Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosporus
The luxurious lives of Ottoman grandees are unveiled at the Four Seasons Bosporus. In the restored Atik Pasha Palace, Turkish interior designer Sinan Kafadar has created a space that effortlessly blends the decadent artisan features of the palace with contemporary comfort to reflect the building’s historic and modern stories. Rooms retain the essence of regal days gone by, with mahogany daybeds and custom-designed fabrics in muted tones of copper, terracotta, and burgundy. Guests scrub away their jet lag in the sumptuous marble-clad spa and soak up the sun on the pool deck while watching the Bosporus boats bob past. Afterward, the see-and-be-seen crowd gravitates to the shorefront terrace of the Yalı Bar to catch sunset over the waterfront while sampling fine Turkish wines and snacking on mezze dishes. For guests eager to dig deeper into Istanbul
’s vast palace and mansion heritage, the Four Seasons' Extraordinary Experiences service offers private tours of Ottoman art expert and historian Serdar Gülgün’s restored waterfront mansion, guided by the owner himself.