Set to open in the first half of 2014, The St. Regis Istanbul will mark the debut of the luxury brand in Turkey and extend Starwood’s presence in the country.
“We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Demsa Group starting with the launch of our St. Regis brand in Istanbul, a thriving historical city that is becoming a major player in global travel,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East. “As a truly cosmopolitan city, Istanbul provides the perfect setting for the bespoke service and refined elegance defined by the legacy of the St. Regis brand.”
“Demsa Group continues to contribute significantly to the increase of the confidence of global brands in Turkey’s economy through initiatives and investments,” said Cengiz Çetindogan, Chairman, Demsa Group. “For the Maçka hotel project, located in the distinguished Nisantasi neighbourhood, we want to collaborate with St. Regis, a global brand that has remained committed to high standards and exceptional service for over a century.”
Located in the sophisticated Nisantasi neighborhood in the Sisli district on the European side of the city, The St. Regis Istanbul will offer easy access to chic boutiques, restaurants and cafes, and important landmarks including the Istanbul Congress Center and Taksim Square. Designed by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat, the new-build hotel will overlook Maçka Park and the Bosphorus. The St. Regis Istanbul will have 118 rooms, of which four suites will feature custom interiors by world-renowned designers, as well as an exceptional presidential suite spanning approximately 2,000 square feet.
Renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand that will be available at the hotel include signature St. Regis Butler Service, providing anticipatory service and customizing each stay according to specific tastes and preferences. Culinary offerings will provide a sophisticated ambiance, including a brasserie-style restaurant which is set to become the new social and meeting address in Nisantasi. The rooftop restaurant will provide an unforgettable experience, while the lobby bar will be ideal for an intimate cocktail. The hotel will feature a spa, fitness center, as well as a business center, meeting rooms and a ballroom.