Mandarin Oriental to open new hotel in Istanbul

10 May 2013 by GrahamSmith

Mandarin Oriental will open a hotel in Istanbul with views of the Bosphorus in 2016.

The 130-room Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul will sit on the banks of the famed strait, in the area of Besiktas, one of the Turkish city's oldest neighbourhoods and close to the financial district.

The hotel is set to offer outdoor terraces designed to take full advantage of panoramic vistas of the Bosphorus, the historic heart of the city and the surrounding hills.

A wide variety of restaurants, bars and banqueting facilities, including a ballroom and further function rooms are also promised.

A spa, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre will also be featured.

Mandarin Oriental will manage the hotel, which will be developed and owned by Astas Real Estate Investments and Tourism A.S., 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 Oriental’s renowned 21st century luxury with oriental charm to Istanbul."

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London hotel is to unveil new fitness and wellbeing facilities this summer (see online news, February 2013).

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Report by Graham Smith

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