NEWS & ARTICLES TAGGED

TURKEY

5 Extraordinary Buildings Repurposed as Swanky New Hotels

Feb 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Every year, new hotels pop up across the globe; some are built from the ground up while others utilize the architecture that is already residing in a city. When developers and designers choose the latter, some pretty stunning properties can take shape. Restored from centuries-old structures, these hotels often times feature unique spaces, vaulted ceilings, original moldings, frescoes and even secret nooks. Of the many properties that debuted in 2015, here’s a look at our five favorite hotels that were conceived out of historic buildings.

... Read More

We Bet Watchtower of Turkey Will Convince You to Visit the Middle Eastern Country

Oct 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s hard not be intrigued by Turkey, the Middle Eastern country that has such a rich, spiritual culture, beautiful landscapes, mouth-watering gastronomy and storied history. The destination itself is a blend of many things, a hodge-podge of contradictions from ancient buildings to contemporary architecture and deeply-religious groups mixed with non-believing peoples. It is both Westernized and Oriental, and completely unordinary.

... Read More

The Glittering Raffles Istanbul is Now Open & You're Going to Want to Stay Here

Sep 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

In 2013, it was all about Cape Town, South Africa and Rio de Janiero, Brazil (fùtbol fever) for best travel destinations in 2014. This year, more and more articles, photos and travel packages are coming across my desk with trips to Istanbul, Turkey. And in April, TripAdvisor ranked the Turkish city as the #1 Most Popular Travel Destination in the World.

... Read More

Tour One of 2014's Hottest Destinations by Gulet On an 8-Day Journey Through Turkey

Aug 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Since BBC documentary filmmaker Peter Sommer trekked 2,000 miles through Turkey in 1994, he has put together a number of inspiring tours led by archaeological experts. Come August 30, 2014, his travel company Peter Sommer Travels will be running four eight-day trips by gulet covering some of the Mediterranean Sea's most alluring ancient sites found amongst the Turkish shores.

... Read More

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa to Open in Bodrum, Turkey 2014

Mar 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

In 2014, Turkey will be the destination of choice for travelers when the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa will open in Bodrum. Designed by GAD, the award-winning New York & Istanbul based architectural firm, the boutique hotel will cover 40,000 square meters (430,556 square feet) of peninsula, featuring views of Torba Bay, Mediterranean Sea and nearby islands. “Nikki Beach offers a unique experience combining five-star service, luxury accommodations, design and ambiance with signature entertainment in an international, jet-set resort environment,” said Jack Penrod, Founder and Owner of Nikki Beach Worldwide. “With its natural beauty and sophisticated lifestyle, Bodrum fits perfectly with our strategy to develop the best and most exclusive destinations in the world,” adds Jihad El-Khoury, Chairman... Read More

Best Beaches in Europe

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  8 Comments

White powder sand, secluded enclaves, staggering cliffs, crystal clear water, and swaying palms are just some of the reasons travelers flock to the beaches winding around the European coastline. Whether you want to surf, build sandcastles with the kids, ride jet skis, snorkel among the marine life, or merely sleep in solitude, there is a beach waiting for you in your favorite destination across the Atlantic. We’ve picked five from the long list of impressive places to dig your feet in the sand and bask in nature’s beauty on your next luxury vacation in Europe.... Read More

Istanbul Tourists Get Five Star Hotel

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

The new Hilton in Istanbul, set to open in the summer of 2013, will give travelers to the must-go tourist city the opportunity to relax in style with 829 rooms at the heart of the Sisli district. Dubbed the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, the impressive building is expected to be a rewarding enterprise.... Read More

9 Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

No matter the travel destination, arriving somewhere new with a good handle on the local language is really helpful. Skipping the charades-style hand gesticulating and the awkward stumbling through the native tongue makes for much easier communication — and it’s also much more fun.... Read More

Victoria's Secret to Open Two Stores in Istanbul by Year's End

Nov 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

Million dollar bras; women who make the goddesses themselves jealous; the most awaited fashion show in the world; glamour, glitter and gossip. In Turkey, especially in the last six to seven years, it has been a New Year’s tradition to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after midnight. Over time Victoria’s Secret angels slowly but surely replaced the popular belly dancer performances that people used to watch on New Year’s Eve.... Read More

Paris Hilton Launches Her Shoe Line in Istanbul

Sep 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

Paris Hilton touched down at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport at about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday where she was welcomed by her "Istanbullu" fans. "I am very excited about being back in Istanbul, it is a very beautiful city. I missed the Bosphorus Tour in Istanbul and her night clubs," Hilton told reporters minutes after she arrived from London.... Read More

Mardin, Turkey: The Window to Mesopotamia

Aug 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

You can take that title literally. I looked out of the window of my hotel room and there it was: the land of my dreams, the Sea of Mesopotamia, as they call it, stretching out endlessly, all the way to Syria and beyond.... Read More

Abercrombie & Kent's Marco Polo Club: The Curated Travel Experience

Jul 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Over the years, many travel writers have insisted a major reason we travel is to find some degree of happiness, by leaving familiarity and the comfortable status quo behind, moving into a more seductive territory of risk and reward. I have always felt there was something more to this rationale - and it's this: with the most memorable forms of travel, those that involve both education and delight of the senses, a great travel experience offers a type of connectedness with past, present, and future.... Read More

Solo Travel as an Emerging Trend: Going it Alone

Jul 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Arguably, solo travel has always been a significant method of going places, and to many the only way of getting to see and feel a destination without assuming personal responsibility for anyone else. Many solo travelers also feel that going alone is a necessary adjunct in personal growth, assuming truth to the old adage, "he (or she) who travels fastest travels alone."... Read More

Amanresorts to Open Amanruya On Turkey's Aegean Coast

Jun 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Amanresorts has announced the opening of its latest luxury property, Amanruya, in a quiet valley on Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea.... Read More

Pera Palace Hotel: Historic Istanbul Landmark

Jun 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

King Edward VIII, Queen Elizabeth II, Emperor Franz Joseph, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sarah Bernhardt, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis have strolled through the halls of this iconic hotel. Being the prominent symbol of Istanbul's urban culture for over a century, Pera Palace has always been the heart of cosmopolitan Istanbul, bringing together neo-classical, art nouveau and oriental styles in an elegant mix.... Read More

Next Page

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
Best Luxury Sedans
Best Hotel Pools
Best Swimwear
Best Luxury Hotels
View All Best of Luxury
THINGS WE LIKE