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St. Regis Hotel Opens in Istanbul, Turkey

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 9 April 2015

Starwood has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Europe with the opening of the St. Regis Istanbul.

Owned by Nisantasi Konaklama ve Otel Hizmetleri A.S. (Demsa Group), The St. Regis Istanbul marks the debut of the luxury brand in Turkey.

Nestled in the Nisantasi neighborhood, The St. Regis Istanbul is surrounded by chic designer boutiques and boutique art galleries.

Designed by Turkish architect Emre Arolat, the hotel sits atop Maka Park and boasts floor-to-ceiling views of the Bosphorus from each of the 118 guestrooms and suites.

As a hotel brand as international and informed as its guests, St. Regis is thoughtfully building its portfolio in destinations, including Istanbul, where there is a robust demand for high-end hospitality from a new generation of global travellers, said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, St. Regis, W Hotels and The Luxury Collection in Europe, Africa and Middle East. Capturing the soul of the historic city and the spirit of the new grand tour, this hotel is a befitting debut for St. Regis in this international gateway city.

The St. Regis Istanbul is home to the first international outpost of Wolfgang Pucks iconic Spago restaurant, which stars as the hotels signature culinary experience. Located on the hotels rooftop, the restaurant offers views of the vibrant city, while the food served is inspired by the celebrated chefs global travels. Seasonal menus include signature dishes, such as blue crab and lobster "Louis" cocktail with spicy tomato-horseradish; "Angry" two-pound live lobster with Szechuan chilies, garlic, scallions and black bean dust; roasted duckling "Peking Style" with blood oranges, port-ginger reduction; and grilled lamb chops, harissa aioli, charred eggplant, falafel macaroons, natural jus. This is paired with an artisanal cocktail menu and extensive wine list, including international varietals alongside local Turkish wines. 

The St. Regis Istanbul features a Bentley Suite, second in the world only to the Bentley Suite at the brands flagship hotel in New York. Providing guests with the luxury, craftsmanship and style associated with both renowned international brands, the suite draws inspiration from the Bentley Continental GT model and features hand-crafted finishes and one-of-a-kind furnishings throughout.

Iridium Spa features seven treatment rooms and two hammams, with bespoke treatments tailored to guests needs. The spa also features an indoor pool and fitness center with the latest Technogym equipment designed by Antonio Citterio.

The St. Regis Istanbul also has seven meeting rooms, including the Astor Ballroom.

Rui Reis is General Manager of The St. Regis Istanbul.

Starwood, St. Regis, Istanbul, Turkey

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