For centuries Istanbul’s famous Golden Horn has captivated traders and travellers from all over the world with its photogenic panoramas, vibrant culture and dramatic history.
Now celebrating the wonder of this glorious past is the 136-room Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn, which opens on March 31 offering travellers a contemporary comfort zone in the heart of the city.
The hotel is perfectly located on Istanbul’s historic peninsula just 10 minutes away from the Old City’s famous historic highlights, 10 minutes from the Haliç Congress Centre, 16 km from Atatürk International Airport and is convenient for Istanbul’s most important business districts and shopping areas.
“Turkey has an ambitious future vision and that is why we are always looking for fresh opportunities in this dynamic country,” says Jean Gabriel Pérès, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.“Our brand of Swiss upscale hospitality resonates strongly with customers here and we see Turkey as playing a key role in the continued success of our company’s global expansion.”
The new Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn enjoys a privileged parkland position – with stunning views of the famous water-front and city – as well as boasting contemporary design flourishes that reflect the area’s rich history.“This location is not only rich with history but also perfectlylocated for the needs of contemporary travellers whether they are travelling for business or leisure,” says Ola Ivarsson, Chief Operating Officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Europe.“I’m proud to say the Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn is our second hotel in Istanbul and our fourth hotel in Turkey following the success of our award-winning five-star Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul and our properties in the capital of Ankara and the port city of Izmir.”
All rooms,including the hotel’s sevensuites, enjoy panoramic views of the city or the historic waterfront, 40-inch flat-screen televisions, free WiFi, laptop-friendly safesas well as tea and coffee-making facilities. The private balconies of the hotel’s Premium rooms are perfect for the alfresco pleasure of unforgettable sunsets, while the GoldenHorn suite offers the added indulgence of a Jacuzzi on one of its two balconies.
These astonishing views can also be savoured at the Pruva Swiss Grill Restaurant that features an open show kitchen, a 20-seat private dining room, an inviting terrace for up to 90, interior seating for 146 and a wide range of innovative Mediterranean cuisine as well as Swiss and Turkish specialities.Meanwhile, at the Lobby Lounge, guests can enjoy refreshing drinks and mouth-watering snacks.
The hotel is also perfectly designed for corporate functions with sixmeeting rooms of 23 to 120sqmand the divisible 380-sqm Golden Horn Ballroom that can accommodate up to 440 guests and is ideal for car and product launches thanks to its custom-designed entrance points and unique elevator system.
For those who need refuge from a busy day, the hotelalso features theSerenity Wellness Centre with a state-of-the-art fitness centreTurkish Hammam, saunas, a steam room, relaxation zone and massage rooms.
The new hotel is owned by Akgel Real Estate Investment and has been built in line with international sustainable construction standards, using recycled materials and the latest energy and water saving technology.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16’000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 82 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai (Thailand), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Tunis (Tunisia).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.