ASIA W Hotels Worldwide is expected to more than double its presence in Asia over the next few years, with new properties in China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia by the end of 2018.

The W brand first made its foray into Asia with the opening of W Seoul – Walkerhill, expanding its presence in the region with eight hotels and retreats in seven countries. Most recent openings include W Singapore, W Bangkok and W Guangzhou.

It is planning to launch properties in Beijing, Changsha and Shanghai next year, while 2015 will see the opening of a retreat and spa in Goa and a hotel in Mumbai.

Hotels planned for 2016 include the W Noida – Delhi NCR, W Jakarta and W Kuala Lumpur, and a presence in both Suzhou and Gurgaon in 2017.