Welcoming guests since 1996, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet reopened its doors with a fresh aesthetic look while keeping its intimate residential feel.
“Inspired designs will be driven by storytelling, meaningful experiences as well as Istanbul’s rich culture and history, furthering our journey as Old City’s only five-star luxury hotel,” said Tarek Mourad, senior general manager of Four Seasons Hotels Istanbul.
The hotel has been re-imagined by multi-award-winning design studio Goddard Littlefair. “Our designers researched styling, pattern and details from antiques, fabrics and architecture and distilled these influences through a contemporary filter to create designs that feel completely in tune with the building and setting,” said Martin Goddard.
All of the guest rooms have been refurbished with the same language and design intent that filters through the public areas. The hotel has been designed to offer up a number of diverse experiences to suit the mood and desire of each individual.
Seating groups spill out onto the newly landscaped terrace, which has been specifically designed to create zones for dining and lounging that can be both private and peaceful or lively and animated.
The hotel’s renowned rooftop bar re-emerges as Süreyya, with a unique view of the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, Blue Mosque, as well as the silhouette of the Old City. In addition to these two hubs, the new Hotel bar Lingo Lingo sits back in the main heart of the building. An elevated private dining space can be found adjacent to Lingo Lingo, offering seafood mezze in a light and bright space.
With a desire to create a wellness area within the hotel to highlight a local-inspired offering, a luxury spa has been created alongside a Turkish barber, beauty salon and gymnasium.
On the ground level of the hotel, the function spaces have been completely refurbished, including the ballroom, which will now benefit from enhanced acoustics and lighting, features embedded in the architecture, as well as the decorative elements of the refurbishment. With indoor and outdoor spaces, the hotel invites both corporate retreats and social gatherings and weddings.