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Ritz-Carlton Istanbul unveils multi-million dollar renovation

By Nicola Lines on 26th November 2018

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company currently runs more than 100 hotels and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries. Thus speaking, we can expect good things from the exciting news that their Istanbul hotel, one of the city’s most esteemed hotels has undergone an extensive, multi-million-dollar refurbishment. This hotel has hosted royalty and artists who adored their stay at the unique and unforgettable destination. With beautiful views of the waterway from almost every vantage point, the hotel offers an enticing collection of five-star amenities.

The city already has a reputation for hip hotels, gorgeous galleries and fantastic flight routes that make this the perfect destination, made even easier with the option of staying at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul that have 243 guestrooms (including 23 suites) available along with banqueting spaces to reflect the rich heritage of the Ottoman Empire.

Ritz-Carlton Istanbul
The opulence, culture and tradition of the Ottoman Empire is given a modern twist at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

The hotel is right next to the beautiful, stunning Bosphorus shores to provide the perfect combination of hospitality and sophistication. These rooms have been beautifully restructured and designed by designer Patricial Pina and architect Hakan Yürüoğlu to reflect the spirit and historical elements of the city, with new facilities providing a modern touch ideal for the next generation of prosperous travellers looking for opulence, culture and Turkish tradition with a contemporary twist.

Guests staying at the hotel will be offered the perfect dining experience; paying homage to Istanbul’s thriving culinary scene, the hotels restaurant Atelier Real Food offers an array of dishes inspired by contemporary world cuisine and the most splendid dishes of the Ottoman palace. The Lobby Lounge is perfect for afternoon tea if that tickles your fancy, while the Bleu Lounge Terrace is renowned for their delicious cocktails. There is something for everyone!

Ritz-Carlton Istanbul
Experience the spacious, newly designed rooms and suites inspired by historic silhouettes and colors of Istanbul

The hotel is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to relax as the hotel features its’ own wellness centre, even being the only property to offer an open-air spa with treatments overlooking the Bosphorus. You’ll certainly be given the royal treatment. Offering a range of facial and total body treatments to truly make guests feel spoiled and pampered, the indoor pool is excellent for guests with a keen interest in sport or anyone who wants to be more active, while the wellness centre also features an authentic Turkish Hammam to offer the ultimate relaxation.

The colour scheme for the hotel is predominantly centred around luxurious shades of gold and copper to convey the utmost sense of elegance, whilst wall panels feature cobalt blue Anatolian ceramic and divine velvet and silk fabric headboards make guests feel like royalty. The heritage of Turkey is heavily incorporated into the renovation as each guestroom is exquisitely decorated with modern artwork from well known Turkish artists, including “At Nağme” by Süleyman Saim Tekcan. Glazed replicas of ancient coins from the reign of Selim III also take pride of place in the rooms. The Ballroom has been decorated to include staggered wall panelling that reflects a modern take on Bosphorus’ waves while a lilac coloured floor and regal crystal chandeliers are inspired by the native flowers of Istanbul. The décor of this hotel alludes to the hotels’ high-quality reputation.

Ritz-Carlton Istanbul
Set along the Bosphorus in the upscale Dolmabahçe district, the hotel overlooks the waterway from nearly every vantage point and offers an enticing collection of 5-star amenities,

The hotel is highly esteemed by staff at the hotel. “The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is a magnificent hotel,” says Nicolas Kipper, General Manager. “Our mission for this important project was to embrace the heritage of the city and marry it with a contemporary spirit to create a beautiful combination of the East and West influences that are found in Istanbul.” The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul hotel firmly holds onto its’ position as a premier hotel, ideal for holding the most prestigious events and wedding celebrations. A perfect destination, not to be missed.

Address: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddessi, No:6, 34367 Elmadag, 34367 İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 334 44 44

ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/europe/istanbul