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The W Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood Opens Today

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After years of construction that has changed the face of the famous Hollywood and Vine corner, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences finally opens to the public today, meaning more local jobs--about 600 in total--servicing the 305 large studio’s and one bedroom hotel suites, 143 luxury residences and other amenities such as food, drink and spa.

Although the multi-level nightclub Drai’s Hollywood is set to open in March, Delphine opens today. Inside the 6,000-square foot eatery, patrons will feast upon classic and modern interpretations of French cuisine by Sascha Lyon and the Innovative Dining Group, which has also brought L.A. a number of restaurants, including Sushi Roku, Katana and BOA. It will be open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has indoor and outdoor seating.

Also inside will be a large spa, Bliss Hollywood, and Station Hollywood, an outdoor living room, theatre and lounge where movies and art will be shown. Wet, a 25-yard lap pool, is on the roof.

More info will be coming out after tomorrow when Jimmy Kimmel, Robin Thicke, politicians and government representatives like Art Leahy of Metro--the hotel is built over the Hollywood and Vine Red Line Station--get together with the media to show the place off.