Autograph Collection Hotel has announced the opening of Sofa Hotel Istanbul, a five-star retreat situated in the historical heart of Turkey. Featuring contemporary interiors and a private collection of  curated artwork, the 82-room hotel evokes is located in the heart of Istanbul’s shopping district, Nişantaşı and is perfect for art lovers.

Designed by renowned Turkish architect, Hakan Kiran, expect tranquil and relaxing interiors designed to offer a retreat from the city’s bustling streets. Think sleek lines, custom-designed furniture, bespoke artwork and modern light fittings. The 82 guest rooms have been decorated in grey tones with splashes of deep red, mustard and copper throughout, with an additional five suites and a selection of terrace rooms on offer too.

The hotel comes complete with the highly acclaimed Frankie Istanbul, one of Istanbul’s hottest rooftop destinations – which offers an elegant and energetic ambience alongside a unique fusion menu of innovative Mediterranean dishes and local cuisine. Guests can also soak up spectacular views of the city at the stylish bar and lounge area, while enjoying the impressive wine list on offer.

No tranquil getaway could be complete without a little TLC. For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, the Green Spa is an oasis of wellbeing and tranquility utilizing the latest Asian and European wellness therapies. Spa-goers can choose from an array of body and beauty care, from Indian healing massages to hot stone therapy and traditional Turkish Hammams. Don’t miss the signature treatment – the ‘Sultans Special’ – a traditional Turkish scrub that originates from the Ottoman era.

“As Autograph Collection Hotels’ first property in Turkey, Sofa Hotel Istanbul proudly exemplifies our commitment to providing guests with exactly like nothing else experiences. As the official sponsor of Istanbul’s Contemporary Art Fair, Sofa Hotel celebrates the city’s art scene, showcasing the works of local and international artists throughout the building for guests to enjoy,” said John Licence, VP Premium & Select Brands Europe at Marriott International.

A juxtaposition of heritage and hedonism, this new opening is perfect for adventurers seeking a cultural city break. Guests can take a 10-minute stroll or hop on one of the vintage trams along Istiklal Caddesi, the main pedestrian boulevard, until they reach the city’s renowned shopping quarter and eclectic dining scene.

Rates at Sofa Hotel Istanbul start from 140 euros per night. Click here for more.