W Hotel Hoboken

1/17/2009 Update:

It’s been a while since some W Hotel pics went up – so here are some shots taken last week. They say the hotel will be opening up in the next couple of months.

From 1 to 10 – how excited are you?

I notice some folks (especially politicians) are giddy about this hotel, while others shrug their shoulders. Where do you fit in?

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SEE UPDATES GOING BACK TO 2006 AFTER THE JUMP…

3/18/2008 Update:

Not sure how many of you noticed that the W Hotel got the big “W” a couple days ago.

Running on more than two days without sleep, I whipped a quick 60 second video together (with appropriate music). Thanks to the Hoboken411 reader that sent the shoddy cell-phone video!

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1/23/2008 Update:

My “quarterly update” is about 7 weeks late, but below are some pictures taken 15 days ago over at the W Hotel construction site.

Notwithstanding the hazardous falling concrete, I personally think construction is progressing quite nicely. Unlike many of the cookie-cutter, poorly built “boxes” many people call “luxury condos,” this building is a sophisticated jewel in comparison. Not only will it be a fully functioning hotel, with health club, spa, night club, giant service kitchen, maid services, conference rooms, 5-star restaurants and more, it will contain custom-built residences for the rich and famous.

Projects like this take time in order to be constructed properly. Anyone that thinks otherwise is completely naïve.

See how the W Hotel has looked through various phases of construction after the jump.

8/30/2007 Update:

Figured I’d throw a quarterly update up about the progress of the looming W Hotel along the Hoboken Waterfront.

The W Hotel website is now up and fully functioning (along with a pleasant soundtrack). Additionally, I stumbled across this blog called the “Passions of a Zealot”, and Andrew Calvo who runs it, is obviously hot and heavy for Barry Sternlicht, who runs Starwood Hotels. He travels far to update both the Hoboken and downtown Manhattan locations.

The updated W Hotel website has floor plans you can review. The 4BR residence is actually very sweet (if I won the Mega Millions Lottery). Over 3,000 square feet, and not one, not two, but THREE balconies. If you can’t get lucky living here, you might as well buy a coffin.

See floorplan, and picture (taken last month).
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5/11/2007 Update:

“Tracking” the progress of what now seems like very past-paced construction.

Also, a screen-grab from the Starwood Hotels website, where you can get a little tease about the 5,000 square foot Bliss spa and the bar with “amazing Manhattan views”.

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See more progress photos below.

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Original concept drawing…
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3/22/2007 Update:

Some growth in the past four months. See previous progress below.

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11/17/2006 Update:

Here’s some “exciting” construction pics and as expected, deadlines get pushed back.

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Description – Coming 2007 2008 2009. Luxury 270 room hotel.
Services – Fine dining, bar and lounge, banquet facilities and corporate meeting rooms, fitness center with swimming pool, spa and more.
Website – www.appliedco.com/aboutUs/pipeline/hotel.shtml
Address – 200 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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262 Comments on "W Hotel Hoboken"


Member
8 years 10 months ago

A coworker just shared this with me. Look at all the haters from manhattan! thought it was funny and wanted to share.

curbed.com/archives/2006/03/14/how_..._you_spell_hoboken_fun_with_a_w.php

Member
8 years 10 months ago

Wow… that’s sad that people rip on Hoboken so badly. It seems like they are jealous that another town outside Manhattan could actually support a W hotel.

Member
8 years 10 months ago

Building will be very tall. Here is good pic viewing from 3rd st of what it will look like when done.

and from the waterfront..

You can bet any bar at the top of this building will do well.

The interior sketches from the Architect’s web site look like standard W Hotel Rooms.

gwathmey-siegel.com/projects/archit...ity_projects/whotel/indexright.html

Member
8 years 10 months ago

it should be noted that most of those people were most likely born outside of NYC. Pretty much everyone is from Michigan, or Tenessee

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8 years 10 months ago

Oh people rip on Jersey and Hoboken to make themselves feel better for pouring money down a rat hole unnecessarily. I mean, do you really care about what a group of people who CHOOSE to live on an island that is the world’s # 1 terror target, and who voluntarily pay city income tax just for priviledge of being able to say they’re paying two-three times as much per square foot as the next most expensive place to live, thinks?

I sure don’t.