Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Istanbul

Soho House Istanbul
A worthy addition to Soho House’s luxurious stable of hotels-cum-private members’ clubs, Soho House Istanbul is a lavish, amenity-studded place to stay in Beyoğlu.
Sevan Bicakci Grand Bazaar
Offering one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery, the pieces on display at Sevan Bicakci Grand Bazaar are like wearable sculptures. And utterly covetable ones at that.
Armaggan Bosporus Suites
Armaggan Bosporus Suites, found on the glittering shores of Istanbul’s waterway, offers guests the chance to stay in a luxurious suite, or waterfront mansion.
Shangri-La Bosphorus
A luxurious hotel looking out on the waterfront in Istanbul, the Shangri-La Bosphorus offers five-star amenities, great service, and sumptuous surrounds.
Witt Istanbul Suites
Witt Istanbul professes to provide home comfort in a boutique hotel ambiance, and indeed it does, but only if your home is an Autoban-designed interioristas paradise located in a trendy arty district. =display:"
Vakko
 Vakko is at the vanguard of Turkish couture, most notably in womenswear
W Istanbul
A short stroll from some of Istanbul's best boutiques, the new W Istanbul raises the boutique-hotel bar by a considerable degree. Striking modern design combines with oriental touches to give a Sex in the Seraglio vibe. st
Sortie
When it comes to glittering, conspicuous consumption, Istanbul's super-clubs in Kurucesme rival St Tropez, albeit with a less international clientele. Look like a model or millionaire to ensure entry.
Four Seasons at Bosphorus
The Four Season's second property in Istanbul has panoramic views stretching out over the Bosphorus.
Ca’D’Oro
'Cafe' doesn't do this chic, minimalistic eatery justice. Expect tremendous food, whether it be brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Sapphire Bosphorus
Large? Chic? Good looking crowd? If that sounds familiar, it's because Sapphire Bosphorus is virtually interchangeable with Kurucesme's other clubs.
Frankie Istanbul
When it comes to making a splash, restaurants should take notes from Frankie Istanbul, the restaurant quickly becoming one of the city’s most popular hangout spots. 
Pera Palace
Once a favourite of the rich and famous, the Pera Palace has history and anecdotal interest in spades. In its heyday the Palace hosted every visiting star and dignitary to Istanbul.
Tugra
Tugra's private yet elegant location makes it one of the best places to take in spectacular views of the Bosphorous while enjoying a sumptuous meal.
Reina
To truly experience Reina in all its glory, arrive by yacht thus bypassing the queues and instantly elevating yourself to membership of the elite. Just remember to leave the deckshoes at home.
Swissôtel Spa
An extensive menu of services at this award-winning spa will have you coming back for more and more...and more.
Karaköy Lokantasi
A taste of Italy in Istanbul, complete with hearty seafood - not to be missed...
Çiragan Palace
One of Istanbul's most impressive hotels, it is hard to beat the Çiragan Palace for all-round opulence - not to mention its fabulous location on the Bosphorus and excellent facilities.
Four Seasons Spa
To rejuvenate or indulge, the Four Seasons offers several treatments to help you get over a bout of jet lag - or just plain fatigue. Guaranteed.

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