Starwood Hotels and Resorts has opened its first St Regis property in Istanbul.
The St Regis Istanbul is located next to Macka Park in the Nisantasi neighbourhood on the European side of the city.
It has 118 guestrooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling views of the Bosphorus. It also features a Presidential Suite, which has its own library and dressing room.
Facilities include boutiques offering stock from Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford, three food and drink outlets, a spa, three indoor swimming pools and an exercise room.
Michael Wale, Starwood’s Europe, Africa and Middle East president, said: “With the opening of the St Regis Istanbul, we are delighted to strengthen Starwood’s presence in Turkey, one of our key markets for growth and a burgeoning destination for luxury travellers.
“The St Regis Istanbul will offer exceptional levels of service and exquisite experiences including Spago by acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck and a Bentley Suite, and we look forward to welcoming guests at our first St Regis hotel in Turkey.”
Starwood plans to open more than 40 new properties across Europe in the next five years, including four St Regis hotels in 2015 (see news, March 3).