The Peninsula Istanbul
The Peninsula Istanbul is the newest addition to The Peninsula’s portfolio of peerlessly elegant and luxurious worldwide properties. Now open, this heritage property is set along the banks of the stunning Bosphorus Strait.Contact Mason Rose
Why Stay Here?
Now open, The Peninsula Istanbul is the newest addition to The Peninsula’s portfolio of peerlessly elegant and luxurious worldwide properties. Set along the banks of the scenic Bosphorus in Istanbul’s historic Karaköy district, the hotel anchors a new waterfront revitalization project called Galataport, which includes a promenade, museums and art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and a cruise ship port. The heritage property is 23 km from the airport and within walking distance to many of Istanbul’s most dazzling historic landmarks, such as Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, The Hagia Sophia Mosque, The Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. The hotel is made up of four separate buildings: three of which are protected historical landmarks dating to the early 1900s, each carefully renovated, set amid a quarter kilometre expanse of blooming gardens along the Bosphorus Strait – the convergence point of East and West in Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city. Restoration work was done in collaboration with The Heritage Board, to ensure the design is in keeping with the local history and culture.
177 opulent rooms and generous suites are spread among the hotel’s four waterfront buildings, with many providing sweeping Bosphorus views from large windows, balconies, or private terraces; others will include direct access to the property’s magnificent gardens, outdoor swimming pool, private boat dock, and stylish luxury boutiques. All are decorated with bespoke furnishings, original art, modern Turkish design elements like wood-and mother-of-pearl inlay, kilim-style carpets, and lavish bathrooms clad in Marmara marble. The 510 sq.m Peninsula Suite, with its own hammam, gym, and rooftop swimming pool, is one of the most opulent and spacious suites available in the city.
A robust line-up of relaxation, and wellbeing choices greet guests at the hotel. At the 1675 sq.m Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre, indulgent offerings include opulent hammams – traditional Turkish steam rooms – along with a dramatically lit, 25-m indoor swimming pool, and an extensive menu of treatments to enhance well-being, beauty, and relaxation that can be enjoyed in eight private treatment rooms. Physical fitness and mindfulness classes and workshops are also offered at the facility’s state-of-the-art Fitness Centre; and a dedicated Wellness Portal provides in-room, round-the-clock access to wellness programmes like guided exercise routines, aromatherapy self-care rituals, and audio meditations. In addition, The Peninsula Istanbul features a 25-m outdoor swimming pool, set amongst the lush gardens, offering guests an outdoor dining option, as well as private cabanas.
Guests can savour sublime local and international cuisine at a choice of sophisticated restaurants, including the stunning rooftop restaurant, Gallada. This show-stopping venue incorporates a collection of exquisitely appointed spaces – including a main dining room, lavishly appointed with Turkish fabrics, fixtures, and tile mosaics, and a palatial al-fresco terrace where pomegranate trees and a cascading fountain frame unparalleled views over the Bosphorus and the Old City. Fatih Tutak, the first and only two Michelin-starred Turkish chef, creates deliciously innovative Turk-Asian cuisine in his role as Chef Director.
The craftsmanship of innovative, mainly Turkish creators, have helped to shape the stunning new property. These creative partners include celebrated interior designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu, art consultant Çağla Saraç, landscape architect Enzo Enea, fashion designer Arzu Kaprol, and two-Michelin-starred chef Fatih Tutak. The collaborative efforts of these artisan partners have allowed every aspect of the new hotel – its gardens, its cuisine, its exclusive fragrance, the interior appointments of all public spaces and guest accommodations – to be impeccably curated. The results embody both distinctively Turkish style and the classic elegance characteristic of The Peninsula.
The Peninsula Istanbul features a one-storey shopping arcade with over 750 sq.m over retail space, with a total of nine international luxury brands.