Divan Istanbul Hotel, Luxury Hotel Istanbul, The Best in Istanbul

October 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Turkey Vacations

Overview

The traditional flagship of Divan Group’s collection of fine hotels, Divan Istanbul offers travel connoisseurs a unique interpretation of luxury design and Ottoman hospitality.

Carrying the signature of renowned Architect Thierry Despont, acclaimed worldwide for his bold re-imagining of public spaces, such as the Getty Center in Manhattan, and private ones, such as the home of Bill Gates, Divan Istanbul brings the same innovative style and state of the art luxury to the heart of this ancient and exotic city.

Featuring elegantly appointed guestrooms and the warm, attentive service combining the best of East and West that is the hallmark of Divan Hotels, the completely rebuilt Divan Istanbul has an over fifty-year heritage yet is also one of Istanbul’s newest hotels.

Location is just as important as design, and Divan Istanbul’s prime location in the heart of the city on a leafy boulevard leading to Taksim Square means all the unforgettable historical and cultural sites that define Istanbul, as well as its most important businesses and commercial addresses, are within minutes of the hotel.

Adding comfort to convenience, the hotel features the luxury Puri Spa and the choice of three gourmet restaurants: Divan Lokanta, Divan Pub and Maromi. Spaces designed for formal and informal gatherings meet the needs of business as well as leisure travellers: spacious meeting rooms, two foyers, the sleek Divan Bar and Divan Patisserie, featuring a sidewalk café are great spots to cut a deal, hold a meeting, or just relax and enjoy the ambiance over a fine Turkish pastry or an expertly mixed cocktail.

Despont and his long-time collaborator, master glassblower Robert DuGrenier, whose dramatic hand-blown chandeliers adorn the lobby, have captured a singular vision that blends opulence and refinement throughout the 191-room Divan Istanbul in a provocative homage to the best of historic Istanbul. Divan Istanbul is where luxury accommodations, bold design, and innovative cuisine meet in a uniquely refined setting.

divan hotel

divan hotel

Location

Divan Istanbul is located in the heart of Istanbul, close to Taksim Square. A short walk along broad, tree-lined boulevards is all that separates you from the best culture, nightlife and entertainment that Istanbul has to offer. Major corporate headquarters and shopping centres, as well as the Congress Valley’s Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul Congress Center and Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall are just minutes away by foot. The Istanbul metro is only a brief walk from the hotel, and Ataturk International airport is 15.5 miles or 25 kilometres and only 30 min away by cab. Whether closing a deal or opening your eyes to the splendours of Istanbul–or both–Divan Istanbul holds the key to a fulfilling and relaxing stay.

Local Area

The Taksim area, where Divan Istanbul is located, perfectly fits the famous “Where East Meets West” description of Istanbul. Set atop one of Istanbul’s seven hills among the countless architectural treasures which make Istanbul a living UNESCO world heritage site, the square is a great starting point for experiencing fine dining, historic neighbourhoods, shopping, and pleasant strolls along Istiklal Street, Istanbul’s most vibrant cultural corridor Simply put, there is no better place to stay if you are serious about business or a refined setting in which to enjoy the best of Istanbul–old and new.

    Nearby Attractions

  • A stroll down Istiklal Street with its endless array of art galleries, restaurants and boutiques
  • Neighbouring Cihangir’s eclectic bohemian ambiance, cafés, restaurants and boutiques.
  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
  • A cruise along the Bosphorus
  • An excursion to historic Istanbul’s world-famous attractions like Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar all just minutes away.
  • The fashionable Nisantaşı shopping district, lined with boutiques of the world’s most talked-about designers and hip Turkish brands
  • Istinye Park Shopping Mall, the new name in luxury shopping in Istanbul
divan bar

divan bar

The House Hotel Galatasaray, The House Hotels, The House Hotels of Istanbul

October 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Turkey Vacations

The House Hotel Galatasaray, which opened its doors on April 2010, is a charming Istanbul four-storey mansion built in 1890′s.

The hotel has undergone a complete renovation of the highest quality by internationally acclaimed and multi-awarded winner Autoban Design firm, retaining many original features such as a fabulous marble staircase and a reception area.

The boutique hotel has 20 large, design and elegant rooms with a lounge bar on the top floor, which offers outstanding views of downtown Istanbul and The Galata Tower.

The House Hotel Galatasaray is ideally located between the Bosphorus and Istiklal Avenue in the old district of Cukurcuma. Taksim square, the Golden Horn and the historical peninsula of Sultanahmet is only a short walk away. It is an ideal base to see Istanbul due to its close proximity to the tramway, subway and ferryboat which allows you to visit the Princes Islands, Asian side of Istanbul and even the Black Sea area.

“The House Hotels are committed to provide service beyond customers’ expectations of luxury and at the same time give the “home away from home” feeling in prime locations.”

Our values

  • We are committed to provide genuine service and unique experience of affordable luxury
  • Self-critical, committed to personnel excellence and self-improvement
  • We are open-minded and flexible
  • We act with integrity and respect towards the people involved with us and the community around
  • We are committed to create a positive environment for both guest and employees

For more information about the hotel is a short distance from the historic sights, http://www.thehousehotel.com/the-house-hotel-galatasaray/ you can visit the web site.

The House Hotel Galatasaray

The House Hotel Galatasaray

The House Hotel Galatasaray

The House Hotel Galatasaray

The House Hotel Galatasaray
Address: Firuzağa Mah. Bostanbaşı Cad. No:19 Beyoğlu 34425, Istanbul
Phone: +90 (212) 252 04 22
Fax: +90 (212) 245 23 07