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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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).

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”.


See more progress photos below.


Original concept drawing…

3/22/2007 Update:

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


11/17/2006 Update:

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


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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Monday, April 13, 2009 1:36 pm

[quote comment=”148618″][quote comment=”148588″]anyone ever been to the SohoGrand? we could have had something like that if we had any real people of character involved in this project. instead we got this terrible place.[/quote]

Soho Grand is terrible…i’m speaking of just the bar…it’s in the front of the hotel and it runs along the front, with bars on opposite ends. it was jam packed with tourists and was nothing special at all.

Did anyone actually go to the Chandelier Room this past weekend? I checked out Lobby Bar and their specialty drinks were 12-16 bucks…Def worth checking out for 1 drink, but not to spend a whole nite drinking there, unless mommy and daddy pay for your rent[/quote]

Or if Uncle Sam pays your rent.

Monday, April 13, 2009 12:53 pm

[quote comment=”148631″]if those parents pay for junior’s rent so he can go spend $14.00 for a martini at the lobby bar of the W then both junior and the parents belong at the W.[/quote]


But Biffy B is kinda cute when he tries to justify this all-nighter of an expense.

Monday, April 13, 2009 12:52 pm

A B&B is a dream of mine– definitely wouldn’t mind running one somewhere down the line.

Monday, April 13, 2009 12:42 pm

I love the fact that the W has opened in Hoboken. The waterfront is such an improvement than the wreck yard that was there when I first moved here in the 1990’s.

However, the rates are too high for me to benefit when extended family who doesn’t even like me calls the day before to let me know they’re crashing at my place for the weekend and I won’t even see them for all the parties and shopping of which they’ll take part. That said, I wish that a few small, affordable bread and breakfast B&B joints would open up around town. How nice would it be to refer the uninvited to these places?

Monday, April 13, 2009 12:38 pm

The W might not be what everyone wanted, but it definitely seems a cut above the average Hoboken joint… besides, at least it is something different.

I like hotel bars, but they are usually cost prohibitive… that is why when I decide to go I usually go to Bemelman’s at the Carlyle or the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis… old school pro’s mixing perfect drinks…

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