The W chain needs some star power to keep up in the boutique hotel rat race so they've turned to Thom Filicia, one of the Fab Five from "Queer Eye" (hurts to hear it, right?), who'll renovate a handful of the chain's hotels, starting with the W Los Angeles-Westwood. The poolside area and restaurant are both being redesigned; he's also doing a sample "suite" that'll be unveiled later this summer. We hear Filicia is a genuinely nice guy. Nice sweater.
· W Hotels Teams up with Thom Filicia [ID]