Recently opened, The Grand Tarabya
is just 20 minutes from Taksim Square and the city center, yet removed from the hustle and bustle of the old sectors of Istanbul. A landmark of traditional Turkish hospitality, the hotel comes alive again on the shores of the Bosphorus with breathtaking views all the way to the entrance of the Black Sea. Guest accommodations are in 247 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms and suites, designed to cater to discerning international travelers. Dining options include Papalinas Restaurant, for Aegean specialties; the Brasserie, with international selections; Pool Bar, for light fare; and The T Lounge and Diba Bar, both overlooking the Bosphorus, for casual get-togethers in a relaxed setting. The 4,000-square-meter Therapia Spa, offers indoor and outdoor pools, traditional Turkish hammams, sauna and steam rooms, relaxation areas, a private spa suite, and a Thalasso suite, while the fitness center features the latest technology and natural daylight. For meetings and social events, there are 14 function rooms, a state-of-the-art ballroom and a summer terrace.