Friday, July 17, 2009
Style File: W Hotels
In the last year, several hot hotels have exploded on the scene. The latest hip playgrounds can be found at the new W Hotels in South Beach and Fort Lauderdale. In tonight's Style File, 7's Belkys Nerey shows us what W stands for in South Florida.
WSVN -- There's never a shortage of nightlife in South Beach, and now the new W Hotel in Sobe is adding more fuel to that fire.
Eduardo Fernandez, General Manager, W South Beach: "All together, we will have six locations where you can sip, drink and enjoy life at the W."
Hotel visitor: "Incredible space, so many different things to do. It's an adult playground, really."
Yep, with six bars and restaurants, you can find whatever vibe you're looking for without ever leaving the hotel. Dine at Sole, their Mediterranean-style restaurant, and then start your bar crawl in the Living Room, it's kind of a like a lobby bar but so not.
Elena Tomasino: "The vibe is incredibly buzzing but very cool and serene at the same time."
If you want some privacy, sneak away to the Grove.
Eduardo Fernandez: "Which is a beautiful outdoor garden that is designed after a South of France type of tropical environment."
Steven Matz: "Definitely a good idea to bring a girl out here, get a drink and relax."
Or soak in the ocean breeze at Wet.
Carlos: "We don't have a pool, we have a Wet area, which is a place to sip and swim and have a good time."
The scene is just as hot at the new beachfront W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. They also have a living room to hang out in and the hopping club Whiskey Blue.
Carlos: "Fantastic Bar run by Scott and Randy Gerber from New York."
One of the biggest draws at the hotel is Steak 954, the first Stephen Starr restaurant in South Florida.
Jason Smith, Steak 954 Executive Chef: "We have handpicked every piece of meat, every piece of fish."
Stephanie Worman: "We had the cod and the fillet Mignon, he had the rib eye, which is amazing, everything is amazing. I won't let go of the lobster bisque."
You can dine inside or outside with a view of the ocean, but inside diners are mesmerized by the tank of luminescent jellyfish.
John Yohanan: "I love the outside ambiance with the breeze. I love the inside with the aquarium, with the jellyfish."
And for those who choose to stay and play, the W rooms will really wow you.
Carlos: "The Wow Room is our phenomenal suite and the minute you walk in is just like, wow. Everything from room design to the views, oceanfront views are spectacular."
So now you know what W stands for.
And what everyone is waiting, for Mr. Chow will open next month at the W South Beach.