Hard Rock Cafe opens in Istanbul
Jan03

Hard Rock Cafe opens in Istanbul

This week, the newest member of the Hard Rock family opened its doors in Istanbul. The multi-level Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul in the heart of Istanbul, and will undoubtedly be a must-see for both visitors and locals. Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul is located in Beyoglu at the old “Sponeck Birahanesi” building, where Turkey’s first public film was screened in 1896, near the iconic Istiklal Street and live music neighborhood at the core of...

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Istanbul welcomes its dazzling new luxury hotel the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
May09

Istanbul welcomes its dazzling new luxury hotel the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Istanbul welcomes its newest luxury hotel this week with the opening of the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul on 11 May. The opulent 186-room hotel is the second in Europe for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, which hails from the other city where East famously meets West, Hong Kong.  Shangri-La brought its inimitable Asian “hospitality from the heart” to Paris in 2010 to rave reviews and now adds Istanbul to its growing list of...

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Mandarin Oriental To Open Luxurious Waterfront Hotel On The Bosphorus In Istanbul
May03

Mandarin Oriental To Open Luxurious Waterfront Hotel On The Bosphorus In Istanbul

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today signed an agreement to manage a luxurious hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2016. Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul will enjoy a prime waterfront location on the banks of the famed strait, in the area of Beşiktaş, one of the city’s oldest and most vibrant neighbourhoods. Ideally located for leisure and business travellers, the hotel will be situated close to...

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ICANN Announces Opening of Istanbul Hub
Apr26

ICANN Announces Opening of Istanbul Hub

ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé today announced the organization will open its first hub office in Istanbul, Turkey. The announcement marks a significant moment in the evolution of ICANN as it prepares to spread its operational functions across three global headquarters – Los Angeles (current location), Istanbul and Singapore. “ICANN is becoming increasingly international in terms of our outlook,...

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Jamie Oliver happy to open new restaurant in Istanbul
Apr21

Jamie Oliver happy to open new restaurant in Istanbul

Possibly the most famous chef on the small screen, Jamie Oliver, has given details of the plans for his new restaurant that is set to open in Istanbul, in an interview published in daily Hürriyet April 20. The British chef said they had met with positive reactions ever since they started working on opening “Jamie’s Italian,” which will be his first restaurant in Turkey. “As far as I have seen, the restaurants...

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Countdown to Zorlu Center, Istanbul’s New Center of Attraction
Apr16

Countdown to Zorlu Center, Istanbul’s New Center of Attraction

Zorlu Property Group was in the limelight of foreign investors at MIPIM 2013; the leading real estate event held in Cannes, France on March 12th-15th. Zorlu Property Group, with the goal of implementing globally recognized projects, promoted the Zorlu Center and Zorlu Levent Office projects among the world’s most prestigious and leading projects at the Riviera Hall. This year, MIPIM holds particular significance for Zorlu Property...

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Hip Mama Shelter Hotel Opens in Istanbul
Apr15

Hip Mama Shelter Hotel Opens in Istanbul

The hip, artsy boutique-hotel brand Mama Shelter has set up shop in Istanbul. The Parisian hotel created by French designer Philippe Starck in partnership with former Club Med chief executive Serge Trigano. Mama Shelter Istanbul follows the success by Mama Shelters in Marseille, Lyon and Paris, the hotel is located in Istiklal Caddesi, one of the liveliest streets in Istanbul. Set over three floors at the top of a new department store...

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Rezidor announces the Park Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Apr15

Rezidor announces the Park Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the very first Park Inn hotel in Turkey: The Park Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport featuring 144 keys is scheduled to open in Q1 2014. “We are delighted to bring our innovative mid-market brand Park Inn to Turkey. The country is an important hub between the European and Asian continent and a key market for...

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Universal Studios wants to build Hollywood on the Bosporus
Apr07

Universal Studios wants to build Hollywood on the Bosporus

Major US motion picture group Universal Studios has unveiled big plans to build a film studio and possibly even a theme park in Istanbul similar to Hollywood’s film studios and theme parks. The announcement came during a press conference in Los Angeles, in which Economy Minister Zafer Cağlayan announced that Universal Studios “would like to install a facility similar to Hollywood’s film studios and theme parks in Turkey.” Just...

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Istanbul’s first theme park Vialand to open this spring
Apr04

Istanbul’s first theme park Vialand to open this spring

Turkey’s first modern theme park Vialand will opens its doors this spring in Istanbul. Visitors will able to experience on 600.000 m2 more than 50 attractions including a 110 km/h fast-launched rollercoaster, a water coaster combining a rollercoaster experience with a water ride, and a family coaster. Other attractions include a rapid river ride, drop tower, dark ride, and many more. The park is highly themed reflecting the daily life...

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