Park Hyatt Istanbul opened in Istanbul in an exquisitely restored art-deco building in the most trendy district in Istanbul.
This luxury Istanbul hotel is located in the spectacular historic building of Maçka Palas. Constructed in 1922 by the Italian architect Giulio Mongeri, who was inspired by the elegant Palazzos of Milan. Originally designed to serve as the residence for Italian diplomats. He also designed the Italian Embassy across the Maçka Palas and the largest cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral.
It’s the second joint venture hotel in Turkey from Hyatt chain of hotels and Doğuş Group. Park Hyatt Istanbul – Maçka Palas is ideally located in the fashionable Nisantasi residential and shopping district, uniquely combines the historic architecture of an Art Deco building with innovative interior design.
Housing the existing Emporio Armani and Gucci boutiques on the ground floor, the hotel is within walking distance of many other upscale designer fashion houses as well as ultra-trendy bars and restaurants in Nisantasi.
Tashi Takang, general manager of Park Hyatt Istanbul, said the hotel is built around an environmentally-friendly concept that prefers to use local products.
“We are emphasising environmentally-friendly thinking, for example, by having placed special taps in each room which offer drinking water. We are saving some 10,000 plastic bottles every year,” he said. “Furthermore, in terms of the food on offer we are preferring organic products from Turkey.”
Park Hyatt Istanbul’s concept also focuses on using the best of local products, Takang said. The scent in the rooms is developed by perfume designer Blaise Mautin, from the roses of Isparta. The hotel ordered the music played in the hotel from Turkish artist Mercan Dede who tailored Park Hyatt a collection of Sufi music. In addition, the hotel has ordered its own Turkish delight from Cafer Erol, whose family has been producing the delicacy since 1807. “We are thus combining many of the best products of Turkey,” Takang said.
Park Hyatt Istanbul – Maçka Palas, at the Nişantaşı district, consists of 90 rooms including 10 suites and 25 spa rooms, Rooms start at 320 euros per night.