Le Meridien

Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler

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Creative minds and spaces in Istanbul, captured by Le Méridien

Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler is located in the city's glamorous Etiler district. Designed by leading Turkish architect Emre Arolat, it is one of Istanbul’s most impressive contemporary landmarks and offers panoramic views of the Bosphorous and the city

Inside the hotel, the Le Méridien Hub is a gathering place for creative minds, featuring artworks by the likes of Turkish artists :mentalKLINIK, Haluk Akakçe and more

Artwork by Mustafa Hulusi in the Le Mériden Istanbul Etiler Hub

Artwork by Haluk Akakçe in the Le Mériden Istanbul Etiler Hub

The design of the La Torre Restaurant is inspired by the boats in the Bosphorus and local patterns

A deluxe guestroom, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Istanbul cityscape and Bosphorus

‘Family at the Beach’ by photographer and LM100™ member Ralph Gibson

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Creative minds and spaces in Istanbul, captured by Le Méridien

Emerging from the urban sprawl of Istanbul’s burgeoning business hubs Levent and Maslak is the grand silhouette of the recently opened Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler. One of the city’s newest hotels, the 34-storey tower designed by local practice Emre Arolat Architects opened earlier this year in a strategic location straddling the city’s rapidly expanding financial districts and the scenic Bosphorus shoreline. The clean lines of Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler’s three-part geometric façade are matched by sleek modern interiors exhibiting artworks from Le Méridien’s international group of LM100™ artists. As part of the hotel group’s Le Méridien Hub initiative, the traditional lobby has been reimagined into a cultural salon, displaying artworks by :mentalKLINIK and Chinese installation artist An Xiaotong, among others. Meanwhile, beyond the hotel, guests can enjoy free access to Unlock Art™ partner, Istanbul Modern, the city’s impressive contemporary art gallery housed in a former warehouse on the banks of the Bosphorus.

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Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler Cengiz Topel Caddesi No: 39, Etilier, Istanbul 34337, Turkey (90)(212) 384 00 00

About Le Méridien

When Starwood Hotels acquired Le Méridien in 2005, it immediately set about injecting the group’s French heritage with a jolt of cultural modernity. With more than 100 properties in 50 countries worldwide, the project was ambitious, but with creative input from Le Méridien’s cultural curator Jérôme Sans, the result is an intelligent synthesis of individually distinct properties within their respective cultural settings. Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts have been transformed into staging areas for contemporary artworks by both established and up-and-coming artists and through partnerships with local cultural institutions, the group has forged a place for itself at the core of the art world. Via the Unlock Art™ programme, guests’ key cards designed by LM100™ members are literally a complimentary ticket to a city’s leading art forums. By any measure, the group’s elevation of the quotidian hotel experience into a cultural one is inspirational.