Turkey’s first seven star hotel to be built in Istanbul

You won’t have to go to Dubai anymore to enjoy seven star hotel luxury as the world’s next seven star hotel is going to be built in Istanbul, Turkey. The first of the “Edition” series of hotels is going to be opened in Istanbul by the contract signed between Palmali Holding and Marriott Hotels. ’The Edition Hotel Istanbul’ will offer seven-star comfort to its guests and will cost 100 million euros.

Palmali Holding is going to build the 80 room hotel at the site of the former HSBC building on Büyükdere Street. Palmali have acquired the building for 93 million Turkish Liras and are currently busy with construction which will be completed on Dec 15, 2009 and ready for opening.

The design of the Edition Hotels belongs to Ian Schrager, one of the creators of Studio 54, New York’s legendary nightclub. Schrager introduced the concept of boutique hotel to the sector 23 years ago. His designs for hotels such as Hudson and Gremercy Park have attracted much attention. Schrager and Marriott International have designed the Edition series together. The Edition series aims to combine high quality with modern design, originality and authentic factors.

The seven-star hotel will offer the best service possible to Istanbul, the European Culture Capital of 2010. The Edition Hotel will have 80 rooms, all suites. There will be the finest restaurant brands of the world and a SPA service.”

There are only three seven-star hotels around the world. Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, the Grace International in Bangkok, Thailand and Town House Galleria in Milan are the only existing “seven star” hotels. A few more are currently under construction in Fiji, China, Iran, Pakistan, India and the Philippines.

Author: istanbul

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