The first international franchise in Morgans Hotel Group Co.'s portfolio of boutique hotels, 10 Karakoy, a Morgans Original is officially opened on Friday, December 19, 2014.
Beyoğlu Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan joined the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik made the official opening ceremony of the property. Speaking at the opening of 10 Karakoy, Çelik said that Karakoy which was the commercial and financial center of the city in the history today is becoming one of the most important centers of culture, history and tourism. Minister passed his appreciation for the ones who contributed in making the hotel, which perfectly combines neo-classical architecture of the building with the modern interior design.
Çelik added that Morgans Group is entering into Turkish market with the opening of this hotel. “Today will be a turning point for Morgans Group” said Çelik.
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 award-winning Turkish architect Sinan 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.
Morgans Hotel Group signed a franchise agreement with Turkey's Ne Sa Tourism which is owned by Ismail Ekşioğlu.
10 Karaköy offers 71 unique guestrooms, including spacious Loft & Loft Terrace Suites and a Penthouse on the top floor with magnificent private terrace, and is a perfect location for special events, dining and entertaining.
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.