19 Oct 2018

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul unveils glorious new rooms and corporate facilities

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul has officially wrapped up its $8.5 million renovation to reveal reimagined guestrooms and exquisite meeting facilities, which pay homage to the charismatic city.

Portuguese designer, Patricia Pina, brought flare and finesse to the interior design of the property’s 243 guestrooms and 43 suites, which reflect the Ottoman Empire and mirror Istanbul’s rich culture. Gold and copper hues merge with divine colours, whilst wall panels feature carefully bright cobalt blue Anatolian ceramic and headboards are decorated in luxurious velvet and silk fabrics.  

Contemporary artworks from Turkish artists, including the famed ‘At Nağme’ by Süleyman Saim Tekcan, grace the guestrooms and suites, and glazed replicas of ancient coins from the reign of Selim III, the reformed-minded Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, complete the historically inspired design. 

Meanwhile, courtesy of acclaimed Turkish architect, Hakan Yürüoğlu, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul’s meeting facilities have undergone a dramatic transformation. The ballroom’s staggering wall panelling reflects a contemporary take on the Bosphorus’ waves, while lilac hues in the flooring and majestic crystal chandeliers are inspired by the indigenous flowers of Istanbul.

Delighted with the development was the hotel’s general manager, Nicolas Kipper, who said: “The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is a magnificent hotel. Our mission for this important project was to embrace the heritage of the city and marry it with a contemporary spirit to create a beautiful combination of the East and West influences that are found in Istanbul.”