Espa at Istanbul Edition Hotel
HBA, The Gallery Creates Luxury, Style and Innovation with the Design of ESPA at the Istanbul EDITION
Global Design Firm Draws Inspiration from the Modernity of the West and the Mystery of the East for the Ultimate in Indulgence and Relaxation. New York, NY — HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates, the leading global hospitality design firm of the world’s most anticipated hotels, resorts and spas,has completed the design of the ESPA located in the groundbreaking Istanbul EDITION hotel. The Istanbul EDITION strives to provide guests with unique experiences and has allowed The Gallery, HBA’s London studio to be creative and expressive with their design resulting in a memorable and incomparable space.
With the ESPA, HBA London designed a contemporary, state-of-the-art spa with design influences drawn from Turkish tradition and local customs. The indulgent and breathtaking spa incorporates beauty, health and wellness that are both social and the ultimate in luxury.
Spread over three floors, this extraordinary 20,000 square foot spa is truly spectacular with dark and sumptuous lighting, rich metallic woods, embossed bronze floors, sumptuous seating and walls upholstered in exquisite horsehair. Crystals are also delicately integrated into the spa design. The combination of these unique design elements help to create the perfect space to lose oneself and forget the stresses and strains of the outside world.
According to Nathan Hutchins, Associate HBA London, “The ESPA at the IstanbulEdition journey is one of comfort, glamour and alluring charm featuring mysterious spaces to relax and rejuvenate. Inspiration for the spa’s design was taken from the faceted cut out patterns found in a traditional Hammam to create a subtle yet atmospheric feeling using light and dark.”
“The play of light was the other main component in the design inspiration, creating shadows and shafts of light in unexpected spaces,” says Inge Moore, Principal. “These concepts married with a rich selection of materials and rich wall paneling creates luxurious, alluring, opulent spaces that make the guest feel both indulged and protected…our aim was to design a spa that creates an unforgettable experience.”
The Hammam, a truly focal and grand tradition to a Turkish Spa becomes an intimate and exclusive haven at the ESPA. Opulent chocolate brown marble and cast bronze sinks create a deep sense of calm and warmth throughout the Hammam, with scrub and steam rooms to soothe the mind and cleanse the body.
A comprehensive menu of beauty and health treatments is offered in the multiple treatment rooms, which include a VIP suite decorated with patterned leather floors and smoked onyx walls where couples can unwind in the oversize bathtub, steam shower and unique relaxation bed suspended from the ceiling. A stunning pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center completes this extraordinary experience.
Espa at Istanbul:
An extraordinary, 20,000 square foot, three-floor ESPA spa offers The Istanbul EDITION’s guests an unparalleled spa experience incorporating beauty, health, and wellness in a setting of exquisite luxury. An atmosphere of opulence pervades the spa, which is decorated in rich metallic woods and embossed bronze floors softened by upholstered walls and comfortable seating. A comprehensive menu of beauty and health treatments is offered in the multiple treatment rooms, which include a VIP suite decorated with patterned leather floors and smoky walls where couples can unwind in the oversize bathtub, steam shower and unique relaxation bed suspended from the ceiling. A stunning pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center completes this extraordinary experience.
- Ten spectacular treatment rooms and a Private Spa Suite decorated with patterned leather floors and smoky walls where couples can unwind in the oversize bathtub, steam shower and unique relaxation bed suspended from the ceiling. The range of heat experiences include a Snow Cabin, Ice Fountain and Experience Shower, as well as a Rock Sauna, Steam Room and the traditional Turkish Hammam. A stunning Pool and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center complete the spa experience.
- ESPA at The Istanbul EDITION guests are offered an unparalleled spa experience incorporating beauty, health, and wellness in a setting of exquisite luxury. The spa offers a range of ESPA facial and body treatments alongside Signature Treatments that have been created for the spa.
- A work out area with the latest gym equipment, free weights and floor mats.
- A contemporary Hammam lined with opulent chocolate marble that combines heat and steam, with pouring of free flowing water, massage with traditional black soap, body scrubs and masks.
Founded in 1993 by Susan Harmsworth, ESPA is the world’s leading total spa company building award winning spas in five continents across the globe. Years of experience covering strategy, operational, conceptual and development elements of spas combined with as in depth knowledge of differing cultures, products and treatments, result in a company which is well rounded and genuinely committed to inspired natural products, treatments and continual spa development
HBA – Hirsch Bedner Associates
The ESPA at The Istanbul Edition Hotel is a contemporary, state-of-the-art spa with design influences drawn from Turkish tradition and local customs. The indulgent interiors of the ESPA incorporate beauty, health and wellness that are both social and luxurious. Spread over three floors, the extraordinary 20,000 square foot spa is breathtaking with its delicate combination of dark and sumptuous lighting, rich metallic woods, embossed bronze floors, lavish seating and walls upholstered in exquisite horsehair. Crystals are also delicately integrated into the spa design. The combination of these unique design elements helps to create the perfect space for this boutique hotel.
About HBA & The Gallery:
World-renowned as the “Number 1 Hospitality Design Firm” (Interior Design) and winner of six record-breaking awards (2010 Hospitality Design Awards), HBA unveils the world’s most anticipated hotels, resorts, and spas. Leading the hospitality interior design industry since 1964, HBA’s international presence, depth of experience, and detailed industry knowledge enables them to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations, and influence design standards at a global level.
The Gallery, is an intimate studio of multi cultural designers spun from HBA DNA, nested in the heart of London. The Gallery brand is for clients who want to create emotive design be they private residences or social lifestyle spaces. Together with their clients, they develop original spaces that create distinct experiences driven by lifestyle and the art of living well.
Project name: Espa at Istanbul Edition Hotel
Location: Levent Mh., Büyükdere Caddesi 136, 34330 Istanbul, Turkey
Type: SPA Interior
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 20,000 sq.ft
Completion Year: 2011 – March
- 2012 Travel + Leisure Magazine Awards – Best Spa
Visit Istanbul Edition Hotel’s Website: here
Client / Owner / Developer: ESPA
Interior Designer: HBA – Hirsch Bedner Associates, Two Peachtree Pointe, Suite 700, 1555 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
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