Another Brand New Avantgarde right at The Heart of Istanbul

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The 59-room elegant-design hotel has recently launched right at the heart of Taksim with the Yoo2 brand. After negotiations, the hotel now is serving under the roof of Avantgarde Collection.

From now on, the hotel will be serving under the roof of Avantgarde Collection as a result of the negotiations between Ismet Ömer Öztanık, Vice Chairman of the Board on behalf of Lucis Global; Cenk Öztanık, Member of the Board; and Naim Gençoğlu, member of Gençoğlu Family in charge of tourism and real estates.

After completion of the transfer operations between the two groups, Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square sign replaced the sign of Yoo2 Hotel, which lead the investments based on the aim to be present in the select locations of the world with a global vision supported by Philipp Starck.

Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square, a select destination boasting unique scenery of nature and Bosphorus at the heart of the city... Located in a brilliant position overlooking Taksim Square; Gezi Parkı, the global landmark of adrenaline; and Bosphorus, the cross-section of two continents; Avantgarde Taksim Square offers its guests innumerable advantages.

On one hand is the Istiklal Avenue, home to 24-hour, non-stop entertainment, and on the other are prominent business centers, social life centers and congress valley of Turkey, which are all within a walking distance. Avantgarde Taksim Square is located exactly where one can experience and feel Istanbul to the fullest: it is where the heart of Istanbul beats.

The hotel has a total of 59 rooms including 14 Deluxe Park rooms, 14 Deluxe Bosphorus rooms, 2 Deluxe Garden rooms, 14 Superior Deluxe Park rooms, 14 Superior Deluxe Bosphorus rooms and 1 Grand Deluxe Garden room.

The high-speed free-of-charge Internet access, 24-hour concierge, 24-hour room service, notebook-sized boxes, mini bars, rain shower, free-of-charge Nespresso and tea-coffee sets, daily newspapers, dry cleaning service, early breakfast option, luggage unpacking/packing service, valet service, airport transfer, two meeting halls featuring fullly-pledged technical equipment with cutting-edge technology for business meetings, fully-equipped fitness center, massage and skin care therapies within the room, free-of-charge use of SPA in Avantgarde Levent and Avantgarde Taksim/Talimhane, limo and high-class car rental service are just a few of the services provided by Avantgarde Collection Taksim Square for its guests

Ace Restaurant & Bar, which is identified with the Avantgarde hotels now and builds its own loyal audience by offering the international dishes with local delicacies, has also taken its part under the roof of Avantgarde Collection Taksim Square.

Standing out with its architecture, the hotel was built based on a design that is both elegant and capable of interacting with its location as it is located in one of the most significant spots of Istanbul. The architectural execution was assumed by Kreatif Mimarlık helmed by Aydan Volkan and Selim Cengiç.

avantgarde-taksimilobbyWhen looked from the outside, the building includes intimate details where guests can feel at home rather than at a hotel. The overall interior and illumination design of the hotel is developed in a way that provides both comfort and privilege for guests.

For exterior, Green-Certificate cladding with the feature of “self-cleaning” produced by the Japanese Inax company through nanotechnology was used.

Natural and innovative works were emphasized in interior space. Natural walnut cladding and natural stone cladding were used to create a warm atmosphere. In addition, innovative materials were used to enhance the ambience. Another purpose was to add to the deepness of the building through mirrors and colored glass materials.

Soft-colored textile-based wallpapers and wooden-lacquered furniture were used in the rooms, considering the comfort of guests. Glass separators feature stories of Istanbul. Complying with the international standards and focusing on the comfort of guests, Hansgrohe health tools were preferred in the bathrooms.

And the paintings embellishing every corner of Avantgarde Collection Taksim Square bears the signature of a young artist: Hasan Pehlevan. As a way of expressing himself artistically, Hasan Pehlevan works on toile paintings by focusing on graffiti with which daily life and city architecture is pretty much familiar. His works smoothly match Taksim’s dynamic nature and spirit that upholds freedom.

Also, exhibitions supporting the Contemporary Turkish Art are constantly organized in the lobbies and public space, as a tradition of Avantgarde Collection.


Most Read in this category since 01.01.2016

Prev Next


Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

In Summer 2016, I had chance to sail to Greek Islands with the Celestyal Cruises. In an organization with Karavan Cruises, travelers enjoyed best of Greek islands with Celestyal and received a compl...

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

ftnNEWS would like to present you a unique vacation idea here in Turkey: Cappadocia Region. Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a successi...

Fascinating Tunisia

Fascinating Tunisia

Recently I have visited Tunisia as a familiarization trip organized by the Tunisia Tourism Ministry with the support of Tunis Air. Tunisia is not only a beach holiday destination. It also offers a r...