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CIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI

CIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI (link) Istanbul’s hospitality and amazing architecture was a nice treat throughout my entire stay in Turkey, and to wrap things up, I ended my Turkish trip at Ciragan Palace Kempinski, the only palace and hotel on the Bosphorus. The hotel is reminiscent of a real Ottoman palace – it’s grand, ornate and the attention to detail is always present. I had a beautiful room that faced the Bosphorus with a balcony, and it was so lovely to watch the city as it awoke and slept (though it doesn’t seem to ever sleep!). The hotel however will execute a redesign project next year to create more experiences for gues...
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FOUR SEASONS ISTANBUL AT SULTANAHMET

FOUR SEASONS ISTANBUL AT SULTANAHMET (link) (instagram) Are you still with me for my Turkey experience? My next experience took place in an old Turkish prison… completely revamped into a beautiful hotel property of course. This Four Seasons hotel is located in the oldest district in Istanbul, Sultanahmet, and is walking distance to the grand bazaar. A huge difference from the palace like Bosphorus property, the Four Seasons Sultanahmet is a completely different vibe. It’s both quaint and traditional and gave me a great Turkish experience. It’s rich in culture and meticulously designed. I especially loved the bold yellow color ...
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FOUR SEASONS ISTANBUL AT THE BOSPHORUS

FOUR SEASONS ISTANBUL AT THE BOSPHORUS (link) (instagram) When your day to day schedule has you running all around the city taking meetings and putting together shoots and travel stories, it gives you an entirely new appreciation for going on holiday and doing absolutely nothing. I love being able to lounge around and move at my own pace and do whatever I feel like. That could be my experience at the Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus in a nutshell – a luxurious holiday spent inside the waterfront hotel. Located on the Istanbul seafront, this particular Four Season Hotel is actually a converted Ottoman palace. What could be ...
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MUSEUM HOTEL CAPPADOCIA

MUSEUM HOTEL CAPPADOCIA (link) (instagram) The end of my trip in Cappadocia finished strong at the Museum Hotel, like my own version of night at the museum in a beautiful hotel built from historical ruins. The reasoning for the name of the hotel? It’s actually a museum, complete with the owner’s private collection of antiques and treasures and a gallery space for different exhibits. The rooms, suites, reception, restaurant and surroundings are all decorated with rare pieces that are all registered to Nevsehir Museum. Cappadocia was part of Ancient Greece, so to see all the art collected from the Ottoman, Roman and Hettite Empir...
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ARGOS IN CAPPADOCIA

ARGOS IN CAPPADOCIA (link) (instagram) After my last stay in Cappadocia, it was a great introduction to the town but I was hooked. The interesting town built through cave dwellings was something I’ve never experience before and along with the heat and laid back spirit of everything, I needed to explore and see more. The experience at the Argos in Cappadocia, an award winning hotel, was like something out of a story book. The hotel is located in the center of Cappadocia on an ancient monastery site in Old Uçhisar Village, also known as a ‘troglodyte village’. The town and the hotel itself is built among cave dwellings around ...
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