ST. REGIS HOTEL TO DEBUT IN TURKEY

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Christian Stan, at 28 Feb. 15, in City Hotels, Hotels, News, Where to go next

Designed by Turkish Architect Emre Arolat, The St. Regis Istanbul will Introduce unparalleled luxury & style into the dynamic gateway city when it opens in March 2015.

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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.

An ideal destination for leisure and business travellers, the 118-room St. Regis Istanbul provides an unmatched level of luxury and bespoke hospitality. Overlooking Maçka Park and the Bosphorus, the hotel is located in the sophisticated Nişantaşi neighbourhood on the European side of the city, surrounded by chic designer boutiques, contemporary art galleries and expansive dining and entertainment venues.

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.

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Titled “Supernova”, the lobby chandelier it is made up of 343 glass panels pieced together to create a cloud-like sculpture.

A spectacular chandelier designed by Lasvit welcomes guests into the hotel lobby. Titled “Supernova”, it is made up of 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.

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The St. Regis Istanbul has 118 elegant rooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the scenic Maçka Park and Bosphorus.

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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.

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Local Marmara marble is used extensively in the bathrooms.

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.

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St. Regis Brasserie

 

For ground-level dining, there is the St. Regis Brasserie, which design is reminiscent of a Parisian brasserie, offering street-side action plus culinary chops at the show kitchen. Over at the adjoining Petit “O” Bar, guests can sip cocktails while gazing at Bedri Baykam’s “Bosphorus Breeze” mural above the bar’s champagne lounge.

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