We then overheard this exchange comparing the W South Beach’s pool to the one next door at the Ganesvoort South.
Guy: This is so boring. The Gansevoort pool is so much better.
Girl: So much better.
Guy: The Gansevoort pool would be jumping right now. Even the main one. [The pool plaza, as opposed to the less kid-friendly Plunge on the rooftop.] Even the Fontainebleau!
Not content to complain out loud, one of the women in the group decided to tell their waitress when she stopped by that the W pool was very boring and quiet. “Well, it does start out mellow,” she admitted. “But it will get going soon.”
Sure enough, the music got a bit louder, oh, about 10 minutes later. But by then, the party crowd had their eye on the W’s Entourage Bungalow with its private plunge pool, lurking behind the palm fronds. “We should make that our own private pool,” said Mr. Party Central.
He’s probably hard at work saving for the bungalow’s $5,000+ rate right now. That, or getting down in the pool at the Gansevoort.