Istanbul is fast becoming Europe's capital of cool, and its hip-o-meter certainly clocked up a couple more notches with the April 2008 opening of the W in the...more
This "classy and secluded" hotel overlooks the Bosphorus on the former garden of Dolmabahçe Palace. Guest rooms are warm and modern, with rich woods,...more
The Ritz-Carlton occupies 15 floors of one of the city's most controversial buildings: Süzer Plaza, a dreary monolith that stands obnoxiously at the heart...more
Opened in fall 2008, the Park Hyatt is a sophisticated, stylish hotel with all the modest self-assuredness that is the mark of a solid high-end brand. Architect...more
When Hotel Les Ottomans opened in 2006 in a renovated 18th-century mansion in Kuruçeşme, a little way up the Bosphorus on the European side, it...more
Probably the only Four Seasons in a prison, and one of the smallest in the chain, but there's nothing confining about this 65-room hotel very handily midway...more
This mid-19th-century palace, located on the site of an 18th-century residence belonging to the last Ottoman sultans, housed the Turkish parliament for two...more
If you can forgive the rather humdrum name and slightly away-from-center location (trendy Nişantaşı, about a five-minute cab ride from Taksim...more
The lively nightlife and shopping area around Beyoğlu is generally neglected by hotel entrepreneurs, leaving a choice between brass-knobbed chains and...more
The Çırağan Kempinski must have been glancing nervously over its shoulder in June 2008, when the new Four Seasons Bosphorus opened in the elegant...more
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