by Michael J. Shapiro | August 09, 2012

 The 212-room Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus opened Wednesday in a 20-story tower in the European neighborhood of Besiktas. The guest rooms and a rooftop bar both offer views of the Turkish capital and the Bosphorus River. A lobby bar, a bistro and an all-day restaurant are on-site, as is a fitness center that includes an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam room and a Turkish bath. The property has nine meeting rooms, including a large ballroom.