Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of cially arrives in the Turkish city with the Fairmont Quasar
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has officially arrived in Istanbul with the recent opening of the brand’s first hotel in Turkey, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul.
Rising above the slopes of the Bosphorus and silhouetted against the modern city skyline, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul serves as a veritable hub in the heart of the destination, uniting the sophistication of new Istanbul with the unique lineage of its location.
Set on the site of the 1930’s Robert Mallet Stevens’ designed Art Deco liquor factory, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul blends a sense of urban culture and industrial flair with the city’s storied traditions and a strong sense of place. It is this notion that informs the design of this “must see” hotel from top to bottom. Conceived by US-based design firm Wilson Associates, the interiors bring Istanbul’s storied history and modern lifestyle together, and each of the 209 bedrooms and 25 suites, along with the Gold Lounge, offers a wide panoramic view – over the serene Bosphorus or across the city skyline.
The hotel sits at a crossroads of a culturally rich city – where eclectic neighbourhood bazaars and colourful side streets meet modern shopping centres within walking distance. Positioned within easy reach of the city’s most important landmarks, the hotel offers a true taste of the city for leisure and business travellers – combining the best of both worlds.
The Fairmont Quasar’s dining spaces are designed with touches of modernity blended with traditional Turkish culture while the meeting spaces and Luna Ballroom offer distinctive looks complete with locally inspired artwork paying homage the vibrancy of the destination.
REVITALISING URBAN OASIS
The new Willow Stream Spa located in the hotel is a 2,000 square-metre urban retreat designed to capture this energy whilst simultaneously providing a haven from the chaos of daily life. Offering nine tranquil spa suites, including two couples’ VIP suites, combined with relaxation lounges, steam rooms, saunas, ice fountains and an indoor swimming pool opening up to the inner garden, the spa is a stylish escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.
Meanwhile, the fifth-floor swimming pool is designed by world renowned designer Marcel Wanders and is the coolest outdoor pool in the city with its eye-catching installations and golden trees in the pool.
Photo: Presidential Suite, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul