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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
The Shangri-La Bosphorus began life as a tobacco warehouse in the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Now, it’s an illustrious jewel that uses its unique position between Europe and Asia as inspiration for its grand interiors: Think majestic Ottoman opulence paired with sleek Asian flair. The Shangri-La Suite is the only one that offers two bedrooms, and each has its own terrace — enjoy views of the glittering Bosphorus Strait and the seven silhouettes of Istanbul. The 3,940-sq-ft suite also has a separate dining and living room with the same divine views. Book a table at Ist Too restaurant for a taste of delectable Turkish cuisine. Choose from assorted Turkish mezze, succulent kebabs or traditional baked manti (oven-roasted beef cooked with butter, beef stock, yogurt and spicy herb oil). For a special evening, there’s a private dining room available.