The W: where the wild things are. Where the waves crash in the distance (ok, you can’t actually hear them) and the scantily clad sirens frolic about. A world of wonder and other champagne-fueled whimsy. Welcome to our staycation — we’re glad you could make it.

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THE SPOT: W New York – Downtown

THE STATS: 217 guest rooms/suites, 223 private residences, 58 floors, terrace bar, business and fitness centers, views on views on views.

PERFECT FOR: A lingerie-clad staycation with your babeliest babe friends, lathered in lipstick and draped in furs.

On a blustery evening downtown, THE STAYCATIONERS stripped Xtina style down to their Negative Underwear, promptly getting glam for a girls’ night in and beckoning room service in true staycay form. Ever eat fries 150 feet above the city streets? We highly recommend.



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THE STAYCATIONERS squad is made up of independent ladies who don’t need no support, but that doesn’t mean the girls don’t. Our friends at Negative hooked it up with the underthings of our wildest dreams, from balconettes and demi-bras to mesh high-waisted panties and lots of nothing in between — comfy, cute, and perfect for champagne popping. (Don’t worry, there was ultra healthy JUS by Julie to boot).


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Beach waves and booty and bubbly, oh my. Thanks to makeup maven Emily Rudman of MLE Studio and hair goddess Laura Polko, the staycay harem got glossed up and ready to roll. Time to grin and bare it, ladies. See what we did there?


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If you build it, they will climb. So many surfaces for activities…our staycationers took full advantage of the terrain and posed the night away in all their mesh-and-white glory.


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What’s a staycation without a good romp in the hotel halls? THE STAYCATIONERS suited up in their finest furs for a good ol’ hallway hoedown, dodging rogue elevator riders and neighbors in between laps and telephone calls like the staycationing pros that they are.


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The candles were lit, and so were our staycationers…that is, until, their eyelids became heavy and the burning candles out-glowed the fire in their eyes. Visions of juice cleanses and exfoliating facial cleansers danced in their heads as they drifted off to sleep, just the girls and their mesh…until next time, sweet reader.

Photo cred: Jason Alfano

Keep up with THE STAYCATIONERS as they take on a new hotel each month. Special thanks to our friends Laura Polko, Emily Rudman, Negative Underwear, Tocca Beauty, JUS by Julie, Erica Lavelanet, Stefana Tabacaru, REN Skincare, and of course, the W New York – Downtown.

Photography by Jason Alfano at @SGCNY <3 for THE STAYCATIONERS.

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