Mandarin Oriental to open on the Bosphorus in Istanbul in 2016

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed today an agreement to manage a luxurious hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, slated to open in 2016. Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul will enjoy a prime waterfront location on the Bosphorus, in the area of Beşiktaş, close to the existing Four Seasons, Bosphorus and the upcoming Raffles and Shangri-La hotels – both due to open in 2013.

The property will feature approximately 130 spacious guestrooms and suites, with expansive outdoor terraces designed to take full advantage the hotel’s panoramic vistas of the Bosphorus, the historic heart of the city and the surrounding green hills. Fine dining and extensive conference facilities will also be part of the offering of the new Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul.

Setting a new standard for holistic wellbeing in the city, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer a choice of deluxe VIP treatment suites, where guests can enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s signature programmes and therapies as well as specifically developed treatments inspired by local traditions. The Spa will also feature extensive beauty treatments, a Tea Lounge and generous heat and water areas. An indoor swimming pool, large fitness centre with top of the range equipment, as well as a meditation room, will further enhance the hotel’s leisure facilities.

The owner and developer of the project is Astaş Real Estate Investments and Tourism A.Ş, which is also developing Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Turkey, currently scheduled to open in 2014. The Astas Group is also the owner and developer of two prestigious luxury residential complexes in Istnabul – Kempinski Astoria Residences and Maçka Residences with interiors by Armani/Casa.

Mandarin Oriental, Bosphorus Istanbul Signing Ceremony

In the photo: Paul Massot, Regional Development Director, MOHG; Christoph Mares, Executive Vice President, Operations Director – EMEA and India, MOHG; Terry Stinson,  Development Director and President, The Americas, MOHG and  Vedat Aşci, Chairman of Astaş Real Estate Investments and Tourism AS