When the first W opened its doors in 1998, it introduced a radical cultural vision of what a hotel could be, attracting influential travellers and becoming a leading brand in its category. But 20 years later, the world has changed and the cultural vision that W was built on is not as resonant as it once was. For the brand to continue to dominate the lifestyle/luxury category for the next two decades, it needs to retool its mythology and credibility amongst culturally-progressive travellers.
Future Rising is a global cultural platform that creates momentous in-hotel experiences that generates engagement and reach amongst influential, culturally-progressive travellers. It champions the creative leaders of tomorrow, across music, design, art and fashion. Since 2016, three volumes of Future Rising have taken place in W’s around the world, from Europe to the Middle East, to Asia-Pacific. Future Rising has reinvigorated W Hotels’ positioning within contemporary culture, creating new mythology for the brand and engaging a new generation of clientele.
London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Goa, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
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