Marti Istanbul Hotel

Opened in January, the Marti Istanbul Hotel is a quiet, contemporary haven at the edge of the Turkish city’s bustling Taksim Square. The 270-room property is the work of the local architect Zeynep Fadıllıoˇglu—best known as the first woman to design a mosque—whose use of subtle patterns and rich fabrics embraces the sensual touch and […]

Sneak Peek: Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened its second European property on May 11: the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. The six-story hotel, set on the Bosporus, has 186 rooms and suites (from approximately $725 per night), including the grand Shangri-La Suite, which has three terraces overlooking Istanbul and its Asian shoreline. More than 1,000 works of art are […]

Best of the Best 2012: Spas: Espa at the Istanbul Edition

Spread across three basement-level floors of a new 15-story, 78-room hotel, Espa at the Istanbul Edition (+90.212.317.7700, opened in March 2011 in the bustling residential district of Levent. Adorned with woven-horsehair wall coverings and bronze-and-leather flooring, the 20,000-square-foot spa includes an indoor swimming pool, 10 treatment rooms, a VIP suite, whirlpools, a snow cabin, […]

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