Starwood Opens First Le Méridien Hotel in Turkey

By Eva Leonard on 5 March 2012
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler, Turkey’s first Le Méridien hotel, designed by Turkish architect Emre Arolat.

The 34-story hotel’s exterior is rather distinctive as it appears to be three stacked blocks joined together.  The interior was designed by Turkish designer Sinan Kafadar.

Amenities at the 259-room hotel, which overlooks the Bosphorus (also known as the Istanbul Strait), include both indoor and outdoor pools, 21 long-stay suites, a Turkish hammam or bath, more than 21,500 square feet (2,000 square meters) of meeting space, and a rooftop bar with city views.

A permanent art exhibit features works by contemporary Turkish artists.  Key cards display artwork by :mentalKlinik, a contemporary artist duo from Istanbul, as part of Le Méridien’s UnLock Art program.

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