W Hotel, Verbier

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W has brought its very own sense of style to the slopes. Fans of cool design will love the brand new W’s 130-room outpost in the snow. A master class in contemporary chalet cool, the W is set just off 412 kilometres of pistes, at the heart of the social après-ski scene. The gondolas are right outside the hote... + more
Susan Ward Davies, ELLE UK
5 out of 5
The inaugural W ski hotel has opened in Verbier, to the chagrin of hardened local off-pisters and the delight of global ski-loving W fans. In position A right at the base of the main gondola in town, it looks from the outside like a bunch of interconnected timber chalets, but inside it's more clubby than cosy. ... + more
Tatler, Tatler Travel Guide 2015
5 out of 5
…the very fact the resort has remodeled the piste to make the W Hotel ski in ski out, tells you that this place is something pretty special. Just metres from the main gondola at Médran, the hotel is part of a development including shops and restaurants built around the newly created Place Blanche. Everythi... + more
Samantha Cope, Mirror Travel
5 out of 5
Contemporary art is prominent—from installation pieces that reference Alpine sports to photographs by the acclaimed Dutch photographer Marcel van der Vlugt that reinterpret seven Swiss legends. Berlin-based street artist Buff Diss offered his take on the surroundings by applying lines of masking tape to the wa... + more
Laura Kahle, Forbes
5 out of 5
Verbier has always attracted a crowd of adrenalin-driven, hardcore skiers who like to party. The playful, urban edge of the new W slots into this scene perfectly, from the see-and-be-seen Living Room lounge, with its valley views and slick murals, to the leather-and-mirror Carve bar, a modern alternative to Ver... + more
Condé Nast Traveler
5 out of 5
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Location - where is W Hotel

In an unbeatable location, less than 50m walk to the Medran gondolas for access to the skiing, and a couple of minutes’ walk to the main street and Place Centrale for resort amenities. Direct ski-in/ski-out access also from Place Blanche overlooking the W Living Room.

Overview - hotel description - W Hotel description

Newly-opened for Winter 13/14, we are pleased to be add the brand new W Hotel, the latest hottest place to be in fashionable Verbier, to our programme for the remainder of this season. This spectacular, modern hotel is in a prime location, a few steps away from the bottom of the Medran lifts and guests can ski back down to within 50m of the hotel to enjoy a drink at the hotel’s après-ski bar at the end of the day. The impressive designs of the public areas and the bedrooms have the wow factor and mix the modern with a cosy ‘alpine’ feel. And with excellent facilities, including indoor/outdoor heated pool and top of the range spa, guests here are certain of a very comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay.


Facilities - W Hotel features

• Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool • Excellent state of the art 800m² ‘Away’ spa area with sauna, hammam, whirlpool, relaxation room and fitness room (all FREE) • Massage and beauty treatments (pay locally) • ‘Arola’ restaurant with 2-Michelin starred chef • Popular tapas bar • ‘W Off Piste’ après-ski bar at the foot of the slopes with live music and great atmosphere • ‘W Café’ coffee shop for snacks and light meals throughout the day • Impressive lobby/hotel bar • ‘Destination’ cocktail bar • Spectacular lounge/sitting area with views towards the valley • Ski storage with boot heating facility • Wi-Fi throughout (FREE) • Lift


Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

No. of rooms: 123. The attractive, modern and spacious bedrooms (all approx. 36m²) have the ‘W signature’ King bed, open-plan bathroom with bath tub and separate shower, large private balcony, sitting area with fireplace, flat screen TV with English channels, phone, safe, minibar, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.
‘Cozy’ category rooms are on the lower floors, whilst ‘Spectacular’ category are on the upper floors and are south-facing with valley views.

Bedroom facilities: • Cable or satellite programmes • Hairdryer • Minibar or fridge • Room safe • Tea or coffee making facilities • Telephone


Meals - food and drink in W Hotel

Excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast included. Half board of daily 3-course evening meal with choice and taken in the hotel’s ‘Arola’ restaurant, is also available (must be pre-booked).

We update W Hotel's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.
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Vast interlinked 4 Valleys area Vibrant and varied après ski Chocolate box Swiss chalets Incredible scenery

The Côte d’Azur of winter resorts with some of the best off piste in the Alps. As the favourite ski destination of royals and celebs as well as top skiers and boarders from around the world, Verbier is the place to combine world class skiing with a posh party atmosphere back in town.

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Great for Families Groups Non skiers

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Snow Report: Top 80cm, Bottom 10cm

Snow Forecast: 6cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 85.83cm

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Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Geneva (GVA)170km, 2h30
Zurich (ZRH)280km, 3h
Region:Switzerland, Alps.
First opened:1937

Verbier lift pass price last reported as CHF317 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking W Hotel.
Night skiing: Torch lit descents available
Verbier has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1500m
Top of slopes: 3330m
Bottom of piste: 1500m
Vertical drop: 2509m
Total length of trails:213.8km
Longest piste:15km
Established in 1937, posh party town Verbier covers a sunny plateau slap bang in the middle of Switzerland’s 4 valleys – which just happens to be one of Europe’s biggest and best ski areas. The easy-on-the-eye architecture’s a pretty mix of wood and slate, but it’s what you’ll find within some of these walls that’ll blow your socks off… Blending in with dozens of classic chalets and ski hotels, this place has some of the most luxurious lodgings on the planet. Some hotels come with designer suites an...
As well as being famous for its off-piste routes, Verbier’s well groomed slopes are well known as some of the most challenging in the Alps. Although it mainly attracts intermediate, advanced and expert level skiers seeking adventurous off-piste and steeps experience, the 37 local pistes covering 100km provide for all abilities. The resort has three areas specifically for beginners, including the gentle slopes at Les Moulins, which has a children’s area and Les Esserts, with its 120m magic carpet. Those with ...
Many say Verbier’s après is the main reason to visit – it’s certainly some of the best in the world and if you want to increase the odds of bumping into Prince Harry or Leonardo di Caprio on the dance floor, there’s no better place to party. From a good old pint in a lively pub (we love Nelson’s and Pub Mont Fort) to swanky cocktails with the socialites at Cordee de Alps, the nightlife is wonderfully varied. An absolute legend is the Farinet - with a huge sliding roof, a commanding position over the mai...

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"W Hotel Verbier, Switzerland"

Susan Ward Davies, ELLE UK
5/ out of 5
W has brought its very own sense of style to the slopes. Fans of cool design will love the brand new W’s 130-room outpost in the snow. A master class in contemporary chalet cool, the W is set just off 412 kilometres of pistes, at the heart of the social après-ski scene. The gondolas are right outside the hotel, taking you up 3,330 metres in minutes. After a hard day on the slopes, indulge at one of the many bars and restaurants: Off Piste for an al fresco drink with a view, Arola for fine local cuisine by Chef Sergi and Carve for bubbles and hot tunes in very slinky, all black- and- chrome décor. For bubbles of a different kind there’s the beautiful indoor/outdoor WET® pool and the gorgeous AWAY® Spa. Bliss. (From: ELLE UK, "Five of the Best: Ski-in Ski-out Stays", 08/04/14)

"Best Skiing > W Verbier"

Tatler, Tatler Travel Guide 2015
5/ out of 5
The inaugural W ski hotel has opened in Verbier, to the chagrin of hardened local off-pisters and the delight of global ski-loving W fans. In position A right at the base of the main gondola in town, it looks from the outside like a bunch of interconnected timber chalets, but inside it's more clubby than cosy. The main bar has walls of crazy lithograph mountain topography, filament-bulb lamps and modular booth seating. Rooms are just as cool, with bathroom walls of red glass and hanging clusters of hand-blown Bocci glass spheres. Make sure you slope off to the spa, decked out in 50 shades of grey (literally); then sip Roederer rosé with the pretty people by the indoor-outdoor pool. At Arola, the Franco-Spanish meets Swiss Alps restaurant, we loved the Ibérico carpaccio and the oxtail ravioli with foie gras. The sexy goth-vamp art may feel a little odd with your bircher muesli, but it's wonderfully naughty at night. (From: Tatler Travel Guide 2015 > Best Skiing > W Verbier)

"It’s a bling thing in Verbier at the W Hotel"

Samantha Cope, Mirror Travel
5/ out of 5
…the very fact the resort has remodeled the piste to make the W Hotel ski in ski out, tells you that this place is something pretty special. Just metres from the main gondola at Médran, the hotel is part of a development including shops and restaurants built around the newly created Place Blanche. Everything about it is impressive. The rooms are spacious and modern, with huge comfy beds, a gas fire linking through to the equally huge bathroom, which houses a bath big enough for two and a separate shower room. And if I had to criticise, my room faced out on to a wooden fence below a road, hardly the mountain views you’d expect for £305 a night. But, there’s a lot of good things to say about the W Hotel. There are gorgeous views from the swing bubble chairs on the balcony and the vast windows in the lounge and cocktail bar. Perfect for a post ski aperitif, and the cocktail and tapas menus are to die for. If you’re in no hurry to hit the hotel bar then they’ve also opened a pop up bar at the bottom of the Place Blanche where you can enjoy an après ski aperitif to the sounds of the hotel’s resident DJ. Because nothing’s too much trouble at the W, the concierge service will relieve you of your skis so you can hit the town ski free for the night. They’ll even bring your snow boots along too if you ask nicely. (From: The Mirror “It’s a bling thing in Verbier at the W Hotel” 24/10/14)

"W Verbier Infuses The Swiss Ski Scene With An Au Courant Vibe"

Laura Kahle, Forbes
5/ out of 5
Contemporary art is prominent—from installation pieces that reference Alpine sports to photographs by the acclaimed Dutch photographer Marcel van der Vlugt that reinterpret seven Swiss legends. Berlin-based street artist Buff Diss offered his take on the surroundings by applying lines of masking tape to the walls creating graphic peaks and valleys. The rooms, accented with hits of red and Swiss crosses combine stone floors and natural wood with shag carpets and shiny tinted glass. Biofuel fireplaces are built into the walls dividing bedrooms from baths, and sliding glass doors to expansive terraces maximize the scenic vistas. The nearly 2,000-square-foot E-Wow suite (about $11,200 per night), W Verbier’s top of the line, has plenty of space for entertaining with a spacious living area and a loft bar, plus a rotating bed and sauna. Sergi Arola, the two-Michelin star Spanish chef, gets into the groove, putting a modern spin on Swiss cuisine in Arola, the fine dining restaurant with panoramic views. Behind a dividing wall of shelves filled with colorful bottles of cooking oils and vinegars, Eat-Hola offers a casual alternative with an open-kitchen tapas bar, where you can sit side by side and watch the chefs in action. Ultimately, though, you come to Verbier to ski, and W Verbier makes it as convenient as possible with an ideal location across the street from the town’s main Medran station. Upon arrival you can head straight to the onsite ski center to get fitted for rental equipment and pick up your W ski pass, so you can skip the lines and head straight to the top of Mont Fort (3,329 meters) to explore Verbier’s 60-plus miles of pistes. At the end of the day, a newly diverted run brings you to Off Piste, the al fresco après–ski bar, where beats fill the air and cocktails flow in W style. (From: Forbes “W Verbier Infuses The Swiss Ski Scene With An Au Courant Vibe” 21/03/14)

"W Verbier, Switzerland"

Condé Nast Traveler
5/ out of 5
Verbier has always attracted a crowd of adrenalin-driven, hardcore skiers who like to party. The playful, urban edge of the new W slots into this scene perfectly, from the see-and-be-seen Living Room lounge, with its valley views and slick murals, to the leather-and-mirror Carve bar, a modern alternative to Verbier's famous but ageing Farm Club. And since it is right beside the resort's main Medran lift, guests can also practically ski into the hotel. The Amsterdam-based firm Architects Concrete (also responsible for the W London Leicester Square) has created a Manhattan vibe within a rustic, Alpine envelope by combining synthetic materials with wood, leather and stone finishes and lots of red. All 123 bedrooms, furnished with Eames classics, are big and have double-sided fireplaces separating bedrooms from bathrooms. Catalan chef Sergi Arola, whose Madrid restaurant has two Michelin stars, brings his pica pica style of dining to the Arola restaurant: sharing plates of porc Iberique presa with local ewe's cheese are served alongside the chef's signature dishes such as the cylindrical, deep-fried patatas bravas. There are ski-focused massage treatments at the AWAY Spa and a spectacular indoor-outdoor swimming pool. (From: Condé Nast Traveler "The Hot List 2014 - W Verbier, Switzerland")
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