Seriously, What's Going On With W Puerto Rico?
While most hotels have put the breaks on their expansion plans, W Hotels has picked up speed and plans on opening several new hotels worldwide in 2010 and later in cool locations like Austin, St. Petersburg (Russia), Mexico, Marrakech, Shanghai and more.
While the opening of the W Hollywood is only weeks away, we won't have to wait very long for the next W to open--the W Vieques Resort and Spa in Puerto Rico, which should open on March 1st.
We checked in with a W insider to see how the progress was going down here and whether it would actually open in March. After all, we've been waiting on this hotel for a few years now. Our tipster says:
Our latest is an opening of March 1st…but we’re not taking reservations until May 1st. The hotel is nearly complete… just waiting on furniture from Italy and all the necessary permits.
Looking down at the pool/beach area.
It looks like the developers are still sorting some things out so if you want to head to Puerto Rico in 2010, we say wait until May. Room rates start around $409 a night for a garden room. In the meantime, you can follow the hotel on Twitter at @W_Vieques.
Also, the W website copy is in full effect with "Bienvenido a la isla bonita!" on the home page. Madonna fans love this place already.
A guest room rendering.