Hi this is Anthony J. DiGuiseppe AIA RIBA reporting on my upcoming trip to Istanbul as a delegate and speaker for this exciting annual Global Spa Summit Conference which i being held at the last Palace of the Turkish Empire, which has been converted into a Kempenski five star hotel, right on the Bosphorus!
The conference attendance is sold out and there will be developers , owners, managers of every conceivable spa in he world. This fourth annual conference is being conducted by Spa Finder Magazine's Susie Ellis and Dulcy Gregory, and promises to be an informative assembly in a magical setting in Turkey.
The food is supposed to be amazing and the hammams, the oldest in the world, which we will be visiting and getting our bodies scrubbed. This is particularly exciting for me, since we are just completing the first hammam in New York City at the Trump Soho Spa, which will be open this June.
That's all for now, my wife, Dani and I are leaving Friday, staying two nights at the W Istanbul, and then the at the Ciragan Palace for three more nights…will send photos and lots of good information for all you sap hounds!
Anthony in Anatolia