired by Amman’s unique city scape and cubic architecture, in the colors of Jordan’s distinctive sunset. Stepping into the Welcome area, the hotel’s façade invokes the unique and colossal beauty of Petra’s rock formations, reminiscent of the Nabatean city’s striking appearance, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.Throughout the Canyon Walk, guests are enveloped in a modern design marvel, reinterpreting the natural beauty of Petra’s canyon with shard structures and natural tones that can also be seen throughout the hotel.
The hotel’s Living Room (the brand’s take on the traditional lobby) is a clubhouse for the modern traveller, showcasing a fusion of intimate and open areas, low seating and mood-setting lighting among architectural features that mirror Amman’s extraordinary city scape. Elements of Bedouin weaving, flower pots, and locally designed pillows from the Jordan River Foundation (a non-profit focusing on child safety and community empowerment) provide modernised versions of common patterns, colors and shapes from the city. The space is complemented by modern art from Bahraini artist, Jamal A. Rahim that gives an edge of Middle Eastern influence and bright splashes of color alongside the work of Jordanian artist Bader Mahasneh, who utilises rough surfaces and illuminated figures in a series of striking paintings of faces.
The suites at W Amman offer a sensational swirl of high-energy interiors, amplifying technology, vivid design, and floor to ceiling windows that offer Majestic views of the Jordanian capital. Rooms are very spacious and include fab features such as pillow top mattresses, fluffy goose down duvets, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, rain showers, Bliss® bathroom amenities, media hubs and unique working desks. With W Mixbar’s in every room, you can grab a bite from the munchie box, or get into the mix by creating your own custom cocktail.
The WET Deck (pool deck) brings a new vibe to the city’s party scene and will be the place to see and be seen. The beautiful rooftop space is the perfect destination to bask under the sun and enjoy stunning views of west Amman while indulging in cocktails or listening to performances from Amman’s up-and-coming musical talent. The design of the WET Deck includes a modern depiction of The Roman Theater’s Atrium.
Escape within an escape at AWAY Spa. Take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life and enjoy rejuvenating signature treatments. Get your glow with Dead Sea rituals or pamper yourself to perfection with fab manicures and pedicures. Away Spa offers massages, body treatments, facials and quick fixes promising look good/feel good experiences in a fun, yet relaxed setup. Guests can then step into the modern FIT gym that features 24/7 access to the newest Technogym equipment.
Mesh provides international cuisine with a Levantine touch while bringing the right ingredients together through food, design and guests looking to mingle next to images of fresh produce from Dar Al Anda, one of Jordan’s most prominent contemporary art galleries. Time is not a factor in this high-energy all-day dining space. Global cuisine is brought to another level with the freshest ingredients picked to perfection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A new twist is given to classic dishes, healthy bites and fresh salads. Live cooking stations and DJ beats at their Friday brunch gives off the right dose of energy and social buzz. AURA By W – never boring, never enough. For those seeking a place to unwind or escape, Aura offers signature beverages and delicious bar bites from around the world in a space that once again reinterprets the stunning angles and elevations of Petra with rose stone tones and colorful, silk-lik e flooring.
W Amman offers the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service. No task is too small, no task is too big. Whether you’re craving a cold drink or devising your next excursion, their staff will make sure it happens. Whatever you want. Whenever you want it. The hotel’s W Insider, an in-the-know local expert, connects guests with the hottest events, attractions and adventures to suit any and every travel style. ✤