The first W Hotel in New York.

I am a hotel whore.  Yeah I said it.  HOTEL WHORE.

One of my favorite hotels to stay in are the W Hotels Worldwide.  Why?  Because the W guys have a ton of style that match my sensibilities of being naturally awesome.

Good service?  Check.  Mood music when I get into the lobby?  Check.  Killer ambience, furnishings and lighting?  Check, check and check.

Soft beds, beddings and pillows?  An absolute CHECK.

Bathroom image from a guest room at the W South Beach. Taken from

Here’s a little excerpt about the W’s history from their website:

Combining the personality and style of an independent hotel with the reliability, consistency and attentive service of a major business hotel, W Hotels® has redefined the upscale hotel experience – becoming the most successful new hotel brand in the industry.

It began with the recognition that there are customers who seek a balance between style and substance – in their own lives, as in the destinations they choose. Each W hotel embodies this balance with a strikingly modern approach to design that is as refreshing, accessible and comfortable as one’s own living space, and an emphasis on comfort, warm, attentive service and exceptional amenities.

The W experience began with the W New York (49th St. and Lexington), which opened its doors in December of 1998. An instant phenomenon, its success drove the development of more than a dozen new properties in exciting destinations – including Los Angeles, Honolulu and New Orleans – in an unprecedented two-year span.

The courtyard in the W Hotel, New Orleans. Image from

So what are you waiting for?  If you’re an ESM Man of Style, then you have to stay at one of these amazing hotels on your next vacation.  Just make sure to not spend too much money on stuff you can buy in your hotel room.

For more information about W Hotels worldwide, please visit their official website.


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