W Hotel Istanbul Debuts Big Renovation

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Extreme WOW Suite, W Hotel Istanbul
Pictured above: the newly renovated Extreme WOW Suite

The Istanbul hotel scene is red-hot, with sizzling new openings causing much excitement among hotel-obsessed travelers. The latest news is that the W Istanbul has unveiled a big makeover. When we visited the hotel after its debut (back in 2009), the hotel was working on finding its identity in a town known for happening nightlife and a trendy bar scene. Now, after a major overhaul, the W Istanbul aims to attract a hip local crowd alongside its well-heeled, party-loving clientele.

The official press release describes “a stunning new social scene that captures the energy of the cosmopolitan city by acclaimed Turkish designer, Mahmut Anlar.”

Noteworthy additions include the new interactive art installation at the hotel entry, a new Cool Corner Suite on the third floor, plus a fitness center and two-room Day Spa using Caudalie products.

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With 140 guestrooms and suites, the W Istanbul was the first hotel in Europe for the brand.

W Hotel Istanbul

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