Hotel of the month


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The newest and most glamorous hotel in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district fills a much-needed niche. There may be bigger hotels in the area. There are certainly some that are better equipped. But few mix high-tech and high-design as well as the Georges does. Walk through the plate glass doors and you’re welcomed by an unusual sight. Gone is the check-in desk and concierge booth, replaced by iPads and comfy sofas. Reflecting the roots of the two founders, the rooms are decorated with a fusion of Franco-Turkish décor. Herringbone parquet floors are paired with l’Occitane bath products and in-room espresso makers. But the real treat is waiting behind the curtains. Pull back the blinds to reveal a marble terrace and panoramic view of the Bosphorus.