Kevin Spacey “swarmed” at W Hotel

4/28/2009:

Hey – I didn’t even know Kevin Spacey was in attendance at last week’s W Hotel Grand Opening – however, Page Six in the NY Post mentioned:

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Hoboken Cops “Star-Struck”

“HOBOKEN’S finest aren’t used to dealing with celebrities. At Thursday’s opening of the Chandelier Room at the new W Hoboken, star-struck cops who’d come to check out the festivities ended up swarming Kevin Spacey and taking pictures with him all night. “I guess not too many famous folks make it to Hoboken,” one partygoer laughed. Also making the trek across the river were Shannen Doherty, “Make Me a Supermodel” star Tyson Beck ford, football Giants co-captain Sean O’Hara, and Jamie Foxx.”

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getz76
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getz76

@homeworld,

Business. Lots of it. JP Morgan Chase, Aegis Re, Goldman, ADP, Mellon… the county courthouse…

Hoboken has Wiley and Marsh’s accounting back-office.

I think it makes sense for Hoboken to have a hotel, but a gigantic W? The W is Starwood’s direct competition to Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons. Yes, the W is positioned to be edgier and younger, but Hoboken’s turning into Stroller-Town.

Unless Starwood gives Marsh a $99 rate for the W in Hoboken, I bet you the few business travelers for Marsh will be staying at Club Quarters off Wall St. for half the price and taking the Path in.

The current weekday rate for the “cozy” room at the W is $260. You get a view of Hudson Square North. The Waldorf rooms start at $279 for weekdays. Same rate for most of the Manhattan DoubleTree hotels. I am not saying that a DoubleTree = W, but the average tourist to New York would stay at the W in Hoboken or the Waldorf Astoria on Park Ave. or the DoubleTree near Grand Central Terminal?

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

Im so glad I dont hate life, the way you do Strand Tramp

strand tramp
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strand tramp

you may have noticed that Jersey City has a huge massive established waterfront business district that includes the single tallest business tower in the state, owned by Goldman…the waterfront of JC has had brokerages located there for 100yrs. and what is “so many”? 4? 6? 8? look at the SIZE of JC in terms of area and population. look at how large their business district is (2 Path stops?) and then you can see why there is not a need for a W tower on the waterfront of residential Hoboken. but roberts is a lap dog for the Berry’s and they have always gotten whatever they wanted, at the clear expense of the interests/taxpayers of Hoboken.

homeworld
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Getz76, then why are there so many hotels in Jersey City?

getz76
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getz76

[quote comment=”152019″]getz – you’re a doosh…gee, i wonder why they would want to open a W in a young, lively urban city that has no hotel with few upscale dining/cocktail options.[/quote]

What is a doosh? Young, lively urban city? Hoboken? Between your spelling and your perception of Hoboken, I venture you are one of the weekenders from Bayonne.

Take a look at where other W hotels are located. All are destinations for either leisure or business or both. Hoboken is not Manhattan. Hoboken is a bedroom community with a short commute. I love it here. Hoboken is more like Brooklyn than Manhattan. Opening a W in Brooklyn would be nonsensical… so…

There are 200+ hotel rooms in that W. It will not matter how well the restaurant does if they get single-digit occupancy.

I know it just opened, but I looked out my window across the street at the W last night around 10 p.m., and there were 4 lit windows.

And yes, Florida blows.

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