One of the most visited cities in the world, Istanbul has a number of new hotels that opened in recent years. If you are planning to visit the city soon, you could be one of the first guests to stay at a buzzy new hotel.
Many of the new hotels below offer promotional rates that can be very tempting and you will be one of the first to use the brand new products and services.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul offers the perfect combination of business and leisure facilities, and is located in one of Istanbul’s most prestigious emerging residential and commercial areas.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul offers 193 stylish rooms and suites in a relaxing atmosphere with the choice of city or forest views. The all-day-dining restaurant serves international delights, made with local produce, while in the Vadi Bistro, guests are guaranteed to experience the vibrant pulse of city life in Turkey.
For guests who like to maintain their fitness routines, the hotel offers a fully equipped in-house gym, along with Pilates lessons. The SPA, covering more than 2,330 sqm, offers guests a heated pool, a Turkish bath, a steam bath, a hammam and a sauna – not to mention five treatment rooms offering various massages and treatments. The kids’ club also makes sure to create memorable moments for parents and their young ones.
The hotel is located near to the key business district of Maslak, and is situated opposite the Turk Telecom Arena, one of Istanbul’s major sports stadiums. The hotel also has excellent accessibility through its proximity to the Trans European Motorway (TEM), the highway that connects Europe to Asia – as well as a connection to Seyrantepe metro station via monorail. The hotel is 20km away from Ataturk International Airport and 30km from Istanbul’s new airport.
Vadistanbul is a modern and dynamic residential project that includes a specially developed monorail system with a direct connection to the metro system. The Radisson Blu property is situated on the boulevard of Vadistanbul that will also be home to a fourth-generation shopping mall, 270 retail outlets and offices for 20,000 people.
Spain’s Barcelo Hotel Group opened its 5-star hotel Barceló Istanbul at Taksim square. Surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants, shops and businesses, its location allows guests to be absorbed by the vibrant streets of the country’s historical, cultural and financial capital.
It has 270 spacious rooms and suites, which are carefully designed, with all conveniences and a unique atmosphere that provides maximum comfort during each stay. Its comfort and amenities provide guests with everything you could need for a perfect visit. Some of them include a private hammam.
The facilities of the hotel are characterised by a modern and elegant style which, in addition, offers guests unique views of the city. It features a B-Heaven Roof Top Lounge, a large sun terrace with 2 hot tubs and a spectacular Wellness and Fitness Centre measuring 1,200 square metres, located on the eleventh floor.
The hotel can also offer 7 multifunctional rooms with capacity for accommodating up to 600 people and the equipment necessary to successfully put on all types of meetings and events.
“One of the largest transport hubs in the world, the new Istanbul Airport is home both to YOTEL and to YOTELAIR.”
On the landside of the airport terminal – before security and passport control – you will find YOTEL, with 277 cabins, a gym, flexible meeting rooms, and a full bar and restaurant.
Both YOTEL and YOTELAIR properties will boast various KOMYUNITI areas for co-working, dining and relaxing. YOTEL will have the capacity to hold up to 200 people with facilities including private meeting rooms, a restaurant, bar and GRAB+GO smart vending for guests on the move. The hotel will also feature a state-of-the-art gym for those who like to keep fit on the go. Guests will have 24/7 access to Mission Control where they can make use of the signature airline-style, self check-in kiosks which reduces check-in time to under 60 seconds.
Whether you have a super-early flight to catch, a tediously long transit or layover, or if your flight has been delayed, YOTELAIR is the only hotel at Istanbul airport with a convenient location inside the Duty-Free area, after security and passport control. Being airside means you’re minutes away from your departure gate, and you will need to check in your bags before you get to the hotel. You’ll find everything you need to relax, sleep and refresh so you can arrive at your next destination on top form.
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport has 174 rooms – or cabins, as they call them. The hotel cabins all feature signature super comfortable beds with luxury bedding, rejuvenating rain showers, relaxing mood lights, numerous charging points and smart TVs that can easily be connected to guests’ own devices.
The 169-apartment Radisson Residences Vadistanbul is a state-of-the-art project offering guests superb accommodation for short- and long-term stays in the heart of Istanbul. Split equally between one- and two-bedroom apartments – as well two unique four-bedroom apartments, the property also offers a well-equipped gym and a SPA, including a swimming pool to accommodate both short- and long-term stays.
The stunning residence has opened next to the newly opened 193-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul. Both properties are located in Vadistanbul, a new residential district in the north of the European side of Istanbul. With its proximity to Maslak, one of Istanbul’s main business districts, the residence is expected to attract both business travelers and leisure guests seeking stylish accommodation in a central location.
Vadistanbul is a modern and dynamic residential project that includes a specially developed monorail system with a direct connection to the metro network. The Radisson Residences Vadistanbul property is situated on the boulevard of Vadistanbul that is also home to a fourth-generation shopping mall, 270 retail outlets and offices for 20,000 people.
The residence is approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the new Istanbul Airport, and only 400m from the nearest exit of the Trans-European Motorway (E80), linking the hotel to both the existing and the upcoming airport.
The 104-room Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe is the latest addition to the growing DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio. Formerly known as Biz Cevahir Hotel Istanbul, the hotel has converted to a DoubleTree by Hilton.
Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe features 104 stylish guest rooms including three suites featuring elegant décor. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a modern health club including an indoor pool, Turkish bath and spa facilities as well as six state-of-the-art meeting rooms. Guests can dine at the all-day-dining restaurant, Zeytinyali, which serves international and local delicacies and offers a business-lunch concept to enjoy a delightful break during the work week.
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe is ideally located minutes from İstanbul city center, near the Gayrettepe metro station, granting easy access to attractions across the city. It is also close to a wealth of shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment options, including two major football stadiums.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas brings its trademark unique and quirky take on hospitality to two restored Ottoman-era mansions in Istanbul, Turkey. Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, which also incorporates next-door Sait Paşa Mansion, is located in the prosperous Sariyer district of Istanbul’s European side, famous for its “Pearls of Bosphorus” waterfront properties. The urban resort recreates historic architectural features and artifacts from the site’s former 19th century Kocataş Mansions, which were devastated in a fire years ago, paying homage to its original footprint. The site enjoys far-reaching views over the Bosphorus as it begins its last curve towards the Black Sea.
The 45 generously proportioned guest rooms and suites are divided between the two stately three-level heritage mansions, together with lounges, banqueting and function rooms, and a gallery. Inspired by the city’s ability to embrace its contradictions – whether east and west, ancient and modern or mystical and earthly – the interior design blends traditional local flavors with contemporary Six Senses signature touches.
Through menus that are both nutritious and delicious, based on its Eat With Six Senses philosophy, Six Senses tempts guests who are in tune with or aspire to a balanced wellness-driven lifestyle without compromising on some of life’s finer indulgences. In addition to in-room dining, guests will be invited to sample the specialty menu at the Toro Latin GastroBar. With its elegant décor styled by the restaurateur Richard Sandoval, Toro Latin GastroBar is inspired by Pan-Latin and Asian cuisines, featuring cocktails shaken or stirred by a resident mixologist. The all-day Kahve café is located in a bohemian-style gilded hall offering up sweet and sticky pastries and refreshing Bosphorus views in turn.
The historic city center of Istanbul is a short boat ride away and the Istanbul New Airport, the largest hub in the world, is a 40-minute drive by a private vehicle provided by the hotel. The stately heritage mansions together with the all-day Kahve café, Toro Latin GastroBar and gym are opened on November 2019, with more facilities to be added by next Spring.
Located within the Avrupa Tem Residential Complex and close to the Istanbul Airport, the renovated 140-apartment Radisson Residences Avrupa Tem İstanbul is the perfect spot for business travelers and leisure guests seeking stylish accommodation in a central location.
The property combines a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. The residence also features a well-equipped gym and a spa, including an indoor swimming pool to accommodate both short- and long-term stays.
The Radisson Residences Avrupa Tem İstanbul is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the new Istanbul Airport, and only 400m from the nearest exit of the Trans-European Motorway (E80), linking the residence to the city.
Accor’s luxury brand; Sofitel opened its first hotel in Turkey. Sofitel Istanbul Taksim officially opened in early November in Taksim Square. Originally home to the grand Magic Cinema, the property went on to become one of the most famous nightclubs in Istanbul. Maxim opened in 1921, and reigned at the top of Istanbul’s nightlife for several decades. Today, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim is the newest and most anticipated luxury hotel in the Taksim neighborhood.
Guests of Sofitel Istanbul Taksim will revel in the luxury of 202 chic guestrooms including 33 suites, each suite outfitted with Hermés products while all other guestrooms will feature Atelier Cologne bathroom amenities for guests to delight in. Guestrooms offer expansive views of Taksim Square or the nearby Bosphorus strait, one of the world’s most strategic waterways and a popular Istanbul landmark.
A rare find in Istanbul, the hotel’s outdoor rooftop swimming pool is the ideal spot for guests to unwind and take in panoramic views of the captivating city. The hotel’s state-of-the-art Sofitel Spa promises exhilarating and rejuvenating treatments inspired by traditional Turkish rituals with the delicacy of French cosmetology, featuring products from French luxury skincare brand Sothys. Outfitted with an indoor pool, seven treatment rooms, a traditional Turkish Hammam, steam room, sauna, and fully equipped fitness center, the Sofitel Spa is a haven within the energetic city.
Sofitel Istanbul Taksim delights with its enticing dining options. Featuring a beautiful outdoor terrace fit with its own gazebo, The Oven is a European brasserie that takes its name from the wood fired oven it uses to create its signature Turkish and French inspired dishes. On the hotel’s ground floor sits a charming patisserie, Cake Box, which artistically serves authentic French sweets and traditional Turkish classics. A must see is the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant, which serves up modern Turkish mezze, tasty bites and chic cocktails, not to mention striking views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. While La Table, a breakfast and buffet venue, and The Lobby Bar, a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, coffee or light bite after an exciting day of exploring Istanbul, round out the dining options at the hotel.
Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton, previously known as Hotel Yeşil Ev is a historic wooden mansion, located in the Sultanahmet neighborhood of Istanbul. Comprising individual mansions located in the heart of the historic city center, the property boasts an excellent location near Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern. Sultanahmet Tramway Station and Sirkeci Metro Station are minutes away, and it runs a shuttle to both Istanbul airports.
The spacious guest rooms offer 48-inch HDTVs and large bathrooms, complete with deep soaking tubs and separate Turkish Bath showers. Suites feature a separate living area with sofa bed, two HDTVs and marble master bathrooms. All accommodations include complimentary WiFi. When booking for multiple guests, rooms can be allocated in the same mansion, creating an exclusive building for your party (based on availability).
Dine at the open-air Green House Garden Restaurant and Bar with an enchanting stone fountain, lush greenery and fresh, local favorites. Enjoy a la carte and buffet breakfast and high tea in the afternoons. Relax with a cup of coffee or delight in Shisha. Later, savor aperitifs and beverages at our speakeasy-style Garden Bar. The hotel also features a well-equipped fitness center, an indoor pool and spa where you can enjoy a soothing massage.
Just to note, traditional mansions are not equipped with elevators. The staff are happy to assist with any luggage, or alternatively you could request a lower-floor room.
Located in the heart of the eclectic Karaköy district, JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus offers a sense of place that embodies the area’s progressive nature. Built 180 years ago by Italian architects, it has been artfully transformed from its marine legacy, retaining its original structure and exquisite 35 meters atrium, to emerge as one of Istanbul’s most elegant and contemporary properties. Offering an insight into JW Marriott’s philosophy of mindfulness, the light-filled hotel is designed around its fin-de-siècle façade, offering a step-back in time where thoughtful programming and diverse culinary experiences meet uninterrupted views of the Bosphorus.
Entrepreneurial in spirit with a Bohemian flair, Karaköy is host to a varied array of boutiques, cafés, cocktail bars and artisanal markets. Next to the much anticipated newly-built Galataport with a cruise terminal.
Hilton Mall of İstanbul will have a total of 180 rooms, with 19 suites and 161 standard rooms. The hotel complex comprises facilities including a congress center, restaurant, executive lounge, spa, fitness center, and swimming pool as well as shopping areas.
The hotel will benefit from direct subway access to the Masko station along the Ataköy-İkitelli Metro line.
Hilton hotel’s offerings will build synergy with Mall of Istanbul, which has 350 stores with top global brands, gourmet restaurants, food courts, Europe’s largest indoor theme park, movie theaters and a performance hall, Turkey’s biggest shopping, entertainment and social complex. Hilton Mall of İstanbul will also significantly contribute to Istanbul’s flourishing culture, health and shopping tourism.
Hilton Mall of İstanbul will also host national and international business gatherings at its 1410-seat conference hall, and 10 meeting rooms of different sizes.
Jumeirah SeaPearl Ataköy
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Jumeirah SeaPearl Ataköy has 202 elegantly designed rooms’ hotel and 62 luxury residence units.
The property will be set in the Sea Pearl development will offer a range of exclusive facilities for its residents such as an indoor and an outdoor pools, a VIP business center, conference hall, dining area, seafront restaurant, sports center, market area, spa and wellness center, Turkish bath and much more.
The Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus Hotel is located in one of the most beautiful locations of the Bosphorus in Kuruçeşme, Besiktas.
With its exclusive suites and presidential suites all featuring sea views, distinguished restaurants and bars, uniquely-designed ballrooms, meeting rooms and party rooms, world-famous spa, beauty centre, state-of-the-art fitness and health centre, lounges and other unique venues, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul will welcome the world’s elite in Istanbul and host the city’s most spectacular weddings and events.
Radisson Hotel President Beyazıt Istanbul located in Istanbul’s major touristic Beyazıt district. The hotel will offer a spa as well as a ballroom and various restaurants. The hotel is close to Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace.
To be located in Sultanahmet, the hotel is in walking distance to Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Radisson Hotel Istanbul Sultanahmet will feature four restaurants.
Swiss International Boutique Tej Sultan
Opening: October 2020
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Swiss International Hotels & Resorts will open a boutique hotel near popular tourist attractions of the city such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Spice market.
Swiss International Boutique Tej Sultan is an upscale hotel in the middle of the “Old City” of Istanbul. This newly renovated 100-year-old building was renovated and converted into a Boutique hotel, featuring 32 rooms & suites, a Swiss Flavors Restaurant & Lounge a rooftop TED & Co Bar & Lounge, 2 Eventives rooms and an Inspirations Gym. The Swiss International Boutique Tej Sultan will start welcoming guests from 1st October 2020.
The Peninsula Istanbul will open as part of the Galataport project. The Galataport project envisages a new terminal for cruise ships and a luxury hotel in the touristic Karaköy neighborhood near Istanbul’s historic Galata district, the site of Istanbul’s old berths for cruise liners.
There will be approximately 180 rooms, a ballroom with sweeping views of the Bosphorus, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa and a verdant garden on the waterfront.
The Galataport project incorporates a promenade, museums, art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, retail units, parks and public spaces for the local community as well as a cruise passenger terminal with global standards.
Mandarin Oriental’s second property in Istanbul is a three-tower development. One of the towers will house Mandarin Oriental Etiler, Istanbul with 158 guestrooms and suites and 16 serviced apartments. The remaining two towers will house 251 luxurious Residences at Mandarin Oriental.
The hotel will have three restaurants and bars, and a selection of adaptable meeting spaces with outdoor areas and terraces, ideal for hosting both business and leisure events. There will also be a spa and fitness centre, offering the Group’s award-winning signature wellness programmes as well as locally inspired treatments. The hotel will have both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental will feature some of the most exclusive homes in the city, providing owners with extensive private gardens and impressive views of the Bosphorus. Owners will also enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service and direct access to the hotel’s facilities. In addition, there will be a full suite of bespoke resident facilities, including two outdoor swimming pools with city skyline views, a fitness centre and six beauty treatment rooms.
Radisson Hotel Apartments Delta Istanbul Esenyurt
Opening: Q3 2022
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Located in one of the most rapidly growing areas of Istanbul, the new Radisson Hotel Apartments Delta Istanbul Esenyurt will be in Esenyurt county which is the preferred district of İstanbul with its modern structures and vibrant population. The city is also home to a range of companies and offers plenty of office space.
Radisson Hotel Apartments Delta Istanbul Esenyurt will be the perfect place for business travelers and leisure guests seeking the best possible hotel experience in Istanbul. The project will be spanning an area more than 27 thousand square meters and will be serving 240 hotel apartments. Radisson Hotel Apartments Delta Istanbul Esenyurt Turkey will also offer meeting rooms, lounge areas, ball rooms, and an all-day dining restaurant.
Leisure travellers can enjoy the nearby attractions such as Aqua Club Dolphin (5km), Büyükçekmece Grand Aqua Marine (8km), Istanbul Aquarium (12km).
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