Istanbul, the number one destination at TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards and Best Travel Destination at the UK National Luxury and Lifestyle Awards in 2014, hosted a total of 11.8 million travelers last year.
Standing out as one of the most visited cities in Turkey, Istanbul is going to welcome a fleet of spectacular new hotels in 2015.
New hotels that will debut in Istanbul in 2015 are:
Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport - January 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport opens by the end of January 2015. The hotel offers 217 beautiful guest rooms. The hotel also features six meeting rooms offering more than 250 square metres of flexible meeting space, as well as a ballroom of 373 square metres which can host receptions with up to 500 people to suit any occasion.
Holiday Inn Express Istanbul Airport – February 2015
InterContinental Hotels Group is opening Holiday Inn Express® Istanbul – Airport in February 2015. It will be the first internationally branded limited service hotel near Istanbul International Airport. The 110-room hotel is overlooking the main street on the Basin Express Highway, will feature a number of meeting rooms and the brand’s signature Great Room, where guests can enjoy a complimentary Express Start® breakfast.
The hotel’s excellent location near Istanbul International Airport is easily accessible to both business and leisure guests looking for a comfortable yet affordable night’s stay. The hotel is also well placed to receive guests from the CNR Expo, International World Trade Centre and Olympic stadium located nearby.
The St. Regis Istanbul - Opening March 1, 2015
Nestled in the heart of Nisantasi, The St. Regis Istanbul is surrounded by the exclusive district’s shops, dining, art, and entertainment. The hotel’s 118 sumptuous accommodations will boast a unique identity of discreet luxury, timeless elegance, and compelling grace. Guests of our rooms and suites will enjoy the elevated level of bespoke service of the St. Regis Butler.
Mercure Istanbul Topkapi - Opening March 2015
Located in Topkapi the Mercure Istanbul Topkapi Hotel is just 10 minutes from Ataturk International Airport. Close to the main attractions of the city such as Taksim, Old City and convention centers such as CNR Fair Ground, Halic Congress Venue, this Istanbul Hotel is easily accessible via public transportation. Mercure Istanbul Topkapi hotel offers free WIFI and the use of hotel spa is free for all guests. Different sized meeting rooms and ballrooms offer you the most successful events. It has a total of 204 rooms.
Soho House Istanbul – March 2015
Soho House Istanbul, a members’ club and hotel, in the Beyoğlu district is going to welcome its first guests from March 9, 2015. Soho House occupies the grand Palazzo Corpi, which was originally built for a Genoese family in 1882 and then became the US consulate 25 years later. In addition to extensive club spaces, it will have 87 bedrooms, 17 Mezzanine rooms, one apartment, a Cecconi’s restaurant with a courtyard garden, two rooftop pools, a gym, a large screening room, a night club, event spaces, and a Cowshed spa.
Banker Han Hotel Karaköy Istanbul – March 2015
The latest Bosphorus hit is the Banker Han Hotel, opening in March. It’s a new sibling for the Sofa Hotel, a boutique joint in Nisantasi. In the heart of Karakoy, at the top of the Kamondo Steps is Banker Caddesi where Banker Han is located. It sits right near the Galata Bridge, connecting Karaköy to Sultanahmet.
There will be 36 rooms, from singles to penthouse-style rooftop rooms with terraces overlooking the Golden Horn and Sultanahmet. There will also be an “art lounge and café”, in which up-and-coming local artists will be able to display their work.
Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir Hotel - Opening November, 2015
Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir Hotel will be part of a complex featuring offices, conference rooms, retail and parking, making the hotel a landmark business hub in this district. Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir will be located in the Atasehir district, a business and trading centre located eight kilometres from the Asian trading port at the intersection of two main highways, connecting the Asian and European sides of Istanbul. Featuring 160 guest rooms with scenic views of either the Marmara Sea or the bustling city, the hotel will occupy the top section of a new multi-purpose building from the 18th to 27th stories.
Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir is set to become the gathering place for business travellers, offering extensive modern meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom, a junior ballroom, 12 meeting rooms and a business centre. The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby bar, the signature Sheraton Shine Spa with five treatment rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and retail shops.
A Morgan Hotels Group brand; Mondrian Istanbul brings the heat, intensity, energy and Sunset Strip vibe of the original Hollywood Mondrian to the Old City area of Istanbul. The seventh Mondrian hotel, Mondrian Istanbul buzzes with instant gratification, the perfect provocative moment, perpetual possibility and confident cool. Mondrian’s famous lobby scene, the soul of the hotel, will recreate the see-and-be-seen vibe of the original and will be the place to meet for a cocktail—or three – and intense mingling.
In addition to 128 rooms and suites, Mondrian Istanbul will feature innovative bars and restaurants, meeting and conference space and a spa, renovated from an existing historic Turkish bath, Located in an area referred to as the Old City of Istanbul, it is in close proximity to the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Sultanahmet Mosque, or Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the 1,500 year-old Basilica Cistern and numerous other attractions and local restaurants.
Clarion Hotel Istanbul Airport North
A 237-room Clarion Hotel Istanbul Airport North is scheduled to join the Choice Hotels portfolio in 2015. The property will be located close to the Istanbul International Ataturk Airport.