[The Storm] quickly passed so we went outside and grabbed wings at Hooters. Back at the hotel (two hours later and the sky is now clear blue) we attempt to return to the pool we were so excited about enjoying. The doors were still closed and the security man told us to leave yet again saying he was 'monitoring the storm'.
Ok, whatever.. but not whenever so far. We returned to the bar to get a drink and take it with us to the room. The white wines were not yet chilled. ok.. fine, so after compromising with a so-so merlot.. we left... But not yet!
"No drinks are allowed outside this area" we were strictly warned because of the TABC. So we stayed and drank as the electricity went out. and back on... and out again. We left the wine and decided to go to the room but only one elevator was working and we were told to 'please use the stairs'. We waited for the one elevator for about 5 mins. while listening to a New Orleans guest complain to us about his bad "W" experience. (Note: if someone from NoLa is complaining about amenities, things must be bad!)
Finally upstairs, we noticed the air conditoner would not shut off. Noticing we did not pack our winterwear, we called downstairs but no one came upstairs to fix it. Instead, I stuffed the vent with a towel and everything was somewhat fine. THEN, the fire alarm went off and a voice came over saying 'please evacuate the building immediately'. oh great. We got dressed and started to leave when I thought I should call the front desk just to make sure.
"Hello Whatever / Whenever! How may I help you!".. um.. yeah, the fire alarm ... is that for real? Do we really need to evacuate? "What fire alarm?" she asked. "um, thanks". I said and hung up.
SO, next morning after a pretty good sleep, we ordered breakfast. or at least we thought we ordered breakfast. After half a dozen phone calls back and forth to 'whatever/whenever' and 90 mins later, we got our breakfast - well, almost. Just so you know, $45. @ the W gets you grits, coffee, one stale danish, and some sausage. Enjoy!
During breakfast, our phone began ringing but no one was ever on the other end. After like the 5th call, we called the front desk to see what was up. They of course, had no idea. The best part of the stay was Bliss - the full spa on the 16th floor. If it wasn't for that experience, we may have had a nervous breakdown.
At check out, we requested a discount for the host of unscheduled experiences but we were firmly denied a discount from the $309 room. We even asked for a free pass to the Ghost Bar but was told they would not be able to accomadate our request (Ed. Note: Probably becasue the place ain't finished.)
Hey, are we even welcome back to the hotel? hey WHATEVER! WHENEVER! Something "W" does not stand for...wow.
· Yee Haw, W Hotel Dallas Opens [HotelChatter]
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· UltraScott's W Dallas photostream [Flickr]