Hosted by actor, writer and comedian Seth Meyers, the charity: ball Gala raised more than $3.1 million in total and over $800,000 during the Live Auction, which alone will bring clean water to 24,000 people in Kenya. Sophia Bush, Jessica Stroup, Blake Mycoskie, Whoopi Goldberg, John Slattery, Nanette Lepore and David Blaine in addition to more than 1,000 guests, took part in the W Hotels and TOMS Waterwalk.

For more information on the W brand’s partnership with charity: water, please view http://bit.ly/W-CW. Additionally, for more information on W Hotels Worldwide, please visit www.whotels.com or follow @WHotels on Twitter and Instagram.

About W Hotels Worldwide

W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 44 hotels and retreats, including 15 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 15 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by the end of 2015. W Hotels have been announced for Guangzhou, Milan, Shanghai, Beijing, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, and Sante Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Verbier, Goa, and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. For more information, visit www.whotels.com. To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit www.wresidences.com. Follow @WHotels on Twitter.

About charity: water:

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need.

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