The W Hotel Rip off I am a little more than disturbed that W Hotels, which are fewer stars than the Fairmonts and the classic luxury hotels of this world, have become more some cases, 2x more expensive.

I have stayed at a W (years ago, when the price was lower...I think it was priced in between a 'Travelodge' and a 'Fairmont'), but I don't understand why this is the case. Has it changed that drastically? Do they truly offer that much more? I've stayed in several 'boutique' hotels over the past year and love them with their white comforters and their dark furniture, but I have only stayed in them when the price is reasonable.