Worst Hotel Hype: Six Columbus
Six Columbus made us wait over two years for essentially a hotel renovation. In 2007, we were told of four different opening dates--January, April, June and the vague "Summer"--before the hotel actually opened on October 1st.
Now, that it's finally open the hotel is doing rather well (according to recent reviews on TripAdvisor. We even spent a night there and thought it not a bad place to stay in Midtown but it's still not really a must-visit, gotta-see-it spot in NYC. Although, we do hear its Blue Ribbon Sushi restaurant is doing well. As one guest wrote to us:
It's really not the best hotel ever. I mean, it's fine, it's nice, but totally not game changing or earth shattering as we (maybe) thought.
The hype machine should continue for Thompson Hotels in 2008 as they set to open a bunch more hotels across the U.S. Hopefully, none of these new projects will take as long as 6Co.
Note to Aloft Hotels: If you don't open a hotel in 2008, then you will find yourself the winner of this award next year.