Kai Winkler, a German national, is the new manager of the Fairmont Quasar Istanbul. Throughout his career, Winkler has managed luxury five-star hotels across Europe, including properties in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Turkey. He held positions as General Manager of Hotel Palace Praha in Prague, which is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich. Prior to taking the helm of Kempinski Hotel Dalian, Winkler was the General Manager of the luxury resort Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in Bodrum, Turkey.

Fairmont Istanbul is located in the modern center of Istanbul, Mecidiyeköy – Levent Business Zone and is close to premium luxury Kanyon and Zorlu shopping malls. The hotel is about 45 minutes’ drive to Atatürk Airport and in convenient walking distance to Mecidiyeköy Metro Station. Willow Stream Spa, Fairmonts’ signature spa brand offers an indoor pool, cabanas and variety of treatment rooms within 2000 sqm space. The hotel is situated within the leading modern business district of Istanbul and features 207 rooms, including 49 Fairmont Gold rooms, Fairmont’s executive floor with a “hotel within a hotel “concept. There are also 64 Fairmont Residences located above the hotel. Guest rooms start from 40 square meters with modern interior design, elegant decor, and up to date technology. Fairmont Quasar Istanbul offers 1700 square meters of meeting facilities including a ballroom and 8 breakout rooms.

The hotel is expected to open in January 2017.