Starwood debuts Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler in Turkey

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide debuted of the first Le Méridien hotel in Turkey with the opening of the Le Méridien Istanbul.

The 34-story hotel, designed by Turkish architect Emre Arolat, features three vertically-stacked blocks inspired by the neighboring buildings in Etiler. The building gradually becomes transparent as it rises towards the sky, providing views of the Bosphorus. The hotel’s interiors were designed by Turkish designer Sinan Kafadar of Istanbul-based Metex.

The hotel has 259 guest rooms, including 21 long-stay residence suites all with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of the Bosphorus and the city. All guest rooms are outfitted with Le Méridien Bed and amenities, such as a docking station, rainforest shower and a separate bathtub.

Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler’s spa offers eight treatment rooms, a Turkish Hammam, an indoor pool, a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center.


Le Méridien’s Unlock Art program features an artist-designed key card collection that offers access to both the guestroom and affiliated contemporary cultural centers. In Istanbul, guests have access to Istanbul Modern, the hotel’s Unlock Art partner.

Dining facilities include an all-day restaurant, Latitude Bar serving illy coffee and other refreshments, and a rooftop bar with 360-degree views of the city. Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler also features approximately 21,527 square feet of meeting space, including an approximately 8,245 square-foot ballroom and nine individual rooms.

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