Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul

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Deluxe Bosphorus View Room has views of the Bosphorus, old Istanbul and Hagia Sophia.
Deluxe Bosphorus View Room has views of the Bosphorus, old Istanbul and Hagia Sophia.

Guests will immediately understand how the Deluxe Bosphorus View Room got its name as soon as they stare out the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame Istanbul’s European banks and the deep blue waters of the Bosphorus. The windows also boast stunning views of old Istanbul and the famous Hagia Sophia.

As part of the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, a flagship property for Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, this room debuted in February in the renovated West Wing on the 12th floor of the hotel. Khuan Chew Of KCA International designed the one-bedroom View Room using both Asian and European influences. The design is both modern and elegant, while the Bosphorus and cityscape inspire the textures and colors.

This flexible room with more than 400 square feet of space is perfect for couples looking to relax after a day of sightseeing or after attending a concert at the nearby Harbiye Open Air Theatre. Guests can unwind with Pürovel-branded bathroom amenities, made with 100 percent naturally produced essential oils, and special requests like transfers and drivers can be arranged upon request.

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Guests staying in the Deluxe Bosphorus View Room will be given access to the hotel’s new Vitality Guide, which gives a list of attractions within walking distance of the hotel. For a short five-minute walk, head to the Dolmabahce, the largest palace in Istanbul. This palace served as the administrative headquarters for the Ottoman Empire for most of the time between 1856 and1922. For a touch of green, guests should visit the Macka Demokrasi Parki. The valley offers gondola rides as well as walking paths. A longer walk is well rewarded with a trip to the exclusive Nisantasi neighborhood filled with shops, pubs and cafes.

For dinner, try one of the 10 restaurants and bars on the property. Energia is the perfect option for guests looking for a healthy cuisine alternative while traveling, serving fresh smoothies and juices. Stop by Swiss Gourmet for quick, sweet treats like homemade chocolates, cakes and coffee.

For those traveling for special events or business, the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul has ample space for meetings and events. There are 28 function rooms, including three ballrooms. Professional planners onsite can help organize any function, and banqueting and catering services are also available. The Fuji Ballroom is ideal for exhibitions, as it is a column-free room that can hold 1,600 guests. Advisors should contact Fulya Özer at [email protected].

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