For the high roller looking to spend almost $30,000 a night on a hotel room, this outstanding suite, which gets its own floor of the hotel, is Istanbul's crown jewel.
The Digs: The Shangri-La Suite at the Shangri-La Bosphorus
Size: 3,940-square feet
Price: $28,000 per night
The Skinny: This namesake suite is best known for its three private terraces, which create a 180-degree view of the Bosphorus, and all of Istanbul’s seven silhouettes. Of course, the two bedrooms fitted with 800-threadcount linens, the marble-clad bathroom with heated floors and VBLGARI amenities, the full living room, and dining room set with hand selected, antique silver cutlery, aren’t too shabby. This spacious pad, which exclusively occupies more than half of the top floor of the hotel, makes most of our New York apartments look like homes for ants.
The Backstory: The Shangri-La calls this suite the crown jewel of the hotel—so is it any wonder that royals and diplomats call this home when bedding down in Istanbul? Singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias and composer Plácido Domingo have also resided in the magnificent suite.
Pro Tip: Make sure to stay on a Sunday, when IST TOO restaurant serves an unlimited lobster brunch with endless local champagne. Continue the pampering at CHI, the hotel’s spa—the brand’s debut European spot. Enjoy the traditional Turkish baths, or hammam, with a massage, body scrubs and wraps, hair wash, and moisturizing session for a true-to-Turkey experience.
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