04 Oct 2019

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas launching hotel on beautiful Bosphorus strait in Turkey

Having sprinkled its magic on two gloriously restored Ottoman-era mansions, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will be launching its latest project in Istanbul this November. 

Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, which also incorporates next-door Sait Paşa Mansion, is located in the prosperous Sariyer district of Istanbul’s European side, renowned for its ‘Pearls of Bosphorus’ waterfront properties. The urban resort recreates historic architectural features and artifacts from the site’s former 19th century Kocataş Mansions.

The 45 generously appointed guest rooms and suites are divided between the two three-level heritage mansions, together with lounges, banqueting and function rooms, and a gallery. Inspired by the city’s ability to embrace its contradictions – whether east and west, ancient and modern, or mystical and earthly – the interior design blends traditional local flavours with contemporary Six Senses signature touches. 

Through menus that are both nutritious and delicious, and based on the group’s Eat With Six Senses philosophy, Six Senses tempts guests who are in tune with or aspire for a balanced wellness-driven lifestyle without compromising on some of life's finer indulgences. In addition to in-room dining, guests will be invited to sample the specialty menu at the Toro Latin GastroBar, inspired by Pan-Latin and Asian cuisines, as well as the all-day Kahve, located in a bohemian-style gilded hall offering up sweet and sticky pastries, complemented by refreshing Bosphorus views.

A fully equipped gym will also be available for guests on the urban oasis. 

True to the brand’s signature hospitality style, Guest Experience Makers (GEMs) will be on hand to help guests relax and reconnect while enjoying the exciting attractions of the picturesque Sariyer district, sea and city.

On the unique project, Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas illustrated: “Ideally situated in the city’s prosperous northernmost district with its vibrant outdoor cafés and garden areas, this remains truly the best spot for a Six Senses hotel in Istanbul. It will appeal to local residents in search of an urban wellness fix and great dining experiences, as well as to international travellers who wish to explore the city.”

The historic city centre of Istanbul is a short boat ride away from the property, while the Istanbul New Airport, the largest hub in the world, is a 40-minute drive by private vehicle provided by the hotel.