Hotel of the week: Shangri-La Bosphorus
If you get to Istanbul just once in your life, stay on the water.
If you get to Istanbul just once in your life, stay on the water, said Men’s Journal. The Bosphorus strait splits Turkey’s cultural capital in two, but it’s also “the city’s great uniter,” a waterway bustling with commuter ferries. For “the best front-and-center view of this civic cinema,” book a room in the new Shangri-La Bosphorus, a converted warehouse and factory located next to the Dolmabahce Palace. Entering the lobby, you’ll encounter “an abundance of old-school world-travel opulence.” But rush upstairs, because the water-side rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows.shangri-la.com, doubles from $350