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A merger spawns an elegant hotel in Istanbul

A haven of cool that’s set to become a hotspot

A merger spawns an elegant hotel in Istanbul

Image: Nicolas Koenig

April 19 2011
Maria Shollenbarger

In Istanbul, Ian Schrager debuts the second hotel in his zany merger with Marriott. But The Istanbul Edition (; from £281) is as far spiritually and aesthetically from its Waikiki sister property as it is geographically. All minimal, angular coolness, its rooms are panelled in soaped oak or Turkish rosewood and – nice bonus, this – are a minimum size of 420sq ft.

Factor in an outpost of the Cipriani family’s eponymous eatery, an Espa-managed spa, and a nightclub (strobes, red velvet ropes and all), and the city’s design-centric trendsetters will likely soon be claiming it as a local hotspot.

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Hotels, Istanbul, Turkey