The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul
Supreme romance at the crossroads of Europe and Asia
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul overlooks the Bosporus Strait, at one of the most exciting cultural crossroads in the world, in a city that bridges the continents of Asia and Europe. It is on the European side of the Bosphorus, within walking distance of Dolmabahçe Palace (where Atatürk died in 1938) and Taksim Square. It is just 30 minutes by taxi from Atatürk International Airport. Taksim Square is the ideal starting point for a sightseeing tour of the city. From here, other famous sights are very close, such as the legendary Kapalı Çarşı, the Grand Bazaar with over 4,000 shops, the Blue Mosque, and the architectural masterpiece of Istanbul, Hagia Sophia. Topkapı Palace, home to the Sultans during the 19th century, is a site that should not be missed.
In addition, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is conveniently positioned for the historic sights of Sultanahmet, the world-class shopping of Nişantaşı and the nightlife of Beyoğlu. Inspired by its surroundings, the hotel provides an ideal blend of East and West, ancient and modern, hospitality and efficiency.
Rooms and suites
Luxury prevails at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, where accommodation comprises 244 rooms with a minimum size of 38 square meters, 21 Executive Suites, 57 Club Rooms, the Presidential Suite and The Ritz-Carlton Suite. All contain references to medieval Ottoman times, and have superb views of the Bosphorus Strait.
Çintemani Restaurant offers a menu inspired by Turkish cuisine, with a combination of natural products and a modern touch.
The Living Lounge provides a space for working and relaxing while addressing the needs of the contemporary business traveller.
The Lobby Lounge is ideal for an afternoon tea. The terrace bar Bleu Lounge & Grill offers a relaxed ambience during the day, and smooth style and live music in the evening. From this terrace venue, guests enjoy astonishing panoramic views of the city under the starlit sky.
The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
The stunning spa facility offers a very complete menu of facial and total body treatments and massage therapies, performed in its tranquil and relaxing setting. The spa also has an authentic Turkish Hammam. The sensual Couples Suites offer simultaneous massage followed by a whirlpool bath. The large indoor pool is surrounded by Byzantine columns and its painted ceiling simulates the Istanbul sky.
The completely renovated Open-Air Spa offers three open-air Jacuzzis, stylish sun-loungers, newly-installed teak decking, state-of-the-art sunshades, a sophisticated bar, and four recently-renovated spa treatment rooms. This extensive terrace is the best place to relax in the sunshine during the summer months.
The Ritz-Carlton Club
The Ritz-Carlton Club, 'A hotel within the hotel,' located on the top floors of the hotel, offers guests a unique level of privileges, additional services and facilities. Residents of The Club have exclusive use of the Club Concierge, and access to the Club Lounge located on the 12th floor, with its panoramic views of the Bosphorus.
Meetings and conferences
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul has over 2,403 square metres of meeting and conference space, including a 695-square-metre grand ballroom, which can be divided into three sections, and has a foyer overlooking the Bosphorus. Facilities include state-of-the-art technological equipment, eight individual meeting rooms and a permanent Boardroom. Wireless Internet access is available in meeting rooms as well as in all public areas.