(08/11/22) The Peninsula Istanbul has started accepting reservations ahead of its scheduled opening on 14 February 2023.
Comprising of four buildings, three of which are protected historical landmarks dating to the early 1900s, the waterfront property is located in Galataport, a new waterfront revitalisation project featuring museums, restaurants and boutiques in the harbour district of Karaköy.
The luxury hotel is within walking distance of Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, The Hagia Sophia Mosque, The Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
“As a long-term investor, we spend many years selecting the best location for a Peninsula hotel,” said Clement Kwok, Managing Director and CEO of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, owner and operator of The Peninsula Hotels. “We are excited to expand our global presence with the opening of The Peninsula Istanbul, together with our esteemed local partners, Dogus and Bilgili. Istanbul is a dynamic multicultural city with thousands of years of history and culture, combined with a youthful and vibrant energy. We have spent a lot of time and effort to meticulously restore this beautiful property on the Bosphorus and we look forward to welcoming locals and visitors alike to experience our world-renowned Peninsula hospitality.”
The Peninsula Istanbul
The Peninsula Istanbul will have 177 rooms and suites, including a 510 sqm Peninsula Suite with its own hammam, gym and rooftop swimming pool.
Many of the rooms, which will range in size from 40 to 49 sqm, will provide sweeping Bosphorus views from large windows, balconies, or private terraces, while others will have direct access to the property’s magnificent gardens, outdoor swimming pool, private boat dock or luxury boutiques.
In-room amenities will include custom-fragranced bathroom products and multi-lingual touchscreen control panels.
Facilities at the hotel will include a 25m outdoor swimming pool with private cabanas; a variety of event and meeting spaces, including a grand ballroom that, when combined with its Terrace, will be able to accommodate 820 guests for a seated banquet and 1,300 for standing cocktails; a rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace; numerous F&B outlets, including The Lobby where the world-famous Peninsula Afternoon Tea will be served daily; an 1,675 sqm Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre with opulent hammams, a 25m indoor swimming pool and eight private treatment rooms.
In addition to a fitness centre, the hotel will offer guests a dedicated wellness portal with in-room, round-the-clock access to wellness programmes like guided exercise routines, aromatherapy self-care rituals and audio meditations.
“The opening of The Peninsula Istanbul represents a glorious new chapter for our brand, and for luxury travellers,” said Peter Borer, Chief Operating Officer of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd. “With our new property, we are delighted to offer a magnificent new location that fulfills the most discerning travel dreams.”
The hotel, as with others around the world, will operate on Peninsula Time, meaning that guests can check-in from 06:00 and check-out at 22:00.