Mandarin Oriental opens its second property in Turkey

The Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul opened Aug. 22, marking the hospitality company’s second property in Turkey.

The hotel is a roughly 30-minute drive from Istanbul’s central business district and Taksim Square and adjacent to Kurucesme and Bebek parks on the Bosporus between the Sea of Marmara and Black Sea.

The property offers 100 guestrooms and suites, the largest of which is the 5091-square-foot Royal Bosphorus Suite with views of the strait, a private gym and garden area, full kitchen, and separate living and dining rooms. 

The food and beverage options include the shoreside Novikov Istanbul restaurant, where the menu blends Asian and Italian influences; the Novikov Lounge Bar with a waterfront terrace; and the Novikov Pool Bar. 

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul features an array of treatments and therapies and includes luxury treatment rooms, hammams, private relaxation areas, exercise and fitness facilities and an indoor swimming pool.

For events and meetings, the hotel features three ballrooms, a garden terrace and pool area and six meetings rooms, in addition to two other spaces that can be customized and equipped for private events. 

“We are delighted to be opening this stunning urban resort in one of the world’s most exciting destinations and look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental’s renowned quality of service to Istanbul,” Christoph Mares, chief operating officer for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, said in a statement.

The property is Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s second hotel in Turkey, following the Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum which opened in 2017.

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