Starck’s Yoo Hotels opens first yoo2 hotel in Istanbul

yoo Hotels has opened its first yoo2 property in Istanbul –’The only city in the world that encompasses both Asia and Europe, Istanbul also straddles the ancient and modern worlds’. Travel and Leisure Magazine

yoo, the global design company founded by international property entrepreneur John Hitchcox and renowned designer Philippe Starck, now brings yoo Hotels and a new offering, yoo2, to the market for smarter travelers seeking affordable luxury.The culture of each location is essential for both the yoo2 hotel, interpreted through locally inspired interiors. Outstanding dining and entertainment experiences are joined with seamless service.

yoo2 Taksim Square, Istanbul Hotel is located in the very heart of the city, just off Taksim Square. It is only a stone’s throw from the city’s main attractions and the centre of its nightlife. Several dozens of cafes, fine dining restaurants, movie theatres, clubs and live music venues are within walking distance.

Taksim tube station and shuttle buses for Istanbul’s Ataturk airport are literally next door. The Lütfi Kırdar Congress Hall, the city’s ‘Conference Valley’ and the famous Dolmabahce Palace can be reached in less than ten minutes, whilst the Central Business District of Maslak and the award-winning Kanyon shopping mall are only a 10 minute tube or taxi ride away.

The main attractions of historical Istanbul, from Topkapi Palace to the Blue Mosque, the Golden Horn and the Grand Bazaar can be reached in around twenty minutes by funicular railway and tram.Even though yoo2 Taksim Square, Istanbul Hotel sits right in the centre of a metropolis of almost 15 Million, its location ensures an unexpected feel of tranquility. Situated between the Gezi Park and the Bosporus, the rooms benefit from the green vistas of the adjacent park and the blue of a breathtaking panorama of the straits.

yoo2 Taksim Square, Istanbul Hotel is hence perfectly equipped to cater both for the discerning traveller and the business world.

[Photo: Yoo Hotels]

Author: istanbul

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