The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul may have given its Club Lounge a stylish new facelift, but some things have remained reassuringly the same.
“The exclusive view of the city and the Bosphorus from the 12th floor of the lounge always captivates our guests,” says the Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul hotel’s General Manager Massimiliano Zanardi.
“This has always been a great place to unwind in style and the view has always been inspirational, but our renovation has introduced innovative new elements that bring a fresh dimension to Club Lounge comfort.”
The lounge now enjoys the ambience of a sophisticated living room with a sleek granite-topped serving area featuring a cold drinks fridge as well as a tea and coffee station; indulgently comfortable sofas and lounge chairs accented with warm furnishing designs; locally inspired picture prints and antique maps; a spacious new dining area; a chic mahogany computer work station and innovative flourishes such as a self-service wine dispenser.
In terms of entertainment, a piano welcomes guests to the Club Lounge and there is an extensive range of books covering subjects as diverse as gourmet cuisine and local history. High-speed wireless internet is also available.
Two cabriolet cars are also exclusively at the disposal of Club Lounge guests offering a uniquely stylish way for urban explorers to enjoy the city or for corporate guests to get to their next appointment.
“The style of the lounge may have changed, but our reputation for exceptional service remains. We will continue to offer complimentary menus and a range of soft drinks and wines five times a day,” says Zanardi.
“The Club Lounge is also the perfect venue for business meetings as well as executive breakfasts or dinners in the heart of the city. Our new Club Supervisor, Deniz Güley, and her team will be only too happy to assist any guest with any arrangements.”
The charge for Club Lounge access starts from €100 for those who wish to upgrade to its unique services.