W Istanbul unveils gliettering new look


W Istanbul recently unveiled a new social scene that captures the energy of the cosmopolitan city by acclaimed Turkish designer, Mahmut Anlar.

Guests entering the hotel will be ushered through an interactive art installation that mixes light, videos, motion sensors and mirrors; a striking juxtaposition of interior images of iconic Istanbul landmarks and Turkish traditions with modern design.

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Inspired by Ottoman art and treasures, the remixed W Lounge exudes an exotic vibe where guests can mix and mingle.

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The refresh of W Istanbul also includes a new spacious and stylish Cool Corner Suite on the third floor. The one-bedroom retreat features a separate living room and spectacular Bosphorus views from the balcony. The Cool Corner Suite can also be combined with a Studio Suite and a Mega Room to create an exclusive area of more than 158sqm where guests can stretch out in style with friends and family while enjoying the spectacular river and city views.

W Istanbul has also introduced a new W Day Spa with two treatment rooms, a Turkish Bath, and hammam. The new FIT® state-of-the-art fitness centre on the third floor offers verdant views and a refreshing space bathed in natural daylight.

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Speaking about the reinvigorated hotel, Christian Hoehn, General Manager of W Istanbul said, “With the reimagining of W Istanbul, we want to be the freshest and hottest destination in this vibrant metropolis. The hotel is set on an historical structure, and we want to remix this context with the cutting-edge, design-led DNA of W Hotels to offer our guests an unforgettable experience in Istanbul.”

“When renovating this historical building, we wanted to continue to reflect its Ottoman past through carefully chosen patterns, furniture and décor while blending this with W Hotels’ cutting-edge identity. That’s why I liked to use the analogy of bringing an American bride to the Ottoman when describing this project,” said Mahmut Anlar.

Located in the centre of the historic Akaretler Row Houses, an upscale neighborhood filled with restaurants, cafes, and design and art galleries, W Istanbul was the first W Hotel to open in Europe.