Raffles Istanbul opens September 1st, 2014
Raffles Istanbul is located in the heart of the city within the Zorlu Center, a new hub for fashion, food and the arts on the European shore in Besiktas – overlooking the Bosphorus, the Princess Islands and the historic peninsula.
The sleek modern interiors at Raffles Istanbul will be embellished with an impressive collection of artwork, specially commissioned from local artists, a mix of paintings, sculpture, photography and video installations. These will all come together as a contemporary interpretation of Turkish culture and heritage, giving the hotel a strong sense of place.
Raffles Istanbul will have an Art Concierge, to steer clients through the city’s exciting new art scene which, over the last few years, has shifted from heavily traditional to a reinvigorated one, energetically celebrating its new generation of artists. Art Concierge will enable the direct access of Raffles guests to the Zorlu Center Performing Arts with world-class dramas and musicals opening simultaneously with New York Broadway and London’s West-End.
The signature Raffles Spa, which is tipped to be one of the largest in the city at 3,000 sqm, will feature London’s The Organic Pharmacy products and hammams, including one for parties.
The stunning rooftop pool offers a respite from the city by day – and by night a chilled space, with live music and a vibrant DJ/club atmosphere.
A champagne bar, a young Turkish chef and a glorious signature Raffles Spa will all help anyone staying here feel relaxed and at home.
Raffles Istanbul has a large variety of rooms including 132 guest rooms and 49 suites total in 181 with the size of the rooms above average in the city.