The spice fragrance baskets of Istanbul have inspired you. For long moments, you have lost yourself in the complex patterns that adorn the dome of Hagia Sophia. With the memories of the morning glowing in your thoughts, you return to the embrace of the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul.
As always, they are greeted by a warm and attentive service. The feeling of enchanting hospitality continues when you open the door to your makellous suite. This hotel is ideally situated in the financial and entertainment district of Besiktas and offers breathtaking views of the Bosporus. When you step onto your private terrace, you will be dazzled by the deep blue waters of the street, a living line between two continents.
The promise of a delicious lunch will finally tempt you down. Seductive aromas lead to the Shang Palace, the culinary pride of Shangri-La. A selection of traditional Cantonese delicacies prepared exquisitely are sweet and spicy on the palate.
Revitalized by the food, explore the nearby attractions. Only a short walk away is the Dolmabahce Palace, where chandeliers accentuate rooms for Ottoman sultans with their opulence. In the upscale boutiques of Nisantasi, the afternoon also offers more modern amenities.
A memorable day like this is made perfect by a restful end. After your return to the hotel check in CHI, The Spa. The soothing hands of an experienced therapist melt each knot in your body and leave a feeling of deep relaxation.
This joyous massage is followed by another pleasure, which you have anticipated: a hamam or a Turkish bath. Covered by a cleansing heat, lie back with a sigh as you steal steam swaths. Thoughts about your upcoming adventures are tempting, but at the moment you are thankful to linger in this place full of serenity.