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July 1, 2012updated Jul 09, 2015

Marti Istanbul Hotel to Open this Summer in Cultural District of Taksim

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Istanbul, Turkey – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

This summer, the Marti Group will launch its first city address with Marti Istanbul Hotel, a new five-star property set in the cultural and commercial heart of Istanbul. Fashioned by internationally acclaimed designer Zeynep Fadillioglu, the glamorous 11-story, 270-room hotel is arrayed with contemporary attributes, striking artwork and exclusive touches that reflect the heritage of the surrounding city. The hotel will open in two phases, with the debut of all guest rooms in July and all public spaces in September.

“We’re excited to launch the company’s first urban address here in the heart of Istanbul,” said General Manager Sedat Nemli. “Marti Istanbul Hotel will offer guests the finest elements of Turkish hospitality, along with striking design and innovative cuisine.”

The location of Marti Hotel Istanbul in the vibrant neighborhood of Taksim is one of its many attributes. The shopping, cultural and commercial heart of the city, Taksim is surrounded by hip theaters, restaurants and ancient bazaars, and places hotel guests right at the center of life in Istanbul. The famed shores of the Bosphorus and several major historic sites such as the Blue Mosque, Topkopi Palace and Hagia Sophia are all within easy reach.

Turkish designer Zeynep Fadillioglu was a keen choice for styling Marti Istanbul Hotel. The award-winning designer employed her passion for storytelling throughout Marti Istanbul Hotel, using colors, textures, textiles and architecture to fashion rich yet clean public spaces and guest rooms in modern Ottoman style.

Spacious guest rooms are designed to the highest international standards and dressed with striking purple and blue palettes. All accommodations feature contemporary in-room technologies, including a 42-inch flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and Internet access.

The premium guest room is the Regal Suite on the tenth floor of the hotel. The one-of-a-kind, 2,700-square-foot suite delights with Bosphorus views, a warm living room with dining area and piano, kitchen, study, walk-in closet and a magnificent hammam-style bathroom with Jacuzzi, vanity corner and double wash basin. Upon request, guests can enhance their regal experience by reserving private butler service.

Marti Istanbul Hotel also offers fine Turkish dining with two restaurants and multiple bar areas serving culinary concepts by Executive Chef Frédéric Médigue. Located steps inside the hotel’s entrance, Marti’s serves an assortment of French, Asian and Turkish dishes in a relaxed setting that will draw local residents and hotel guests alike. Ascend the winding staircase to the Mezzanine Level, where the Quad Restaurant & Bar awaits guests. Additional hotel dining options include a charming Piano Bar on the Mezzanine Level, a Lobby Lounge just inside the hotel entrance, and Lounge 11 on the top floor for exclusive use of suite guests.

On the 11th floor of the hotel, the 8,600-square-foot spa offers a broad range of rejuvenating therapies in a serene and stylish space. The spa features four hammams, three saunas, two steam rooms and five treatment rooms, as well as a relaxation area and “vitamin bar,” all ideal for rejuvenating after a day of sightseeing. On the terrace, guests can work up a sweat in the spacious and modern glass-enclosed gym, which features the latest range of fitness equipment and panoramic views.

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With 7,400 square feet of meeting and event space, Marti Istanbul will be a quintessential destination for business meetings and upscale celebrations. Cast in the glow of natural light, the hotel’s elegant ground floor Ballroom and accompanying foyer can accommodate more than 200 guests, while four Mezzanine Level boardrooms are ideal for private meetings and events. All facilities are equipped with contemporary communication and presentation technologies, and clients enjoy the services of the hotel’s full-time event and catering staffs.

The hotel is accepting reservations beginning July 15, 2012 at opening rates starting from $336 per night. To make a reservation, contact 212-361-5210 or visit

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