W Amman

A modern hotel with a splash of tradition

Ancient wonders meet futuristic design in the bright and bold W Amman located in the heart of Abdali, the capital’s new downtown district.

Jordanian hospitality and a multi-colored tree of life tapestry twisted from Bedouin fabric greet you at the entrance before descending through the glowing red Siq-style hallway, inspired by the rose-colored sandstone canyon you pass through when going into UNESCO World Heritage Site Petra.

Such bold colors and design could border on garish, but the hotel is tastefully grounded in the history and culture of its surroundings without being stuck in the past. Here at W Amman, old and new are woven together to create something vibrant and beautiful with a touch of tradition, much like the Bedouin fabric and other local nods found throughout the property.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Daring yet tasteful design, clean lines and an abundance of natural light make W Amman an elevated escape from the dusty and clamorous city streets below.
  • The modern hotel has anticipated almost everything, even if you didn’t know you needed it: the in-room countertop functions as a desk by day and cocktail bar by night; the space-saving, in-closet luggage rack; and the rotating TV in the W Suite that allows you to catch the news from the couch or watch a movie in bed.
  • The location feels alive — experience the buzz of Amman at this intersection of old and new. There’s high-end shopping at your doorstep, an iconic mosque just down the street and historic neighborhoods and ancient ruins nearby.
  • Brunch at Mesh is like a Friday afternoon at a stylish friend’s home — casual and welcoming yet fun and refined. There are glass jars of dry ingredients on the countertops, carefully placed ceramic bowls and vases, live cooking stations and a DJ bumping beats.
  • Everywhere you turn, there are touches of Jordanian history and culture: olive tree silhouette sculptures in the windows of the lobby; wallpaper that is both a nod to the nighttime twinkle of terraced city buildings and the star-filled Wadi Rum sky; paintings by Jordanian artist Bader Mahasneh; and levels of the Living Room designed with Amman’s skyline in mind.

Things to Know

  • Amman’s traffic is intense, and driving here can be stressful, so plan your travel times around the city accordingly. If you’re not accustomed to the aggressive driving style, ask the concierge to arrange an airport pickup so you can take it easy on arrival.
  • Jordan is experiencing an increase in tourism, so book ahead when possible for the best availability and rates. The high season tends to be March through October, but in the last couple of years, a steady stream of visitors has been arriving in winter, too.
  • You’ll go down to go up at the Amman hotel; enter on the street level, follow the slight descent of the Siq-inspired hallway, then head up to the sixth floor, where the reception desk and welcome team await.
  • When weather permits, practice yoga on the open-air Wet deck — solo or with an instructor. Ask the concierge if any sessions are on the schedule or if one can be arranged.
  • Couples massages are possible here. Tandem services are not often an option in Jordan.

The Rooms

  • Natural light brightens the 280 rooms, and locally inspired art balances modern amenities and bold colors to create fresh, functional rooms with a sense of place.
  • Enjoy the views without the noise. Rooms are on floors nine through 30, so even the lowest levels afford sweeping city vistas through floor-to-ceiling, soundproof windows.
  • Handle your business and toast your success. You’ll find W MixBar cocktail kits on top of the sleek, space-saving desk, and a media hub with USB and power outlets built into it.
  • If you’ve got guests to impress, host a gathering in the Extreme WOW Suite on the top floor. Keep them entertained in your own private lounge complete with a bar, pool table, and DJ deck before winding down with a post-party soak in the oversized, window-side tub while you watch the city lights sparkle below.

Nearby Attractions

  • The Boulevard, a modern shopping street with a pedestrian walkway, is just steps away from the lifestyle hotel. You’ll discover international and upscale stores, eateries and rooftop bars along this bustling promenade.
  • Nicknamed the Blue Mosque for its brilliantly colored mosaic dome,King Abdullah I Mosqueis also nearby. If you’re interested in learning a bit about Muslim traditions and culture, pay a visit to the museum here, just be sure to wear modest clothing; legs and arms must be covered, and for women, a dress or abaya (traditional, full-length Muslim-style dress) and a headscarf are also required.
  • Take a step back in time with a visit to Citadel Hill. Learn some of the site’s ancient history and enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding cityscape.
  • Spend some time in Al Balad, the old downtown and historic heart of Amman set between two hills, Al Weibdeh and Jabal Amman. Rub elbows with locals while you explore spice shops, markets and souvenir stores, and sample local favorites such as falafel and sweet, cheesy kunafeh.
  • If you’d like some historical context and cultural insight, ask the concierge to organize a walking tour that includes Al Balad, Citadel Hill and the Roman Theatre.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
13 Rafiq Al Hariri Avenue, Al Abdali Amman, 11953 Jordan
AMM (30-45 min)  
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