The ESPA Spa in Istanbul.
The brand new luxury lifestyle Edition Hotel is scheduled to operate and make its European debut in Istanbul in April 2011. With the extraordinary, 20,000 square foot, three-floor ESPA spa, Istanbul Edition Hotel offers its guests an incomparable spa experience integrating beauty, health, and wellness in a setting of fine design and luxury. Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) envisioned the luxury state-of-the-art spa design to draw inspiration largely from local Turkish traditions and customs.
The space was shaped to evoke the mysterious and sensuous atmosphere and mood of the storied Turkish city. The traditional hammam, a focal point to any genuine Turkish Spa, and its faceted cut out patterns was the main design inspiration, lending a subtle yet atmospheric feeling to the overall space. Spread over three floors, the spa’s unique combination of design elements such as dark and sumptuous lighting, chocolate brown marble, embossed bronze floors and walls of crystals helps to create the perfect space to lose oneself and forget the stresses of the outside world.