As a popular choice of the fashion crowd given its close proximity to Istanbul’s trendy fashion and shopping district in Nisantasi (on the doorstep of the Istanbul Fashion Academy and the City’s upscale shopping mall), The Sofa Hotel is a beautifully designed, comfortable living space for the urban traveller. Having opened its doors in 2006, the hotel offers clean, minimalist and sleek contemporary rooms and suites with soothing, earthy tones and polished wooden floors. Designed by acclaimed local architect Sinan Kafadar, the rooms are generously proportioned and offer special touches such as an “anything, anytime” 24-hour service button, a 1,200 sqm basement spa center with a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms to soothe your tired body after long days sightseeing and long nights partying. The higher floors rooms can be booked on a longer-term basis and boast all necessary modern conveniences, making this a popular option for business travellers. Don’t miss the Art*8 Gallery upstairs which host regular art exhibitions, and the charming and peaceful in-house library lounge run by Patika Bookstore.