Raffles Istanbul, which opened on September 1, 2014, has joined Virtuoso as the network's newest preferred hotel.
On the European side of Istanbul, the hotel has sweeping views over the Bosphorus and the Prince Islands. The 185 rooms and suites all have floor to ceiling windows and private balconies. The modern interiors are embellished with a large collection of contemporary art.
The hotel also offers guests the Raffles Butler Service, a Raffles Spa, terrace outdoor pool with city views, two restaurants - Arola by Michelin starred chef Sergi Arola and Rocca with Mediterranean and Turkish influences - and three bars: the Writers Bar, the Champagne Room and the Long Bar.