Schlagwort-Archive: Turkey

Turkey’s first independent carbon-neutral hotel group of its new property in the heart of Istanbul’s fashion quarter…

With a handful of design-led properties in prime urban locations in Istanbul and Alacati on the Aegean-facing Cesme Peninsula, The Stay Hotels’ guests can choose to be by the Bosphorus strait or the sea, but always with warm hospitality and curated culture. From a striking new property to an art exhibition, plus new food and music offerings, Stay tuned for a healthy and cultural spring with The Stay Hotels.

Bebek Hotel by The Stay – The Stay Hotels

Bebek Hotel by The Stay

Perfectly located in the chic Bebek neighbourhood, this 1950’s waterside retreat blends original art deco features with neon lighting and modern art by established and up-and-coming Turkish artists. At the heart of the hotel, The Terrace Restaurant delights guests with a new nine-dish menu curated by acclaimed chef Athinagoras Kostakos, famed for his modern Greek Meraki restaurant in London and time as Head Chef at the award-winning ‘Bill and Coo’, a fine-dining restaurant in Mykonos. On balmy nights, guests can dine on Aegean-inspired delights such as a classic, fresh Bebek Hotel Greek salad or a mouth-watering and cooling shrimp carpaccio.

The hotel’s chic seasonal rooftop bar is also re-opening for the summer as the place to go for sophisticated signature cocktails and a DJ-led soundtrack.

The Terrace RestaurantatBebek Hotel by The Stay – The Stay Hotels

Bebek Hotel by The Stay’s atmospheric in-house Dragon Restaurant has long been the place to go for authentic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. Interiors reflect the heritage of the cuisine with dragon motifs and rich red details – all with views across the Bosphorus strait. Now, every Sunday from 2pm until midnight and Monday from 5pm until midnight guests can also dine al fresco on specialties such as hot sour soup or crispy duck while a live band performs on the hotel’s waterfront Terrace Restaurant.

The Stay Warehouse – The Stay Hotels

The Stay Warehouse

This former beer depot provides a coastal spot for guests to recharge and relax cocooned in olive-tree clad gardens home to a heated ionized pool and easy access to a glamorous beach club on the Aegean. Wood and brick from ancient Anatolian houses maintain the commitment to excellence in sustainable travel The Stay Hotels promote. The large and welcoming lobby also functions as an events space, reflecting the year-round commitment to cultural festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, and performances.

Turkish contemporary artist Devrim Erbil is revealing his Renk Erbil-curated, nature-inspired Primavera exhibition – meaning spring – from 30 April until 15 June 2022 at The Stay Warehouse.

About The Stay Hotels 

Award-winning The Stay Hotels operates five properties with a total of more than 180 guest rooms in Istanbul and Alacati in Turkey. In Istanbul, the collection includes its newest property opening in May 2022, The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi, together with The Stay Nisantasi, which is set in the heart of the Fashion Quarter; The Stay Bosphorus, a revamped 19th-century waterfront mansion; and Bebek Hotel by The Stay, a glamorous and storied hotel. In Alacati, The Stay Warehouse is a cool former industrial space close to the coast, which won the Best International Hotel category of the Food and Travel 2021 Readers Awards.

In 2022, The Stay Hotels became the first carbon-neutral independent hotel group in Turkey. It was awarded carbon-neutral status by the internationally recognized sustainability specialist Bureau Veritas ( following an evaluation of the group’s adherence to the international standard for greenhouse gas verification. As well as taking practical steps in its own operation to counter any greenhouse gases produced, The Stay Hotels has invested in domestic and green-energy projects locally and globally and works with companies that are committed to using green and sustainable products and processes. The group aims to achieve zero waste by the end of 2022.

Izmir Marriott Hotel gibt sein Debüt

Eröffnung des Izmir Marriott Hotel im Herzen des Viertels Alsancak der pulsierenden Stadt Izmir: Das Hotel verfügt über 149 geräumige Gästezimmer und sieben Suiten, die alle einen Panoramablick über die Küste oder die Stadt freigeben.

Dank der fantastischen Lage des Hotels befinden sich Gäste in der Nähe von Izmirs top Sehenswürdigkeiten, darunter das bekannte Weinbaugebiet Urla und die antike Stadt Ephesus, eines der sieben Weltwunder. Das zentral gelegene Hotel sorgt für ein urbanes Resort-Erlebnis an der Küste in durchdachtem, modernem Interieur. Für Gäste, die während des Aufenthalts aktiv bleiben möchten, stehen ein Fitnesscenter, das Quan Spa samt Innenpool und ein spektakulärer Infinity-Pool auf dem Dach zur Verfügung.

Mit seiner vielfältigen Auswahl an Restaurants und Bars ist das Hotel dazu prädestiniert, schon bald ein neuer Szenetreff Izmirs zu werden: Dazu zählen das Lima, ein ganztägig geöffnetes Restaurant mit einem Außenbereich samt Blick auf die Uferpromenade von Pasaport sowie die beeindruckende Lobby-Bar Alcedo und die Rooftop-Bar Pagos, von der aus man den Sonnenuntergang über der Stadt genießen kann. Das Hotel verfügt außerdem über den M Club, einen exklusiven Bereich für Elite-Mitglieder des Bonusprogramms Marriott Bonvoy und Club-Gäste, in dem kostenlos Frühstück, Snacks und Getränke angeboten werden.

Istanbul Airport to launch Privileged Service for Passengers aged 65+ years

Having proven itself as a global hub along with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, superior technologies, and the outstanding travel experience offered to passengers, Istanbul Airport is launching privileged services for passengers aged 65+ years who are most affected by Covid-19.

Recognized among the best of its peers worldwide and a gamechanger breaking one stereotype after the other in aviation industry, Istanbul Airport has expanded its range of privileged services to include special services for passengers aged 65+ years. 

With flights resumed in June, thus bringing along a gradual increase in operational density, Istanbul Airport is now offering special services for passengers aged 65+ years who are most affected by Covid-19, with an eye to facilitate their travel and improve their airport experience. The special services that will be available for free or at a discount are aimed at maximizing the airport experience of passengers aged 65+ years. 

To facilitate their travel and, most importantly, to make their time spent at the airport more comfortable, passengers aged 65+ years who are considered high-risk in terms of Covid-19 and were locked down in their homes for some time to protect their health during the pandemic, will be able to benefit not only from the privileged services of İGA Pass, but also services like pharmacy, either for free or at a discount until 31st of December 2020. This special experience launched by Istanbul Airport will also include the services by Turkish Airlines. 

Passengers aged 65+ years to get the İGA special passenger services for free… 

For a privileged travel experience, passengers aged 65+ years who have been experiencing the most adverse impacts of Covid-19 can now benefit from the İGA Fast Track and İGA Buggy services by İGA Pass completely free of charge during the pandemic, thus attaining the opportunity of an even more enjoyable travel experience thanks to free Fast Track and Buggy services. 

In addition, passengers aged 65+ years will get a 35 % discount on İGA’s special passenger services İGA Meet & Greet, İGA Lounge and İGA Sleepod. Thus, only 65% of the actual service fee will be charged for these services. Offered with slogan “65+ pays only 65%”, these services aim at a safe and comfortable travel experience for passengers in an advanced age group. 

Passengers aged 65+ years to get privileged service also in healthcare and pharmacies… 

The privileged services now offered at Istanbul Airport for passengers aged 65+ years get even more special with the inclusion of healthcare services and pharmacies. Having partnered with Şafak Health Group, Istanbul Airport is now offering its passengers aged 65+ years 20% discount on private medical examination fees, along with free-of-charge transport to their boarding gate with a medical car, accompanied by a physician. 

Moreover, certain services of contracted pharmacies at Istanbul Airport such as handling of medications, blood pressure measurement and the like are now furnished free of charge for passengers aged 65+ years. Along with that, passengers in this age group get 15% discount on all non-medication products, while hygiene products like masks, hand sanitizers, medication boxes etc. are offered completely free of charge, subject to availability. On top, passengers aged 65+ years requesting delivery of medication to their current location in the terminal will get their medication delivered together with special gifts. 

“Passengers aged 65+ years are always held in high esteem”

Commentating on the privileged services recently launched at Istanbul Airport for passengers aged 65+ years, Kadri Samsunlu, CEO and Director General at İGA Airport Operation Inc, made following statements: “Elderly people aged 65 years and over are of great value to us. By decision of our government, people of this age group were locked down in their homes for some time to protect their health during the pandemic. In a sense, it is our duty to protect them, make life easier for them. We have launched certain privileged services and products to facilitate travel for passengers aged 65+ years and make the time they will spend at Istanbul Airport more comfortable. With this mindset, we are aiming to turn the travel experience of these passengers into an experience of pure joy. Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines has also joined this new practice to maintain integrity in passenger services. As you know, our primary post-coronavirus objective at Istanbul Airport is to prove ourselves as ‘an airport that gives maximum priority to safety and hygiene’. To that end, we have obtained the Airport Pandemic Certificate and become the first airport in Turkey to sign the Covid-19 Aviation health Safety Protocol. As the ‘most socially distanced’ airportin terms of hygiene, we are continuing to work at full pace to offer all our passengers a unique airport experience.”