The rooms configuration and variety created some challenges when dealing with plumbing, room stacking and structural system, considering that W has four room typologies: the regular king and double queen, the Wow, E Wow, and the penthouse, having respectively a one, two, three, and four plus module. Laid on a 32 foot grid module; the concrete columns never pass through the double module units, which always have two connecting rooms respectively single King or double Queen.
Beneath seven levels of units, the "podium" level is equipped with a large ballroom, two connecting meeting rooms, and a 4,000 S.F. spa operated by Bliss.
On the opposite side of the podium level, separated by a large outdoor space offering a lawn for ceremonies, a pool, and numerous sun decks, the restaurant building connects directly to the ocean view and to the drop off for the patrons who are not guests at the W hotel.
At the podium level, the design is characterized by folding planes which enclose, delineate and separate all the different masses of the building, including the two large wings containing the rooms. On the back side of the building, where all the back of house is located, the folding planes "hold" the service corridor and stretch to the ground transforming in retaining walls or solid elements to conceal trash enclosures, exit staircases, and vents connected to the double level of underground parking.