Istanbul welcomes its newest luxury hotel with the grand opening of the stunning Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul on 11 May 2013. The opulent 186-room hotel is set on the European side of the Bosphorus Strait, and its luxurious interiors are effectively designed to reflect the elegance and glamour of the Dolmabahce Palace. The hotel boasts lavish swathes of marble, glittering chandeliers and a mix of European, Asian and Turkish influences. The spacious guestrooms are pure luxury – the rich teal, crème and caramel colour scheme is soothing and complimented beautifully by five-star décor and amenities. The bathrooms are decked in exclusive Turkish marble, and are complete with heated floors and Bulgari bath amenities for all guests.
Nearly all of the hotel’s 17 suites have private terraces offering beautiful Bosphorus vistas. The ultimate indulgence is the Shangri-La Suite, which has three terraces overlooking the Old City, Asian shores and the Bosphorus Bridge.
The hotel also features CHI, a spa with eight of the most indulgent private spa suites in Istanbul offering Asian and Turkish treatments. The hotel’s hammam facilities are extensive, catering to both private groups and individuals. Both the spa and hammam feature Turkish tiles, water features and abundant marble. A health club with sauna, Jacuzzi, steam rooms, and a heated indoor pool are also available to hotel guests.