GSS delegation dines and dances
Tonight the GSS delegation boarded a lovely boat and headed down the Bosphorus a mile or two to the award-winning Les Ottomans Hotel for a group dinner. Les Ottoman is a sumptuous reconstructed villa, decorated in wonderful Turkish style with Feng Shui principles, that now houses 10 hotel suites. The hotel is also home to an extensive Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spa, the only one in Turkey, where earlier in the week, I had enjoyed a relaxation treatment while floating in a small pool filled with Dead Sea salts and minerals. The spa included, among many features, a relaxation room with carpeted walls and 4 heated white "pods" facing a sort of water fountain with a continuous stream of water descending from the ceiling.
After dinner, many of us headed to Reina, a complex of restaurants anddance floors right along the Bosphorus. We had a great time dancing under the stars and the lights of the Bosphorus Bridge, on an open-air dance floor lit from below. It was a great end to a jam-packed first full day of the Summit.