A New Take on Luxury Living Set along the banks of the stunning Bosphorus – the meeting point of East and West in the beautiful historic city – The Peninsula Istanbul will soon welcome its first guests. The hotel, located in Istanbul’s historic Karaköy district, will anchor a new waterfront revitalization project called Galataport, to include a promenade, museums and art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and a cruise ship port. The heritage property is also within walking distance to many of Istanbul’s most dazzling historic landmarks, such as Galata Tower, Galata Bridge and the famous Sultanahmet District. Featuring classical-inspired architecture, The Peninsula Istanbul offers lush landscaped gardens and swimming pools, one of which overlooks the Bosphorus. Many of its 177 opulent guestrooms and suites also have sweeping water views. Guests can savour sublime local and international cuisine at a choice of sophisticated restaurants, before indulging in the ancient Turkish tradition of hammam steam baths at the decadent The Peninsula Spa.