Sexy new hip district of Istanbul

The historic Akaretler Row Houses, are beautifully restored and restaurated with charm and style. The district is now the destination for the ultra hip.

The new district is located in the heart of the city, a 75 million dollar investment for 70 historical houses. Now find chic shops, art galleries, museums, luxury residences, designer stores and a luxury hotel. The first W Hotel in Europe “W Istanbul“, will serve as a centerpiece of the redevelopment of the landmark Akaretler Row Houses in Besiktas. W Istanbul offers a total of 134 rooms including 28 suites as well as the Extreme Wow Suite overlooking the Bosphorus.

Bliss Istanbul Spa is the place to go if you want to be pampered from head to toe. One of the houses were the mother of Ataturk used to live is designed as Ataturk museum.

Sultan Abdulaziz had the Akaretler Row Houses constructed for the accommodation of high ranking officers of the Empire and their families, in walking distance of Dolmabahce Palace where the Ottoman Sultan lived. Its one of the best examples of the civil architecture of 1870’s with their neoclassical front design, lacking the influence of earlier Baroque and Rococo styles.

The Akaretler district is bursting with the best restaurants and nightlife. Istanbul is abuzz again, and it’s great to witness the positive changes.

Author: istanbul

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