Istanbul will have a new 210-room hotel in 2016. Fairmont Quasar will be the first hotel of the luxury Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand in Istanbul. The project, developed through a joint venture between Viatrans – Meydanbey, will be in Quasar Istanbul complex, a new mixed-use development in the Sisli district that combines commercial, residential and retail and is, in the same time, close to the city’s major attractions. This central business district’s showpiece is the former Mecidiyeköy Liqueur and Cognac Factory built in the 1930’s.
“Istanbul is an exciting, dynamic city that will appeal to our business and leisure guests,” said Jennifer Fox, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “As well as complementing our other developments in the region, it is very exciting to be partnering with Viatrans on this amazing project blending hotel, residential and community space.”
The new complex in Istanbul will consist of two 41-story towers that will sit above a 4-story office podium with fitness facilities and luxury retail stores. Visitors will find here a Fairmont Hotel and Fairmont Residences as well as Quasar Residences which will be managed by Fairmont. The hotel will feature Fairmont Gold, lounges and restaurants, 2,000 square feet of function space and a Willow Stream Spa.
Both residences are whole-ownership, private homes and will offer studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom duplexes. Guests will have numerous benefits including 24-hour concierge, wine cellar, preferred pricing for various hotel offerings including dining, spa and fitness, meeting facilities, hotel guestrooms and more.
With all the new announcements regarding Turkey in general and Istanbul in particular, it looks like this city will have an important development in the next few years aiming at attracting both business people as well as tourists.