Slept – The W, New York

January 2, 2011 • Life

i was invited by custo barcelona to stay at the W on lexington during new york fashion week in february 2011. i found it to be a very welcoming and comfortable hotel, though their cosy room didn’t quite make me feel at home. the lighting certainly had something to do with that, and the warning sign on the electronic mini bar (‘when items are lifted your account will automatically be charged’) didn’t help either.

their take on the ‘cosy room’
loved the shower
adore the bliss products
gotta love a bit of tongue in cheek


location # east of midtown, close to subway (6 train), not too many restaurants around, fairly central
design # tacky in the lobby, slightly more understated and chic in the room
bathroom # fantastic bliss products – L.O.V.E.! – super thick towels and bathrobe and a great shower

breakfast # not bad, not great; but nyc is not a city in which to have breakfast at your hotel anyway

connection # free wifi in the rooms and lobby
atmosphere # lots of city trippers, young couples, fashion folk and nice vibe in the lobby bar
nice touch # a tivoli clock radio and ipod docking station next to the bed, a sexy Jimmy Jane kit in the mini bar, bliss spa right next door, extremely helpful concierge service
value # pricy!

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