The Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus Istanbul, on the European shore of the Turkish metropolis.
The Mandarin Oriental luxury chain has set up shop on the banks of the Bosphorus, on the European side of Istanbul, with a vast urban resort nestled in the heart of a pine forest. Its green setting is obviously conducive to relaxation, reinforced by the hotel’s offer which includes a 3,500 m² spa, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a wide range of elegant restaurants and bars featuring the concepts of the Novikov restaurant group.
For all that, this leisure spirit is combined with exclusive facilities to accommodate travellers and business groups, and which make this hotel located in the residential area of Kuruçeşme, a quarter of an hour from Taksim Square and the central business district, a new Mecca for business meetings in the Turkish metropolis.
In addition to its 100 rooms and suites overlooking the Bosphorus, the Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus Istanbul indeed offers six meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology and a VIP room, the Orient Express Room, inspired by the legendary train and suitable for smaller meetings.
At the same time, the Mandarin Oriental lends its environment to sophisticated business and social events. For this purpose, the hotel has three large ballrooms – the Bosphorus (1,040 sqm), Jasmine (610 sqm) and Melissa (285 sqm) – and a 1,670 sqm garden terrace for chic outdoor cocktail parties overlooking the Bosphorus. The hotel also has a space, the Crystal Event Room, which can be rented out and custom decorated for special occasions.
” This marks the group’s second entry into Turkey, and promises to be the perfect complement to the award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, which opened in 2014,” said Christoph Mares, chief operating officer of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. The group, which has around 30 hotels worldwide, had set up shop in Madrid earlier this year, within the walls of the Ritz, and also has a project underway in Vienna as far as Europe is concerned.
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