Located in historic akaretler in the city center and surrounded by cafes & art and design galleries, w istanbul is situated next to charming besiktas and down the hill from chic nisantasi. Where history meets cosmopolitan style, local cuisines meet creative cocktails and ottoman opulence meets pulsating beats.
W Istanbul serves as the centerpiece of redevelopment of the landmark Akaretler Row Houses in Besiktas. The historical Row Houses were designed in 1875 under the reign of Sultan Abdulaziz, as living quarters for high ranking officers of the Dolmabahce Palace - a symbol of magnificence of the 19th-century Ottoman Empire. Located in Akaretler district of Istanbul, known for its destination restaurants, bars and cafes, W Istanbul is in close proximity to the Bosphorus Strait and Nisantasi, the city’s most fashionable shopping district. The hotel is also a stone’s throw away from Dolmabahce Palace and Istanbul Modern Art Museum and a short drive to the Old City, Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
136 Guest Rooms: 46 Wonderful, 15 Spectacular, 8 Marvelous, 28 Fabulous, 10 Mega, 25 Studio & Fantastic Suites, 1 Spa Studio Suite, 1 Marvelous Suite, 1WOW Suite, 1 Extreme WOW Suite. Rooms and suites with private garden, terrace or cabana - W signature bed, pillow top mattresses and feather bed, 350-thread-count cotton blend sheets, feather and goose down duvets/pillows - Bliss bathroom amenities, terry/pique spa robes, hairdryer - in-room safe - oversized leather desk - 32” flat screen TV - Bose Wave Radio with iPod docking station - DVD player - in-room movies on demand - caller ID/voicemail - wireless HSIA - data port - dual-line speaker phone with conference call features - munchie box and minibar - handicap accessible rooms available, smoke detectors and sprinklers in room, non-smoking rooms available.
Designed by renowned Turkish designer, Mahmut Anlar, the WOW Suite is one you could stay in forever. All-the-way-up-there seven-meter high ceilings and tall windows, this suite is an airy duplex complete with a separate mezzanine-level bedroom, customized living room, stunning dining room, kitchen, 1 1/2 bathrooms and modern luxuries throughout for every whim and fancy. The exclusive bedroom features skylights above the spa bath, an enormous massage shower and a four poster W signature bed. The luxurious living room features a Bang & Olufsen stereo system, iPhone dock, and a 42” LG Electronics LCD flat screen TV.
EXTREME WOW SUITE
Top Floor Rock Star Signature Suite! Imagine relaxing on your exclusive terrace as you take in the sunset over the Bosphorus. Imagine arriving via private lift to your own floor. You’re the host with the most with a sophisticated dining room and bar, serving just-mixed cocktail concoctions. Recharge and sip bubbly in your room with a private traditional Turkish bath. Spectacular skylights across the Extreme WOW Suite flood the suite with sunlight and a view of the starry sky. Lounge in the two living areas’ carefully hand-picked details, such as the ultimate state-of-the-art entertainment center— Bang & Olufsen stereo, 42” LG LCD flat screen TV, and an iPhone docking station.
W Istanbul’s Whatever/Whenever® philosophy pampers guests with “whatever you want, whenever you want it”, inviting sophisticated business and leisure travelers into a world where anything can happen. SERVICES AND AMENITIES SWEAT Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, Day Spa, WIRED (self service business center), 24-hour in-room dining, dry cleaning/laundry/valet services, express check-in and check-out, childcare services, P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome).
COCKTAILS / CUISINE
W Istanbul provides a haven for those with a discerning palate and an appetite for good company. Experience the W Lounge, where guests and locals can socialize, relax and recharge in an upbeat and chic sanctuary. Enjoy cool new mixes, expertly-crafted cocktails and delight in the chef’s signature dishes. From the inspired alchemy of master chef Tolga Atalay; an alluringly modern Turkish feast. Okka restaurant will warm you with Turkish specialties and the largest wine list in the city. Minyon restaurant is casual, hip and inviting, a great place to enjoy international cuisine and fun cocktails.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Innovative design meets cutting-edge technology at the new W Istanbul Studios. Right here in our 3650 square feet (340 square meters) of event space, the four W Istanbul Studios feature fully adaptable conference equipment that turn business pow-wows into exhilarating oh-wows. Creative in approach and innovative in design, W Istanbul will engage and energize attendees and participants of all meetings, soirees and fetes. Our unique Sensory Set Up® gets ideas flowing with mood music, signature scents and more. Get out of that mid-day rut to uncover hidden talents and learn new skills with Wish WorkshopsSM, where you can do anything from learning to cook Turkish meze to backgammon lessons. And if work isn’t working for you, take a break with RecessSM. Delight in a menu of activities that’s fun and beneficial to everyone. Perfect for work and play, when W Hotels take care of business, you’ll love the results.
STARWOOD PREFERRED GUEST PROGRAM
Frequent visitors of W Hotels receive the same travel rewards offered by the Starwood Preferred Guest and Starwood Preferred Business programs, which include Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Four Points, Aloft, Element, Le Meridien, St. Regis and Luxury Collection Hotels.