Shangri-La unveils new Istanbul property with Europe’s first CHI, The Spa

by Aoife Dowling | 13 May 2013

Istanbul has welcomed the opening of the new Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul featuring Europe's first CHI, The Spa.

Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, all treatments are based upon the principles of restoring balance and harmony to mind and body.

The spa contains eight large private spa suites offering Asian and Turkish treatments, customized massages and organic products.

The extensive hammam facilities cater to both private groups and individuals. Both the spa and hammam feature Turkish tiles, water features and marble.

The facility has been designed to give a sense of timelessness to encourage guests to indulge the senses, soothe the body and revitalize the spirit.

The Health Club offers a full range of exercise and recreation facilities. Guests can avail of the indoor heated swimming pool, separate children's pool and a fully-equipped fitness area.

Changing rooms are fitted with a sauna and spa pool.

The hotel's 186 guestrooms are the most spacious in Istanbul ranging from 42 to 60sq m (452 to 645sq ft), with the majority offering Bosphorus views. The hotel's 17 suites have private terraces offering Bosphorus vistas. A highlight is the Shangri-La Suite, which has three terraces overlooking the Old City, Asian shores and the Bosphorus Bridge.

The hotel’s speciality restaurant IST TOO features semi-private dining enclaves and serves a world cuisine menu including Japanese, Southern Asian, Mediterranean and Turkish.

The Chinese-inspired Shang Palace restaurant is also on offer.

The hotel interiors takes design inspiration from the Dolmabahce Palace with swathes of marble, glittering chandeliers and a mix of European, Asian and Turkish design.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and manages 79 hotels with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom.

Istanbul has welcomed the opening of the new Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul featuring Europe's first CHI, The Spa. Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, all treatments are based upon the principles of restoring balance and harmony to mind and body. The spa contains eight large private spa suites offering Asian and Turkish treatments, customized massages and organic products. The extensive hammam facilities cater to both private groups and individuals. Both the
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