The Guggenheim, Now in Mall Form
Retail-minded guests at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Bosphorus enjoy our close proximity to a number of shopping centres, including Nişantaşi, Akmerkez, and Old Town. One of the newest (and certainly most visually intruiging) malls in Istanbul is Kanyon, a retail paradise in nearby Levent--Istanbul’s financial district.
Its size alone is enough give pause: 37,500 sq m (403,646 sq ft); 160 stores; 30 floors of offices, 22 floors of residential space; parking for 2,3000 vehicles, but its architecture is what’s most impressive.
The Jerde Partnership is the group of architects behind its unique swooping shape--a series of interconnected and layered spirals which have compared to the iconic interior of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Designed to be “green” in every sense of the word, Kanyon’s open-air design lets the sun shine in, nourishing the trees and shrubbery that grow along its borders.
Kanyon's boutiques–Harvey Nichols, Furla, Cesare Paciotti, Max Mara, and Hiref to name a few–are as exclusive as they are diverse. And when it comes to dining, there's no shortage of options, from Le Pain Quotidien for coffee, Kitchenette for delicious salads, and Konyalı for delicious Turkish cuisine.
Kanyon is roughly a 15-minute drive from the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Bosphorus -- ask the Concierge for details. Went a little overboard on your shopping? Give us your bags, and we’ll arrange to have them shipped to your final destination. Unlike a stack of mail or overgrown hedges, it's something to look forward to on your way home.