Worst Hotel Hype: W London Leicester Square
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It pains us to say this because we're such fans of the dashing and devilish Mr. W but there's no denying that the W London Leicester Square has let us down by not opening in 2010.
Back in February, W London told us: Summer. But then that got moved to October. We even headed out to London in September hoping to see the hotel in its final stages, only to be told that the hotel would not be opening until February 2011.
Granted, the W is making it up to us by opening on Valentine's Day but we're a little concerned about the Leicester Square location.
Come summer, the area is going to be mobbed with tourists and theater-goers. Not to mention, the mobs will come out in full force anytime there is a movie premiere in Leicester Square. And don't forget the 2012 Olympics.
Still, hints from Mr. W about what's to be inside the hotel when it opens has us excited--like the four-person shower in the honeymoon suite. Kinky! So we're holding out hope for W. This will be their very first hotel in the UK and in one of the best cities in the world, so it can't be too shabby, now can it?
And don't fret Mr. W--last year's winner of this award has now won Best Hotel Opening.