First off, I had a fantastic stay at this hotel. The room was great, with a fancy little pink bar and big windows. The bathroom was beautiful too. We ate at the attached diner (delicious and very authentic!) and had a drink at Prohibition, with its 360-degree view of the skyline around the building. It was beautiful! There were lounge areas all over, definitely a neat space to mingle. It really picked up as it got later, with a pretty hip crowd stopping by for $15 cocktails. I had an Epiphany, with Grey Goose La Poire vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, and an orchid garnish. An ORCHID. Okay, so that's why the cocktail costs $15. Delicious, refreshing, and yum.
The tough situation I refer to in the title? My cousin came in to visit me and stay a night at the hotel. But a scam artist pushed his way towards her, bumped into her, and took off... with her wallet. The person and his accomplice were dressed pretty well, and were very smooth. By the time we figured out what happened, they were gone. You CANNOT access the rooms in the W without key access, so these guys knew to keep near the lobby floor. It was the perfect crime. Now, this situation might have ruined our stay at the W... but the staff reacted so quickly and professionally. Everyone was in shock, given this never happens at a hotel of this caliber! They quickly contacted the police, secured video footage of the crime, fed us via room service on the house, and stayed with us throughout the whole process to ensure we felt safe.
Since I was staying additional nights at the hotel, I could have let this incident drive me away. But I was so impressed by the staff (and their authenticity and manners) that I felt 100% safe to stay in spite of this freak incident. I almost hate to share this tale in a review, but I think it's a testament to show that the W Foshay is a classy place, with trustworthy and quick-thinking employees. Because of their reaction time, we were able to shut down cards and get authorities on alert before the criminals could make any purchases. (In fact, they tried to purchase $1000+ of stuff at nearby Target, but they were denied!) Thank you W Foshay, you'll be my top pick in Minneapolis always.
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- The luxurious, historical W Minneapolis Hotel - The Foshay inspires innovative style in a soaring icon of art deco splendor. Take in splendid art, music, shopping, dining and theater. ... more less
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