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Morgans Is Opening Its First of Two Istanbul Hotels Next Month: 10 Karaköy

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  Site Where: Kemeraltı Caddesi No: 10 , Istanbul, Turkey, 34425 Kara
October 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM | by | Comment (1)

Now that Mondrian London at Sea Containers is officially open, Morgans Hotel Group is heading further east, with three out of its five hotels in the pipeline planned for one country: Turkey.

That includes a Delano for the seaside resort of Cesme (you may remember Four Seasons heading there too), and two hotels for Istanbul: another Mondrian and a property called 10 Karaköy, part of the group’s “Originals” collection, which is opening already on November 15.

Taking its name from the district it calls home, the hotel will have 71 rooms and suites inside its historic neoclassical building, ranging from Standard Queen (a rendering above) to Loft Terrace Suites and a Penthouse.

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We Want to Go There: Mandarin Oriental Opens in Bodrum

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  Site Where: Cennet Koyu Çomça Mevkii Göltürkbükü, Bodrum, Turkey, 48400
July 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

HELLO LOVER. Forgive us for drooling, but how gorgeous does this rooftop terrace look? Good enough to make us want to book a (one-way) ticket to Bodrum, where this arrival deck will welcome you to the just-opened Mandarin Oriental Bodrum and the appropriately named Cennet Koyu, or Paradise Bay.

There are 109 rooms and suites overlooking the Aegean Sea, all with enough room to roam around in, given that they start at over 700 square feet. Outdoor space is something else they have in common, whether it’s a balcony or actual garden with private infinity-edge pool.

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Shhhh...Here's a Secret Kempinski Spa for Men

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  Site Where: Kizilagac Koyu Gerenkuyu Mevkii Yaliciftlik , Bodrum, Turkey, 48400
January 22, 2014 at 10:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

Okay, it won't be too much of a secret now but we just need to spread the word that Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay has released some perfect new spa treatments geared toward men. That's right, us guys finally get to experience the good stuff when it comes to a little pampering and rejuvenation while on vacation.

Nestled on the cliffs overlooking pristine Barbaros Bay, the hotel helps you forget all the dramas at home, regardless of gender. An idyllic spot for the utmost R&R can only be made better with a trip (or two) to the spa that sports the same views of the sun-bleached beaches and sparkling Mediterranean waters.

Men can choose from a three-hour, 40 minute series of treatments that are male-friendly and just "fussy ' enough. First things first, a typical Turkish treatment known as a Hammam cleansing with Kese scrub that is considered the heritage of the Ottoman Empire to open pores and exfoliate the body. From there, the boys will head off into a deep tissue massage, then facial, finishing off with a mani and pedi. (sans polish, of course)

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Shangri-La Bosphorus Will Rain Crystals On You For $650 a Night

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  Site Where: Istanbul, Turkey
May 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM | by | Comment (1)

With plenty of new hotels heating up the scene in Turkey (Fairmont, Nikki Beach Resort, Four Seasons, to name but a few), it's no surprise that Shangri-La's shrewd crew of hotel planners wanted to plant their flag as well.

Over the weekend, the gorgeous Shangri-La Bosphorus officially opened its doors, with 186 guest rooms, a spa, and a three-story dome-shaped atrium capped with a skylight as well as a "massive Bohemian chandelier that rains crystals for two storeys." Oh, those Turks.

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Details Emerge for Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, Set to Open 2016

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  Site Where: Istanbul , Turkey
March 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

Fairmont announced this week that its first location in Istanbul, the Fairmont Quasar, will open in 2016 as part of a mixed development complex in the Sisli District (near the Trump Towers). Two 41-story towers will house the 210-room hotel along with leisure, commercial, and residential units, including four stories of office space and luxury retail at the base of the complex.

Both the hotel and the residences will be managed by Fairmont Hotel and Resorts, and the owners will be awarded VIP status and privileges at Fairmont properties around the world as an extra perk of ownership. For leisure guests, the hotel will feature a Fairmont Gold club level, several restaurants, 2,000 square meters of function space, and a Willow Stream Spa.

The Fairmont Quasar is the most recent project to be announced by the brand in the Black Sea region, joining the recently opened Fairmont Kyiv in Ukraine, the Fairmont Baku in Azerbaijan (opening spring 2013) and the Fairmont Pekin in Moscow (opening 2016).

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa To Open in Bodrum in 2014

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  Site Where: Bodrum, Turkey
March 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

A couple of things need to be said here: One, wow -- Turkey is on fire right now, and two – so is this Miami-based hotel brand. Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts likes a good beach party, and soon you’ll be able to join the revelry and then sleep over in not only Bodrum, Turkey, but in Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Thailand and Lebanon as well.

But back to Turkey, where this boutique hotelier, who also has a host of Beach Clubs that specialize in catering to swanky sophisticates who take their enjoyment of life very seriously, has announced that they’re opening the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum in early spring 2014.

Bodrum is about 500 miles south of Istanbul, and people can get downright poetic about the beautiful bays of Torba and Türkbükü and the whitewashed quaintness of the city’s buildings. But don’t be fooled; at night it sheds its innocent demeanor and becomes party-central. The Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum will open on the shores of Torba, only about four miles from Bodrum’s city center if you should feel the need to ever leave the resort.

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Be a Cave Dweller at Cappadocia's Museum Hotel

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  Site Where: Tekeli mah. No:1 Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey
March 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

The newest hotel to join Relais & Chateaux isn't actually that new at all—in fact, it's made up of dozens of caves and stone dwellings that date back thousands of years. As you can see from the photo above, Museum Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey is a modern, luxury five-star property with seriously old roots.

The entire renovation project took four years, and there are even some nifty photos on the hotel's website showing the dramatic transformation from archaeological site (apparently, the Hittites, Persians, Romans and Ottomans all dwelled here at one point) to a 30-room boutique hotel, complete with restaurant, bar and outdoor pool.

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What’s Out, What’s In: Scent of a Hotel

February 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM | by | Comment (1)

Today we start a new weekly series of what’s trending in hotels these days: What’s Out, What’s In. Do we like what we see? Think it's a dud? You be the judge!

What’s Out: Generic flower aromas

What’s In: Bespoke signature scents

Hotels are getting personal with their smelly goods. More and more they’re looking to give you a local scent experience as soon as you walk in the door or when you’re executing your nightly ablutions. Capitalizing on the strength of olfactory memories, they’re partnering with local scent companies to choose unique aromas that embody the spirit of the hotel and give it a sense of place.

Here are just a few examples:

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Where To Work Out The Kinks: Best Authentic Hotel Spa Treatments

February 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

Not to state the obvious, but it’s winter and you’re in need of some TLC to bring you out of your dark-day doldrums. We get it. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most authentic local spa treatments to kick-start your spring recovery.

Fairmont Mayakoba -- Riviera Maya, Mexico Well the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012 as the Mayans predicted, but don’t give up on them yet. They still got game. In a private canopy overlooking the mangrove forest, guests of the Willow Stream Spa can enjoy treatments that utilize Mayan ingredients such as Conchera, fossil stone and wood from the local Zapote tree. For a bliss-out treatment, try the Mayan Clay Purification which incorporates local Mayan clay and involves a massage using sage oil and Mexican obsidian stones.

Four more blissful, all-natural spa treatments after the jump!

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Istanbul's Marti Hotel Takes Ottoman Chic To A Whole New Level

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  Site Where: Abdülhak Hamit Cad. No: 25/B, Taksim, Turkey, 34435
February 12, 2013 at 9:21 AM | by | Comments (0)

There's a new spot for stylish digs in Turkey's happenin' metropolis with the new Marti Istanbul Hotel. After a soft opening in the middle of last year, the hotel is ready to show travelers what makes them tick in their entirety with every space open and ready to wow guests behind every corner.

Tucked away in the heart of Istanbul, the Marti showcases the local Taksim culture. Considered the cultural and commercial area of the city, the sleek 11-story property is located within walking distance of dozens of galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Each of the 270 rooms are designed by famed Turkish eye-for-style, Zeynep Fadillioglu, and play with both Ottoman design and contemporary design. Cast in either a purple or blue hue, the rooms create a comfy living space for those that prefer a calming feel. Meanwhile, suites feature a hammam-style marble basin surrounded by richly textured mosaics to really get the true Turkish experience.

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Tanzania, Tokyo, And Turkey: The Latest Four Seasons Hotels News

December 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

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When Four Seasons opened its Beijing hotel last month, we mentioned there was lots more to come from the Canadian hotel group, with talk of new properties on all continents being in the pipeline.

Given all the news that’s flying around, it’s time for another update today, including the first sub-Saharan opening, departures and arrivals in Japan, and the fresh announcement of a future resort in Turkey.

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The Hottest GM, Round Four: International Hotties

November 30, 2012 at 9:17 AM | by | Comments (29)

UPDATE: Voting has now closed for the individual categories. Head over here to pick your favorite from the four finalists, and help us name the world's hottest GM!

This week, we're taking some time to highlight the world's hottest hotel General Managers. Why, you ask? Because there are some seriously sweet GMs out there, and we feel it's our duty to give them the love and attention they deserve. Well, not in that way...but, er, you get the idea.

Here's how it works: each day, we'll present a selection of handsome GMs for you to ogle. Pick out your favorite by voting in the comments or send us an email. At the end of the week, we'll tally the votes and come up with four finalists from four categories (NYC, Miami, California and International). Then, we'll narrow it down even further and ask you to help us pick the single hottest GM in the world. The competition is fierce, and the polls are officially open.

Are you ready to vote?

So far, we've seen worthy contenders from the Big Apple, Miami and California. And now today, it's onto...Round Four: International.

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