The W Is closing! What was once the hottest hotel downtown just can’t compete anymore with the shitty economy and the stiff competition of the new hotels like the Hard Rock and the Ivy. My buddy told me this at work today, and I had to look it up on SignOnSanDiego.com to be sure, and yep – its gone!
Their sandbar up on the roof was pretty sweet. Sucks to see it go, but I know all of these hotels are hurting (although you wouldn’t know it from our party at the Ivy last week for Pete’s birthday with an $1800 tab for Bottle Service!). I know from my friends that work at the Ivy that they are hurting too – both of them received a 10% pay cut, a bunch of people were let go, and some other people in management demoted. Sucks to see this kind of stuff happen!
Check out the article about the W here: