Raffles Istanbul – New Luxury Hotel in Turkey
Scheduled to open September 1, 2014, the Raffles Istanbul luxury hotel is on path to become the “new face of Istanbul” and offer true VIP service plus endless, luxurious amenities.
Raffles Istanbul is centrally located in the Zorlu Center. This social hub is noted for fine fashion, wonderful food and the arts. The luxury hotel sits on the European shore in Beşiktaş and offers scenic views of the Bosphorus, the Princess Islands and local peninsula.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts has long history of offering luxury properties going back to 1887 when they opened Raffles Hotel, Singapore. This award-winning, luxury international hotel company offers ten luxurious properties in the following locations: Singapore, China, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Seychelles, Philippines and Paris.
Similar to the Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris luxury hotel, the new Raffles Istanbul will be adorned in fine artwork from Turkish artists. The art collection will enhance the already sleek modern interiors and consist of a mix of sculpture, paintings, photography plus video installations.
As there is a thriving art industry in Istanbul, the Raffles Istanbul hotel wants to assist its guests with an Art Concierge. The service is similar to what is currently offered at Le Royal Monceau in Paris, and will help hotel guest better understand the flourishing, new art scene and celebrating a new generation of creative artists.
Istanbul, Turkey is a timeless city and the Raffles Istanbul will deliver a luxury oasis for those of expect the very best in a luxury hotel. VIP services abound, hotel guest will be wowed by an elegance that will overwhelm their senses.
If you would like some discretion, then use the hotel’s rooftop helipad to arrive and depart in an expeditious manner in a helicopter. As you arrive, you’ll notice the luxury hotel’s sleek rooms with huge balconies that provide amazing views of the ancient city of Istanbul, Turkey.
There are a total of 130 luxurious guestrooms and 50 suites at the Raffles Istanbul hotel. The property also features a wide range of luxury amenities and VIP service, such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two restaurants and a bar, ballroom. For a relaxing and pampering experience, try the signature Raffles Spa which will be one of the largest spas found anywhere in Istanbul.
The rooftop swimming pool is a wonderful place to unwind and beat the city’s summer heat. At night, the pool area comes alive with the vibe of live music in addition to a vibrant DJ / nightclub atmosphere. Socialize, dance and enjoy the awesome city views.
The Long Bar, found downstairs will offer delicious tasting, modern cocktails but with a new glam twist. It will soon become a popular social gathering for both locals and hotel guests.
Hotel room rates at the new Raffles Istanbul luxury hotel will start at €600 per night.
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