The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul completes multimillion-dollar renovation

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the Ritz-Carlton in Istanbul is officially complete.

The iconic hotel underwent a major revamp of all its rooms, ballrooms and event spaces in a refresh project that spanned two years. 

To mark its completion, the hotel has unveiled the upgrade’s crowning glory, the new Ritz-Carlton Suite.

Located on the 14th floor and offering panoramic views of the Bosphorus and beyond via floor-to-ceiling windows, the 2,500 square foot apartment is the property’s largest and most luxuriously appointed suite. 

It features two marble bathrooms complete with rain showers and baths, a separate living room and kitchenette, as well as its very own spa hot tub overlooking the city from which to truly soak up the views.

The space was reimagined by renowned Turkish architect Hakan Yürüoğlu, who also helmed the redevelopment of all banqueting areas. 

In keeping with the other 243 guestrooms, the Ritz-Carlton Suite teams gold and copper hues with accents of deep blue to reflect the rich history of the Ottoman Empire.

Hotel guests will be able to enjoy the Atelier Real Food Restaurant, afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge and the Bleu Lounge Terrace for cocktails. In addition, the hotel features a wellness centre complete with open-air spa, an indoor pool, and an authentic Turkish Hammam. 

Guests of the property’s 23 suites will also have complimentary access to the Ritz-Carlton Club located on the top floors of the hotel. 

“The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is a magnificent hotel,” said general manager Nicolas Kipper. “Our mission for this important project was to embrace the heritage of the city and marry it with a contemporary spirit to create a beautiful combination of the East and West influences that are found in Istanbul.”

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