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The W New York Downtown Now Taking Reservations from August 1

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  Site Where: 123 Washington St [map], New York, NY , United States, 10006-1509
May 18, 2010 at 10:10 AM | by | ()

When one W closes, another one opens?

Last time we did some online stalkingresearch on the W New York Downtown we almost had an anxiety attack because the reservation system wouldn't let us book a room for the opening night mentioned on the website, June 6. Things didn't get any better when we noticed the note saying the hotel was "taking reservations from July 5." Those dates didn't work in the online system either. So, what gives?

Last night we met some folks from W, who told us that the latest ETA on the hotel was "late June." They admitted that there have been delays with the property but it may actually be a blessing in disguise, now that the Deutsche Bank building next door has come down. (We won't have this view when sipping our martinis at the W bar, in other words.)

But before we started scheduling in our late June cocktail sessions, we thought we'd take a deep breath and head back to the online reservation system. There was no change on the date troubles we were having earlier—June dates didn't work, nor July—so we got on the phone and learned that the hotel is now taking reservations from August 1st.

August dates aren't showing up on the website yet either, so it looks like the opening is still in flux—although we hear that progress looks good on the inside, and we should definitely be able to Whatever Whenever downtown before the summer is out.

[Rendering: GRAFT ]

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