W St. Petersburg
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|W St. Petersburg|
|Location||Voznesensky prospect 6
|Opening||April 20, 2011|
|Floor area||9000 sqm|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Antonio Citterio Partricia Viel Partners|
|Developer||Real Estate Development Ltd.|
|Structural engineer||Vladimir Grigoriev|
The W St. Petersburg in Saint Petersburg, is an 8-floor hotel located next to Saint Isaac's Square, Admiralty and close to the Hermitage. It is the first W hotel in Russia, offering 137 guest rooms, miX in St. Petersburg restaurant inspired by Alain Ducasse, miXup bar, miXup terrace, and the first Bliss Spa in Russia.
About the brand: W Hotels
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."
W opened its first hotel in Europe in Istanbul in May 2008. The hotel, located in the renovated Akaretler Row Houses, a group of historic structures built in the 1870s to house the employees of the Dolmabahçe Palace, blends the traditional Ottoman design of the row houses with the contemporary feel of the luxury hotel chain.
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. It also includes a Bliss spa, gym and conference facilities.
The W Doha Hotel and Residences is the only W property in the Middle East and North Africa, and is considered one of the largest world wide, offering 441 rooms and residences makes it also one of the largest in the State of Qatar. The property is located in West-Bay area also known as the towers area of Doha on a walking distance from one of the worlds largest shopping malls.
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