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Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus Debuts in Istanbul


Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has opened its newest luxury hotel—Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul. The property features 100 spacious, luxuriously designed guest rooms and suites with stunning views over the Bosphorus and the city skyline. Other highlights include a range of stylish restaurants and bars, entertainment spaces for social gatherings, and a full-service spa.  

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus offers an extensive range of wellness and beauty therapies and includes luxury treatment rooms, hammams, private relaxation areas, exercise and fitness facilities, as well as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel also features Novikov-branded dining and bars with the main Novikov restaurant directly on the shorefront, a classic Novikov Lounge Bar, a vibrant Bosphorus lounge with a waterfront terrace, and the Novikov Pool Bar in a garden oasis.

For corporate and social events, the hotel features three expansive ballrooms, a garden terrace and pool area, and six meeting rooms. There is also a unique open space that can be hired and decorated in a bespoke manner befitting special occasions and celebrations.

“We are delighted to be opening this stunning urban resort in one of the world’s most exciting destinations and look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental’s renowned quality of service to Istanbul,” says Christoph Mares, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group COO. “This marks the group’s second entry into Turkey and promises to be the perfect complement to the award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, which opened in 2017.” 

Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul is located 15 minutes from the central business district and the city’s central Taksim Square. Istanbul’s major attractions, historical sites, and museums are a short drive away, and the hotel is a short walk to the nightlife in Kuruçeşme. The hotel is adjacent to Kuruçeşme and Bebek parks, which have extensive pathways that are ideal for walking or jogging. The Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen international airports are less than an hour away.

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.