Soho House, Istanbul, Turkey

Soho House, Istanbul, Turkey

The latest addition to Soho House’s growing litany of outposts finds itself in Istanbul’s creative district of Beyoglu. Consisting of four buildings, the hotel and private members club is a smart amalgamation of old and new, with its most historic component — an 1873 structure called the Corpi Building — known locally as the former US embassy and consulate. It has been carefully merged with a series of newer structures, which in their totality houses 87 bedrooms, two rooftop pools, a speakeasy-styled bar named The Embassy Club and that Soho House failsafe, Cecconi’s restaurant. Buried in amongst the hotel’s restored frescoes, Carrara marble flooring and rosewood doors, is a Cowshed spa that wins extra authenticity points for its incorporation of two hammam rooms.