Fans of Soho House—which was first founded as a private member’s club in London in 1995—will be thrilled to learn that the highly-anticipated Istanbul hotel will open in the Beyoğlu district in early 2015. Over the last few years, Soho House has quietly expanded to different global locations, and the Istanbul private member’s club–cum-hotel has a fascinating setting: inside the Palazzo Corpi, a grand 19th century mansion which used to house the U.S. Consulate. The building’s interiors contain historic architectural details like a magnificent ceiling fresco depicting Diana and other mythological figures.
There will be 87 bedrooms and “extensive club spaces,” as this will be the largest Soho House yet in existence. Facilities will include two rooftop pools, a gym, a movie theatre, a night club and a Cowshed spa. Cecconi’s restaurant will have a courtyard garden.
To quote the official website, “As with all our Houses, our aim in Istanbul will be to assemble a local community of members that have something in common: namely, a creative soul. The majority of our members work in traditional creative fields, with the film, fashion, advertising, music, art and media sectors, among others, heavily represented.” For more information, visit www.sohohouseistanbul.com
Artistic renderings courtesy of Soho House