We stayed at the W between 28th December 2012 - January 3rd 2013. We choose one of the 1 bedroom villas. The stay was very enjoyable. The hotel is uber shmick with interiors that are all about vibrancy, elegance and textural diversity. Every nook and cranny is a joy. The artwork, lighting and the furniture is not only functional but fun.
The place is alive with people from all over the world. The general feel is "young" meaning it is really appealing to upwardly mobiles from there 20s to late 30's. The music scene is outstanding and the aray of DJ's from all ends of the globe is impressive. If you want to party in amazing surroundings and dont mind paying a litte extra for cocktails this is the place for you.
The Villa was comfortable and functional. I wouldnt say it blew my mind when compared to the rest of the hotel and the standards of decor. But interestingly the air con was so loud we had to turn it off at night - very surprising for such a new hotel.
The only down side was the length of the driveway and the uneven stone surface that its constructed from. Not a massive deal because concierge will drop you off at the entrance in a golf buggy. However as a female that likes wearing a heel at night its precarious.
Finally the staff are deligtful but sadly ineffective. They smile and nodd and ultimately either dont understand what you are asking or just ignore your request. On more than one occasion at breakfast we had to ask twice how long the fried eggs would be when we had been waiting 30 minutes. However it was Xmas time and it was busy. Just dont expect too much in the way of service.