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Rich Swedes are Mad About Plans for a Tiny, Seemingly Non-Posh Hotel in Their 'Hood

Where: Stockholm, Sweden
December 7, 2011 at 4:34 PM | by | ()

Engelbrekt Church, a Stockholm monument near the site of a proposed boutique hotel that has locals "up in arms"

Residents of one of Stockholm's most well-to-do neighborhoods are throwing a ritzy hissy fit over the construction of a new hotel, though it's unclear whether they take issue with the fact that the boutique property will require converting a historic building, because it won't live up to their posh standards, or a combination of both.

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Hold The Phone: W Scottsdale NOT Closing at End of 2009

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  Site Where: 7277 East Camelback Road [map], Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 85251
February 17, 2009 at 3:52 PM | by | ()

This morning things looked positive that the W Scottsdale would be closing at the end of 2009 but K.C. Kavanagh, VP of public relations for W Hotels, has told us that the hotel has no intention of reflagging (in which the W brand would move out of the hotel) and that guests can now book well into 2010 at the hotel. We tried a weekend in February of 2010 and it worked, although the rate was $749 a night.

The hotel is still in foreclosure but Kavanagh wants to assure future guests that this will not impact their hotel stay:

While there is a dispute between Triyar ( the developer of W Scottsdale) and the hotel's construction general contractor which has generated headlines, this is expected to have little or no impact on the day-to-day operations of the hotel or the service we provide our guests. W Hotels, which is not involved in this business dispute, continues to manage and operate the hotels, and it is business as usual on property.

Kavanagh went on to say that the hotel has been sold out "several times over the last few weeks" and that she is confident W will have a "successful future" in Scottsdale.

Well, that makes us hotel geeks happy. We never like to see a W close down. But still we'd like to hear from you. Have you stayed at the W Scottsdale? Wanna give us your review? Put it in comments below. Got any more gossip on the closing? Let us know.