Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler Opens

Le Meridien, the design-focused brand under Starwood Hotels & Resorts, has opened its first property in Turkey located in one of Istanbul’s most exclusive neighbourhoods overlooking the Bosphorus Strait. The Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler is housed within a distinct 3-tiered, 34-storey building designed by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat that gradually becomes transparent as it rises towards the sky. The interiors are the brainchild of renowned local designer Sinan Kafadar and features a dedicated curated art program showcasing Turkish contemporary artwork that reflect the city’s inspiring and culturally diverse atmosphere.


259 guestrooms and suites, including 21 residence suites for long-stay guests, offer panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Each is painted in warm earth colour tones to create an inviting ambience and stylishly furnished with modern amenities including King-sized and twin beds with 350-threadcount linen, spacious bathroom with deep-soaking tub and rainforest shower, 42-inch LCD television with iPod docking station, workstation with power and connectivity outlets, minibar and an espresso machine.


Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler’s signature restaurant, La Torre, combines Turkish cuisine with Mediterranean, Italian and Far East influences as intepreted by chef Tarkan Ozdemir, served in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. 3 bars, BOAZ, Latitude and the Pool Bar, provide ample spaces for enjoying a drink in the evenings or specialty coffees from Italy’s illycaffe.


With more than 2,100 square meters of flexible meeting space spread across 10 venues (including a 900-guest Grand Ballroom), business travellers and meeting planners will find the perfect setting for intimate gatherings, private functions and large-scale conferences. For recreation, the signature spa presents a menu of treatments inspired by European spa traditions, together with a Turkish hammam, indoor and heated outdoor swimming pools, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts now boasts 7 world-class properties operating across Turkey, including the W Istanbul, Sheraton Istanbul Maslak Hotel, Sheraton Istanbul Atakoy Hotel, Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Centre, Sheraton Cesme Hotel & Spa and The Lugal. 3 additional properties, the Sheraton Adana Hotel, Sheraton Bursa Hotel and Aloft Bursa, are currently under development and set to join the portfolio within the next few years.


For more information, visit www.starwoodhotels.com.


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