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Mandarin Oriental Signs Hotel in Istanbul

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Mandarin Oriental has signed an agreement to manage a new hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

 The hotel is scheduled to open in 2016. Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul will enjoy a prime waterfront location on the banks of the famed strait, in the area of Beşiktaş, one of the citys oldest and most vibrant neighbourhoods.

The hotel will be situated close to Istanbuls financial district as well as many of the citys famous historical sites such as the Dolmabahe Palace and Barbarossas mausoleum.

The property will feature approximately 130 spacious guestrooms and suites, with expansive outdoor terraces designed to take full advantage the hotels panoramic vistas of the Bosphorus, the historic heart of the city and the surrounding green hills.

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.

Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental said, We look forward to introducing Mandarin Orientals renowned 21st century luxury with oriental charm to Istanbul. The spectacular location of Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, underpinned by our groups core strengths of design and architecture, holistic spas, innovative dining and legendary service will position the hotel as the most luxurious in this exciting city. It will also perfectly complement our superb resort currently under development on the waterfront in Bodrum.

Straddled between Europe and Asia and steeped in history, Istanbul is considered one of the worlds most exciting destinations. Celebrated as a crossroad between East and West for centuries, the city, which was once known as Constantinople, served as the capital of the Byzantine and then the Ottoman Empire. Istanbul is Turkeys financial and commercial centre and the citys colourful history and culture, combined with its stunning setting on the Bosphorus, makes it a unique destination for international travellers.

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