St Regis Hotels & Resorts signed an agreement with Nisantasi Konaklama ve Otel Hizmetleri AS (Demsa Group) to open a St Regis hotel in Istanbul. This agreement also marks the foray of the brand in Turkey. The new development is set to open in the first half of 2014.
The hotel will be located in the Nişantaşi neighbourhood in the Sisli district on the European side of the city. The St Regis Istanbul will have 118 rooms in addition to four suites as well as the presidential suite. The food and beverage options will include a brasserie-style cafe Nişantaşı. The rooftop restaurant and the lobby bar. The hotel will also feature a spa, fitness centre, as well as a business centre, meeting rooms and a ballroom.
Bart Carnahan, senior vice president, acquisitions & development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East said: “The addition of St Regis in Turkey is proof of the opportunities for both leisure and business development across all sectors of the hospitality industry.”
Later in 2013, Starwood will open its 10th hotel in Turkey with the Sheraton Adana Hotel. Scheduled openings in 2014 include The St Regis Istanbul and the Sheraton Samsun Hotel.