First of all, the service is excellent at the W. From the porters to the reception desk to waiters, everyone made me feel welcome.
The decor is trendy-designer but as some other reviewers have noted, everything is extremely dark so it's OK if you are on personal business (or if you work in media or fashion) but maybe a bit over the top for regular business travelers. For example, the bar feels more like a trendy lounge. The room was extremely clean and functional, I liked the day bed which took the entire surface of a square bow-window. Some of my colleagues got amazing rooms courtyard side (2nd floor) which had a small bridge leading to a private baldaquined day or night bed. Amazing!!
I did not like the lighting system in the room, took me a while to make it work, and couldn't get one of the lights to turn off at night (the sink section, which had doors like a cabinet).
The shower is a "rainshower" and so if you don't like it then the only other option is a "hose". There was no bathtub in my room.
On the positive side, there was a very nice Bose sound system, with very cool radio stations presets!
Free wifi in the common areas, although the coverage is pretty bad. You have to pay in the rooms.
We also tried the bar on the terrace, which was wonderful.
Breakfast buffet with lots of choices, both Western and Eastern.
Would definitely recommend, probably more for a couples stay rather than anything else. Probably not ideal for families...
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