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The W St. Petersburg is Rather Pretty But Rather Expensive Too

May 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM | by | ()

A few weeks ago, The W St. Petersburg in Russia finally opened and thanks to a very friendly tipster, we've got an inside look at some of the public spaces and a guest room.

Given that W Hotels have missed the mark a few times in the last couple of years as far as design (W Boston, W London), we're quite relieved to see that this W is just downright pretty. We particularly love the cozy warmth of the Living Room and the kailedoscope lights that hang from the ceiling in the guestroom. But the TV stand is a little funky and there may be a bit of an anti-view.

But how is it actually spending the night here? Our tipster reports back:

The hotel is fantastic! Design is cool, stuff are very professional (which are not typical for the new hotels especially in Russia). Everything is opened now (Bliss, Restaurant, Bar). The roof top terrace (the best part of the hotel with unforgettable view will be opened in June). Unfortunately there is no W party mood now but I hope they will change it soon. The worst thing is the price - from 600 USD for wonderful room.

We must be getting old, we breathed a sigh of relief when we read that the hotel doesn't have a party mood yet. But we're still not old enough to be able to splurge on a room for $600 without having a serious panic attack. Sigh. Someday.

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