The emblematic Hotel W of Barcelona has just completed the remodeling which, in addition to improving 473 rooms and suites, has led to the construction of a music studio as part of its facilities.
The Sound Suite W is the first recording studio in a European W Hotel, but the one in Barcelona is not the first W Hotel to have a private recording studio. After the success of the launches at W Bali, W Seattle and W Hollywood, the W Barcelona is now up to the level of demand of the hotel chain and the life of Barcelona, known for its atmosphere, leisure and role as one of the musical capitals worldwide.
“Barcelona is an epic city known for its nightlife, culture and, specially, for the music,” said the composer and DJ White Shadow, the American director of music in the W Hotels Worldwide, best known for being the producer of Chicago and for his work with Lady Gaga.
Exclusive treatments, the most varied services… The idea of a luxury hotel transcends the borders of what is a simple accommodation. It is no longer about offering large rooms, having the best location, the best mattresses, the softest sheets or the best decorator. It’s about providing experiences.
And that’s what W Hotel wants to achieve with the Sound Suite W, a unique experience in which to immerse in creativity and music for a few hours and at the full disposal of all guests, both for those who need this space as an instrument of work and for those who want to enjoy it as a leisure activity.
DJ White Shadow pointed out that: “The W Sound Suite at the W Barcelona will be the perfect place for international artists to record while they are traveling.
And for the hotel guests who have always dreamed of being stars can also make a reservation!”
The studio’s main mixing room has a private vocal booth and a lounge for up to 12 people to accommodate the artists and their people and for the Music Conservator of W Barcelona to teach private master classes.
To celebrate the launching of the new W Sound Suite, W Barcelona welcomed St.Vincent, the famous American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, on October 20th in an exclusive session where the artist gave a talk about her inspirations from her latest album.
“We are proud to welcome St. Vincent in the first W Sound Suite in Europe that will allow us to leave an iconic footprint in the music scene, both locally and internationally,” said Stijn Oyen, CEO of W Barcelona.
The record works of Annie Erin Clark known as St. Vincent have been acclaimed for their distinctive style combining soft rock, indie, baroque pop, hard rock, electropop, jazz and dance. In addition to being considered one of the best contemporary guitarist.
The Hotel W will host a series of events in which will collaborate with the different local record companies. In the first of them, the new unpublished maxi-single of The Ground, electronic music duo of Berlin with Florian Kruse and Hendrik Burkhard will presented, where they will launch their unpublished maxi-single in an intimate show in the studio.
The Sound Suite becomes the perfect setting for an unforgettable stay. A different experience for some and an exclusive service for others; but that is what makes the difference in that struggle of luxury hotels for constant perfection.
Individual studio sessions available not only for hotel guests but also for external clients with prices from € 150+VAT/hour + € 285+VAT/day (working days) or € 325+VAT/day (weekends including holidays) by the sound engineer.
Prior reservation is required.
In addition, the artist Ricardo Cavolo, internationally recognized, has painted a mural in the hallway of the Sound Suite entrance, fusing two of the passions of W Barcelona: music and design. His latest work radiates the energy of the sea and, through its striking colors, evokes the inside animal that lives in the artists.
Famous in Barcelona for its imposing architecture and for its location, framing the coast of the Catalan capital in the middle of the Barceloneta. The impressive views of the Mediterranean and the quality of the service of the W Hotel in Barcelona had already taken it to the podium of the Spanish hotel scenario, but with the Sound Suite W it goes a step further.
A regular host of fashion events, product launches and cultural and social celebrations of all kinds, the Sound Suite W follows the natural wake of the activity of the W Hotel as a leisure center in Barcelona.