Shangri-La Hotel Bosphorus, Istanbul, set to open in mid-2013
March 20, 2013: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' first property in Turkey, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, is set to open in mid-2103. Having 13 storeys, six of them will be underground to protect the historic façade.
This 186-room luxury hotel will be located between the Dolmabahce Palace and the Maritime Museum on the European shore of the Bosphorus Strait – the 30 kilometre stretch of water separating Europe and Asia. Set within the Besiktas district, the shopping and transport hub of Istanbul, the hotel is close to the city's financial district and the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Dining at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, includes an all-day dining restaurant which will offer a uniquely satisfying combination of Asian and Western cuisines. For exceptional Cantonese cuisine, gastronomes can head to the hotel's Chinese restaurant, with three private dining rooms, a spacious main dining area and intimate booths. The Lobby Lounge features a tea lounge and a bar. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon tea service will be followed by tapas and evening entertainment in relaxed yet refined surroundings.
One of the highlights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul will be Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La, which will offer Chinese healing therapies, inspired by the mysticism of the Shangri-La legend. The spa will feature seven spacious private treatment rooms, as well as two hammams. Other facilities will include a health club, furnished with the latest fitness equipment, a beauty salon, luxury retail boutique and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel will also feature over 1,890 square metres of meeting and banqueting facilities.