Sanasaryan Han Istanbul Luxury Hotel

Sanasaryan Han, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul Opened

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. Situated at the crossroads of East and West, the hotel offers guests unique experiences immersed in Istanbul’s captivating history.

Constructed in 1895, the neo-classical Sanasaryan Han blends Istanbul’s grandeur with its cultural heritage. Designed by Ottoman architect Hovsep Aznavur and built by Migirdiç Sanasaryan, it’s within walking distance of cultural landmarks like the Egyptian Bazaar and Sultanahmet Mosque.

Sanasaryan Han Istanbul
Lobby

After careful restoration, Sanasaryan Han now 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.

The hotel’s glass-roofed atrium, inspired by Istanbul’s springtime Judas trees, creates a unique atmosphere with a glass light installation reminiscent of fireflies. The curated library space and ‘The Library Bar’ draw inspiration from the largest library of Sanasaryan College, featuring handmade ceramic replicas of diplomas and contemporary art installations.

Swiss-based Turkish artist Harun Doğan’s ‘Momentum’ exhibition, featuring monochrome photos of Istanbul, touches emotions, capturing the city’s timeless allure.

Sanasaryan Han Istanbul room
The Charm Corner Room

With its elegant design, 6 suites, and 57 rooms framed by large neoclassical windows, Sanasaryan Han offers transformative luxury experiences. Personalized concierge services aim to create an unforgettable stay, while marble bathrooms inspired by Turkish hammams and handmade copper accessories pay homage to traditional Turkish customs.

Rooms are adorned with Istanbul postcards by Harun Doğan and a custom seal set, adding a nostalgic touch to contemporary Istanbul rituals. Guests can enjoy special tea blends in traditional thin-waisted glasses, prepared by the hotel’s ‘Tea Masters.’

Sanasaryan Han Istanbul
The Library

The hotel connects guests with Turkey’s rich culinary culture through Sini Restaurant and The Library Bar, offering traditional flavors and a unique tasting experience. The Library Bar hosts poetry readings and art talks, while The Book Meeting Room serves both business and social events in a modern, comfortable setting.

Philipp Weghmann, Executive Vice President and Global Brand Leader for The Luxury Collection, expresses excitement about introducing Istanbul to The Luxury Collection. Sanasaryan Han reflects the soul of this historic city, catering to the adventurous spirit of global travelers.

Volkan Öztürkler, General Manager of Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul, welcomes guests to experience Istanbul’s history, culture, and traditions. The hotel aims to provide a transformative and unforgettable journey in the heart of Istanbul.

To celebrate its opening, Sanasaryan Han has prepared a special Istanbul package for Marriott Bonvoy members, including a traditional Turkish breakfast, a walking map of the city, a special tea tasting, a private tour of the Egyptian Bazaar, and an additional 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per stay.

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