We knew the W South Beach was coming. How did we know, you ask? Because a Holiday Inn used to stand where the W SoBe is now. And the W SoBe covered that Holiday Inn with a massive, massive poster announcing its impending arrival.
The Holiday Inn South Beach Resort officially shut down for good to make way for the W South Beach and, by the way, that Holiday Inn was the first national hotel chain in Miami beach. Aww.
And then it got demolished.
The W SoBe construction is slow-going. Tipsters wrote in to tell us they'd be surprised if the place was done by 2010.
Glory be! W SoBe tops off! An opening couldn't be too far off, right?
Oh, no, nevermind. March 2009 was the new target date.
Woohoo! June 2nd opening!
Okay. Opening pushed back to June 16th.
Oh, wait. June 26th.
TO BE CONTINUED...