The Istanbul EDITION Opens in Turkey
Wednesday 9, February 2011
An urban jewel, The Istanbul EDITION opens today as an exclusive new hotel in the heart one of the world's most vibrant cities at the nexus of Europe, Asia and the Russian Federation.
A 13-story tower including 78 guest rooms and a full-floor penthouse, The Istanbul EDITION serves as a sophisticated hub providing multiple venues for relaxing and entertaining including a three-story spa by ESPA, Cipriani restaurant, lobby bar, drawing room, screening room, meeting rooms and special event space, a business center, and a nightclub.
Located in the lively and historic Levent neighborhood on the European side of the city, amongst its mix of residential avenues, high rises, bars, restaurants and shopping, The Istanbul EDITION is close to the city's business center, high-end shopping offerings such as Kanyon, Metrocity, Istinye Park and Akmerkez. The hotel is located near the Bosphorous and Faith bridges linking the continents of Europe and Asia.
The Istanbul EDITION's 78 generously scaled, 420 square-foot guest lofts – some with over-sized terraces offering breathtaking city views – combine stunning design with exceptional comfort and discreet luxury. Designed like a beautifully crafted jewel-box, each loft includes an entrance vestibule, bedroom area, work station, and generous seating area with large windows overlooking the city. The lofts are decorated entirely in wood – including rosewood or soaped oak – creating a sensuous natural element from floor to ceiling that provides the cocooning warmth of a ship's interior. Deep U-shaped sofas surround a table adjustable in height to transform from relaxation zone to workplace, in addition to the room’s separate work area. Extravagant glass-walled, five-fixture bathrooms in beige stone and marble have sheers and curtains that may be drawn for privacy.
The 2,800 square-foot PENTHOUSE with expansive views offers a superb private retreat that can also be used as an exciting event space for special events and gatherings with the personal ambience of a home away from home.
The lobby bar features a cozy dark-rose wood interior backed by a luminescent, 30-foot aquarium whose tropical fish provide a dreamscape of relaxation in this intimate gathering space. The bar adjoins a comfortable seating area of deep, low, built-in sofas around an oversized central ottoman, which was inspired by the traditional Turkish tea room divan and designed for the time-honored ritual of tea-drinking and unhurried conversation.
Known for simple luxury and an exhilaratingly elegant social experience, the Cipriani name has extended to a handful of carefully chosen venues in the world’s most storied cities. Cipriani at The Istanbul EDITION offers the sophistication of Cipriani heritage along with the relaxed joie de vivre of European café society.
An extraordinary 1,800 square meter, three-floor ESPA spa offers The Istanbul EDITION guests an unparalleled spa experience incorporating beauty, health, and wellness in a setting of exquisite luxury. An atmosphere of opulence pervades the spa, which is decorated in rich metallic woods and embossed bronze floors softened by upholstered walls and comfortable seating.
The Istanbul EDITION also features the Drawing Room – a private haven for lounging and relaxing, This unique space includes three flexible meeting studios, a screening room perfect for movie presentations and private screenings, and a 3,000 square foot event space ideal for weddings, special events and private gatherings. Catering in this space is provided by the inimitable Cipriani restaurant.
Designed in collaboration with Gabellini Shepherd architects to an exceptional standard of modern luxury, every aspect of The Istanbul EDITION is treated as an experience of the highest quality and quiet elegance. Drawing on Ottoman traditions of extraordinary craftsmanship and an emphasis on comfort and wellbeing, the hotel reflects the best of Turkish culture in a thoroughly contemporary context.
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