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Starwood opens Luxury New Hotel in Istanbul

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On Tuesday, the W Istanbul celebrated its grand opening.  The W Istanbul features 134 luxurious guest rooms, including 26 suites, the signature W Living Room experience, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Spice Market restaurant, and a signature spa.

W Istanbul features Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Spice Market restaurant, specializing in the flavorful street food of Southeast Asia. Spice Market teases the taste buds with piquant elevations of the region's street cuisine where Jean-Georges' dishes boast the curries and spices of the region, all served within sensual interior decorations, creating a stylish, yet casual atmosphere and spectacular views of the Bosphorus, the renowned waterway between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara.

W Istanbul will serve as the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the landmark Akaretler Row Houses in Besiktas. The historical Row was constructed by Sultan Adbulaziz in the 1870's to house workers of the Dolmabahce Palace, a symbol of the magnificence and decadence of the 19th century Ottoman Empire. Located in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, known for its destination restaurants, bars and cafes, the W Istanbul will be in close proximity to the Bosphorus Strait and Nisantasi, the SoHo of Istanbul. The hotel will also be a stone's throw away from the Museum of Painting and Sculpture and a short drive to the Old City, the Blue Mosque and the Istanbul Modern art museum. The project complex in which W Istanbul is located includes luxury residences along with a retail component featuring a variety of global luxury brands. As a whole, the development will dramatically change the face of Istanbul's Akaretler district and revitalize its economic life.

W Istanbul's 134 luxurious guest rooms include suites and duplex suites of diverse categories, many having their own private gardens, terraces and cabanas, making it a unique destination within the destination. Each room offers a variety of decoration and light concepts creating a stylish blend of modern and Turkish design in perfect harmony. W Istanbul guest rooms feature soaring ceilings, wooden arched frame windows, airy living spaces with tech and state-of-the-art entertainment systems, luxurious beddings with golden lights to the Extreme WOW two-bedroom suite and spectacular views over the Istanbul skyline and surrounding panoramic vistas.

Every guest room at W Istanbul will feature the W signature bed with pillow top mattresses and feather beds, 350-thread count cotton blend sheets, feather and goose down pillows, an oversized desk, clock radio with CD/DVD player, CD/DVD library,MP3 docking station, high-speed wireless internet and Ethernet connection, 32" inch TVs and in-room movies on demand, dual line cordless phone with data port, voicemail, speaker and conference capabilities, in-room W Istanbul features two exclusive meeting rooms and a private dining room. Creative in approach and innovative in design, W Istanbul promises to engage, energize and entertain the senses.

Now, with 22 properties in the world's most vibrant destinations and 18 W Hotels currently in development throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, W Hotels is one of the fastest growing luxury hotel brands in the world.

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