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The W Dallas is Krawling with Kardashians

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
January 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM | by | Comment (1)

The Gansevoort Park was so Kim's last failed marriage ago! The new place to find your fave Kardashians is now the W Dallas Hotel & Residences where Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are renting a two-bedroom penthouse condo.

Naturally, where there's one Kardashian, there's always at least a couple of more visiting. That's what happened last week when Khloe was visited by Kim, Kourtney and mom Kris. Later on, brother, Krobert, er, we mean, Robert arrived and the fam headed to watch Lamar play for his new team, the Dallas Mavericks.

Since there probably wasn't enough room for the rest of the Kardashians in Khloe and Lamar's apartment, we're gonna go ahead and presume they grifted booked the best suite in the hotel which is the E-WOW Suite which includes 1,323 square feet of space on the 15th floor, a master bedroom and bath, a dining table for six, a wet bar, kitchen, living room and a 60" plasma screen TV, good for watching the Kourtney and Kim Take New York marathons on E!

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Double Your New Year's Eve Partying Pleasure at the W Dallas

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
December 23, 2010 at 8:46 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you still haven't firmed up some New Year's Eve plans, you can make the W Dallas - Victory party central and give yourself some options.

The W is making the most of its strategic location and offering you two ways to party: at the hotel's own rooftop Ghostbar getdown or the Big D NYE bash across the street in Victory Park plaza, which will have local bands, DJs and fireworks.

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Police Make Major Marijuana Bust at W Dallas

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
February 16, 2009 at 9:01 AM | by | Comment (1)

No one is safe from the pot police. Not you, not Michael Phelps, and not even guests at swanky big-city W's: According to the Dallas Morning News, a million-dollar marijuana bust was made outside the W Dallas Victory hotel this weekend; three were arrested and a massive amount of top-notch hydro was seized.

Apparently, two college students were hired to drive a Winnebago full of pot to Dallas. The two Nancy-Botwins-in-training were paid $15K each to do the job, but the fun ended there:

Acting on a tip, sheriff's investigators last week staked out a parking lot of the hotel at Dallas' Victory Park. A Winnebago that they had been expecting to arrive parked in the lot on Sunday. After watching two women meet with a man who had taken a room at the hotel, the investigators closed in and arrested the three without incident.

We assume the caliber of hotel at which such a rendezvous is planned increases with the quality of the marijuana involved. According to the article, the pot found in the Winnebago was five-star stuff: "such marijuana brings $5,000 to $6,000 a pound compared with the $300 a pound paid for more common marijuana." So schwag is to Super 8 as hydro is to W. Got it.

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Wanna Do Dallas at the W? Get a Wax First

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Boulevard [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
June 3, 2008 at 10:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

Feeling, um, ambitious? Make like Debbie and "Do Dallas!" But honey, you'll need a wax first.

The May issue of Allure magazine just named Nicole Garcia, of Bliss Spa at the W Hotel Dallas to a list of the best waxers in the country. A magical account of the Allure reviewer's time on Garcia's table:

Sounds crazy, but the initial rips were so mild that we managed to answer her friendly questions without even biting our lip. We emerged 15 minutes later, so pleased with the results, we practically skipped home.

Um, yes. It does sound crazy. We don't skip--and if we did, we don't think post wax would be the right occasion--but it would be nice to have a bikini wax that doesn't feel like we're having our spirits ripped out of our bodies.

And imagine: after the wax that will change our lives, we can walk (not skip) upstairs to our room at the W Dallas to indulge in the W Does Dallas package, which includes chips and salsa, caramel popcorn, a copy of Modern Luxury Dallas, crazy discounts at Dallas shops, two free Texas-sized cocktails and, of course, access to Ghostbar so we can scope out our Dallas, er, "options."

For the morning: a free aromassage add-on with the purchase of a Blissage 75.  Hopefully, you'll be exhausted and you'll need it. Wink wink.

The W Does Dallas package available until June 29, 2008, Tuesday-Saturday only. Rooms start at $269.

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'American Idol' Hopefuls Swarm the W Hotel in Dallas

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
September 20, 2007 at 1:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Should you be staying at the W Victory Park Hotel in Dallas this weekend, then you better bring some ear plugs.

Auditions for the 100th season of American Idol are taking place at the hotel.

Hundreds of second-round contestants lined up outside the Victory Park hotel on Thursday morning. It was not immediately clear if contestants would actually be trying out before judges today.

When we called to see if these auditions were taking over the hotel, the front desk agent Mark first placed us on hold. He returned to tell us that these were "actual callbacks" not the crazy first-round auditions and that it was a private event.

Apparently, this is the second round of auditions where Simon, Randy and Paula actually listen to the contestants. And it seems they like to host this round of tryouts in hotels.

Other than saying it was a private event, we couldn't get much out of Mark. Meanwhile, we found rooms available at the hotel for this weekend starting at $279.

[Photo: American Idol Dallas]

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· 'American Idol' auditions continue at W Hotel [Dallas Morning News]

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W Dallas Victory Hotel: A Place for Business or Just For Fun?

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
March 5, 2007 at 1:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

The people over at Forbes have dubbed the W Dallas Victory Hotel as one of the top new business hotels for 2006. This actually surprised us because while we know W Hotels projects a "cool" image, their past WiFi troubles have led us to believe that you could get a lot more work done at a Holiday Inn or a Best Western where the internet is free. And need we mention the hotel's dubious party scene?

So we decided to investigate some of the hotel amenities that would make this place a top biz hotel. First off, the hotel has conference facilities totaling 11,000 sq. ft. and a Great Room of 4,300 sq. ft. for larger events.

Second, this W offers Recess, where you can take a break from business meetings and W hotel specialists will help "create unique, inspiring and downright fun experiences that will transform your meeting into a virtual playground."

If that's not enough, the hotel will give a boardroom its Sensory Set Up touch, which will stimulate all five senses by incorporating mood music, aromatherapy scents, "thought-provoking place cards" and "inspiring games." Sounds like a marketing or advertising group would love this.

MORE on the W's business services after the jump.

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Room With A Killer View: W Dallas Hotel

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Boulevard [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
August 24, 2006 at 12:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.

This is the view from Ghost Bar. W Dallas Victory Hotel. Much better than the view of the correctional facility that we previously saw.

Related Stories:
· W Dallas Victory Hotel Review, featuring The Ghost Bar [HotelChatter]
· W Dallas Hotel reviews [TripAdvisor]

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Viewlicious: W Hotel Dallas

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Boulevard [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
August 10, 2006 at 11:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now that we have the full scoop on what it's like to stay at the W Dallas Hotel Victory Park, thanks to Hotel Maven Bohan, here are some viewlicious photos for you to check out.

Click Here to Go Straight to W Dallas Photo Shoot

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· W Dallas Victory Hotel Review, featuring The Ghost Bar [HotelChatter]
· W Dallas Hotel reviews [TripAdvisor]

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W Dallas Victory Hotel Review, featuring The Ghost Bar

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
August 8, 2006 at 11:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

[Ed. Note: As we promised yesterday, here is the full, uncensorsed, sexually-charged review of the W Dallas Victory Park from our intrepid Hotel Maven BoHan. This review is rated PG-13. Shield your children from it.]

The W chain of luxury hotels promises you Whatever, Whenever with even a button on the room phone labeled to that effect.

After staying at the W Dallas Victory last Saturday night, and carousing at the 32nd floor penthouse Ghost Bar,  I'm pretty sure they win on the Whatever part, as that is about all I can remember to say after one evening in this high-class, high-rise, luxury f*ck palace - not that I have any issue with that, mind you - those are the only hotels at which I care to stay, thank you very much.

I'm just not sure Dallas, my hometown, is ready for what the W has to offer (witness, the Brokeback Mountain package which is a prominent W deal-- yeah, this place was just booked to the roof with my fellow Texas faggots and I. Wrong. (Oh, I kid, there were a few). So we shall see how well they conquer this new terrain - the verdict's still out, but I give it a "yes."

More on Bohan's wild W Dallas experience post-jump.

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Knocking White Boots at the W Dallas Ghost Bar

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
August 7, 2006 at 4:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

One of our intrepid Hotel Mavens had the opportunity to visit the Ghost Bar at the W Dallas Victory Hotel and snapped this picture of one of the waittresses.

We think Michael Kors probably did not design this scary outfit. Only in Dallas would someone sanction the use of white pleather boots.

Stay Tuned for more on the Ghost Bar, and a complete W Dallas review tomorrow.

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· W Dallas Hotel reviews [TripAdvisor]
· Ghost Bar at W Dallas MySpaces! [HotelChatter]
· Feuding Designers Compete for Hotel Fashion [HotelChatter]

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'Discount Security Guards' at W Dallas Ghostbar

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
August 3, 2006 at 3:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

Granted when every hotel opens, it takes a while to work out the kinks. But the W Dallas Hotel is getting some rough reviews on TripAdvisor, namely for its GhostBar.

Here's a recent one:

This hotel is very trendy. The Ghost Bar is cool, but overrated. The pool is way too cold. like icccccccccce cold. ---then the room we were in was like 90+ degress, but the SERVICE here by anyone other than bellhops, etc was horrible.....bartenders, front desk---the worst were the joke security staff at the Ghost Bar. Hillarious. Tools. An ear piece does not make you important! Hard job I'm sure...bottom line without service this is a temporary venture. Did I say the discount 'Secret Security Service' Guards were tools?

See? It doesn't matter how many MySpace friends you have, you still need to prove your worth with actual hotel guests.

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· W Dallas reviews [TripAdvisor]
· Ghostbar at W Dallas Myspaces! [HotelChatter]

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Ghost Bar at W Dallas MySpaces!

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  Site Where: 2440 Victory Park Lane [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75219
July 28, 2006 at 3:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

OMG. We just found out that the W Dallas Ghost Bar has a friggin' MySpace page!

We totally sent them a MySpace friend request and can't wait until we can start commenting  on their page like how awesome the bar is and how we really want to make friends with those fierce-looking people in the gazillions of pictures they have. (Help, we need a good plastic surgeon!)

Once we become friends, then getting in on Tuesday nights (the hottest nights in town) will be soooo much easier since we're like one of their 2,372 friends. And since our dream has always ALWAYS been to land a nude layout in Playboy, this will totally improve our networking skills.

OMG, our friend request came through. Thx so much for the add Ghost Bar!! You Rock!

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· W Hotel Dallas Opens Ghost Bar [HotelChatter]
· W Dallas Hotel reviews [TripAdvisor]