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2024’s Hottest New Hotels in Istanbul

One of the most visited cities in the world, Istanbul never loses its popularity among tourists thanks to its rich history, culture, and attractive tourist attractions.

As the city continues to welcome millions of travelers, new hotel investments rapidly bring fresh and luxurious new accommodation options to meet the growing demand.

Rather than updating our previous years’ article, we decided to publish new articles for every year. Here is the previous years’ Istanbul hotel openings.

When we search the topic on Google, we see that some websites publish some hotel names as they recently opened. When we search these so called new hotels in Istanbul, we found out that they are not newly opened but they are newly listed on hotel booking platforms such as Booking.com. When a hotel recently listed on booking platforms, it doesn’t make it a new hotel.

To ensure the accuracy of our information, we research websites, hotels’ social media pages, we contacted the hotels, and search news articles to verify that it is indeed a new hotel. We also encourage our readers to do their own research to confirm that the hotels they are interested in are truly new.

Sanasaryan Han Istanbul room
The Charm Corner Room

Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Opening Date: March 2024

Book on Marriott | Booking.com

In the heart of Istanbul’s historical peninsula, Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul, opens its doors, enriching Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands.

Originally slated for a January 2024 debut, the hotel welcomed its first guests in March 2024.

Constructed in 1895, the Luxury Collection hotel in the historic building showcases undiscovered artworks, photo exhibits, and a distinguished collection, bringing Istanbul’s spirit to life poetically. The building’s exterior and historic columns continue to enchant with their natural charm.

With its elegant design, 6 suites, and 57 rooms framed by large neoclassical windows, Sanasaryan Han is within walking distance of cultural landmarks like the Egyptian Bazaar and Sultanahmet Mosque. Read our news about the new hotel here.


Guestroom with the Marmara Sea view at Movenpick Istanbul Marmara Sea

Mövenpick Hotel İstanbul Marmara Sea

Opening Date: April 2024

Book on Accor | Booking.com

Mövenpick, part of Accor, is located in Zeytinburnu, the Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea offers stunning views of the Marmara Sea and easy access to Istanbul’s top attractions. The hotel is close to major transportation hubs, including the Marmaray station and Eurasia Tunnel, ensuring seamless travel across the city.

Explore the nearby Fisekhane venue and popular shopping malls within minutes. Discover Istanbul’s “old city” area, just 10 minutes away, with landmarks like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, and Basilica Cistern.

The hotel features 229 elegant rooms with modern amenities and sea views. Ideal for extended stays, rooms include a fully equipped kitchen and sports room. Families will love the “Little Birds” Club and “Pocket Cinema” for children. More information in our news.


sumahan hotel by the bosphorus with sea and bridge view

VAKKO Hotel & Residence Sumahan

Opening Date: Summer 2024

Istanbul’s rare Bosphorus-front property Sumahan on the Waters changed hands in November 2023. The property which is a popular location in the Leading Hotels of the World, announced to operate as VAKKO Hotel & Residence Sumahan.

Sumahan on the Water will be operated as VAKKO Hotel & Residence Sumahan, by Turkey’s prominent luxury fashion and lifestyle brand, Vakko.

Vakko is one of the Turkey’s prominent luxury fashion and lifestyle brands and currently operates Vakko Hotel & Residence (Booking.com link) located in Nişantaşı, Istanbul’s vibrant, upscale district known for its high-end shopping, chic cafes, and elegant architecture.


Exterior view of the hotel illuminated with lights.

Divan Akaretler

Opening Date: Q4 2024

Previously operated as W Hotel Istanbul, the new hotel will be managed by the Turkish hospitality brand Divan.

The historic building, constructed in 1875 by Sultan Abdülaziz to house officials working at the Dolmabahçe Palace, gave its name to the Akaretler district. Built to generate income for foundations, Akaretler Sıraevleri is recognized as the Ottoman Empire’s and later the Turkish Republic’s first row housing and mass housing project. This site also includes a significant house where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his family once resided, which has since been converted into a museum.

After an extensive renovation process that respects the area’s historical fabric, Divan Group’s new hotel is set to open in the last quarter of the year. The hotel will reflect Divan Group’s unique hospitality spirit and sophistication, featuring distinctive dining venues and a total of 138 rooms, making it a new meeting point in Akaretler. Its excellent location will allow guests to easily explore the city, making it ideal for both leisure and business travelers.

The group has already two operating hotels in Istanbul. Divan Istanbul (Booking.com link) located in Taksim, and Divan Istanbul City (Booking.com link), located in the centre of Istanbul’s modern business district of Gayrettepe.

 

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