Rooms come in five categories: Superior, Deluxe, Loft, Loft with Terrace and Penthouse. Mine was a Deluxe Room with a king bed (they also come with queens), with the following notable features:
· King-size bed with city views out the enormous windows which covered almost an entire wall (mine overlooked a tranquil park and cemeterybut not in a creepy way).
· Three huge placard closets with a safe and a small mini bar as well as a built-in wooden suitcase stand.
· A wooden work desk with a wall-mounted, adjustable 42-inch Bang & Olufsen flat-screen LCD TV with cable access and on-demand movies (for 17 Euros!).
· A glass-enclosed bathroom (with curtains for privacy if you wanted) with a deep soaking tub, an enormous rectangular sink that was angled like a triangle toward the faucet end, a separate WC with toilet and bidet, and a separate shower with a wall-mounted hand-held showerhead and a huge overhead rainfall showerhead, stocked with Edition Istanbul bath products commissioned especially from Le Labo, a toiletry brand also favored by Fairmont Hotels. Fittingly, the dominant scent here is black tea.
Have a look at all these features in the gallery and stick around for more from the three-level underground ESPA and its sauna-adjacent snow room, its Cipriani restaurant, or the infamous Billionaires Club downstairs from the lobby.
Rates at the Edition Istanbul start at 285 euros ($370 USD) in May.
Full disclosure: Eric Rosen was a guest of the Edition Istanbul for two nights, but all opinions expressed are entirely his own.