The Luxury hotel St. Regis Istanbul will open in 2014 and marks the extend if Starwood’s presence in the country. The hotel is located in the European part of the city, in the Nişantaşi neighborhood in the Sisli district, and provides easy access to boutiques, restaurants and cafes as well as to famous tourist places such as the Istanbul Congress Center and Taksim Square. To open this hotel, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement with Nisantasi Konaklama ve Otel Hizmetleri A.S. (Demsa Group).
“We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Demsa Group starting with the launch of our St. Regis brand in Istanbul, a thriving historical city that is becoming a major player in global travel,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East. “As a truly cosmopolitan city, Istanbul provides the perfect setting for the bespoke service and refined elegance defined by the legacy of the St. Regis brand.”
The 118 rooms hotel (including four suites) will be designed by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat and will overlook Maçka Park and the Bosphorus. A large presidential suite spanning approximately 2,000 square feet will also be part of the hotel.
“Demsa Group continues to contribute significantly to the increase of the confidence of global brands in Turkey’s economy through initiatives and investments,” said Cengiz Çetindoğan, Chairman, Demsa Group. “For the Maçka hotel project, located in the distinguished Nişantaşi neighbourhood, we want to collaborate with St. Regis, a global brand that has remained committed to high standards and exceptional service for over a century.”
St. Regis Istanbul will have a rooftop restaurant, a lobby bar and will feature as well a spa, fitness center, as well as a business center, meeting rooms and a ballroom. The hotel will have the brand’s famous St. Regis Butler Service, which includes customized stays for guests and anticipatory service based on their tastes and preferences.
Turkey will become in 2013 one of the largest markets in Europe for the Sheraton brand as later this year, Starwood will open its 10th hotel in Turkey with the Sheraton Adana Hotel.