In D.C., One W Will Replace Another
Another W is coming to Washington D.C. No, don't worry George W. Bush doesn't have a son or relative with the same name and presidential aspirations.
Rather, W Hotels have announced their first W property in DC. The historic Hotel Washington (its the oldest hotel in DC!) will close down on January 1, 2008 and renovations to transform the old hotel into a standard W boutique hotel will take about a year, so says W aficionado Andrew Calvo on his blog, Passions of a Zealot.
Lately, we've been bored by W Hotels but looks like they are trying to spice up some of their nightlife offerings. Andrew writes:
The W Hotel Washington DC is incorporating a feature which I have noticed that W is beginning to implement in a lot of their new projects - a rooftop bar (off the top of my head I know the W Dallas, & W NYC Downtown has them - the NYC Downtown has two) which is something that not too many major brand hotels seem to have.
While the W Hotel DC will be across from the White House, Dubya won't be able to live near his former digs as this W won't have residences inside.