W Hotel Under Public Spotlight Again
Another incident in one of the W hotel put hotel under the public spotlight again. The Washington Post reported that a woman fell to her death from a Washington D.C. W Hotel on Wednesday.
The police told the newspaper that the woman fell down after drinking on the rooftop terrace and climbing over a fence of the hotel that stood next to the White House. Witnesses reported that they saw the woman hanging from an overhang one story below the rooftop about 11.00 pm before she eventually fell about 10 stories.
Prior to the Washington D.C. incident, there were two other incidents recently that involved W hotels which are W hotels in Austin and Atlanta. The investigations about those two incidents are still in the progress. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is very cooperative. However, the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Noble Investments officials have emphasized that the incidents cannot be seen as one related incident.
A spokeswoman for Noble, the owner of the W Atlanta-Midtown, said: “The W Austin and W Atlanta Midtown incidents are completely unrelated.” She added that the two current incidents happened in the different circumstances. “The incident at the W Austin involved balcony glass on empty condos above the hotel and the incident at the W Atlanta Midtown involved a guestroom window,” she said.
On June 10th 2011, four people were injured when two glass panels fell from a balcony of the W Hotel in Austin. The glass panels fell into the pool area. Two persons filed a lawsuit against the hotel after the incident. Another broken glass fell again in the W Austin this Monday and Tuesday. Fortunately, the pool was closed so there was no one wounded because of the incident.
Meanwhile, the incident in the W Atlanta happened on 28 May. Two women crashed through a window of the room while celebrating a birthday party. One person was dead, while another was in a critical condition.