The St. Regis Istanbul: a preeminent address
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc.announced the debut of the highly anticipated St. Regis Istanbul. The arrival of the hotel in March 2015 heightened the allure of this vibrant cosmopolitan destination and marks the entry of the St. Regis brand in Turkey.
Unmatched level of luxury
Nestled in the heart of Nişantaşı, renowned as the “5th Avenue” of Istanbul and the city’s social center, The St. Regis Istanbul is mere steps from the Bosphorus, Maçka Park, and the Istanbul Congress Center. Destination shops, dining, art, and more are also nearby.
Designed by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat, the hotel channels the spirit of the glamourous Art Deco era in Istanbul during the 1920s, blending it with contemporary Turkish art and luxurious amenities. The hotel houses an extensive selection of artworks from the Demsa Collection of Art – a private collection belonging to the Demsa Group, which also owns The St. Regis Istanbul.
A spectacular chandelier designed by renowned Turkish artist Devrim Erbil welcomes guests into the hotel lobby. Titled “Supernova”, it is made by Lasvit and comprises 343 glass panels pieced together to create a cloud-like sculpture that envelops the reception area in a warm shimmering glow.
The lobby also features a magnificent high-gloss veneer wooden cabinet wall accentuated with bronze and beveled glass. Showcasing a curated selection of objets d’art, it is inspired by display cabinets that were commonly found in Turkish homes at the turn of the 20th century. This element is also incorporated into the design of the guestrooms and suites, where it appears as part of a buffet which serves as a mini-bar.
Set in earthy tones, the modernist Art Deco influence is pronounced throughout the hotel’s interiors: mocha leather wall coverings, walnut paneling, burnt bronze niches the colour of a thousand sunsets, tactile silk chandeliers and extensive use of marble. The façade, with its complex shutter system that reacts to natural elements, transforms as the day progresses and creates an ever-changing pattern within the hotel.
The St. Regis Istanbul has 118 elegant rooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the scenic Maçka Park and Bosphorus or début-de-siècle buildings of the chic Abdi İpekçi Street. Local Marmara marble is used extensively in the bathrooms while the rooms are embellished with artwork from Demsa Collection and furnishings designed by Emre Arolat Architects.
The Bentley Suite, one of the hotel’s preeminent suites, has been created in partnership with the world’s premier maker of luxury automobiles, and draws inspiration from the Bentley Continental GT model, designed for the modern aficionado of luxury and performance. The suite features hand-crafted finishes and one-of-a-kind furnishings throughout, exquisitely capturing the refined style and luxury associated the experience of sitting behind the wheel of a Bentley.
Guests enter through a beautifully crafted foyer with mirrored ceilings and a marble floor inset with subtle details that reflect the Continental’s wheel design. Expansive glass windows envelop the space as guests lounge and entertain against a beautiful backdrop of Istanbul‘s iconic sites.
Crafted in bespoke Bentley leather, a built-in sofa anchors the space and perfectly follows the strong curves and lines of both the suite’s architecture and the Continental itself. From the elegant wet bar in olive ash with accents of bright engine spin, anthracite and claret, guests can enjoy a cocktail whilst three Breitling clocks keep time across Istanbul, London and New York.
Special elements of the Bentley suite include a rug that captures the exquisite detail of the car in wool and silk with an abstract interpretation of the automobile’s iconic matrix grille; custom made humidor and handsome his-and-hers jewellery boxes crafted by Bentley; large day sofa specially equipped with two champagne bottle coolers; and Bentley Home chaise in the bedroom.
An ideal destination for leisure and business travellers, the 118-room St. Regis Istanbul provides an unmatched level of luxury and bespoke hospitality.
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