Posts Tagged ‘istanbul’

More art, sir?

More art, sir?

Istanbul’s new luxury hotel plans to guide you through the city’s burgeoning cultural scene.

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at time travel but never got your DeLorean working, just take a walk through Istanbul. (more…)

Istanbul celebrates culture with free arts festival

Istanbul celebrates culture with free arts festival

Some of the world’s most talented writers, artists, designers, actors and film makers will be packing their bags and heading to Istanbul next week, as the Turkish capital prepares to celebrate the city’s award-winning culture with a free arts festival. (more…)

Pera Palace reveals its new look

Pera Palace reveals its new look

Istanbul, the European Capital of Culture for 2010, is a magical, ornate and elegant city, so it was only fitting that the historic Pera Palace should retain its original characteristics. (more…)

Shangri-La brings a touch of eastern Asia to Istanbul

Shangri-La brings a touch of eastern Asia to Istanbul

Award-winning hotel group Shangri-La will bring a touch of their trademark modern Asian style to Turkey when it opens the Shangri-La Hotel Istanbul in 2012.

Set in an old tobacco factory on Istanbul’s beautiful Bosphorus Straits, the luxurious 14-floor hotel will contain 200 immaculately-decorated guest rooms that combine the traditional style of the city with eastern Asian minimalism. (more…)

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul is currently putting the finishing touches to restoration work and schedules in preparation to become Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2010.

The city, home to an incredible wealth of historical sites, monuments and museums, is hosting a launch party on 16 January that will kick-off a year-long programme of cultural events. (more…)

Destination: Alacati

Destination: Alacati

Just as well-heeled New Yorkers have the Hamptons and the Paris smart set frolic in Monaco, Istanbul society has its own seaside playground: Alacati, nestled on the Cesme peninsula. (more…)

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