W Hotels Worldwide has unveiled the "Extreme Wow Suite" of the future, designed by Jouin Manku, the architectural firm of Paris-based designer Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku. An interpretation of the conventional hotel Presidential Suite, the "Extreme Wow Suite" has been a part of W Hotels vernacular since the brand was founded in 1998. To further emphasize the importance of innovation and design, W engaged Jouin Manku to design a forward-looking, innovative lifestyle experience created in a three-dimensional installation. The "Extreme Wow Suite" was just unveiled at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Sao Paolo, Brazil as part of a special touring exhibition entitled "Le Paris de Patrick Jouin."
In their design of the suite, Jouin and Manku explored and considered how travel culture will change in the next five to ten years and how this will effect our expectations for a hotel experience. The result is a full sensory experience with elements of extreme customization. Beyond fine or hand-made design elements, which are more and more accessible all over the world, their design includes hidden details and elements of surprise that have been thought through especially for the W Hotel guest. The main feature of the suite is a large pod housing a bathtub and can move around to capture different views, containing movable screens that will display greeting messages, time, temperature and information on the city.