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Morgans Hotel Group opens a new property in Istanbul

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The newest property and first international franchise in Morgans Hotel Group Co.'s portfolio of boutique hotels, 10 Karakoy, a Morgans Original opened its doors.

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Located in Karakoy, one of the most vibrant and burgeoning districts in the heart of Istanbul, the 71-guestroom property offers an intimate, luxury boutique experience where history meets modernity. Built in neo-classical style, the historic property has been reimagined, restored and designed in collaboration with award-winning Turkish architect Sinan Kafadar.

The original building, formerly known as Buyuk Balikli Han, was built in 1875 by architect Ariditi Razi and includes six floors with a glass roof over a large atrium. In collaboration with Morgans Hotel Group and Kafadar, the hotel has maintained the building's original characteristics in keeping with its historical significance and modern approach to design. Guests arrive through the main entrance into the glass-roofed atrium with marble underfoot. The vaulted ceilings soar above a stunning water feature with bronze fish, a nod to the original name of the building.

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Further reflecting Ottoman architecture, the rooms on the guest floors have been lined in porticos featuring ceilings formed of the protected original old brick. The 71 distinctive guestrooms, including three spacious suites and three rooms with magnificent private terraces, span a wide variety of room categories from Standard Queen to Penthouse. Each room features custom designed furniture by Kafadar, down duvets and pillows, Malin + Goetz® bathroom amenities, Samsung® LED televisions, docking stations, 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi.

In addition to its guestrooms and suites, the hotel also includes an 82-seat restaurant called Rudolf. Rudolf features refined Mediterranean Cornucopia Cuisine with a respect to "slow food." Other social spaces within the hotel include Rudolf Bar and Sky Terrace. With a retractable roof and heated floors, DJ's will play year round to local and international crowds.

Accompanying the food and beverage offerings, the hotel features 785 square-feet of meeting space with its Balikli Meeting Room, providing luxury options for corporate meetings and special events for up to 60 people.

Within 10 minutes of Istanbul's best shopping, galleries, museums and dining options, 10 Karakoy is the premier destination for locals and international travelers. For more information on 10 Karakoy or to book a reservation at the property, please visit www.10karakoy.com.

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