10 Karaköy, a Morgans Original Hotel, is a contemporary rework of a 19th-century neo-classical Ottoman-era building with a destination restaurant and roof terrace bar in Istanbul's hippest neighbourhood. In keeping with the shape of the original edifice, suites open off a spectacular central atrium strung with contemporary chandeliers, and there are signature fish designs throughout the public spaces, a nod to to building's original incarnation as a fish market. High ceilings, wall to floor windows and original flooring have been kept wherever possible, furnishings a subtle blend of the traditional and modern. Sultanahmet’s Topkapi Palace and Ottoman mosques are just a short tram ride away, across the Bosphorus.
• 71 rooms
• Hotel opened: November 2014
• Interiors: Sinan Kafadar
• Bathroom amenities: Malin + Goetz