Six Senses has expanded its portfolio of luxury
hotels, resorts and spas to Istanbul, Turkey.
The Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, which
also incorporates the Sait Paşa Mansion next-door, is located in
the prosperous Sariyer district of Istanbul’s European side,
famous for its “Pearls of Bosphorus” waterfront properties.
The urban resort recreates historic
architectural features and artifacts from the site’s former 19th
century Kocataş Mansions, which were devastated in a fire years
ago, paying homage to its original footprint.
mansion was owned by and named after Ottoman Minister of Justice
Necmettin Molla Kocataş, owner of Kocataş Water.
The site enjoys far-reaching views over the Bosphorus as it begins
its last curve towards the Black Sea. This iconic Strait has been
sailed since the Roman era and today marks one of the world’s most
strategic waterways, separating Europe and Asia.
guest rooms and suites are divided between the two stately
three-level heritage mansions.
In addition to a variety of F&B outlets,
lounges, event spaces, a gallery and a gym, the property has its
own boat which guests can use for sightseeing and excursions.
are very happy to partner with the Alfardan Group for this
historic project,” said Chief Executive Officer, Neil Jacobs.
“Ideally situated in the city’s prosperous northernmost district
with its vibrant outdoor cafés and garden areas, this remains
truly the best spot for a Six Senses hotel in Istanbul. It will
appeal to local residents in search of an urban wellness fix and
great dining experiences, and also to international travelers who
wish to explore the city.”
The historic city center of
Istanbul is a short boat ride away and the Istanbul New Airport,
one of the largest hubs in the world, is a 40-minute drive.
The stately heritage mansions
are scheduled to open in November 2019, with more facilities to be
added by next Spring.
Omar Alfardan, president and CEO of Alfardan Group, said, “The
partnership between Alfardan Group and Six Senses Hotels Resorts
Spas proves to be timely and strategic, as Turkey continues to
emerge as a highly popular destination in the region. Six Senses Kocataş Mansions is a tribute to history and culture, and it
represents our unique take on hospitality and urban hotel living
which will be clearly reflected in its incredible designs and