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House Hotel Galatasaray, Istanbul
Design aficionados love the 20-suite House Hotel Galatasaray (19 Bostanbasi Caddesi, Beyoglu; 90-212/252-0422; thehousehotel.com; suites from $204), thanks to Turkish firm Autoban’s makeover of the 1890’s mansion. Polished parquet floors, marble staircases, and delicate moldings are set off by the subdued gray-and-taupe curtains and deep, velvet armchairs. Don’t miss the clubby penthouse lounge, with big leather sofas flanking a stone fireplace.