Flagship St Regis Hotels & Resorts Opens Its Doors in Istanbul, Turkey

After a long anticipated debut, Starwood Hotel & Resorts has finally opened its doors to their ultra-luxury new addition, the St. Regis Hotel. Nestled in the sophisticated Nisantasi neighborhood, you’ll find chic designer boutiques and art galleries surrounding the hotel, the perfect neighborhood to compliment the resort. Notorious for combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St Regis is known for its exceptional service and bespoke settings.


No matter if you’re travelling for business or leisure, award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat designed the 118-room hotel, making each foot of the hotel a treat for its guests. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Macka Park and Bosphorus or début-de-siècle buildings of the chic Abdi İpekçi Street. If you’re looking to take your room stay to another level, make sure to check out the Bentley Suite. Created in partnership with Bentley, the creator of the world’s most luxurious automobile, the suite captures the perfect blend of refined luxury and style (similar to the experience you’ll find behind the wheel of a Bentley).


Exquisitely decorated, the luxury-loving guest will enjoy a modern interpretation of the glamorous Art Deco era with a variety of contemporary art installations. The hotel boasts breathtaking works of art by internationally acclaimed and emerging Turkish artists as part of the Demsa Collection of Art. Featuring custom pieces created by the hotel, you’ll find pieces like the Lasvit chandelier, which stuns center stage in the lobby.


“We are thrilled to unveil The St. Regis Istanbul and introduce its exceptional service standards and refined elegance to travelers and local residents,” said Rui Reis, General Manager, The St. Regis Istanbul. “The hotel presents one-of-a-kind experiences, including several firsts in Turkey – Spago, the rooftop restaurant and lounge by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck and a Bentley Suite – all set within this remarkable space with unparalleled design inspired by Istanbul’s rich history.”


Beyond amazing décor, the St Regis never disappoints, even their spa offers a transformative spa journey that will offer you only the deepest form of relaxation. With seven treatment rooms, two hammams, an indoor pool, fitness center and rejuvenating services, you’ll leave the stresses behind upon entering of the spa.


Interested in experiencing Istanbul or looking for exclusive rates at the St. Regis? Contact us for WGY Preferred Rates, at info@wgylifestyle.com or 888-WGY-0808.





Bentley's New Suite Debuts At The St. Regis Istanbul
Bentley’s New Suite Debuts At The St. Regis Istanbul











Groundscaping Intercontinental to be Built In Shanghai


Looking for a ‘not your typical’ escape? Look no further than China. Featuring an unbelievable design, the Intercontinental being built just outside of Shanghai is stepping outside of the box and creating a groundbreaking (literally) new design that’s never been seen before.

Carved into the edge of an abandoned quarry, this five-star hotel is due to be completed in early 2017. With 328 rooms, 19 stories cascading down a cliff towards a 90-meter-deep lagoon, this futuristic and lavish hotel is costing over £345million to turn this dream into a reality.

Not only will you be looking down 19 stories, but the hotel will also sit 15 meters underground with two stories that will be built underwater, showcasing views of an underground aquarium with glass walls.

We can’t wait to check it out, who’s in?!


The Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland; All images: Shanghai Shimao Property Group/ Atkins
The Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland; All images: Shanghai Shimao Property Group/ Atkins

W Amsterdam is Open for Business!

We’re no strangers to the magical city of Amsterdam, and at the W Amsterdam you’ll be able to magnify your escape to the capital of the Netherlands. Mixing historical Dutch architectural elements with cutting-edge design across two buildings next to Dam Square, this brand new W is at the epicenter of this energetic and forward-thinking city. Marvel at dazzling views from our spot between the Royal Palace and the UNESCO-listed Singel canal.

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Let the elevator lift you up to the rooftop for a check-in experience unlike any other. Relax in one of the 238 guest rooms and suites.  Each is a fabulous retreat that mixes historical details with contemporary features. Recharge with the W signature bed, complemented by touches of local design. For the ultimate experience, check out one of our WOW or E-WOW Suites.

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Revel in the exhilarating guest rooms and suites of W Amsterdam, where vibrant décor, state-of-the-art technology and visionary amenities elevate every stay. Indulge in a snack from the Munchie Box. Amplify downtime with in-room entertainment. Finally, recharge with Bliss® sinkside six bath amenities and retreat to signature W beds, where a W pillow menu heightens a rejuvenating night’s sleep.

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After a night out, detoxify at AWAY® Spa. Indulge in one of the destination restaurants and taste signature sips at our W Lounge overlooking Dam Square. Sample local creations in our creative incubator space, a breeding ground for up-and-coming Dutch fashion and design artists. Get exclusive access to vibrant nightlife, dining, shopping and fashion with the signature Whatever/Whenever® service, the in-the-know W Insider and the W Happenings.

Traveling to Amsterdam? For WGY Preferred Rates, please contact us at info@wgylifestyle.com or 888-WGY-0808. We Got You.