W Hotels Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island by Patricia Urquiola

August 6, 2010

Patricia Urquiola has designed the interiors for the recently opened W Hotels Retreat & Spa on Vieques Island, located off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.


Description from W Hotels:

W Hotels Worldwide, the hotel category buster and industry innovator, has unveiled W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island, the W brand’s 37th hotel globally and its first retreat within North America. W Vieques is located only eight miles off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico and opens as the second W Retreat in the world, following the successful opening of W Retreat & Spa – Maldives in 2006.  As W Hotels continues its transformation into a global powerhouse, on track to expand its portfolio to more than 50 hotels by the end of 2011, W is slated to open nine new hotels this year, including two retreat properties in Bali and Koh Samui, Thailand.

Set on the undiscovered island of Vieques with 30-acres of beachfront property, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island offers a unique travel experience and an entrée into W’s “new way to escape,” blending the brand’s sophisticated signature style and programming with the stunning nature and wildlife of Vieques Island. Guests can escape to this beautiful island paradise and enjoy an abundance of amenities and activities designed for adventure seekers and leisurely travelers alike. Created by Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola of Milan-based Studio Urquiola, W Vieques boasts 157 stylish guestrooms and suites with private patios and balconies offering unparalleled views of soft sandy beaches and crystal clear waters; an exciting epicurean experience at miX on beach inspired by Alain Ducasse, featuring organic, local ingredients handpicked from the island’s growers; W Café for the on-the-move traveler; Spa Chakra, a serene sanctuary offering seaside yoga and authentic holistic treatments inspired by the island; Paradise Edge, a lush garden sanctuary; Lawn, an intimate locale; Fire Pit, an outdoor space that merges nature with luxury; SWEAT®, 24-hour fitness center with top-of-the-line Technogym® machines and personal training; W beach’s two secluded shorelines; WET splash pool, bar, and private cabanas overlooking the ocean; tennis courts; Wired, business center with all the necessary tools for those who need to stay connected while away; and W Hotels The Store, the W brand’s stylish take on the traditional hotel gift shop.

Visit the website for W Hotels Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island – here.