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Gorgeous bed, a beautiful mood // The W Hotel Istanbul // @ Akaretler // Beşiktaş // Istanbul // Turkey // Embrace the Location! | by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||
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Gorgeous bed, a beautiful mood // The W Hotel Istanbul // @ Akaretler // Beşiktaş // Istanbul // Turkey // Embrace the Location!

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W Hotels is Starwood's luxury boutique hotel brand, generally marketed towards a younger crowd. It was launched in 1998 with the W New York, a conversion of the old Doral Inn hotel at 541 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The first few W hotels were mainly conversions of existing hotels already within the Starwood group. The brand has since expanded with over fifty hotels and resorts around the world.

 

They have a common theme of spare, minimalist, modern decor and hip, informal names for categories of rooms and public areas. For example the lobbies of all the hotels are known as the "Living Room".

 

The W Barcelona hotel was W's first in Western Europe and opened in October 2009. It features a futuristic design by architect Ricardo Bofill in the shape of a sail. Standing 26 stories tall, it can be seen from all over the city. The property is located next to the beach and boasts private access to it. It also includes a Bliss spa, gym and conference facilities

 

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WIKIPEDIA = STARWOOD HOTELS and RESORTS = SEE W HOTELS

 

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The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

 

--- Leo Buscaglia

 

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