The space has been COMPLETELY re-wondered. Black! And Fuchsia! And neon lights. And strings! Strings that hang from the ceiling. And wall paper that looks like GIANT record shelves. And more! Want to see? The pictures are already up at wseattle.com.
While a few of these hotels desperately needed upgrades, especially in the guest rooms, many of which sport a turn of the millennium dark grey decor and down in the lobby/living room areas, it seems other renovations are just a continuation of work that's been going on for a while like the W San Francisco which just redid its rooms last year.
Now, we'll do our best to see these renovation results up close and in person but if you're staying at one of the Ws listed above, send us a snapshot of what the rooms and public spaces look like. Don't worry, you can totally send us a pic on Twitter if that's easier. Don't have a camera during your stay? That's ok, we'll take old-school descriptions in comments below.
UPDATE #1: A reader sent in this snap of the W Seattle saying, "I just visited the public space at the W Seattle and was not impressed and did not know until I read your article this morning that it was just redone. If this is what it looks like after renovations, I'm wondering what it looked like before! The Hotel Monaco right across the street was much better!"
[Photo the W DC, which is still new enough that it doesn't need a renovation: Afagen/HotelChatter Flickr Pool]