November/December 2005 | Readers' Choice Awards
By OUTTraveler Contributer
BEST MAINSTREAM HOTEL CHAIN
What’s in a name? According to the corporate office, “W…for warm, wonderful, witty, wired. W for welcome.” In other words, we may never know what that W stands for, but we do know we love it. This proves our readers have excellent taste, since the W brand (part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which includes Sheraton, Westin, and St. Regis) is ultrastylish and ultrahip without skimping on service, comfort, or convenience. Also winning Best Mainstream Property, Best High-Tech Hotel Chain, and Best Property in Australia, you could say the W has swept our first annual awards. And no wonder: Its gay ads and homo promos are simply the best. Call 888-625-5144.
Founded in 1960 in Toronto, the Four Seasons now has 66 properties in 29 countries, with 20 more on the way. With unique destination-inspired hotels in historic and ultramodern buildings, no two properties are ever the same. No wonder Hollywood royalty and glam globetrotters refuse to stay anywhere else. Call 800-332-3442.