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.