Rising a stunning 34 stories above Istanbul’s prestigious Etiler district, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler has established itself as one of Istanbul’s most impressive contemporary landmarks.
Featuring a striking modern design by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat, the hotel affords panoramic views of the Bosphorus, the famed Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge that connects Europe and Asia, and the glittering spread of old and new Istanbul. Just moments away from the hotel’s front door, the Bosphorus Strait welcomes guests to join the locals in an early morning jog or afternoon stroll.
A 5-minute taxi ride away, the stylish Etiler district beckons with its myriad of chic cafes, glamorous restaurants and beautifully appointed boutiques. The historic neighbourhood of Bebek and the city's modern centre of Taksim are also both short taxi rides away. Equally close, the business districts of Kavacık, Levent and Maslak welcome business travellers from all over the world.
Undeniably rich in history and culture, Istanbul’s unique location at the crossroads between East and West is evident in the spectacular cultural attractions around the city. History buffs will marvel at the Byzantine grandeur of the Blue Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace, or the unique blend of Ottoman and Byzantine influences found in the Hagia Sophia. Food lovers will be enchanted by the vibrant selections of herbs, spices and teas at the Spice bazaar. Apart from the abundance of antique artefacts found in every public square, art lovers will also appreciate the superb modern collection at the Istanbul Modern Museum. And not to be missed, the celebrated Grand Bazaar offers an abundance of beautiful local items for purchase—from hand knotted Turkish rugs to fine gold jewellery, crafted by metal smiths before your eyes.