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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

  • Çırağan Cad. No. 28, 34349 Istanbul, Beşiktaş, Turkey

    June 2008

    Tarek Mourad
Physical Features

Property Size: 48,000 square metres/516,668 square feet

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Total Number of Rooms: 170

  • Guest Rooms: 145
  • Suites: 25

Number of Stories: 4

Design Aesthetic:

  • Light interiors of marble and glass with Turkish decorative touches and traditional artwork
  • Shades of aqua, silver and taupe reflect hues of the Bosphorus

Architect: TAM – Turgut Alton Mimarlık

Interior Designer(s): Sinan Kafadar – Metex Design Group


  • Former 19th-century Ottoman palace known as Atik Pasha
  • Built as a secondary residence near the Sultan’s principal summer palace on the Bosphorus
  • Converted to a Four Seasons hotel in 2008

Location: Overlooks Bosphorus, at the centre of city's thriving modern heart


Size: 2,100 sq m / 22,605 sq ft

Interior Designer: Sinan Kafadar

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Design Aesthetic:

  • Subtle and understated, decorated in light marble with coloured mosaic tiles and paintings by contemporary Turkish artist Ergin Atlihan
  • Hammams (Turkish baths) of Marmara marble and local materials
  • Eight-edged star motif symbolising the eight gates to heaven in the Seljuk Empire

Number of Treatment Rooms: 10

Signature Treatment:

  • Private Hammam Moments (two hours)

Director of Spa: Sündüz Kibar


Executive Chef: Savaş Aydemir

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Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Wild sea bass
  • Organic honey and jams
  • Trakya young lamb
  • 30 day aged T-Bone steak
  • Aegean herbs
  • Organic yogurts
  • Çanakkale tomatoes
  • Mackerel filet

Signature Dishes:

  • Tuna tartare and oyster
  • Pan roasted langoustine
  • Grilled wild sea bass
  • Pan roasted red snapper

Restaurant: Aqua

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Indoor Seating: 96
  • Outdoor Seating: 124
  • Designer: Sinan Kafadar

Restaurant: Ocakbaşı (seasonal)

  • Cuisine: Kebabs and mezze

Lounge: YALI Louge

  • Indoor Seating: 56
  • Outdoor Seating: 92

Lounge: SIP Bar (seasonal)


Off-site Activities:

  • Golf – 45 minutes
  • Tennis – 15 minutes
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  • Number of Pools: 2

Fitness Facilities:

  • Size: 324 sq m / 3,487 sq ft
  • Sample Fitness Activities:
    • Personal training sessions
    • Basic and ball Pilates, stretching
Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 2,551 sq m / 27,459 sq ft

Largest Ballroom: 1,030 sq m / 11,087 sq ft

Meet and Feed Capacity: 500

Banquet Capacity: 1,000

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Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 1,000

Breakout Spaces: 6

Private Dining Room: 30

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities: Wedding Garden on the waterfront for social occasions and other events