Understated Luxury In Istanbul: Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus Hotel

Istanbul has its share of grand, gorgeous palace hotels, dripping with crystal chandeliers and bedecked with inlaid marble. So it’s refreshing to find that the Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus—for all of its understated opulence—is not one of them.

Rather, the architects at Singapore’s HBA Architecture and interior experts at New York’s Tihany Design took inspiration from a more humble sort of Ottoman housing, the traditional yali houses that line the shores of the Bosphorus river. That makes sense because its setting at the water’s edge—making it one of just a handful in the city that have that kind of access—is one of its main selling points.


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