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Whatever | Whenever

When one of the world's most exciting new hotel brands came to Istanbul, it was only a matter of time before it joined the Elixir collection. W Hotels, with its Whatever, Whenever slogan, has created a unique property in the heart of Istanbul's fashionable Besiktas district.

W Istanbul is the centerpiece of the redeveloped Akaretler Row houses, a landmark constructed by Sultan Abdulaziz in the l870s to house royal staff. The
excellent bars, lounges and restaurants offer fine views of the Bosphorus, while the informal Living Room invites guests to socialize and unwind. At Spice Market, star Chef Jean-Georges brings 20 years of traveling in Asia to the table, elevating street food in a thoughtful but not overly refined way. Soft lighting and a stylish downstairs bar create a sensually relaxed dining atmosphere. The Store is also part of the W Hotels experience, offering a smart selection of designer and fashion goods onsite.