Barcelona – One night at The W Hotel
Exactly? The W Hotel
Why? From models, DJs, fashionistas to celebs, Barcelona’s beautiful crowd was out in full force, for the William Tempest swimwear launch at The W Hotel. With spectacular views over the glittering city skyline, the turquoise, infinity pool, on the new Sun Deck at The W, created the perfect backdrop to the party.
Following the success of William Tempest’s past collaboration with The W London; he previously designed an exclusive collection of silk nightwear; this is his second collaboration with the global, hip hotel brand.
He’s designed an exclusive range of swimwear in association with the W Hotels and I was invited out to the hotel for the launch party. I caught up with the Cheshire born designer, earlier in the day, on board a special catamaran cruise, to get a sneak peak of the collection and get some insider gossip from the designer himself.
“I was inspired by the dynamic spirit and incredible location of W Barcelona, right next to the beach. I wanted to design an original pattern that reflects the energy as well as the fresh, playful, avant-garde and lively personality of W Barcelona, whilst evoking its bold style and effortless glamour, all the things my red carpet creations are well-known for.” says Tempest about the new collection.
And so to the party…
After dark the glam factor was ramped up and we made our way to the sunset, poolside party on the brand new Sun Deck.
And to eat?
We ate fresh oysters, foie gras canapés, mini burgers and rainbow coloured macaroons, all washed down with the champagne cocktail of the summer, Veuve Clicquot Rich.
On the decks
Spinning Ibiza tunes, was DJ and model, Cristina Tosio, who is the face of The W / Tempest swimwear campaign.
The after party
For post poolside drinks, we made our way to the newly renovated, Eclipse Bar, on the 26th floor of The W Hotel and partied into the night.
Above: Hanging out with the cool kids at Eclipse and Below: Perfecting girl band poses with Angelina, me, Delphine, Claire and Nicola. We may have had a couple of drinks by this stage :)
And so to bed…
The William Tempest for W Hotels swimwear collection comprises of beach shorts and a 2-piece bikini set, priced at 195euros each. Hotel guests staying in the Wow Suites will receive the bikini and shorts as a welcome gift. The collection will also be available to buy online.